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SWMS Coverage Analysis: TechCrunch50, Part 1

SWMS Coverage Analysis: TechCrunch50, Part 1
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 
How many media members will cover your event if you let 'em in free?

If you're TechCrunch, about one-third of them. Thirty-nine of 118 working media members posted at least one item from the two-day start-up showcase which concluded last night in San Francisco. We culled our research from TechCrunch's official media list.

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SWMS Online Facebook Post: The New York Times Insight Lab

The New York Times Insight Lab -- and the Insight Cuts Both Ways

Consider joining the New York Times Insight Lab. It will give you, um, insight into what the New York Times is thinking about, and worried about.
 

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InformationWeek Analytics Relaunches

Even though it is not an editorial operation, we still pay close attention to InformationWeek Analytics. Two reasons. One, it's a paid-content site, and so are we. And two, there still remains confusion in the industry about what InformationWeek Analytics really is. 

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SWMS Online Facebook Post: The WSJ and NYT -- Polar Opposites

The WSJ and NYT -- Polar Opposites

Mandy Kakavas of Horn Group alerted us to this fascinating divergence.

WSJ: positive hed and lede, subordinating the negative
NYT: negative hed and lede, subordinating the positive
 

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SWMS Analysis: Paywall Secrets

Paywalls are inching closer.
 
Programmers from Journalism Online are now delivering beta code that connects to publications' content management systems, co-founder Gordon Crovitz tells us. Formal paywall rollout is still on schedule for Q1 2010.
 
As we wait, Crovitz reminds us that a paywall isn't just barbed wire.
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