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Knight Foundation:
An Open Letter to America's University Presidents  —  We represent foundations making grants in journalism education and innovation.  In this new digital age, we believe the “teaching hospital” model offers great potential.  At its root, this model requires top professionals in residence at universities.
Cait O'Riordan / BBC:
Digital Olympics: week one in numbers  —  It's the end of the first week of London 2012, a week that's seen record numbers of people accessing the BBC's Games coverage online and across mobile, tablet, connected TV and Red-Button.  As data flows in, my team and I have been looking at exactly …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?  —  Both the Financial Times and the New York Times have either already crossed or are close to crossing an important threshold: namely, the point at which revenue from reader subscriptions exceeds the revenue they get from advertising.
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Rani Molla / The Content Strategist:
How The Huffington Post Keeps All Those Tweets Flying  —  This post is part of the Social Media Editor Series, featuring interviews with social media editors from news organizations about what they do and where they see social media in journalism going.  —  The Huffington Post is a social media beast.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Syndication 3.0, from NewsCred and NewsLook to Ok.com and Upworthy  —  Of the many failed digital news dreams, digital syndication is one of the greatest enigmas.  We've seen companies like Contentville, Screaming Media, and iSyndicate (Syndication 1.0) …
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Streaming the Olympics: How CNTV and Neulion do it  —  China always wins: What's true for Olympic disciplines like diving also holds true for the online video coverage of the games — or any other worldwide sporting event, for that matter.  Broadcasters like the BBC and NBC may clock record numbers …
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Christopher Daly's “Covering America” brings journalism and technology full circle  —  Mark Twain's latter-day career as a public speaker had its origins in a hulking mass of metal and wood.  The Paige Compositor, as it was known, set type 60 percent faster than the Linotype machines of the 1880s.
Sultan Al Qassemi / Foreign Policy:
Breaking the Arab News  —  Egypt made al Jazeera — and Syria's destroying it.  —  While civil war rages on the Syrian battlefield between regime loyalists and myriad rebel factions, another battle is taking place in the media world.  Al Arabiya and Al Jazeera, the two Gulf-based channels …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Cable Companies Shifting Emphasis From TV  —  The two largest cable operators are looking to an unlikely source of inspiration: Google Fiber, their newest formidable competitor.  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt and Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts separately …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Viacom Inc. Plans Television Viewing Apps By End Of Year  —  Viacom Inc., the television programmer that owns cable networks Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central, plans to unveil television viewing apps for tablets before the end of the year.  —  “We are rolling out apps in partnership …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Kevin Fitchard / GigaOM:
Look Ma, TV!  First broadcast TV phone appears on MetroPCS  —  Starting now, MetroPCS is in the free-to-air TV business, but the sets it's selling are rather small, fitting not only into the palm of your hand but within the confines of a smartphone screen.  MetroPCS on Friday began selling …
Felix Salmon:
Jonah Lehrer, TED, and the narrative dark arts  —  One of the most interesting takes on l'affaire Jonah Lehrer comes in a book review which was almost certainly written before any of the latest revelations: Evgeny Morozov's hilarious and masterful dismantling of Parag Khanna in particular and the whole TED mindset in general.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
How AP photographer captured Gabby Douglas Olympics photo: Practice, practice, practice  —  Associated Press photojournalist Greg Bull was waiting for that moment, the point in Gabby Douglas' balance beam routine at which she leaps the highest, spreading her arms and legs and looking straight up at the ceiling.
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Women Are Dominating Social-Media Conversation About the Olympics  —  Boys vs. Girls: Some Mid-Games Insights From Trendrr  —  Some quick gender-related insights from Ad Age's editorial partner, social-media monitoring firm Trendrr, which has been intensively monitoring the Olympics:
 
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