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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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June 7, 2010, 6 p.m.

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Steve Jobs says Apple’s iAds will hold 48% of U.S. mobile display ad market in 2nd half of 2010 »

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PolitiFact launches a Truth-O-Meter in Georgia led by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via @ryansholin) »

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Kenneth 2.0: NBC News’s social media director started as a Today Show page »

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