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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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Aug. 27, 2010, 6 p.m.

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Social networking among Internet users ages 50 and older nearly doubled between April ’09 and May ’10—from 22% to 42% »

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PRI announces an “Innovator-in-Residence” program (via @beyondbroadcast»

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In today’s shakeup, USA Today will shift its focus to mobile, foster business/editorial collaboration »

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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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This study shows how people reason their way through echo chambers — and what might guide them out
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Misinformation is a global problem. One of the solutions might work across continents too.
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