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June 8, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Foursquare goes VIP, Spot.us’ Community Centered Advertising boosts engagement, CNN.com launches new tech vertical

Were you involved in an engaging news project this year? Apply for a Knight Batten Award! Deadline Fri http://j.mp/bH47rk »

Next stop for @foursquare: VIP membership? The platform experiments with “badge rewards” http://j.mp/bjeT2N »

“The numbers don’t lie”: @Spotus engagement stats “went up drastically” after Community Centered Advertising launch http://j.mp/dq8ZMI »

One sure-fire path to community engagement: free food. If you’re a DC blogger, tomorrow’s lunch is on @TBDDC http://j.mp/9an9AC »

Wired’s iPad app on track to beat newsstand sales of the print mag this month, says @chr1sa http://j.mp/90Pp1v »

Big congrats to the 2010-2011 @berkmancenter fellows! http://j.mp/acVEXX »

CNN.com launches new technology section filled with content from @Wired, @CNET, and especially @Mashable http://j.mp/cGNw9c »

 
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The Kansas City Beacon is expanding to a second city, Wichita, with nearly $4M raised
The Beacon has plans to create a regional network of nonprofit newsrooms across Kansas and Missouri.
Tell-all crime reporting is a peculiarly American practice. Now U.S. news outlets are rethinking it
U.S. newsrooms are increasingly embracing a bit of the empathy toward wrongdoers shown by reporters in some European countries.
How do you write about traumatic situations without retraumatizing those involved? Read this new guide for journalists, for starters
And what does “retraumatizing” mean, anyway? You won’t get PTSD reading this story, because when you’re done, you’ll know that’s a really inappropriate use of “PTSD.”