Tips on managing a website, from measuring traffic to understanding new platforms for news and information.

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Hyperlinking could help journalists in defamation lawsuits

This is the second in a series of articles by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press on legal issues that can affect journalists. It is written by Cindy Gierhart, Ethics & Excellence in Journalism Foundation Legal Fellow Read more

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Tuesday, Apr. 08, 2014

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Right workflow tools can reduce pain points in news organizations

 

That tweet from Alexis Madrigal, a … Read more

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Friday, Jan. 31, 2014

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How Digital First Media hopes to transform workflow, culture of ‘newspaper factories’

Digital First Media has unveiled plans to transform its newsrooms and put its money where its name is. “Project Unbolt” aims to address the problem of digital efforts at the mercy of existing newspaper infrastructure.

The first of Digital First’s … Read more

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Wednesday, Jan. 08, 2014

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New York Times website redesign: the desktop strikes back and other observations

Three instant reactions to the new New York Times website, which went live this morning:

The Gray Lady online: less blue, more white

That each Times headline used to be blue seemed to be less an aesthetic choice than … Read more

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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

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How journalists can encrypt their email

Journalists, and their sources, have a lot to lose.

And several recent cases have made clear just how easy it is for the government to access electronic communications, with or without a subpoena.

Thankfully, there are a host of free, … Read more

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Monday, Dec. 09, 2013

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Three simple Google tools journalists can adopt to draw traffic

Google is increasingly emphasizing the ways it can be of service to the media, and the company held a summit in Chicago last week sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Online News Association and Northwestern University’s Knight Read more

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Thursday, Dec. 05, 2013

Students at the University of Cincinnati talk on their phones in this April 2006 photo. Campus news sites are seeing their audiences migrate to mobile devices. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

College websites seeing mobile migration, but not all are ready

Website traffic at the University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald was less than 1 percent mobile in 2010. This year, it’s 39 percent and growing. And while visits on desktops have more than doubled to 951,000 since 2010, mobile visits have … Read more

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Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

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Breaking News app’s alerts can shout all day or stay out of your way

Behind the buzz-buzz of a smartphone alert could come anything: News of the death of Osama bin Laden, or a “we have to talk” text, or an email with that job offer, finally.

Or it could be news of a … Read more

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Friday, Nov. 08, 2013

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NPR combines interactive, multimedia desks into one

In an effort to make its storytelling even more web-optimized, NPR is combining its interactive news applications desk and multimedia desk into a new “good Internet team.”

That’s not what it’ll officially be called, said Brian Boyer, the news apps … Read more

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Tuesday, Oct. 01, 2013

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How tablets are changing the way writers work

Journalists have long defined themselves by the medium that carries their work. They say they write for magazines, newspapers or the Web. No one says, “I write for tablets.”

Yet as more tablet-focused startups and spinoffs are developed, more journalists … Read more

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