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Posts Tagged ‘Adrienne LaFrance’

Nick Denton Talks to Nieman About Gawker Media’s ‘Most Significant’ Tech Investment

It rhymes with “ninja” and Denton tells Nieman Lab’s Adrienne LaFrance that for the past year, a team of 30 full-time tech staffers has been working hard to integrate it across Gawker Media properties. Tonight, that Kinja coolness is being fully implemented.

It’s the latest bold attempt by Denton to reinvigorate the experience of commenting on and sharing breaking news, gossip. Among the more notable aspects of what LaFrance refers to as an embedded “reblogging platform” is the ability for readers to create new, customized headlines and teasers for a Gawker, Jezebel or other site story:

“For instance, say a story was written for gamers — they can translate it for a more general audience,” Denton said. “And, if that URL is shared, it is shared with the new headline and intro.”

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2013 Mirror Awards Finalists Named

The 2013 Mirror Awards finalists have been announced. The awards highlight excellence in media reporting. The winners will be announced Wednesday, June 5, at Cipriani. Congrats to all those nominated.

Best Single Article – Traditional/Legacy Media

Best Single Article – Digital Media

Nieman Lab Congratulates LA Times Employee for ‘Best F-Bomb of the Conference’

Thanks to the wonders of Web video, it’s possible to point readers to the exact minute and second mark where the good stuff can be found. Case in point: Nieman Lab staff writer Adrienne LaFrance’s item extolling some of the best video clips culled and belatedly posted from this spring’s International Symposium on Online Journalism.

We wrote at the time about LA Times database producer Ben Welsh’s participation. But we did not realize until now that it featured a “crescendo that ends with the best F-bomb of the conference:”

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