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Feb. 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A Hack Day challenge, echo chambers and democracy, the future of “unmarketing”

Is this the coolest student journalist resume ever? http://nie.mn/dFAqQb »

The Peep show returns! (WaPo’s annual Peeps Diorama Contest, that is) http://nie.mn/f6iQZq »

Boston.com’s Hack Day Challenge takes place this weekend http://nie.mn/dZiMCp »

So @alexismadrigral did a smart thing: a side-by-side comparison of New Google and Old Google search results http://nie.mn/fFSyDI »

"Online News: Public Sphere or Echo Chamber?" A @c4fcm podcast featuring the Lab’s @jbenton http://nie.mn/i8Tf5o »

Zeitgeist-y new job title: "unmarketing manager" (via @emilybell) http://nie.mn/eQNQcn »

"Wrapping the whole world in intelligence": Reed Hundt on the Internet and international law http://nie.mn/i5RrzG »

Oh, awesome. Dataviz, circa 1900 http://nie.mn/eUWXrk »

Garfield on the Twitter revolution debates: "Social media are not about messaging; they are about relationships" http://nie.mn/ek8nI5 »

Demand Media exec: Despite Google’s updates, "we haven’t seen a material net impact on our Content & Media business" http://nie.mn/fdA8L7 »

Great conversation taking place in the comments on @jxpaton‘s TBD-reax blog post http://nie.mn/e3OxQS »

 
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In a corner of Brazil, local reporters are switching to government jobs and the state is achieving “media capture”
A strategy of “capturing the main professionals from the newspapers, in their respective fields of work, and thus reduce the tensions of being disturbed by the journalists every single day.” “Memory is crucial for journalism, and we are losing it.”
Focus here, not there: These are the gaps in political misinformation research
“Persistent debates about what constitutes ‘fake news’ and distinctions between other types of false information are mostly distracting.” Plus: A guide to covering misinformation without burning your news org or your readers, and a discussion of filter bubbles as not-really-a-thing.
How are paywalled news outlets preparing to serve residents in California’s mega-power shutoffs?
“If we’re going to have news that is paid for by audiences, we have to talk about the news that should never be behind paywalls.”