The rise of data journalism websites, Slate's new membership plan, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation's Prototype Fund winners and more are found in this week's Digital Media Mash Up, produced by the Center for International Media Assistance.
Here are IJNet's picks from this week's stories:
The Upshot, Vox and FiveThirtyEight: data journalism golden age, or TMI?
In data, as in journalism, one is an example, two's a coincidence, and three is a trend – and so as [this week] marks the launch of the third new U.S. data-driven journalism site in about a month, it's probably a good time to look at the state of the enterprise. (Guardian, 4/22)
Slate debuts its membership model, Slate Plus
For US$50 a year, Slate superfans will get some additional content, but the biggest pitch seems to be a general closeness to the brand. (Nieman Lab, 4/21)
17 projects receive funding through Knight Prototype Fund
The Prototype Fund is designed to give people with great concepts for media and information projects grants of US$35,000 and six months to take their idea all the way to demo with a class of others facing a similar challenge. (Knight, 4/22)
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