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What I read this week

I spent Saturday morning closing tabs in my browser. Here’s what was interesting and good. Local news Charting the years-long decline of local news reporting Paul Farhi March 26, 2014 “[L]ocal news has become a tough sell, especially online. It’s not that people aren’t interested in their communities — local news usually ranks as the […]

Smarter(9): A list for journalism students

Zeynep Tufekci: Social Media Is a Conversation, Not a Press Release. Public radio journalist Stan Alcorn asks: Is This Thing On? (“Audio never goes viral.”) Freepress.net: The Net Neutrality Court Case Decoded.

Smarter(8): A list for journalism students

Callie Schweitzer: How David O. Russell Made Me a Journalist. Matthew Mullenweg: The Intrinsic Value of Blogging. Steve Buttry: You don’t tip competitors on Twitter; you beat them.

Smarter(7): A list for journalism students

National Geographic: 2013 Year in Review. Elise Hu: Tomorrow’s metric for news is action. Michael Wolff: Even the New York Times can’t resist going lowbrow with native advertising.

Smarter(6): A list for journalism students

Refuge: 18 stories from the Syrian exodus. Scott Klein: Scooped by code. Nathan Yau: Data and visualization year in review, 2013.

Smarter(5): A list for journalism students

Planet Money Makes a T-shirt. Why Are Upworthy Headlines Suddenly Everywhere? Do mobile-friendly redesigns run the risk of frustrating desktop users?

Smarter(4): A list for journalism students

Medium’s metric that matters: Total Time Reading. Design, testing and launching new products at BuzzFeed. Free Expression, Surveillance, and the Fight Against Impunity.