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From newsroom to newsletter: How local journalists are DIYing important coverage via email
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July 29, 2009, 7:13 a.m.

Links on Twitter: Hacking tools for non-developers, copyright law in Europe, iStockphoto on cover of Time

Hacking, yes, but no coding required: @simonw lists 11 tools for non-developers to build news applications http://tr.im/upNV »

Yes, the Sacramento Bee’s 49ers blog is popular. But its beatblog on state workers has double the pageviews http://tr.im/uoXy »

RT @citmedialaw: European Court of Justice rules that eleven-word snippets can infringe copyright http://tr.im/uq67 »

Time spent on the Internet appears to have leveled off in the U.S. at 12 hours per week http://tr.im/urqV »

For a recent cover, TIME used an amateur’s shot on iStockphoto. Cost: $30 http://tr.im/uoyg (via @fimoculous»

 
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