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The homepage is alive — or, at a minimum, here are 64 ideas for what it could become » Nieman Journalism Lab

Melody Kramer (who’ll be joining us here in Cambridge later this year as a Nieman Visiting Fellow) had a terrific piece up on Medium over the weekend that’s worth a scroll-and-read. She’s been doing a number of projects recently that aim to get outside the news-industry bubble and talk to …

Voice of San Diego, 10 years old today, is rethinking its editorial and tech around membership

“At the heart of it is to get more people to engage with us with their information so we can get them into the pipeline for potential membership.”<p>Voice of San Diego editor in chief and CEO Scott Lewis finally has everything he wants.<p>“I got the website I wanted, I got the money I wanted, I got the …

In Less Than Two Years, a Smartphone Could Be Your Only Computer

With each passing season, another wave of mobile devices is released that's more capable and more powerful than the generation preceding it. We're at …

The Ugly Sisters of Digital Media

BuzzFeed gets its fair share of coverage for its editorial content, but its the native ads that pay its bills and allow it to keep snapping up experienced journalists. But how well do the native ads do on social media? We analysed all of the native ads from 51 BuzzFeed partners to find out. http://www.themediabriefing.com/article/buzzfeed-native-ad-social-sharing

The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers

Before Twitter, Whisper and Snapchat there was the Blog – the platform that made it possible for non-techies to publish on the internet. And if you grew up in the 90s, chances are you probably had one at some point – a Livejournal, a Blogger, a Wordpress or Diaryland.<p>This year, the Blog turns 20. …

Martin Sorrell Talks Candidly About Mergers, Mayhem—and His Own Demise

In 1978, Martin Sorrell had just started working with the Saatchis, where, as group finance director, he was the architect of the agency acquisitions …

Advertising Industry

Is local broadcast media headed for a collapse? » Nieman Journalism Lab

Earlier this month, the Pew Journalism Project confirmed once again that local television is still the way the majority of Americans get their news.<p>Today, NetNewsCheck announced a new weekly column that will focus on local media. Broadcast television veteran Terry Heaton will write the column, …

New York Times offers a glimpse at the homepage of the future

A new nytimes.com is in the works, and the company is previewing a prototype homepage, section front, and new article page.<p>The New York Times is offering another sneak peek at the future of nytimes.com today, with an advance look at the new homepage, sections fronts, and article pages.<p>The paper is …

The newsonomics of the shopping of Press+ and the coming of Paywalls 2.0

The largest paywall provider in the United States is up for sale. What does the future hold as paywalls grow beyond being all-the-content firehoses?<p>In April 2009, when Journalism Online began operations, its business — providing the backend for websites offering different kinds of paywalls — was …

The New Gmail Turns Old Ads Into Spam Emails

Google announced a redesign of Gmail in late May that introduced a tabbed layout with categories like "primary," "social" and "promotions." Curiously …

Omnicom Group Plots Launch of Third Media Agency Network

Omnicom Group is plotting the creation of a third media agency brand and conflict shop to compete alongside its two existing brands, OMD and …

What iPhone Fatigue? Strong Phone Sales Boost Apple

There's no "i' in smartphone fatigue. At least not this quarter as sales of the iPhone were strong enough to help Apple meet its revenue projections …

Ad Industry Groups Intro New Rules for Mobile Data Collection

Ad industry self-regulators want mobile app developers to provide better notice of data collection and usage to consumers and today are unveiling …

Hot Temperatures Leave U.S., U.K. Marketers Sweating

As temperatures rose in mid-July, so too did consumers' consumption of energy. And that could mean big bills in the midst of the all-important …

Upton

Today we're announcing a new open-source project that aims to make web scraping simpler. It's named Upton, after labor journalist Upton Sinclair, …

Flipboard Brings Your Magazines to the Browser

After three years as a tablet-only app — and later, for smartphones, too — Flipboard is now making its way to the browser. Beginning Tuesday, …

The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly of Parallax Web Design

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>You might not know what it's called, but you, reader of the Internet, have most likely encountered …

5 things you might like about NewsPad (which made us write this headline this way)

Okay, so this isn’t actually a list. But a new tool is aiming to lower the barriers for community participation in blogging with a little help from BuzzFeed’s format.<p>If WordPress, Google Docs, BuzzFeed, ScribbleLive, and Storify had a baby, it (a) still wouldn’t have gotten as much attention as the …

Flipboard is the latest app proving mobile-first doesn’t mean forever

Yesterday Flipboard made its big leap from mobile-only to mobile-first: The wildly popular news reader application is now available via Web, bringing …

Google Play Will Soon Let You Buy and Rent Textbooks

Google announced on Wednesday huge news for students: You can soon buy and rent textbooks for tablets via its Google Play store.<p>The company announced …

11 Best Video Editing Software Platforms

1. Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate<p>2. AVS Video Editor<p>3. Adobe Premiere Elements 11<p>4. Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3<p>5. iMovie 11<p>6. Corel VideoStudio Pro X6<p>7. …

Facebook Now Gets 41% of Its Ad Revenues From Mobile

Facebook's stock rose more than 15% in afterhours trading on Wednesday after the company reported that 41% of its advertising revenues now come from …

LinkedIn continues to act like a media business — it’s now offering sponsored content

LinkedIn(s Lnkd) is introducing sponsored content in its feeds on desktop and mobile, officially launching the program that’s been in the works for …

YouTube keeps pushing viewers to use channels, takes subscribe button everywhere

YouTube (s GOOG) really wants you to subscribe to more channels, and it’s now taking the ability to do so offsite: Publishers now have the ability to …

Is Flipboard a partner or a competitor for publishers and content creators? Yes

Flipboard has always had a somewhat double-edged relationship with the publishers who create the bulk of the content that flows through its apps: it …

Study: Hyperlocal demand driven by mobile devices

<b>Credit: By Walt Stoneburner on Flickr. Some rights reserved.</b><p>Demand for hyperlocal content is being driven by increased usage of mobile devices …

Mobile Devices

Gigaom | Two charts that tell you everything you need to know about the future of newspapers

Advertisement<p>There are a number of different aspects to the debate over the future of newspapers: the social impact of only printing several days a …

Gigaom | Study sees takeoff in automated ad buying for video — but will prices hold up?

Advertisement<p>Video has been an ongoing bright spot for the online ad industry, offering brands the chance of a TV-like experience while providing …

Gigaom | One downside of paywalls: Where does your growth come from?

Advertisement<p>Anyone who has been following the debate around newspaper paywalls probably knows I am not a big fan of them as a strategy, for a number …