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The future of TV is coming into focus, and looks pretty great

The future of TV is here. It’s just not evenly distributed.<p>If it doesn’t seem like the American television industry is in the middle of a dramatic transformation, that’s simply because the pieces are scattered all over the place. But they are starting to come together.<p>One transformative piece …

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CBS, Time Warner Cable, and the Disruption of TV

Until the nineteen-eighties, American television was dominated by CBS, NBC, and ABC, broadcast networks so powerful that they were known simply as the Big Three. Then a new technology came along, one that gave viewers many more options to choose from, completely disrupting the way that people …

Don Graham on the sale of The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, and the pace of newsroom innovation

“Katharine and I not only hadn’t wanted to do it; we literally hadn’t thought about it. Seven years of declining revenues will give you new ideas.”<p>Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham kept the decision to sell the heart of the family business exceptionally quiet for months, avoiding …

Summer Reading 2013: “Due To Circumstances Beyond Our Control” by Fred Friendly (1967)

“Independent specialists in the field of sampling are convinced that a television and radio industry [reliant on Nielsen ratings]…is in the position of gauging space-age tolerances with the kind of dip stick used to measure the amount of gas in a Model T.”<p><b>Editor’s Note</b>: The Nieman Foundation turns …

This Week in Review: Why Bezos is buying the Washington Post, and what’s next for it

Plus: John Henry buys The Boston Globe, AOL’s Patch cuts, and the rest of the week’s news in journalism and the web.<p><b>Bezos buys The Post</b>: This week’s announcement that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is buying The Washington Post was arguably the biggest and most surprising news in journalism in several …

Journalism and video games come together as a new form of storytelling in Brazil

The magazine Superinteressante is among a number of Brazilian publishers who have reached new audiences by producing games on topics like drug trafficking and police investigations.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Our friends at the Knight Center for the Americas are taking a look into the spread of gamification of …

New Twitter feature surfaces news stories that give context to popular tweets » Nieman Journalism Lab

Twitter announced a new feature today aimed at surfacing “the stories behind a tweet.” If a tweet has been embedded into a news story, those headlines (and seemingly, other relevant headlines as well) will be displayed below the tweet. For example:<p>This year when NBA center Jason Collins became the …

Mothers struggling to opt back into the workforce

About a decade ago, The New York Times spotted what it thought was a trend: highly educated, well-paid professional women leaving their positions of power and esteem to stay home and raise their children.<p>At the time, journalist Lisa Belkin, who wrote the Times article, coined it "The Opt Out …

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CAIRO — On a hot summer day in 2012, two smartly clad Filipina women arrived at the JW Marriott Hotel on Cairo’s ring road, toting handbags in the …

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