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Aug. 3, 2010, 5:57 p.m.

Links on Twitter: E-book sales grow, CJR reporter struggles with funder conflict, NPR releases Facebook data

62.2% of its Facebook fans don’t want to see friends’ recommendations when they visit NPR.org http://j.mp/d8r9p7 »

Public service announcement: @mashable is looking for a Community Assistanthttp://j.mp/9XJwRD »

The dilemma of sponsored reporting: CJR reporter funded by Pete Peterson wrestles with covering his influence http://j.mp/bDhSr8 »

Former Gawker editor Elizabeth Spiers, well known for launching sites for others, is thinking about her own http://j.mp/cUl8Qt »

To spread its impact, @CaliforniaWatch has teamed up with 70+ media partners. More intriguing stats: http://j.mp/aDRfAk »

E-book sales grew 163% from 2009 to 2010; as a category, their market shared jumped from 2.5% to 8.5% http://j.mp/bKUGEj »

 
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ProPublica’s new “50 states” commitment builds on a decade-plus of local news partnerships
With annual revenue of $45 million and a staff approaching 200 people, ProPublica has been one of the big journalism winners of the past decade. And it’s been unusually willing to spread that wealth around the country.
“Journalism moves fast…philanthropy moves slow.” Press Forward’s director wants to bring them together
“I see, every week, some example of where the two don’t understand each other. Each of them needs to shift a little bit.”
After criticism over “viewpoint diversity,” NPR adds new layers of editorial oversight
“We will all have to adjust to a new workflow. If it is a bottleneck, it will be a failure.”