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May 28, 2009, 6:48 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Non-profit news grants, customized printing, Shaquille O’Neal

Seeking funds for non-profit journalism? Foundation Center’s directory of grantmakers is free today http://tr.im/mHVP (via @pndblog»

Yahoo exec says readers click on local stories more than non-local by “orders of magnitude” http://tr.im/mF6j »

MediaNews Group’s customized-printing experiment begins in 25 Denver homes and a Marriott hotel next week http://tr.im/mF2z »

Technical but crucial: how to ensure that Google indexes your subscriber-only content http://tr.im/mH1I »

While news execs contemplate paid content in Chicago today, GigaOM has gone ahead and done it: $79/yr for extra analysis http://tr.im/mFxt »

Analyzing shared vocab to graph relationships on Twitter http://tr.im/mHdq (Confirms no one is quite like @THE_REAL_SHAQ»

 
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Paywalls can be a big lift for smaller publishers. Here’s how the Shawnee Mission Post is thriving two years in
“Things that were on the fires-and-car-accident side of things would get a lot of pageviews, but didn’t seem to have lasting impact on the way that people live their lives around here.”
Americans are more willing to pay for local news when they know local newspapers are in trouble, a new study says
“This gap suggests a market failure — many recognize the benefit of the product to the public but are unwilling to pay for it.”
The Marshall Project, an early model for single-subject nonprofit news sites, turns five today (and got a shoutout on Jeopardy last night)
“As a former journalist, I was mindful of the power of honest storytelling. As an idealist, I felt that if only Americans knew the truth, changes would soon follow.”