Data Tools for Creating Great Content

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Data analysis and visualization tools are everywhere. Derek Willis, an interactive developer for The New York Times, uses plenty of them and the surprising thing is that—despite the fact he has the resources of a large, global newsroom—his favorite tools…

How a small newspaper used iPads to bend the rules of reporting

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With the rapid migration of news and media onto the mobile platform, newspaper editors are finding all sorts of ways to keep up with the changeover and stay ahead of the trends. That’s why Randy Parker, managing editor of the…

Secrets to becoming the next media disruptor from HuffPo CTO John Pavley

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While traditional media outlets wring their hands and issue alarming reports about slipping ad dollars and loss of audience shares, web-based publications like The Huffington Post and Buzzfeed are not-so-quietly taking over as viral news sites and redefining the behavior…

Social media tactics for reporters from the Boston Globe’s Lavidor-Berman

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If you’re a journalist using social media for marketing or research, Boston.com and BostonGlobe.com social media producer Adrienne Lavidor-Berman, and Elizabeth Comeau, online content producer for Boston.com’s Health & Wellness section, have some words of wisdom for you. They presented…

Matter’s $2.5 million bet on journalism startups

Silicon Valley may have soured on media—the hot thing in the Bay is b2b software and online marketplaces these days—but the feeling apparently isn’t mutual. Some of the smartest money in the journalism world is ploughing a small fortune into…

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