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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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July 15, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: JRC to help community bloggers, WSJ’s Foursquare layer gets a test-run, WaPo acquires iCurrent

“We desperately need journalists with no sources, only data!” http://j.mp/9PNNos »

Did you know the Twitter fail whale was almost an elephant? http://j.mp/bDpbks (via @GuyKawasaki) »

Fascinating: Google may soon include users’ mouse movements as factors in its search rankings http://j.mp/cBg6R8 »

Journal Register Company partners with Growthspur to help drive profits for community bloggers http://j.mp/bOtwo8 »

Esquire, then Marie Claire, then Cosmo: Hearst announces more mags to be given the iPad treatment http://j.mp/cUhEsH »

The WaPo acquires iCurrent, a personal news aggregator http://j.mp/axRIBI »

 
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