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“Flexicles,” story alert systems, and other ways AI will serve publishers, reporters, and readers
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June 29, 2009, 7:13 p.m.

Links on Twitter: AOL’s niche strategy, citizen journalism tools and tricks, NYT and Flickr screensaver

AOL’s strategy: leanly staffed news sites focused on lucrative niches (Daily Finance, PoliticsDaily, etc.) »

In a study of U.S. bloggers, a majority supported some kind of blogging ethics code »

Tools and tricks for citizen journalism by The Uptake Part of YouTube’s just-launched Reporters’ Center. »

“How can any system that doesn’t work precisely when people need it the most be considered the future of communications?” »

Ad networks to blame for sluggish performance of news sites as MJ news broke on Thursday (via @c4cm»

Very cool screensaver mashes up New York Times headlines and Flickr (via @donohoe»

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“Flexicles,” story alert systems, and other ways AI will serve publishers, reporters, and readers
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“It is essential — for us all — that the protections afforded to journalists under international law are scrupulously upheld, and those responsible for their deaths are caught and face the consequences.”
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“I find it counterproductive to take a cynical view on tactics that help keep high-quality journalism freely accessible to all Americans.”