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Okay, if Facebook and Google aren’t publishers: How about editors?
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Links on Twitter: Twitter’s gender gap, word-cloud reporting, data visualizations

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Totally enamored of Liberia’s “Blackboard Blogger,” who brings the news to his audience. Sells ads, too »

Behind the scenes of NYT’s new, sideways-scrolling multimedia blog Lens. @zlwise explains the design »

First time I’ve seen a word cloud produce useful reporting: government vs. public dialogue on open data »

Who was the first blogger? @scottros takes a fascinating walk back in time »

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Okay, if Facebook and Google aren’t publishers: How about editors?
Plus: Facebook found (and shut down) a Macedonian disinformation effort in the Alabama special election, and Facebook groups could get garbage-y fast.
On the Pactio platform, loyal readers follow and fund their favorite individual beat reporters
“We work in the membership model more than the subscription model, in that the primary motivation for people to support a journalist on Pactio is the fact that they want your reporting to exist in the first place.”
Newsonomics: Is Tronc about to go on the market?
Even without the L.A. Times, it still controls a lot of important newspapers. Will it sell them to Gannett, Murdoch, local individuals in each city — or to yet another private equity firm looking to strip papers for parts?