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ProPublica’s new “50 states” commitment builds on a decade-plus of local news partnerships
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March 25, 2010, 6:08 p.m.

Links on Twitter: WSJ iPad edition priced $17.99 per month, things look up for radio, Photoshop unveils new tool

We’re still amazed at Photoshop’s content-aware fill. WOW. Just, wow. »

“Another indication that the digital industry’s out-of-the-chutes growth is based on many first-generation practices” »

Google’s policy director says US should consider withholding aid for countries that restrict web access »

Smart phone usage surges 193% over last year, mobile internet devices like the iPod touch increased 400% »

Monocle mag to launch a 24-hour radio show later this year (via @semmerson) »

EveryBlock launches in Portland, days after the release of city data sets »

Good news for the radio industry, a hard hit media sector in 2009. Analysts predict several years of growth ahead »

A must-read on Barclays, via @citmedialaw: “the most detailed analysis I’ve seen of the case,” @jbenton says »

@jayrosen_nyu It’s more about trend-solidification, I’d say: the move represents a double-down on collaboration, multimedia, community. »

Comcast to offer free wifi hotspot zones in NYC for paying ISP customers »

Coke, FedEx, others to advertise on WSJ’s iPad edition–at $400,000 for a 4-month pkg (via @zseward »

Now streaming live: CPB’s announcement of its move to fund local reporting projects »

The NAA quietly posts its Q4 2009 revenue numbers; they show “no particular relief from the downtrend” »

The WSJ’s iPad edition will cost $17.99 a month, the paper reports »

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ProPublica’s new “50 states” commitment builds on a decade-plus of local news partnerships
With annual revenue of $45 million and a staff approaching 200 people, ProPublica has been one of the big journalism winners of the past decade. And it’s been unusually willing to spread that wealth around the country.
“Journalism moves fast…philanthropy moves slow.” Press Forward’s director wants to bring them together
“I see, every week, some example of where the two don’t understand each other. Each of them needs to shift a little bit.”
After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight
“We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.”