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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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April 29, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPost takes a cue from Foursquare, July’s the date for AP’s news registry, Apple amps up iAd

Global Voices gets a redesign (via @ethanz) »

The current state of journalism is pretty well summed up in the job req’s for SCPR’s new social media editor »

Smart: For new readers intro’d to it via the iPhone saga, Gizmodo’s made a “who we are” page (via @nicknotned) »

Over 180 million US Internet users watched online videos this March, with 135 million of them going to YouTube »

AP to roll out its News Registry in July; initiative will include ability to create locally branded apps »

Don’t miss this crib of @zephoria‘s recent talk: “Privacy and Publicity in the Context of Big Data” »

Fascinating comments convo going on after this @Radar post on the future of textbooks (via @digiphile) »

iAd update: Apple aims to charge around $1MM for ads on its mobile devices–and $10MM to be part of launch »

“Adobe claims that we are a closed system, and that Flash is open, but in fact the opposite is true.” »

Foursquare-ing social news participation: @huffingtonpost now rewards active/loyal users with badges »

Times Online doesn’t want you to know how many pageviews it loses when its paywall goes up »

Jon Stewart bites into Apple after the Gizmodo/iPhone flap »

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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
As social platforms falter for news, a number of nonprofit outlets are rethinking distribution for impact and in-person engagement.
Radio Ambulante launches its own record label as a home for its podcast’s original music
“So much of podcast music is background, feels like filler sometimes, but with our composers, it never is.”
How uncritical news coverage feeds the AI hype machine
“The coverage tends to be led by industry sources and often takes claims about what the technology can and can’t do, and might be able to do in the future, at face value in ways that contribute to the hype cycle.”