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How The Forward, 118 years old, is remaking itself as the American Jewish community changes
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June 10, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPo’s traffic success, a WSJ paywall evader

An investigative reporting team has found justice for a Bay Area journalist assassinated four years ago http://nie.mn/jBQMmq »

An app that Apple would never approve: Read WSJ for Chrome lets readers bypass the Journal’s paywall http://nie.mn/kLAevE »

Safari’s new Reading List feature is just bookmark syncing — not an Instapaper killer http://nie.mn/l4MT6L »

PSA: The Wall Street Journal is hiring a social-media editor http://nie.mn/lbxaxS »

HuffPo tops NYT? Not so fast: “Unique visitors do not equal page views.” NYT has more regulars, “addicts.” http://nie.mn/kyteWu »

Yahoo exec: We’re bigger than TMZ, ESPN, Wall Street Journal, but we don’t get credit http://nie.mn/iOlUEB via @iwantmedia »

Huffington Post has zoomed past the NYT in traffic. “Six years to disrupt 100 years.” http://nie.mn/lRhVvG »

 
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How The Forward, 118 years old, is remaking itself as the American Jewish community changes
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