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Nov. 30, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Telegraph to charge, Boing Boing still makes money, Denton explains Gawker’s future

Need a climate expert on deadline? No problem http://nie.mn/fNaUoV »

Is Twitter better at refuting lies? Or spreading them? http://nie.mn/hx7s2a »

Nick Denton explains why Gawker is moving beyond the blog http://nie.mn/fy7tJV »

Attn Kindle users: You may have paid Amazon to download a book available free almost everywhere http://nie.mn/hmrLFy »

Paywall watch: Telegraph is planning to charge for content http://nie.mn/fVDH90 »

NBC local media is looking for the top 20 Twitter stars in 10 of its markets to talk on air about trending issues http://nie.mn/f3B3D1 »

"It’s the distribution of human judgment from a handful of elite taste-makers to our own self-selected maven-o-spheres" http://nie.mn/fwn5cM »

Has Boing Boing become "retro chic"? Either way, it still has millions of readers and makes money http://nie.mn/h9KRmU »

Some props for @mediagazer http://nie.mn/eWTS3I , a site that launched with a bang http://nie.mn/i0lG5x »

 
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What’s up with all the news photos that make beaches look like Covid hotspots?
Plus: All misinformation is local; a very specific kind of Covid-19 misinformation in Facebook parent groups; and “religious clickbait.”
In the arena: Ken Doctor is moving from “media analyst” to “media CEO” with Lookout, his plan for quality local news
Lookout doesn’t want its local news sites to be a supplement or alternative to the local daily. They aim to be the news source of record in their communities, outgunning their shrunken newsprint rivals from Day 1.
People who engage with false news are hyper-concerned about truth. But they think it’s being hidden.
“On Google, searching for ‘coronavirus facts’ gives you a full overview of official statistics and visualizations. That’s not the case for ‘coronavirus truth.'”