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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Links on Twitter: TED and ProPublica on Kindle Singles, NYU’s Explainer goes to Australia and best uses of Storify

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ProPublica is also getting in on the Kindle Singles action with this report on the Mumbai attacks »

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PSA: UNC is looking for an executive producer to join the Reese Felts Digital Newsroom »

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The Explainer goes global: Australian Broadcast Corp. joins NYU and ProPublica in Explainer project »

A case in favor of why Demand Media should succeed as a media company »

Data curious? A primer on data journalism starting with using Excel »

More than 25% of local public radio stations increased their news staff in 2010 »

Tyler Cowen’s not alone: TED releasing TEDBooks, books 20,000 words or less, as Kindle Singles »

Of the 724 "newspaper" launches in 2010, all but 36 were attached to Patch, report says »

Is Ongo publisher’s latest Hail Mary pass to get readers to pay for content? »

"If a dictator is overthrown or a government ousted, it would be notable if Facebook or Twitter weren’t used" »

The best uses for Storify? Quoting directly, documenting an event, compiling social media and more »

Newspaper websites attracted over 105 million unique visitors in the end of 2010 »

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