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This American Life tries to turn its radio audience onto podcasting with its new show Serial and more

This American Life tries to turn its radio audience onto podcasting with its new show Serial: This week from Nieman Lab

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

This American Life tries to turn its radio audience onto podcasting with its new show Serial

What does a hyper-successful public radio franchise incubating its first spinoff tell us about the state of podcasting? By Caroline O'Donovan.

A mixed bag on apps: What The New York Times learned with NYT Opinion and NYT Now

The two apps were part of the paper's plan to increase digital subscribers through smaller, targeted offerings. Now, with staff cutbacks on the way, one app is being shuttered and the other is being adjusted. By Joseph Lichterman and Justin Ellis.

The newsonomics of new cutbacks at The New York Times

The Times found success with its first round of paywalls, disappointment with its second. Is it hitting a paid-content ceiling? By Ken Doctor.

With limited time to revamp WNYC's Schoolbook, John Keefe decided to take his team on the road

The new Schoolbook will have targeted emails, major content partnerships, three languages, and more — and building it took just seven days. By Caroline O'Donovan.

Why The Daily Pennsylvanian is spending $100,000 over the next two years to foster innovation

The University of Pennsylvania student newspaper is looking for innovative students on its staff — and from outside the paper. By Joseph Lichterman.

Q&A: The FT's Gillian Tett on separating digital from print and tailoring news to new reading habits

"What is changing is people are actually saying, Okay, how are consumers, our readers, actually consuming the news?" By Justin Ellis.
Via Fuego: News from around the web
White House fence-jumper made it far deeper into building than previously known
The man who jumped the White House fence this month and sprinted through the front door made it much farther into the building than previously known, overpowering one Secret Service officer and running through much of the main floor, according to three people familiar with the incident.
Does it matter that some New York Times editors and writers don't tweet? Yes and no
BuzzFeed recently ran a post on what it called the New York Times ' "Twitter graveyard," which turned out to be a list of accounts set up by the newspaper's editorial staff that are either dormant or unused, including some that still have the default egg avatar given to Twitter newbies.
Back in 2011, I was small part of the Occupy Wall Street movement (occasionally helping stock the kitchen and First Aid tents in Zuccotti Park), so arriving in Hong Kong, I had a sense of what Occupy Central with Love and Peace would look like.
What We're Doing To Keep Building A Diverse Editorial Operation
As we enter another round of intense growth and hiring, I thought it was important to make clear our vision and to put out numbers that will help keep us accountable - to you, to our readers, and to others in our industry who care.
Armed contractor with criminal record was on elevator with Obama in Atlanta
A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols, according to three people familiar with the incident. Obama was not told about the lapse in his security, these people said.
Three things traditional media could learn from a crowdfunded Dutch news site
Just over a year ago, a Dutch news site called De Correspondent made a fairly spectacular debut - raising more than $1.7 million from about 20,000 people, in what is still one of the world's most successful journalistic crowdfunding efforts. And how is the site doing now?
At CIA Starbucks, even the baristas are covert
The new supervisor thought his idea was innocent enough. He wanted the baristas to write the names of customers on their cups to speed up lines and ease confusion, just like other Starbucks do around the world. But these aren't just any customers. They are regulars at the CIA Starbucks.
Secret Service fumbled response after gunman hit White House residence in 2011
The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House, in the dark of a November night, in a closed lane of Constitution Avenue. He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger.
BuzzFeed News/Columbia Journalism School Investigative Reporting Fellowship For Journalists Of Color And Other Diverse Backgrounds
In an effort to expand opportunities for journalists of color and other diverse backgrounds, BuzzFeed News and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are sponsoring a year-long investigative reporting fellowship. In recent years, diversity in the newsroom has regressed.
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