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How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature
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Sept. 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: ProPublica starts a Nerd Blog, NPR launches Argo Project, Freakonomics to have radio show

Love this: @ProPublica launches Nerd Blog, a spot for hacker-journos at PP and elsewhere http://j.mp/aWn2XK »

Boy, look who the National Journal has been hiring http://nie.mn/cPBT7U »

Excellent conference opportunity: Media Law in the Digital Age, co-sponsored by @BerkmanCenter http://nie.mn/bLHmaP »

Looks like News Corp is hiring a creative director for its iPad news effort http://j.mp/c5j6n8 (via @rafatali»

Important, timely piece: @CJR on the far-reaching effects of faulty traffic metrics http://nie.mn/apXoBg »

From book to blog to radio: Freakonomics takes to the airwaves this fall http://nie.mn/bxPuIY »

What BBC’s project leader learned from using @Ushahidi to crowdmap the London Tube strike http://nie.mn/9t3LfB »

.@NPR‘s Argo Project officially launches today http://nie.mn/bX72Pt »

 
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