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@niemanlab archives: March 2012

31
Mar
Mandarin-English luxury magazine boosts revenue for Observer Media Group http://t.co/J44C2IUx 
 
After a major First Amendment ruling, Boston police settle a cellphone recording lawsuit http://t.co/S1chercV 
 
Thirty-seven percent of the links you’re sharing are “awesome” — but how many are “rad”? http://t.co/ZkuFjYTl 
 
How a talking rodent is one of the pioneers of the opinion pages at The New York Times http://t.co/2MQn1Nug 
 
This American Life’s retraction of the Mike Daisey story set an online listening record http://t.co/QAADkrVb 
 
Designing for the iPad, using analytics data, understanding attention, and creating delight: Great videos from Webstock http://t.co/qoMM7Dyb 
 
Mohamed Nanabhay on Al Jazeera’s online growth and the future of news distribution http://t.co/Dr7Z7bv9 
 
30
Mar
A judge dismissed the suit brought by unpaid Huffington Post bloggers, saying “no one forced” them to work for free http://t.co/U9TD2bdw 
 
People who should be wary of robots: Traffic, business reporters http://t.co/FDzt1Wpp via @agahran 
 
MAD Magazine is coming to iPad on April 1 http://t.co/2EyFocUw 
 
Reporters: This $40 shotgun mike for iPhone lets you record sound like a pro http://t.co/1HJuq65f 
 
“Who breaks a story has become nearly as important in media circles as the actual story being broken” http://t.co/byjXR2tA 
 
Since it made No. 1 on @NiemanLabFuego, we have to tweet it: Look how high this robot can jump! http://t.co/5gbMozOd 
 
How bloggers cherry-picked from social media to cast Trayvon Martin as a menace http://t.co/mpAYeHjl 
 
PSA: @Radiolab is looking for two summer interns http://t.co/l5AxzFzs (not clear if the positions are paid) 
 
CNN web designers skipped the templates, went for style and impact with “Slavery’s Last Stronghold” http://t.co/FyZqJoDm 
 
How much does a great piece of investigative journalism cost? $150,000? $200,000? http://t.co/3PW4JyBW 
 
You know who’s most pumped about the return of Ron Burgundy? Local TV news anchors http://t.co/ziV4siDL [corrected link] 
 
This week in review: Grappling with ground-up activism, ‘pay-less’ paywalls, The Guardian’s open journalism http://t.co/2s9Htzzi 
 
Facebook (with the help of an ex-Google engineer) is turning its attention to search http://t.co/RGbEHb8S 
 
You know who’s most pumped about the return of Ron Burgundy? Local TV news anchors http://t.co/2wgIOuMo 
 
Good morning! @Gizmodo is requiring commenters to log in with Twitter, Facebook, or Google accounts http://t.co/36Igpdxf 
 
29
Mar
Dave Winer: How a river of news benefits news organizations and their audience http://t.co/RNkPKXIp 
 
Ebooks were just the beginning: How news companies could let hundreds of new products bloom http://t.co/78PZnbVh 
 
The winning app from the Boston Globe baseball hack day asks fans to put a little money behind rally time http://t.co/c0Eym4OS 
 
For the infographic lovers: A colorful chart of “the insanely great history of Apple” via @brainpicker http://t.co/nBYuTpki 
 
How the Bay Citizen plans to become a lot more experimental http://t.co/gwvw1vw8 
 
The Guardian has an iChat-esque interactive with text & audio for the Supreme Court health care arguments http://t.co/YUAXWLjW 
 
Google has rolled out a new online pay model for publishers we discovered a few months ago http://t.co/daKGG9Xh 
 
It’s the final day to get your votes (or likes) in for the @Knightfdn News Challenge on Networks http://t.co/WLOJpt2q 
 
Nielsen and ABC are partnering to measure video viewership on the iPad http://t.co/tfLyo1ZX 
 
Dave Winer: How news organizations can merge their technology and their community http://t.co/RNkPKXIp 
 
PSA: The Boston Globe is looking for a data visualization programmer http://t.co/a9biIJr1 
 
Newsonomics: Are news companies on the verge of a “let-a-hundred-products-bloom revolution” http://t.co/78PZnbVh 
 
Just how important is it to have an iPad enabled bed, desk or lamp? http://t.co/cWFHzgFY 
 
Change comes to the Bay: The new Bay Citizen will focus less on breaking news and more on investigations http://t.co/gwvw1vw8 
 
Freemium Alert: Access to all subscriber content on http://t.co/HYfFdtUJ is free for 24 hours http://t.co/khYlB2QA 
 
What’s the most popular camera among Flickr users? The iPhone 4 http://t.co/X8xX1adh 
 
28
Mar
Editor of @CivilBeat John Temple, formerly of the Rocky, offered managing editor job at The Washington Post http://t.co/D7X6rUUs 
 
Would you use a credit card that rounds up the price of purchases to benefit public media? http://t.co/PvQpjYdW 
 
News Corp. is planning a sports network in the United States to rival @ESPN, Bloomberg reports http://t.co/GUuH3Kat 
 
The New Republic scraps its online paywall for articles, keeps it in place for archives and comments http://t.co/nloJQFGE 
 
What Harry Potter can teach you about ebook publishing http://t.co/DgSLIkgm 
 
Trend alert: @WNYC becomes the latest news organization to detail its history via Facebook’s timeline http://t.co/j3qd92f8 
 
The top 100 apps in iPad’s Newsstand only make a combined $70,000 per day http://t.co/tFJWsdBj 
 
The @NewYorkObserver’s parent company finds a valuable niche magazine market — in another language. http://t.co/J44C2IUx 
 
The links you’re sharing are mostly “awesome,” according to data from news delivery app @newsdotme http://t.co/ZkuFjYTl 
 
Husband of Maine congresswoman buys 75 percent stake in Portland @PressHerald and two other newspapers http://t.co/1Jee14yq 
 
Good news for citizens who believe they have the right to record police activity in public http://t.co/S1chercV 
 
Using documentary film to advance breaking news? @NYTimes has proof that it’s possible http://t.co/2MQn1Nug