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April 9, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The fact-checker divide, News Corp’s deep discounts, “the cleansing power of the rewrite”

Who’s solving what and how? New site on social change launches to cover stories with a solution frame http://j.mp/9L88l2 »

The New Yorker currently has 16 fact-checkers, @CraigSilverman reports for @CJR; Der Spiegel has 80 http://j.mp/btxtbX »

Rethinking documentary for the Web: @niemanstory on the line between characters, spectators http://j.mp/aWtBOm »

Investigation. Explanation. Collaboration. @ProPublica, @NPRAmericanLife team up for a big hedge fund expose http://j.mp/a1HVv3 »

Good things ahead RT @markcoddington I’ll be doing full-time work for @NiemanLab to help launch a cool future-of-news project of theirs. »

Guardian News & Media strikes deal to outsource all its commercially funded supplements, website work http://j.mp/bCifyg »

FT and Domino’s prepare tie-ups with Foursquare (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/9udPxv »

Josh Benton on the link economy: “Is the Puritan cleansing power valuable enough for us to spend a whole lot of time rewriting copy?” »

NBC.com enlists the Filter to determine what visitors to its site want to watch http://j.mp/amAMGE »

News Corp offering discounts of between 79, 83% for full-page ads in WSJ and Post, the FT reports http://j.mp/aLvG4o »

 
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