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July 9, 2009, 6:46 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Birmingham Eccentric saved by readers, Reuters forbids links to Wikipedia, White House forbids reporting on July 4th

Readers of the Birmingham Eccentric save paper from Gannett’s ax by recruiting new subscribers http://tr.im/rygy (via E&P) »

Consumer trust of online advertising is up since 2007, but trust of newspaper ads is down http://tr.im/ry9T »

Reuters’ “Handbook of Journalism,” which they just made available, generally forbids links to Wikipedia http://tr.im/rzsx »

Wide-ranging responses to Reuters’ policy on Wikipedia. I favorite all replies, so you can read them here: http://tr.im/rzGk »

White House tells press at July 4th bash: “Blogging, Twittering or otherwise reporting on this event is not permitted” http://tr.im/rB4j »

 
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