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June 14, 2010, 6:31 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Petty and Tribune team up, Al-Jazeera plans to expand to mobile, Starbucks to offer free wifi

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Public media joins forces to create one big platform that will let them build apps, stations, websites http://j.mp/aVOuLl (via @acarvin) »

Into the great wide…web: Tom Petty and the Tribune Company team up for an online partnership http://j.mp/b5VGwG »

Roving journos, rejoice! Starbucks will offer free wifi starting July 1 http://j.mp/9gUlCv »

Al-Jazeera English plans to expand its presence, free of charge, on mobile devices http://j.mp/burDhx »

“A speed bump that rewards people who do read is a good thing, not a bad one” http://j.mp/aYNg7B »

The McKinsey way: the firm teams up with Nielsen to create a social media consultancy (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/cx2MHc »

Twitter considers “promoted trends” as part of its new advertising model http://j.mp/8XDvlU »

Making memes profitable: “We kill about 20% of all the sites we start,” says Cheezburger Network CEO http://j.mp/91DUIZ »

 
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For print newspapers, one Florida retirement community is a better market than Atlanta, St. Louis, or Portland
For local newspapers, print circulation has collapsed for every audience except retirees. That’s why the daily paper in The Villages, Florida (metro population 129,752) prints as many copies as the one in Atlanta (metro population 6,930,423).
The Tributary, covering Florida’s largest city, will be a worker-directed nonprofit
Staffers will take part in making collective decisions about the organization, from hiring and compensation to developing the budget, along with their journalistic work.
The Los Angeles Times gets a fully staffed “burner account”
The first-of-its-kind team is offering “views, vibes, and commentary.”