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Morning Links: January 27, 2009

— Colin Mulvany wonders whether multimedia is taking the hit in newsroom cutbacks. “I’m not saying there’s not good work being produced. There is. I just feel the recession and layoffs have forced the pace of newsroom innovation to slow to a crawl. I fear the brain drain at many newspapers, including my own, has left them frozen in place. Many papers simply do not have the staff or resources left to be competitive on two, let alone, three platforms anymore.”

— Google responds to criticism of its advertising products for RSS feeds. RSS advertising is one of those niches nerds like me keep thinking will take off, even though it’s entirely unclear that there’ll ever be mass adoption of RSS.

— Simon Owens notes the importance of providing self-service for online advertising.

                                   
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