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Feb. 28, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The limits of Kickstarter, an infographic on infographics and Facebook’s role in journalism

"We got ahead of ourselves — and now we’re rowing back." Denton’s memo on fixes to Gawker’s new look http://nie.mn/fL21q6 »

The limits of tip-jar journalism: Why Kachingle has yet to take off http://nie.mn/dPnQVQ »

California Watch is taking its newsroom on the road and is asking readers where to go http://nie.mn/fRcLQ4 »

The Future of Media is aggregating your monthly bills, at least for Hearst http://nie.mn/espgIi »

Visualization overload: An excellent infographic on infographics http://nie.mn/i4HAh0 »

Good news! The exact number of times you can check-out HarperCollins e-books has been discovered: 26 http://nie.mn/dL79Hs »

Couldn’t make it to #NICAR11? @MacDivaONA has a round-up of sessions, discussions and new tools http://nie.mn/eyrHHV »

Surprise! Survey finds people want tablet devices to be cheaper! Also, willing to pay $5-$10 for news http://nie.mn/ghCMPt »

Taxes, phones, and editorial policies: Tips and lessons on starting a non-profit news orgnaization http://nie.mn/foxKFc »

Oscar-worthy or not, Facebook has become an integral part of journalism today http://nie.mn/gcT2ps »

Are trust and data the most valuable assets for media companies of the future http://nie.mn/e6iLrN »

The dead shall Tweet! On Reorbit your favorite departed author comes alive to Tweet their work http://nie.mn/gJFFzV »

Is Mashable all growns up? They’re hiring their own ad sales team http://nie.mn/ht4BM1 »

Remnants matter: Why publishers are now building their own ad exchanges http://nie.mn/f7Lgy1 »

"For each dollar added to online revenue, the WaPo lost five dollars on print" http://nie.mn/fAeDve »

Meet Big News Boston, a new news visualization tool and a winner in the Boston Hack Day Challenge http://nie.mn/i6rQhK »

 
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