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    Archives: June 2015

    This new study uses old data, but it gives at least some hope that comment sections might not always be as awful as the reporters writing the stories above them think.
    The site was shuttered in April, but new owners plan to start publishing again later this summer — business model TBD.
    Here’s a look at some of the 24 projects that came out of this year’s Vax.
    “We built Quartz to be a new kind of news organization. And part of that is delivering on a rapid cycle of experimentation and new products.”
    “So, for instance, an editor on the national desk might be looking for a reporter in Reno, Nevada, and not know that someone in Style has one on speed dial.”
    “Simply put: civic journalism worked. Readers and viewers got it. We learned that if you deliberately build in simple ways for people to participate — in community problems or elections — many will engage.”
    “I define audience engagement as getting our journalism in front of more audiences and more of the right audiences.”