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Are public media podcasts facing a “Moneyball” moment?
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Nov. 17, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Washington Independent to fold, online ad revenue reaches a new high, the glories of “On the Bro’d”

“The highest quarterly result ever for the online ad industry” »

Fascinating usage stats here: @WSJ‘s “Habits of Online Newspaper Readers” »

Boston Globe soft-launches @YourBoston, a Facebook app powered by @newscloud (via @bostonabrams) »

Twitter has begun to roll out its proprietary analytics tool »

PSA: It’s not too late to apply for @ProPublica‘s Spring (paid) reporting fellowship »

.@AP engagement guru @lfmccullough: “Fundamentally, we think people want to interact with people.” »

This is why the web is awesome. (h/t @ryansholin) »

Help @Jayrosen_nyu and his students: Who’s doing great explanatory work, in journalism or other fields? »

Bewkes: The era of the media mogul is over; it’s now services that are the stars »

PSA, everyone: Lots of jobs still open at @HuffingtonPost »

Wow. The Washington Independent will disband on Dec. 1. »

Visualizing the @NPR ecosystem (via @beyondbroadcast) »

Methane-powered laptops? »

Yahoo Clues provides contextual data–including demographic, geographic info–for trending terms »

Scorsese, 2G: Amazon is launching a user-driven movie production site »

Zuck at Web 2.0 Summit: “We’re building value, not just taking it away from someone else.” »

With leaderboard ads on image search results, Google begins to tap its huge display ad potential »

75% of brands’ Facebook “Likes” come from ads »

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