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Jan. 20, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Schmidt steps down at Google, Techmeme takes Twitter headlines and Ford Foundation invests in documentaries

"Daulerio’s fearlessness, and controversial approach to reporting, are what make him interesting" http://nie.mn/fp9vTi »

Eric Schmidt: Here Is Why I’m Stepping Down http://nie.mn/dWlrmi »

Are you a free agent? An entrepreneur? This independent journalist workshop from @KDMCInfo is for you http://nie.mn/e1YmAf »

What does the recent partnership with The Sporting News say about AOL’s future? http://nie.mn/gcfbzQ »

Breaking at the pace of Twitter: Techmeme turns Tweets into headlines http://nie.mn/eL9toJ »

What the future of mobile subscriptions may hold for The Guardian http://nie.mn/fSlfZN »

A crowdsourced attempt at addressing new media’s diversity issues http://nie.mn/gnlwPx »

Need an example of Quora in action? TBD gets recommendations on local bars http://nie.mn/fdI1fl »

It’s application time for the New Media Women Entrepreneur Program http://nie.mn/ikBaNg »

Previously it was divorced people, now it’s black people – HuffPo plans new site with BET co-founder http://nie.mn/fljTpD »

The Ford Foundation is putting $50 million into documentaries, including online-only projects http://nie.mn/eA8086 »

The AP is shopping iCircular, an app to let readers access local ad circulars on mobile devices http://nie.mn/ew5Hpi »

Clock’s ticking: Is 2011 the year of delays in new media projects? http://nie.mn/f7nVch »

For your consideration: Documentary on the NYT will debut at Sundance http://nie.mn/hhbpTJ »

Making sense of dialysis data: Join @ProPublica for an editor-led conf call today at 3p ET http://nie.mn/eFyDLT »

 
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Chasing subscriptions over scale, The Athletic wants to turn local sports fandom into a sustainable business — starting in Chicago
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