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July 27, 2009, 6:20 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Encouraging innovation at the NY Times and Arizona Republic, Financial Times online subscriptions up, Gawker Media traffic data

How innovation is encouraged at the New York Times http://tr.im/udro and the Arizona Republic http://tr.im/udse »

Financial Times online subscriptions up 18%, but profits down http://tr.im/ucsJ NYT is studying their model. »

For online ads, Disney tracks users’ eye movements, heart rate, skin temperature, and facial expressions http://tr.im/ucvn »

CBS sending a backpack journalist to Afghanistan. With a laptop and camera, she’ll be her own mobile bureau http://tr.im/ufuK »

Care to take a gander at two years of traffic data for Gawker Media’s blogs? http://tr.im/ucwC »

 
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