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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Oct. 25, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Awl has a spunky new sister, the Knight News Challenge launches, get your Groupons while you can

RT @gaberivera: Mediagazer is now accepting tips over Twitter, just like Techmeme does: »

If Liz Lemon had a Tumblr, it might read like The Awl’s new sister site, The Hairpin »

RT @BoingBoing: Local newspaper boasts ultimate passive-aggressive paywall policy »

Digg to lay off 25 of its 67 employees as it rolls out "a new strategy" »

Analysts warn: Get your Groupons while you can »

It BEGINS! The Knight News Challenge officially opens today. Deadline Dec. 1 »

Google rolls out Boost, a Places-based ad service for local businesses »

Conde Nast will use Adobe, rather than proprietary publishing tools, for its tablet mags »

Newspaper circulation drops at slower pace, with WSJ, USAT and NYT seeing biggest losses »

At least one TV network finds viewers watch ads to completion in streaming shows »

In-text ads soon to appear on Yahoo and AOL health-related sites »

"Why, with everything we know, wouldn’t you include a chat room with your e-book?” »

PSA: Lots of jobs open at @HuffingtonPost right now–politics reporter, sports editor, and more »

Paul Steiger on his days as a cub reporter: “The premium, then as now, was on speed” »

PBS rolls out its website expansion with an emphasis on national-local integration »

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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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