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Newsonomics: The Washington Post offers an Arc in the storm » Nieman Journalism Lab

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1798","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"559","height":"282","alt":""}}]]Call it a platform, call it a content management system, call it an “umbrella of interconnected services” — the set of tools the Post has built for itself is now being licensed to other publishers, who might find it more useful than their alternatives.

Trapp family wins Gish Award

A family that has published a crusading weekly newspaper in a small town in northern New Mexico for almost 60 years is the winner of the 2015 Tom and Pat Gish Award for courage, tenacity and integrity in rural journalism. The Trapp family of Española, NM, has published the Rio Grande Sun since 1956. Robert E. and Ruth Trapp died in 2014, just months apart; their son, Bob Trapp, is the publisher. He will accept the award Oct. 29 at the annual awards dinner of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues in Lexington, KY.

Google, Twitter Work on Open Source “Instant Articles” for Mobile | Re/code

[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_large","fid":"1791","attributes":{"class":"media-image alignleft","typeof":"foaf:Image","style":"","width":"371","height":"248","alt":""}}]]Google and Twitter are working together to help publishers show “instant articles” to people who use their services on mobile phones.The plan, which is supposed to launch with a small group of publishers this fall, is an effort to make it easier for publishers to distribute their stuff on mobile devices.

Drones in the sky: 'Up, Up ... and NOT going away'

By Gene Policinski Inside the First Amendment In the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's ... a drone? With apologies to the opening seconds of the classic 1940s-50s radio and TV show "The Adventures of Superman," a flying object high overhead today is increasingly likely to be an Unmanned Aircraft System — a "drone" — rather than superhero.

Apple, Google and Facebook zero in on news - Reflections of a Newsosaur

With Apple, Facebook and Google promoting powerful news-delivery platforms, the best days may be in the rearview mirror for the dedicated news apps produced by media companies and a host of independent players. Leveraging their enormous audiences, vast troves of user data and state-of-the-art targeting algorithms, the Silicon Valley behemoths have created master applications to deliver personalized feeds to serve everyone’s individual news, information and entertainment needs.