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Staffers at The Appeal announced they had formed a union. Five minutes later, management announced layoffs.
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Oct. 13, 2009, 6:21 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Who’s clicking on display ads, how ESPN is reaching local advertisers, NYT concerned about “colloquialisms” in blogs

The toughest part: How ESPN is reaching local advertisers for its new sites in Chicago, Boston, and Dallas http://tr.im/BEYR »

8% of Internet users account for 85% of clicks on display ads http://tr.im/BDBL »

Daily Kos saw record clicks on a “skin” ad last week and @markos promises, “You’ll be seeing more of them” http://tr.im/BDCU »

Al Jazeera English, “fashionably late to the party,” launches blogs focused on field journalism http://tr.im/BFk6 (HT @Riy»

NYT’s new standards editor worried about colloquialisms like “kid” and “grandma” slipping into their blogs http://tr.im/BF6s »

 
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