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Los Angeles Times Bets On Social Sharing With Redesign

Screen Shot 2014-05-06 at 5.42.54 PMThe Los Angeles Times‘ website underwent a redesign this week, and the changes included a left-aligned navigation bar, more seamless scrolling movements and “neighborhood” pages. But one of the most significant is the Times’ new story presentation, which pushes social sharing pretty hard.

With their new design, your eye will notice pull quotes alongside the story with a link to tweet that quote and the story’s link. And before you read the story’s first word, you’ll see two or three “sharelines,” pre-written summary sentences for you to share either on Facebook or Twitter. I’m intrigued by this development for a few reasons: Read more

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What Journalists Are Saying About Updates to TweetDeck

tweetdeckYesterday, Twitter announced updates to the TweetDeck app on all supported platforms, which includes its web app, Chrome, Mac and Windows.

TweetDeck announced the updates in a blog post:

“This update makes TweetDeck easier to use with design enhancements, personalization options and the addition of several frequently-requested features.”

According to a Los Angeles Times article, this is “TweetDeck’s first major aesthetic change since being acquired by Twitter early last year.”

So what about these new features?

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Chicago Tribune Could Begin Charging For Content

The Chicago Tribune will build a paywall around its online content and will consider a “creative way” of charging for access, according to Editor Gerould Kern.

Details and a timeline were not available, but Kern said they’re looking into it.

“I think we will begin to charge in a selective way,” he said at a Chicago conference, according to Crain’s Chicago Business.

The Tribune would join the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times as the major newspapers that charge for content. The WSJ has a large paywall, offering a select few free articles chosen by editors. The Times paywall allows for 20 free articles a month. Read more

ProPublica’s TimelineSetter: A Wonky Yet Powerful Tool

Timelines are an effective storytelling tool that can display information that occurs over time in an attractive, easy to follow format.

While there are many tools available to do the trick, one stands out for its power, and that’s ProPublica’s open source TimelineSetter.

The introduction to TimelineSetter reads like this: “TimelineSetter creates beautiful timelines.”

That’s an understatement.

The timelines created by TimelineSetter are sleek, can incorporate rich media like Google Maps and YouTube videos and can be easily modified. Read more