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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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Nov. 12, 2009, 7:04 a.m.

Links on Twitter: Google to let users skip pre-rolls, visualization of CNN’s traffic since 1995, draft logo for NYT’s Bay Area Blog

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As Phoenix daily folds, a diagnosis: too hasty in migrating from paid print copies to free to web »

Beautiful visualization of’s traffic, 1995-2009 (via @daringfireball»

Current TV abandoning its old bailiwick, short-form video, for “30-60 minute formats” (HT @tigerbeat»

Less than one-tenth of 1% of readers use TimesExtra, which links to outside content, says @jimschachter at #newbiz»

NYT’s @silencematters works on a logo for new Bay Area blog: “Does this look like San Francisco?” »

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