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Rising Paywalls Are Already Paying Off for Publishers

Not long ago, <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i> declared 2014 the “Year of the Paywall” for the news industry. Sure enough, everywhere you look in publishing …

Arizona Republic editors to reporters: Do your work at Starbucks or McDonald's - Phoenix Business Journal

By Hayley Ringle <br>– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal<p>Oct 3, 2013, 12:18pm MST<p>Starbucks and McDonald’s will soon be the new offices for roughly 20 …

Bit.ly Media Map Shows the Most Shared News in Each State

Ever wonder what stories or news outlets are being shared most by people in your state? Bit.ly has you covered.<p>Bit.ly, the popular URL shortening …

Journalism *is* curation: tips on curation tools and techniques

<b>Curation</b> is a relatively new term in journalism, but the practice is as old as journalism itself. Every act of journalism is an act of curation: …

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One concrete marker in a shifting journalism landscape is the emergence of new positions in newsrooms that reflect changes in how news is produced, …

How to Be More Creative in Your Writing

Posted by Melissa Donovan on November 7, 2017 ·<p>How to be more creative when you’re writing.<p>Here’s an age-old question: is creative writing an art or …

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Classic WHY: Suppressed Saudi 9/11 Story

<i>This originally appeared on WhoWhatWhy on Sept 22, 2011. It is as timely now as ever. Current context: the Saudi intelligence services have been</i> …

What Life Is Like for an Executioner’s Family in the 16th Century

An excerpt from the book The Faithful Executioners, by Joel F. Harrington, which was recently featured as a Longreads Member Pick. Thanks to our …

When Everyday Sound Becomes Torture

The most hellish thing about hyperacusis is that it renders the slightest mundane sound so unbearably loud that suicide seems like the only relief. The second most is convincing people that this condition is real.<p>"Every sound hurts my ears," Jason DiEmilio wrote just before washing down dozens of …

25 Ways to Be More Creative | Inc.com

You might think of creativity as something clever marketers or copywriters whip out when they need to come up with a compelling ad, or a personal trait only certain people, such as successful serial entrepreneurs or brilliant improv actors, naturally possess. But according to Keith Sawyer, research …

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The North Koreans making it down south

Kim Dae-sung’s seafood noodles are getting cold as he extols the virtues of capitalism. With his sharp suits and Hyundai luxury sedan, Kim, 41, could …

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See the wild experimental designs of the early web in new Word Magazine archive

One of the first-ever online magazines has brought its archives back from the dead after closing shop over a decade ago. <i>Word Magazine</i>, which operated as Word.com from 1995 through 2000, has restored and republished the first three years of its content. The pieces return in the stunning — albeit …