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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Come talk ad blockers with Nieman Lab and a set of experts in New York

We’re having our first event in New York City with industry leaders: Wednesday, December 2 at 6 p.m. By Joshua Benton.

Jeff Bezos says The Washington Post’s goal is to become the “new paper of record”

“We’re doing it now with more resources and we have a lot of patience for that job.” By Laura Hazard Owen.

Hot Pod: Revisiting the question: Why doesn’t audio go viral?

The UX innovation we need. Plus: public radio executive pay, a boom in custom branded podcasts, and the aging of NPR’s audience. By Nicholas Quah.

A new health podcast from WNYC Studios tries to engage listeners beyond the usual call-ins

One avenue: Only Human partnered with a hearing-test iPhone app and encourages listeners to share their data with the show. By Shan Wang.
What We’re ReadingBloomberg View / Justin Fox“The segment of the radio audience that’s growing isn’t interested in listening to the news” →“Or at least not to the news that’s currently on offer.”Digiday / Shareen PathakHere’s one mobile ad format that’s a little less awful than others →The ad shows a background that scrolls, expands and moves as the user scrolls down the page. Ads his company presented in this format have seen twice the click-through rate of its other mobile ad formats, according to one marketing exec at luxury brand Cole Haan.The New York Times / William D. CohanPearson’s big paydays defy the odds against struggling print media →The Financial Times went to Nikkei for about 855 million British pounds, or about $1.3 billion, in cash. Pearson sold its 50 percent stake in the Economist Group, publisher of The Economist, for £469 million, or about $715 million, to the Economist Group itself and to Italian group Exor.Medium / Arik ParnassHow the sports beat is changing →“In an age of instant access to highlights, interviews, statistics and commentary, satisfying the daily readership has become an increasingly tricky proposition, with the role of the game story — and the beat writer itself — becoming more and more nebulous.”VentureBeat / Mark SullivanSocial media drove more referrals than search to some of 2015’s biggest stories →For instance: 27 percent of traffic to Cecil the lion news stories in the analytics provider Parse.ly’s network came from social media, versus 10 percent via search.Mashable / Jason AbbruzzeseThe New Yorker says that its strongest readership growth comes from millennials →Mashable talks briefly with David Remnick. A Condé Nast cites the magazine’s changes to its paywall (making 6 articles free per month) as one of the reasons for the growth.Los Angeles Times / Paresh DaveSnapchat launches Story Explorer, which lets users see multiple videos on a topic →“Users don’t have to settle for one view of a big NFL touchdown, for instance. They can view it ‘thousands’ of times — each one unique — because so many people in the stadium filmed the play on Snapchat.” From Fuego Donald Trump’s alarming skid toward outright fascism —th​eweek.c​om
Is Martin Baron the Best News Editor of All Time? —ww​w.esquire.c​om
Historic Rocket Landing —ww​w.youtube.c​om
Jeff Bezos on launching first fully reusable space rocket —ww​w.cbsnews.c​om
How the Gun Control Debate Ignores Black Lives —ww​w.propublica.o​rg
Fuego is our heat-seeking Twitter bot, tracking the stories the future-of-journalism crowd is talking about most. Usually those are about journalism and technology, although sometimes they get distracted by politics, sports, or GIFs. (No humans were involved in this listing, and linking is not endorsing.) Check out Fuego on the web to get up-to-the-minute news.

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