Damon Kiesow


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Google’s new +1 social search could be a vote in favor of news publishers

Google’s integration of social recommendations into its search results, rolled out Wednesday, could have a significant impact on the way publishers work to attract Web visitors.

Google’s +1 tool will add a recommendation button next to every search result.

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Replica editions dominate recent newspaper iPad apps

In the newspaper tablet app race, the replicas are winning.

My informal review of news iPad apps released in March reveals that the majority are PDFs or PDF-like recreations of the print edition, dominated by a few vendors and newspaper … Read more

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Cost, subscription process irk users of New York Times iPhone, iPad apps after paywall

Judging by early reviews, The New York Times subscription plan is not a hit with users of its iPad and iPhone apps. At least, it’s not a hit with users motivated enough to leave comments in the iTunes App Store.… Read more

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New York Times rolls out paywall for mobile apps

The New York Times has begun rolling out changes to its website and mobile apps in advance of its digital subscription plan, which launched Monday afternoon.

Unlike the metered Web paywall, which provides 20 free articles per month and … Read more

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In Kansas, Twitter puts court reporter in touch with the community

In an elevator in a Wichita, Kan., district court in 2008, Ron Sylvester realized Twitter was changing how he practiced journalism.

Sylvester, a longtime court reporter for The Wichita Eagle and Kansas.com, had just finished covering a murder trial. It … Read more

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The New York Times subscription plan doesn’t protect print, it promotes the mobile Web

The New York Times’ new digital subscription pricing has been characterized by some as a backward-looking effort to protect print revenue. But after comparing the Times’ subscription prices to The Wall Street Journal’s, I see a different goal: promoting … Read more

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On Twitter’s 5th birthday, users and media consider its impact

Five years ago, according to Twitter, co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet: “inviting coworkers.” Ev Stone tweeted for the first time within a minute: “just setting up my twttr.”

Co-creator Dom Sagolla had it right when one … Read more

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For New York Times paid content, not all digital platforms are created equal

For The New York Times, not all digital platforms are apparently equal. The paper’s long-awaited digital subscription plan, announced Thursday, creates three pricing tiers, with smart phones and digital tablets split between two different packages, each of … Read more

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Highlights from SXSW: 7 steps to building trust and credibility with an online audience

Doreen Marchionni spent the last four years studying how journalists can boost their credibility and engagement with digital audiences. She found the simple secret: Interact online and be human.

However, she says, it takes more than simply having a Twitter … Read more

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State of the News Media 2011: The 3 things people want on their mobile devices and how you can provide them

The Project for Excellence in Journalism’s eighth annual “State of the News Media” includes new survey data that confirms mobile apps need to serve consumers’ immediate needs for local information, including weather and restaurant listings.

The findings reveal that … Read more

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