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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Jan. 21, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Cheezburger gets the CGI treatment, a paper’s time-shifting apps, a Groupon take-on

PSA: The deadline for US Nieman Fellowship applications is January 31 »

Netflix queue not doing it for you? Here’s some weekend viewing of the news-nerd variety, courtesy of @radar »

.@krishnabharat: "Journalists should think of themselves as part of the larger media conversation" »

How to: MacGyver your MacBook so your power brick stays in place »

RT @MikeFujimoto: @TheAtlantic I think the groundbreaking thing will be GroupOn 2.0 which apparently allow users to create their own dea … »

"Maybe it’s the clothes that make all the difference": @kdoctor explains how The Daily can be successful »

DJ Spooky, speaking at today’s #altsummit, channels @cshirky: "The number one selling album of all time is the blank CD." (via @davidall) »

In December 2010, video ads accounted for 16.4% of all videos viewed online in the US »

Master class: @niemanstory announces the roster for its upcoming Editors’ Roundtable »

This flowchart—"Which Female Tech Influencer Are You?"—is SASSY. And pink! Very, very pink. »

"Time-shifting," FTW! @NationalPost integrates Instapaper into its mobile apps »

Journos interested in security issues in Asia: Deadline approaching for a Jefferson Fellowship »

After raising $30MM in venture funding, the Cheezburger Network gets animated—in @NMAtv CGI »

Congrats to Shorenstein’s five new fellows for spring 2011! »

Good morning! Google is actively reaching out to businesses as it prepares to launch its Groupon competitor »

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