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January 14, 2013
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  • Wash. state newspaper gets a new lease on life
    The 109-year-old newspaper in Toppenish, Wash., ceased publication last August, but The Review-Independent came back to life with mostly the same personnel in November. The new publisher is Yakima Valley Publishing, whose owners, Bruce and Ginger Smith, say the paper's new life sends a good message to a struggling industry. Editor & Publisher (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Kickstarter offers journalists a promising source of funds
    Journalists of all stripes are finding the crowd-sourced funds they need on Kickstarter, fueling an array of publications and projects. The site is now highlighting the leading journalism projects funded during the past year, including the top dollar-earner, a San Francisco-based radio show that pulled in $170,477 from 5,661 donors. International Business Times (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NewsWhip aggregates what's hot across the social network spectrum
    Providing a holistic view of social news is the goal of NewsWhip, a service that now has applications for the iPhone and iPad. The service broadens the news horizon from one individual user's social network preferences to include the stories being shared on social networks writ large, within several subject-matter categories. TechCrunch (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Digital-only Newsweek serves up an animated cover
    Newsweek offered a signal that it isn't throwing in the creative towel after ceasing print publication by showing off an animated cover for its Jan. 11 edition. The four-second clip shows the descent of a deep-water exploration submarine, touting a story on the loss of funding for ocean exploration. The publication has said it aims to use social tools and visual content in its new life as an online-only publication. Adweek (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Publishers must note differences between responsive, adaptive design
    Responsive and adaptive design for websites offer similar final results for the viewer, but differ in how the optimized content is delivered, writes Garrett Goodman. Responsive design requires the receiving device to do the conversion, while servers do the work in adaptive design. The distinction is important for publishers who must ask whether they want to make an existing website work moderately well on mobile devices or whether they wish to emphasize mobile with all its advantages. The Huffington Post (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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