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Newsonomics: Tomorrow’s life-or-death decisions for newspapers are suddenly today’s, thanks to coronavirus
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July 24, 2009, 6:20 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The AP’s bold stance on copyright, what the New York Times might charge for, new revenue streams for Voice of San Diego

The Associated Press comes out and says it: They think a headline and link require a license http://tr.im/tQmL »

Newsroom tours, backstories, tote bags, and an early look at the news: What the NY Times might charge for http://tr.im/tUhm »

To wean off foundation support, Voice of San Diego mulls syndication, paid obituaries, for-hire reporting http://tr.im/tTpa »

Sure, those Guardian and Salon links helped. But @jeffsonderman‘s post spread furthest with Twitter http://tr.im/tQTs »

Weekend viewing: NYT’s Khoi Vinh presents, “Everything I know about design I learned in the nineties” http://tr.im/tUCz »

Have a great weekend, everyone! Here are my 40 most-recent links ranked by your clickshttp://nieman.40twits.com »

 
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