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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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March 22, 2010, 6:19 p.m.

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Big Google/China news today: Google will stop censoring search results on »

NYT follows in WSJ, Sports Illustrated footsteps, launches daily online newscast. »

Americans simultaneous use of TV and Internet jumped 35% in the last quarter of 2009 over 2008 » has added “social media literacy” as an objective on digital media staff’s performance reviews »

How will the healthcare overhaul affect you? Check this interactive explainer from @nytimes »

More geowars news: Rummble enables check-ins via hashtag, sentiment analysis »

Sports Illustrated follows in WSJ footsteps, launches daily online anchored newscasts »

We’re enjoying the convo about the virtues–and perils–of anonymous comments under this @mathewi post »

Is online TV more like web browsing or watching a movie? NBC banks on browsing, unveils interactive design »

Don’t forget: A few news orgs would still like to make aggregation opt-in (new from @chanders): »

Gordon Brown announces plan to make Britain “the world leader in the digital economy” by 2020 »

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