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Sept. 7, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPost traffic nearly doubles in a year, ASU launches news site, The Atlantic plans a premium iPad app

.@TheAtlanticWire is now crowdsourcing its popular “Media Diet” series http://nie.mn/cvpGDR (via @romenesko»

J-school as news org: ASU’s Cronkite School launches multimedia site for local/state news http://nie.mn/bNNzKl (via @dangillmor»

Public service announcement: @voiceofsandiego is hiring a “roving” investigative reporter http://nie.mn/aMxkmQ »

The Atlantic plans a premium iPad app service with daily content from the Web http://nie.mn/a2AwZs »

The conventional wisdom about how we process info–“visual learners” vs. “auditory,” etc.–may be wrong http://nie.mn/ab3Jnd »

How Stephen Glass exposer @Penenberg scooped traditional media. Again. http://nie.mn/csf7Wl »

HuffPost’s traffic nearly doubled between July ’09 and July ’10 http://nie.mn/cB8sfQ (h/t @Journalismo»

After last week’s “Twitter revolt,” Paper.li makes its auto-tweets less spammy http://nie.mn/cjuSPA »

 
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