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Our proudest moment: Howard Stern shouts out the Nieman Journalism Lab (in April) http://tr.im/pjKK »

Google Monster Abducts Satirical Newspaper! Complete archive of Weekly World News available on Google Books http://tr.im/pftv »

 
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The Wall Street Journal website — paywalled from the very beginning — turns 20 years old today
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