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Aug. 27, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: USA Today shifts focus to digital, Harvard Biz Review on catalyzing engagement, CDO explanation for the rest of us

A CDO explanation for the rest of us. Al Granberg comic strip is worth 4,000 words http://nie.mn/dkfuTq »

Social networking among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled between April ’09 and May ’10—from 22% to 42% http://nie.mn/bFzugK »

Choose your size: @ProPublica‘s big new story comes in small http://nie.mn/dkfuTq, medium http://nie.mn/c4MMxQ, large http://nie.mn/dokeIs »

For a reminder of on why Web distribution has such potential, check out what it takes to make the FT print edition http://nie.mn/9i5TAi »

“Be nice,” “Say yes”…and more advice on personal brand-building from @10000words http://nie.mn/choQV1 »

PRI announces an “Innovator-in-Residence” program http://nie.mn/bbdqyn (via @beyondbroadcast»

Relevance, resonance, significance: Harvard Business Review on social media and catalyzing engagement http://nie.mn/a47Uil »

In today’s shakeup, USA Today will shift its focus to mobile, foster business/editorial collaboration http://nie.mn/9IGy4R »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”