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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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Sept. 28, 2009, 6:06 p.m.

Links on Twitter: New York Times’ custom feed prototype, news leads in mobile-app loyalty, dubious subpoena over anonymous commenters

Nifty prototype at the New York Times gets closer to @marissamayer‘s “hyperpersonalized news stream” »

How an anonymous blogger with a paranoid streak became one of 2009’s most important financial journalists »

All the cool kids are in quadrant one of this chart: News leads all categories in mobile-app loyalty »

In newspaper newsrooms, 12% of staff spends majority of time on digital work (avg. age: 38) »

With CPMs from ad networks “getting very close to zero,” Huffington Post is focusing on premium ad revenue »

Cop subpoenas Topix over anonymous commenters — if by subpoena, you mean words scribbled on paper »

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