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Aug. 27, 2009, 5:44 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Chicago’s 16-year-old crime blogger, Howard Stern as “his own medium,” zombies seize summer doldrums

Chicago’s most dedicated crime blogger is a 16-yr-old with a police scanner. “It’s something I need to do” http://tr.im/xfKX »

As Howard Stern’s contract with Sirius expires, what are his options? “He could become his own medium” http://tr.im/xfJo »

22% of U.S. teens on the web say they visit social-networking sites more than 10 times a day http://tr.im/xfJ5 »

The Financial Times says you can’t email its articles http://tr.im/xfPH »

This hashtag is sponsored: #gapstyletips — part of the GAP’s six-figure advertising deal with Perez Hilton http://tr.im/xglq »

Zombies were the big story on blogs during last week’s summer doldrums (on Twitter: cocaine-laced currency) http://tr.im/xhy0 »

 
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For print newspapers, one Florida retirement community is a better market than Atlanta, St. Louis, or Portland
For local newspapers, print circulation has collapsed for every audience except retirees. That’s why the daily paper in The Villages, Florida (metro population 129,752) prints as many copies as the one in Atlanta (metro population 6,930,423).
The Tributary, covering Florida’s largest city, will be a worker-directed nonprofit
Staffers will take part in making collective decisions about the organization, from hiring and compensation to developing the budget, along with their journalistic work.
The Los Angeles Times gets a fully staffed “burner account”
The first-of-its-kind team is offering “views, vibes, and commentary.”