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NPR Gets App-tastic With New Team

NPR announced today that it has hired news application editor Brian Boyer to lead a new "news apps" team dedicated to bolstering NPR's storytelling with even more interactive components. That means more data-driven reporting features like this Poisoned Places map and interactive visuals similar to the work for the recent series The Fracking Boom. Two articles offer you more about today's news:

Nieman Journalism Lab's Andrew Phelps spoke with Brian Boyer about his work:

And Steve Myers of Poynter took a look at how NPR's "news apps" team measures up to what other media outlets are doing with apps: