Journalism Accelerator Featured Links: October 7 – October 17, 2012

October 7, 2012 in Digest

Branch out into audio, keep a tight eye on Google wallet, and reimagine yourself as an “audience company.” Compare your trends to bigger movement in the industry, celebrate local publishers.

The German newspaper saved by its readers
State support for Die Taz fell with the Berlin Wall, but its community stepped in. Now with 12,000 owners, a possible model?

Google ‘experiment’ lets content creators charge for articles
Just months after shutting down One Pass, Google tries a new way to sell content: page by page. Will publishers be able to rack up some pennies?

Creating audience leadership at Morris
With decades of newspaper business under his belt, Steve Gray shares “a minor epiphany” he had in 2010. “I began to think about Morris  as an audience company…”

How Journalists Are Using SoundCloud
SoundCloud grows and journos find the site “a way to extend their brand and grab the attention of listeners…” Bonus: links to ReadWriteWeb on journos using Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

Four key trends changing digital journalism and society
Sniffing out common themes in exciting new projects that hint at the journalism path ahead. Ranking high: Collaboration, data and open code.

Spirit of sharing continues at third Block by Block community news summit
Block by Block 2012 illuminates growth, savvy of community and local   publishers, sharing “a belief in local, independently produced news…by people who care about the communities they serve.”


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