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April 30, 2009, 4:26 p.m.

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New USA Today publisher: “There is paid digital content in some areas in the future for us” »

The Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom) names 10 worst countries to be a blogger »

In Missoula, tweeting continues unabated in courtroom upstairs from where Twitter was banned »

Every journalist’s favorite toy, the Flip cam, now sports an HD model that takes AA batteries. Mmmm… »

The Supreme Court’s profanity ruling may end up boosting net neutrality (i.e., restriction-free Internet) »

GoDaddy advises against buying .tv domain names because Tuvalu, the island that controls .tv, is sinking :( »

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Here’s Chalkbeat’s vision for local education news by 2025
The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
The New York Times shutters NYT en Español after three years: “It did not prove financially successful”
NYT en Español’s founding editorial director called the decision “extremely short-sighted,” and many others who’d worked on the product or read and followed it expressed their disappointment.
Nonprofit news outlets aren’t relying as heavily on foundations — but journalism philanthropy continues to grow
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”