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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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Sept. 9, 2009, 10:59 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Salon attempting to climb out of red, BBC’s user-generated content desk, Washington Post’s moderated wiki

With revenue down 48%, Salon is shedding some layers of editing and the notion of itself as a magazine »

23 staffers sit on the BBC’s user-generated content desk, sifting through 10,000-20,000 emails a day »

The Washington Post’s WhoRunsGov is attempting a moderated wiki for profiles of “DC power players” »

Duncan Riley, veteran of blogging biz, sees a resurgence of “cashed up blog plays” — that is, acquisitions »

Keep an eye on the College Humor guys and their “production company with the DNA of an Internet company” »

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