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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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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.”