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Week 33: Publishers as software vendors

https://www.wsj.com/articles/vox-media-to-begin-licensing-publishing-technology-chorus-1531828800?utmsource=Daily+Lab+email+list&utmcampaign=045485a597-dailylabemail3&utmmedium=email&utmterm=0_d68264fd5e-045485a597-396149209

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Week 54: This German publisher is trying to build a hyperlocal social network

I thought this was super interesting and touched on a few topics we chatted about before: http://www.niemanlab.org/2019/01/fewer-nosy-neighbors-and-data-overlords-this-german-publisher-is-trying-to-build-a-hyperlocal-social-network/ (I swear I'm not purposefully selecting…

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Week 53: How 'Der Spiegel' was deceived by a fabulist

CJR published this fascinating story of a story-fabricating 'Der Spiegel' journalist that had had worked for the magazine for more than seven years, and I thought it'd be fun to chat about the story itself and the certain implicit trust between the publisher/editor and the…

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Week 52: Journalism has a focus problem

A really interesting and though-provoking piece: http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/11/journalism-has-a-focus-problem-how-to-combat-shiny-things-syndrome/ Thoughts?

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Week 51: Meditations on Axios’ smart brevity longform

This piece caught my attention earlier this week, and I haven't seen it discussed much elsewhere, so I thought we could chat about it here: https://www.cjr.org/criticism/axios-smart-brevity-longform.php

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Week 50: Mobile storytelling lessons from BBC's R&D team

I'm pretty sure we briefly mentioned BBC's experiments in mobile storytelling before. Their R&D team has worked for a year to produce a ton of experiments around new article formats and user engagement, and now they are sharing their lessons:…

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Week 49: RADAR and robots writing stories (again)

We've talked about AI-generated stories on multiple occasions, including https://spectrum.chat/journalism/jchat/week-31-can-ai-make-news-more-objective~e1adeb68-9b35-41a3-b751-bb9c65a1a799, and I'm guessing the topic will continue to come up :). I came across…

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Week 37: Civil, a brand new media ecosystem?

I've been following https://civil.co/ since their launch back in 2017, and it looks like they are maturing into a platform that is worth paying attention to: https://www.cjr.org/businessof_news/civil.php

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Week 47: If you let commenters go after your reporters, it hurts your…

http://www.niemanlab.org/2018/11/if-you-let-commenters-go-after-your-reporters-it-hurts-your-credibility-with-other-readers/

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Week 46: Toward Advancing Diversity In Journalism

https://www.knightfoundation.org/articles/toward-advancing-diversity-in-journalism

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