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“The way we raise the money at The Guardian is different than any place I’ve ever been”
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March 12, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: iPads for sale, iPods for comments, toxic assets for NPR

Participation, incentivized: @CaliforniaWatch will reward its site’s outstanding comments with free iPods »

During the first two hours of its pre-order period, Apple sold an estimated 51,000 iPads »

NPR buys a toxic asset so you don’t have to: another fantastic @planetmoney explainer, via @jayrosen_nyu »

Multimedia murder mystery: Who rubbed out a muckraker…in 1945? The latest from @niemanstory »

The number of unique viewers of online video increased 10.5% between Feb 2009 and Feb 2010 »

When wit is the soul of brevity: Forbes mag’s short URL is… (via @marshallk»

Mobile ads have potential: 36% of smartphone users say they want grocery coupons, 26% interested in any special offer »

Users, usage, impact: how the Pew Internet Project selects its research topics »

A distributed network of volunteers could create an early-warning system for earthquakes (via @digiphile) »

Video: Execs of biz-comm platform Yammer talk with @Scobleizer about competition, collaboration, trust »

A Michigan TV station is up for sale. On eBay. »

There are 48.81 mobile phones per every 100 people in the US…and 106.45 per every 100 in Taiwan »

Treemap! The world’s 100 most popular websites during January 2010, broken down by topic »

Internet, freedom, and “regulatory humility”: @lessig‘s speech to the Italian Parliament »

FTC likely to oppose Google’s acquisition of AdMob (via @iwantmedia»

An “appreciation model” for journ-funding: @bmitch on @ebertchicago’s fan club membership offering »

The dream: Glee for free in a treehouse on my phone. Reality: Cable giants protect programming for subscribers only »

MSNBC extends its acquired @breakingnews account to Facebook, where the “biggest” news links will appear »

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“The way we raise the money at The Guardian is different than any place I’ve ever been”
“This is truly a jointly owned responsibility among the business side and editorial.”
What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
“To describe one form of journalism as ‘fact-based’ is to tacitly acknowledge that there is also such a thing as ‘non-fact-based journalism.’ And there isn’t.”
Britney Spears and the generational shift in celebrity coverage
“There was just this nastiness that emerged in the way celebrities were covered in the 2000s.”