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From newsroom to newsletter: How local journalists are DIYing important coverage via email
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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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From newsroom to newsletter: How local journalists are DIYing important coverage via email
Just as blogging allowed a new cadre of journalists to work outside established news organizations in the early 2000s, the email newsletter boom has done the same in local communities. “This is more than 40 hours a week for far less than minimum wage. To be frank, it’s exhausting. I only do it because it’s so important.”
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