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April 8, 2010, 6:15 p.m.

Links on Twitter: BBC World Service expands mobile content in Africa, Columbia launches engineering-journalism program, Mediaites traffic grows 50%

Display advertising campaigns could drive as much as 50% of retailer traffichttp://j.mp/cWj2CW »

That @CaliforniaWatch readers-via-fliers experiment? http://j.mp/ce1GNL @ProPublica’s tried it, too http://j.mp/5gBu0L (Thx, @AmandaRMichel) »

When History Channel and A&E upped ads by 20% in early rollout of TV Everywhere, viewers still watched http://j.mp/clTCZR »

“In nearly every beat, the Times already has two reporters in place for each one of the Journal’s.” http://j.mp/cMtQMt »

Separate, “super-charged”: @huffingtonpost launches “Twitter edition” to focus more on real-time news http://j.mp/8XUJw9 »

Mediaite’s traffic grew by over 50% between Jan and Feb; site’s ME credits video curation, Drudge http://j.mp/9SbMep »

New Columbia engineering-journalism program hopes to produce the “cross-disciplinary ninjas of the future” http://j.mp/9m3NJ2 »

Jobs on iPhone multitasking: “We weren’t the first to this party, but we’re going to be the best.” http://j.mp/34if6u »

USA Today outsources new “Travel TIps” section of its site to content farm Demand Mediahttp://j.mp/djdN5u »

As Twitter grows, its lack of filters is becoming a hindrance, says @nickbiltonhttp://j.mp/anGZ20 »

WSJ Pro–providing deeper, specialized info for biz users–launches today on wsj.comhttp://j.mp/LsDTH »

NYT’s food blog, Diner’s Journal, now features a Publish2-powered “What We’re Reading” widget (via @ryansholinhttp://j.mp/1gchb »

BBC World Service expands its mobile content reach in Africahttp://j.mp/al6ux4 »

 
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