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    Archives: February 2015

    A new report from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism examines the rise of games and quizzes in online media and how news organizations might take better advantage of them.
    It’s an effort to find international growth through translation: “Cobertura global de The New York Times en español. Noticias, arte, negocios, tecnología y más.”
    They’re more permissive than some had expected: “Under this regulatory framework, every newsroom will have drones and people certified to fly them. They’ll just be part of the equipment.”
    Like Breaking News or Yo, it’s an app where the push notifications are the main appeal.
    The Marshall Project is trying to get beyond the narrow newsroom focus on “cops and courts” and tackle the bigger systemic issues.
    American Public Media has decided that Spot.us doesn’t work any more in today’s crowdfunding environment. But they also investigated what does — and laid out a model for others to use.
    “Once a certain critical mass is met, repetition has a powerful effect on belief. The rumor becomes true for readers simply by virtue of its ubiquity.”
    With successes in technology behind him and a career in venture capital in front of him, why did Tamer Hassanein decide to build a news app?