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Aug. 9, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: TBD launches its local news site, Ushahidi launches Crowdmap, Forbes launches HuffPo-style blogging initiative

Journal Register Company finishes Q2 ahead of its $12M earnings goal, on track to share profits with its employees http://j.mp/d1Rmq9 »

Exciting: @Ushahidi launches Crowdmap, a free, quick-to-install, easy-to-use version of the platform http://j.mp/bJJiNz »

More Google news, via @jilliancyork: the company is beginning an extensive recruitment campaign in China http://j.mp/cjgKtZ »

Here it is, from @googlepubpolicy: "A Joint Policy for an Open Internet" http://j.mp/9gB5UF »

Forbes to enlist HuffPo-style unpaid bloggers. Others will be paid based on traffic stats http://j.mp/9EE0Rf »

Working on a journalism project in Philly? Apply for one of 10 $5K grants http://j.mp/dpAeG7 »

How @TBD got its name: "We were just cursed." http://j.mp/97UpzO »

Betting against the atom: Dorchester Publishing goes all-digital http://j.mp/9oKxJ4 »

 
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Here’s what ProPublica learned about managing a collaboration across hundreds of news organizations
“Since the project began in 2017, we received more than 6,000 submissions, gathered hundreds of public records on hate crimes, and published more than 230 stories.”
People who are given correct information still misremember it to fit their own beliefs
Plus: “There is no bygone era of a well-informed, attentive public. What we have had in lieu of a well-informed citizenry is what might be termed a ‘load-bearing’ myth — the myth of the attentive public.”
This is how Report for America ended up funding a community Wikipedia editor (!) at a library (!!)
“Do something different and do it together.”