Facebook is experimenting with comment ads, according to Mashable. The format allow users to comment on a question posed by the advertiser. The interactive ad was the winning idea at Facebook's AdExpo last year.
The New York Times' new Sunday Review section will combine objective reporting with opinion, according to Forbes. The publication plans to break down "artificial" barrier between the two columns, as the old section occasionally had opinion and news analysis reporting on the same subjects a few pages apart without referencing each other.
comScore reported that the iPad accounts for 97% of tablet web traffic. Across all markets, the figure is 89%. The number of tablet friendly websites tailored to the iPad are much more common than websites designed for Android devises.
Journalism.co.uk announced that the winners of the myNewsBiz competition are launching a data journalism training business called Visualist. Visualist's goal is to "teach journalists how to use relevant programs and tools and also provide additional support with collating data and producing visualisations before a given deadline".
Jorg Pierach has advised newspapers to stay out of the opinion business, Poynter reported. Opinion sections alienate partisan readers, and with current business problems it is inadvisable to push them towards other publications, like the Huffington Post or Drudge.
SoundCloud isn't just a music streaming service. Journalism.co.uk lists five nifty ideas for journalists using SoundCloud, including creating a weekly pod-cast round up of news stories.
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