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Watch new First Look employee Andy Carvin talk about a cat in a tree (and linguistics and evidentiality) » Nieman Journalism Lab

Andy Carvin, the social media guy at NPR for the past several years, is moving to First Look Media, the Omidyar/Greenwald startup.<p>My role at First Look is still being fleshed out, but my initial goal is to help them craft a newsroom where engaging the public is a fundamental aspect of everything we …

NBC News puts more emphasis on original digital video in its relaunch of NBCNews.com

“We wanted to build a site that doesn’t feel like TV content chopped up for the web, but born for the digital age.”<p>Television networks are good at producing video for broadcast. They haven’t always proven good at producing video for the web and mobile devices. What works on a big screen at 6:30 …

This Week in Review: Paper and the future of Facebook, and an accusation of journalism as theft

Plus: Ezra Klein and the personal-franchise model of news, Al Jazeera journalists charged in Egypt, and the rest of the week’s media and tech news.<p><b>Facebook as viral gatekeeper</b>: Facebook launched its newsier app, Paper, this week, and other than the makers of the sketching app Paper, pretty much …

Don’t write off search traffic just yet » Nieman Journalism Lab

Marshall D. Simmonds of Define Media Group has a useful counter to the idea that social is zooming past search as a source of traffic for publishers. That <i>is</i> how the trend lines are moving, but changes in how Google search gets reported as referrer traffic also play a role in how the numbers are …

You won’t believe Upworthy’s new way of measuring audience engagement until you read it

“Attention minutes” combine traditional metrics with measurements aimed at figuring out how much time readers really spend with content.<p>Upworthy wants to be known as the company that shares a massive amount of socially conscious content across the web. What Upworthy is widely known for, however, is …

How Vox.com was built in 9 weeks, not 9 months » Nieman Journalism Lab

<b>LINK</b>: product.voxmedia.com ➚ | <b>Posted by</b>: Joshua Benton | June 6, 2014<p>Earlier this week, I was talking with a fellow journalist about three sites that everyone lumps together, for better or worse: FiveThirtyEight, The Upshot, and Vox.<p>After running through the things I liked and didn’t like about …