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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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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 »

Is Twitter better at refuting lies? Or spreading them? »

Nick Denton explains why Gawker is moving beyond the blog »

Attn Kindle users: You may have paid Amazon to download a book available free almost everywhere »

Paywall watch: Telegraph is planning to charge for content »

NBC local media is looking for the top 20 Twitter stars in 10 of its markets to talk on air about trending issues »

"It’s the distribution of human judgment from a handful of elite taste-makers to our own self-selected maven-o-spheres" »

Has Boing Boing become "retro chic"? Either way, it still has millions of readers and makes money »

Some props for @mediagazer , a site that launched with a bang »

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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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