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@niemanlab tweet archives

10
May
Evolution: The NYTimes curates video showing how the president’s stance on gay marriage has moved  
 
The Economist has released its global circulation: 1.6 million digital & print readers a week  
 
Good morning! Facebook has launched its an app store of its own called “App Center”  
 
Revenge of the afternoon newspaper!  
 
9
May
“In a perverse way, the creativity of censorship evasion has made for a richer Chinese Internet.”  
 
Amid sales rumors, @ gives a status update  
 
A look at why engagement with @ iPad app shot up from a daily average of 26 minutes to an incredible 77  
 
The creators of iPad app Punch! say it’s the anti-Buzzfeed, and could be a successor to Spy magazine  
 
Q&A with Chinese official on Al Jazeera reporter’s expulsion  
 
Brazil’s O Globo sees engagement skyrocket (like crazy) with a magazine-like iPad app  
 
Have you seen the new ad campaign from The @?  
 
The Netherlands net neutrality law, a first among EU nations, is official  
 
On this date in 1754, Ben Franklin’s now-famous “Join or Die” cartoon was first published  
 
Google’s First Amendment scholar says government can’t tell search engines how to design results.  
 
Hi Boston journalists! Are you up for a smart, small-group chat about fair use on May 15? If so, email [email protected] 
 
Is AOL looking to sell Engadget and TechCrunch? Silicon Valley reporter @ thinks so  
 
Good morning! Files from one of the Toronto Star’s most famous former reporters: Ernest Hemingway  
 
8
May
Like Flipboard or Zite but a paywall, Ongo tried but failed to attract subscribers  
 
Readers may not be abandoning social reader apps, but publishers are adjusting expectations  
 
Chinese memes as slave songs of the South: “Hiding in plain sight”  
 
Boston journos: Want to join a smart, small-group conversation about fair use on May 11? Email [email protected] for deets 
 
Poynter’s @ goes deep analyzing the NYT’s new campaign to attract digital subscribers  
 
Our Q&A with @, the Cheezburger guy, about his latest project and the future of journalism  
 
The complete workflow of one iPad-toting writer  
 
RT @: Just talked to a rep at the Lincoln Library re: the supposed Facebook patent app. “It’s a complete hoax,” he said. 
 
Abraham Lincoln filed a patent for Facebook in 1845  
 
Ongo, a pan-media paywalled aggregator backed by major papers, is closing  
 
The Guardian: Facebook’s own changes caused a drop in our social reader numbers  
 
How @ turned her Pinterest profile into a resume (and got a job offer)  
 
Since Tumblrers fancy themselves curators, it makes sense Tumblr now has its own curation effort  
 
Chen Guangcheng has a posse: How memes circumvent Chinese censors  
 
Cheezburger’s @ says news orgs should think like teenagers if they want to survive  
 
PSA: The Center for Public Integrity in D.C. needs a social-media manager via @  
 
Good morning! The Atlantic’s new global biz site, Quartz, is already trying to data journalism on Twitter: @ 
 
7
May
Lessons for the news industry from Super Mario (sort of)  
 
More than half of mobile phone users in the U.S. now have smartphones  
 
Milwaukee Police Department launches “The Source” website to correct media errors  
 
Nick Carr thinks he won the Carr-Benkler wager. Yochai Benkler explains why he doesn’t agree  
 
Does the news industry need a system that quantifies credibility?  
 
The comic-strip approach by @ that you wouldn’t have heard on-air  
 
“I’m surprised it meets with Politico’s standards. It surely would not meet with ours.”  
 
Super Mario, cub reporter: @ on what the news industry could learn from the game industry  
 
Why are kids’ e-book sales surging? Partly because adults are reading them  
 
Jeff Himmelman says the @ killed its profile of him  
 
On journalism survival: “Amp up storytelling and personality, because those things are irreplaceable.”  
 
Brokaw says the White House Correspondents dinner symbolically separates the press from the public  
 
ABC and Univision tentatively agree to create an English-language cable TV channel for Hispanics  
 
Good morning! As ‘60 Minutes’ gets younger, its viewers do too  
 
6
May
This Week in Review: Parliament hits Murdoch hard, and papers’ circulation is up (or down)  
 
Nikki Usher: “Who Needs Newspapers?” It’s fewer people than publishers seem to believe