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Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Encyclo : An encyclopedia of the future of news from the Nieman Journalism Lab

From the about page:

Encyclo is an encyclopedia of the future of news, produced by the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University.

You may already know the Lab for our reporting, analysis, and commentary on how the world of journalism is changing, both through our website and our Twitter feed. The Internet has revolutionized the way news is gathered, assembled, distributed, and consumed, and our mission is to learn about those changes, to identify what’s working and what isn’t, and to do our small part in helping that evolution along.

But our main site emphasizes new developments and the latest news. We think there’s great value in a resource that steps back a bit from the daily updates and focuses on background and context. What is it about Voice of San Diego that people find interesting? How has The New York Times been innovating? What model is Politico trying to achieve? Those kinds of questions are why we decided to build Encyclo — a resource on the most important organizations and issues in journalism’s evolution.

Another area where avoiding re-finding information and links between subjects of stories would be a tremendous benefit.

A site to watch and explore for opportunities for topic maps.