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July 6, 2009, 8:16 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Dealing with local advertisers, the freemium business model, how Salon greeted Slate in 1996

Great interview with West Seattle Blog, a hyperlocal success story, on how they work with local advertisers http://tr.im/r3KF »

Talking Points Memo gets its first outside funding: a six-figure investment by some venture capitalists http://tr.im/r7xo »

On penguins and the freemium model for news http://tr.im/r3PG Roundup of reactions to @chr1sa‘s “Free” http://tr.im/r3Q3 »

Washington Post salonnière @ezraklein ruminates on the best way for his paper to host conferences http://tr.im/r3MG »

Behind launch of @Mediaite, “bootstrappy” media blog: @fimoculous explains horizontal design, slanted voice http://tr.im/r3Cp »

How Salon greeted Slate’s arrival in 1996 http://tr.im/r8Iy Critical of now-standard “meta-commentary,” summary (via http://tr.im/r8Pl»

 
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