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Why The New York Times considers books — like podcasts and TV — ripe for expansion
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April 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A new head for MIT’s Media Lab, a Kickstarter magazine, a “Tale of Two Timeses”

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How Sendai newspapers turned to Twitter after last month’s tsunami destroyed their presses (via @vincrosbie) »

Awesome new outlet: Sensate, a journal for experiments in critical media practice »

Nice: a Kickstarter project to launch a global-culture iPad mag (via @pomeranian99) »

The State Department has abandoned, shifting its resources to social media »

"No one cares what you spent," and other hard lessons for news from @jeffjarvis »

"New tools and old values": from Watergate to Lewinskygate, the evolution of investigative reporting »

The Designer Fund wants to spawn a new breed of design-oriented tech company »

YouTube considers a monetization scheme for its live streaming service »

"A Tale Of Two Timeses": @paidcontent compares the meter to the wall »

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Why The New York Times considers books — like podcasts and TV — ripe for expansion
“Reporters leave a ton in their notebooks. The book form really gives us a chance to expand the journalism.”
No paywall in the chicken coop: A fast-food chain is paying to take down 16 Canadian newspapers’ paywalls this month
Canadians will be able to keep abreast of the latest news for the next month, thanks to a sponsorship from Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters, home of the Tater Poutine. This thing could have legs.
How a Boston Globe website started connecting those in need because of coronavirus with those who can help
“We love our city and these are our neighbors. It’s a difficult time and if we can make a difference, we will.”