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Links on Twitter: Knight announces 2010’s News Challenge winners, Conde Nast preps new budget mags, Icelands passes media freedom bill

RT @knightfdn: Background story and history of Knight News Challenge contest, written by Chris Connell (pdf): »

Ibargüen: KNC is now in 4th of its 5-year plan, but “in one form or anther, we will remain committed to experimentation in the field” #fncm »

For those in Boston, for #fncm or otherwise, @hackshackers is having a meetup tomorrow night: Friendly Toast, 8p »

RT @c4fcm: Videos from the mapping and finance workshops this morning: #fncm »

Punching above its weight, nonprofit news startup Texas Tribune wins two Edward R. Murrow awards »

New site wants to move local businesses beyond display ads and communicate with their customers online »

Sausage-making, digital media edition: how Yahoo bought Associated Content »

Iceland media freedom bill passes. What will it mean for journalists around the world? »

You think 140 characters is a tough limit, try just five words. Video of the best 5-word Webby Award speeches »

Conde Nast preps two new magazines, which were incubated on a budget »

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Here’s Chalkbeat’s vision for local education news by 2025
The network’s pitch to local funders: “By the time the school reforms reached their zenith, there was not a single local education reporter dedicated to covering them.”
The New York Times shutters NYT en Español after three years: “It did not prove financially successful”
NYT en Español’s founding editorial director called the decision “extremely short-sighted,” and many others who’d worked on the product or read and followed it expressed their disappointment.
Nonprofit news outlets aren’t relying as heavily on foundations — but journalism philanthropy continues to grow
“Nonprofit news organizations have much in common even if their scope or mission differs. Their journalistic missions are shaped largely by the gaps they are trying to fill — investigative at the state, national and global level; more general news at the local level.”