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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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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst” to “media CEO” with Lookout, his plan for quality local news
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about truth. But they think it’s being hidden.
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”