Nieman Journalism Lab: NPR’s Infinite Player: It’s like a public radio station that only plays the kinds of pieces you like, forever

"This week, NPR unveiled Infinite Player, a web app that mimics the simplicity of radio, but with a personalized twist. Press play to hear the latest NPR newscast, followed by a never-ending playlist of random feature stories. It doesn’t stop till you turn it off ... Michael Yoch, NPR’s director of product development ... said he took a cue from personalization products like Zite, Flipboard, and YouTube’s LeanBack..."

New York Times: Storify Collects Strands of News on the Social Web

"Storify ... is one of several Web start-ups — including Storyful, Tumblr and Color — that are developing ways to help journalists and others sift through the explosion of online content and publish the most relevant information. Investors are also betting there is a market for filtering the social Web for high-quality posts. Khosla Ventures has invested $2 million in Storify."

New York Times: Guantánamo Files – A Note to Readers

"The Guantánamo files were part of a huge trove of secret documents leaked last year to the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. They were made available to The New York Times by another source on the condition of anonymity. National Public Radio and the British newspaper The Guardian are also producing reports based on the documents."

AllthingsD: NPR Creating New App and Web Site for Apple iPad

Peter Kafka: "if all goes as planned, iPad users who want to listen to NPR programming will have a couple choices next month. They can: Download a free iPad-optimized version of the broadcaster’s popular (two million downloads) iPhone app. Or Use the iPad’s browser to visit, which will detect that it’s being viewed with Apple’s device and serve up a custom-built site."

New York Times: NPR Is Enhancing Its Web Site

"In the coming weeks, NPR will release free mobile applications for the iPhone, Google’s Android and Symbian-powered phones. ... One element that users will not see much of on the NPR Web site is video. An experiment a year ago of adding more video to the site particularly irked local member stations, who did not want competition from video. Video is expensive, Ms. Schiller said, and she and Mr. Wilson are not convinced of its value."

NPR: Clean Content = Portable Content

"Most content management systems for the online world are used to create Web pages. That said, the Web page is just one possible output for the content (albeit, an important one). In building our CMS at NPR, our goal was to make sure the tool could publish to anything, including If our focus did not consider other platforms, we could have ended up with a Web publishing system that binds the content too closely to the Web site itself."

Knight Digital Media Center Weblog: NPR iPhone app not made by NPR

"The curious case about this particular app is that it wasn't built by NPR – they didn't even contract it out. It was built by a software engineer named Bradley Flubacher who, according to his blog, built it simply 'To learn how to program the iPhone." I say NPR caught a sweet break." No, not just a sweet break - a success for its API strategy.