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March 15, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NYT paywall arrives at the right time, sports teams become the media and the gamification of the news

Yes, more newspapers have mobile sites, but they need to get more creative »

Moviefone to AOL sibling TechCrunch: Could you turn down the snark? TC: Snark dial turned to 11 »

Sunshine! San Diego City Beat and a local open data group have created a site indexing public databases »

Change! Andrew Golis is departing as editor of Yahoo’s Upshot for a digital media post at Frontline »

Live now: Get the inside scoop on using Facebook for reporting with @acarvin, @zseward & @Caro »

Want to know more about how a nuclear reactor shuts down? The NYT has a great interactive feature »

Unlocking the Metro Section Badge: Ideas to make gamification relevant to news »

When sports teams and leagues have their own media, where does that leave beat reporters? »

Public Media PSA: KPCC is looking for a senior designer and developer for web and mobile »

Media chaos, rapidly breaking news and new tech? The NYT picked the right time to launch its paywall »

"Twitter would not be the company it is today without Tweetie, TweetDeck, TweetGrid, and many, many others" »

Covering the aftermath of Japan? The Google Earth team has new satellite imagery to help out »

Inside the art, science and magic of recommendation engines with Pandora, YouTube and StumbleUpon »

Is Apple trying to help get magazines on the iPad with a template code for developers? »

CNN: When we couldn’t get to Japan fast enough citizen media helped fill the void »

An AP sportswriter called out a ref in a Tweet. Outcome? A lawsuit »

Do you use Blogger? It took a while but Blogger is finally getting a facelift »

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