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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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Feb. 12, 2010, 6:01 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Amazon prime users might get free Kindles, GoogleAdsense switches up tactics, Pew finds difference between blog and MSM coverage this week

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John Harris of Politico on the one skill journos need now: “Find your distinctive value…and learn how to market that” »

Pew finds 28% of news links on blogs Feb 1-5 were about or to Sally Jenkins’ piece on Tim Tebow’s anti-abortion ad »

Google AdSense using hours of search information, rather than query-by-query, to deliver “more relevant ads” »

Do you use Amazon Prime (the $79 a year free shipping plan)? Amazon considers giving you a free Kindle »

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