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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. 25, 2009, 6:03 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Reasons for a print-only story, community newspaper publishers in good spirits, over-the-top social media at Vanity Fair

Print readers are happy and web readers won’t notice: Very interesting reasons for keeping a story offline »

It’s not just the web that’s growing as a medium for American news consumption. Radio, too »

It’s a cheery bunch at the annual meeting of community newspaper publishers, and they’re not into paywalls »

Very cool but also very obtrusive ad on the New York Times website this morning. @pkafka‘s got the video: »

Thanks for your suggestions of journo-tweeters! Very helpful. Keeping track of your replies here: »

You can share Vanity Fair stories on Kaboodle, Plurk, and My NASA, but how much is too much social media? »

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