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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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Sept. 15, 2009, 5:53 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Newspapers still top web as source for local news, MinnPost launches Book Club Club, Wall Street Journal’s new live webcast

While the web beats newspapers as source for national news, that’s not the case for local news »

Studying the use of Twitter for news, @hermida sees the emergence of “ambient journalism” »

Like the idea behind MinnPost’s new Book Club Club: “virtual community of existing book clubs,” 182 so far »

Wall Street Journal to charge $2/wk for now-free BlackBerry and iPhone apps. Subscribers will pay half that »

Bloggers and developers covering New York’s transit authority frequently derailed by trademark claims »

They’ll do it live: Wall Street Journal launching twice-a-day webcast from its snazzy “news hub” »

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