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Small steps, but: Most big American newspaper newsrooms are now led by someone other than a white man
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Jan. 27, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Guardian’s mega-database, display ads for Gmail, a PRX job opportunity

Google’s testing display ads in Gmail http://nie.mn/eowFKg (via @techmeme) »

Great job opportunity for Boston-area folks: @PRX is hiring a software developer http://nie.mn/fHwFu8 »

“Social networking is just a new way of talking to people, which is what reporters have always done.” http://nie.mn/gKhWMA »

Awesome: @GuardianTech puts all its data journalism into a single, massive spreadsheet http://nie.mn/hKyKSG (via @brainpicker) »

Report: Facebook will make its “sponsored stories” self-serve products for advertisers http://nie.mn/fY2t1J »

RT @caro: Very nifty RT @wellerwishes: Check out Boston.com today to see a very innovative & cutting-edge @jetblue Home Page ad takeover »

How TV news networks handled the SOTU online—a fascinating overview from media scholar @josh_braun http://nie.mn/hzxLHW »

Demand Media CEO: “The way Google defines a content farm, we are not a content farm.” http://nie.mn/hky6cs »

Localeaks offers a drop-box for anonymous tips to 1,400 US newspapers http://nie.mn/hSZGEA »

 
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Small steps, but: Most big American newspaper newsrooms are now led by someone other than a white man
Among the 20 biggest dailies, nearly two-thirds of their newsrooms are run by a woman or a person of color (or both). But newsrooms still have a long way to go to be reflective of the communities they serve.
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