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The Future of Comments

By Features February 2, 2017

When many news websites were shutting down their comments sections, Alaska Dispatch News executive editor David Hulen was determined to keep his. Like every news site, ADN’s comments had problems, but Hulen had also seen the good that comments could … Read more

News is a Public Good

By Books April 7, 2016

“There have never been as many information producers as there are today. Paradoxically, the media have never been in worse shape,” economics professor Julia Cagé writes in her book “Saving the Media: Capitalism, Crowdfunding, and Democracy,” published by … Read more

What APIs Can Do for News

By July 13, 2015

“It was a success in every dimension except the one we thought it would be.” That’s Daniel Jacobson’s tweet-length summary of his experience, in 2008, opening up a hefty selection of NPR’s vast resources to any software developer anywhere in … Read more