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Jan. 21, 2009, 6:20 a.m.

Morning Links: January 21, 2009

— The interactive crew at The New York Times are answering questions from readers all week. Of particular note so far are the answers to the second question, from Andrew Dunn:

I’m a student journalist trying to break into the journalist-programmer field. I’m curious — what skills do you need to have to be successful in this regard? And what’s the best way to learn them?

— Google gives up on selling print ads. Before you get too gloomy, at least note that Google has been killing off a lot of products lately. (Local Onliner has some more background.)

It’s always difficult to say goodbye to products…But as we grow, it is important that we focus on products that can benefit the most people and solve the most important problems.

— Who says paper is dead? Designer Jeremy Keith reports from PaperCamp, a miniconference on innovative ways to interact with and create with print. Includes mention of “craft-bioinformatic-origami-unicorns.”

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Jan. 21, 2009, 6:20 a.m.
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