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July 31, 2009, 10:33 a.m.

Links on Twitter: News report based entirely on Twitter, Washington Post’s new mobile site has two dedicated editors, persuasive-technology psychology and charging for news

This is what a breaking news report based entirely on Twitter looks like: http://tr.im/uJVO »

In redesigning mobile site, Washington Post dedicates two editors to managing it http://tr.im/uLQY (I think that’s unusual.) »

Pay wall produces almost no revenue for Arkansas newspaper, but publisher calls it a success. Here’s why: http://tr.im/uMoI »

“Get me rewrite!” New York Times shifts night rewrite to the web desk, broadens job’s scope. Internal memo: http://tr.im/uMfg »

More than a third of traffic to U.K. newspaper sites arrives from the U.S.http://tr.im/uJH9 »

“What a persuasive-technology psychologist can tell us about paying for news online.” Not to force it http://tr.im/uKQC »

 
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