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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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In Canada, newspapers’ attempts to experiment with ebooks haven’t seen much success
A number of papers across the country started ebook programs in the early part of this decade, repurposing their archives or producing new work. They haven’t been the moneymakers some had hoped.
How a virus demanding a bitcoin ransom almost destroyed a public radio station’s archives
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