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Nov. 24, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NYU Studio 20’s student innovations, Apps not good for business and a Twitter News Network

PSA: ABC 57 wants programmers and community managers to “re-engineer” how broadcast, mobile and online works http://nie.mn/gs2sa9 »

Is Twitter “turning journalists into sniggering cheap-shot artists” http://nie.mn/dVSe5Y »

The future of journalism? League nights. Former NYT building turned into 50 lane bowling alley http://nie.mn/dXeb0E »

NYU’s Studio 20 students collaborating with NYT, PBS, Miami Herald and more on news innovation http://nie.mn/hHLtw1 »

The band is back together: NYT, Guardian and Der Spiegel coordinating with WikiLeaks on State Dept. data drop http://nie.mn/gfBrRd »

Mobile advertising projected at $24.1 billion in 2015 with North America making up 18% of ad market http://nie.mn/grWN9g »

@Biz envisions a Twitter news network partnering with other media organizations http://nie.mn/hpp1QJ »

Cape Cod Times puts up a paywall, joining others in the News Corp family http://nie.mn/fmmx6N »

On advice of Medill, Hogwarts to change name to include “Integrated Marketing and That Which Must Not Be Named” http://nie.mn/gJZvn2 »

Apps not good business? Why bandwidth and interactive features make magazine apps expensive http://nie.mn/erJxkJ »

ProPublica to try Press+ payment system to “seek donations just as readers are accessing our content” http://nie.mn/dtS5AY »

 
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