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    Media Picks #11 – Digital storytelling, web versus apps, making economics fun

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #11 – Digital storytelling, web versus apps, making economics fun

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #11 – 27 February 2015

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    New York Times to double the number of stories open for comment on its

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    Media Picks #10 – Immersive stories, the algorithms are coming & don’t post Facebook pictures

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #10 – Immersive stories, the algorithms are coming & don’t post Facebook pictures

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #10 – 20 February 2015

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    The company automating stories for AP now has its sights set on sports journalism
    A

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    Media Picks #9 – No home pages, the end of Twitter buttons, FTW!

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #9 – No home pages, the end of Twitter buttons, FTW!

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #9 – 13 February 2015

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    The news site with no site: NowThis drops website, goes all-in on social
    NowThis, which was

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    Media Picks #8 – Killing comments, the real value of paywalls and tips from the experts

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    Media Picks #8 – Killing comments, the real value of paywalls and tips from the experts

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #8 – 6 February 2015

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    It’s Friday, so why don’t we start this week’s email newsletter with a

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    Media Picks #7 – Automated news, fixing news hyperlinks and radical designs

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    Media Picks #7 – Automated news, fixing news hyperlinks and radical designs

    Posted By Alastair Otter

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    Robot journalism: AP’s automated company reports are giving journalists more time to pursue other stories
    “Like all media, we are working with

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    Media Picks #6 – Integrated newsrooms, recycling news, and latte art with a journalism angle

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    Media Picks #6 – Integrated newsrooms, recycling news, and latte art with a journalism angle

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #6 – 23 January 2015

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    In case you’re ever on the other side of the table, this is what you can

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    Media Picks #5 – Smart journalism, crowdfunding, online video and data journalism

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #5 – Smart journalism, crowdfunding, online video and data journalism

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    Media Picks #5 – 16 January 2015

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    Smart move: Australian news site forges new media model by partnering with academics
    Australian site The

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    Media Picks #4 – Lean journalism, cooking up an app storm, suggestive headlines

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    Media Picks #4 – Lean journalism, cooking up an app storm, suggestive headlines

    Posted By Alastair Otter

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    For many of us the new year is the traditional time to be re-evaluating lives, making resolutions and planning for the year ahead. So, if

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    (New) Adventures in Ubuntu

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    (New) Adventures in Ubuntu

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    There was a time I was a Linux and free software evangelist. Over the past few years, however, work and life have conspired to make me a Windows user, albeit a reluctant one.
    A few weeks ago I bought a new cheapie laptop (an Acer

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    Media Picks #3

    Media Picks

    Media Picks #3

    Posted By Alastair Otter

    With the end of the year in sight retrospectives and predictions abound, headed up by Nieman Labs’ Predictions for Journalism for 2015. If you haven’t already checked this out it is definitely worth putting on your holiday reading list.
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