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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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April 19, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NPR’s API delivered over 1.1 billion stories last month, ProPublica’s service yields many matches, Rolling Stone builds a wall

Amazon exec: “In a lot of respects, teaching a customer to pay ten dollars for a digital book is a great accomplishment.” »

NPR’s API has handled nearly 5 billion story requests over last 6 months; in March, it delivered over 1.1 billion stories »

The WePad takes on the iPad with the support of European publishers »

Congrats to @niemanlab staffers present + past @megangarber and @zseward for being Mirror Award finalists »

Update on @ProPublica‘s Reporting Matchmaker service ( It’s now connected 140 sources to journalists »

If WSJ’s New York edition is successful, Murdoch and co. are poised to expand the concept into other areas of the country »

Carbon…twitprint? Per one estimate, every tweet emits about 0.02 grams of C02 into the atmosphere (via @mathewi) »

CNN integrates programming content into ads to retain viewers during commercial breaks »

Aol opens beta testing for’s “Ad Desk,” a self-serve display sales option »

Say hello to Climate Desk, a collaboration among @Atlantic_Online @CIRonline @grist @motherjones @PBS @slate @wired »

HuffPost launches HuffPost Hill, “a one stop shop newsletter for all things DC” »

If he had the Pentagon Papers today, Ellsberg wouldn’t send them to the press; he’d “put them on the Internet” »

Norwegian paper starts Craigslist-like site to facilitate ride-sharing for stranded travelers (via @jeffjarvis) »

Rolling Stone re-launches its website…with a paywall »

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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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