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Jan. 6, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Six months of The Upshot, an annotated guide to the Constitution, a Rock Band-filled summer internship

Nick Clegg, calling British libel laws “an international laughing stock,” promises major reforms http://nie.mn/gQ7eu1 (via @CJR) »

Want to spend this summer with the awesome folks at @berkmancenter? Trust us, you probably do. http://nie.mn/fmCO4R »

In NNA’s survey of news consumers in small communities, 78% said they read most or all of their local paper http://nie.mn/fxCFmI »

2,700 blog posts, 450 million pageviews: @agolis on The Upshot’s first 6 months http://nie.mn/g3XsWh »

Forbes tracks print ad effectiveness by following online habits http://nie.mn/eQZYyr »

As Congress reads on, NYTimes offers a handy annotated guide to the Constitution http://nie.mn/gQTWkh »

Tribune is readying Mosaic, a news reading app for Microsoft tablets http://nie.mn/eg1bFm »

Company says it can predict a story’s performance 15 minutes into the future http://nie.mn/fhRxJY »

Cosmo prepares to publish in the Middle East. So many questions http://nie.mn/fgay9p »

Slate now more savable through iPad app (also with Instapaper support!) http://nie.mn/fuZV19 »

In the whodunnit of the death of newspapers, Google News says “it’s not us” http://nie.mn/gRNRKd »

Is Netflix Streaming the gateway drug to Internet TV? http://nie.mn/fK6BQK »

One take on the just-launched Mac app store: “It’s the beginning of the death of packaged software” http://nie.mn/gtkAs6 »

Under Newsweek’s new publisher, the mag’s ad sales staff will merge with The Daily Beast’s http://nie.mn/emmnmg »

 
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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”