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True Genius: How to go from “the future of journalism” to a fire sale in a few short years
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April 13, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Online TV’s on fire, Patch is hiring, Hugh Grant’s reporting

Ironic awesomeness from @TheOnion‘s archive: "Syrus may also go ‘on-line’ with a ‘website.’" »

New Twitter handle of the day: @AP_Interactive »

Big congrats to Stanford’s newest crop of International Knight Fellows! »

What’s more shareable, news content or gossip? News, says @lavrusik—and that’s a good thing »

In which Hugh Grant—yep, that Hugh Grant—becomes an investigative reporter (via @felixsalmon) »

Online TV brought in $1.6 billion last year—up 34% from 2009 »

"AOL may hire as many as one full-time journalist per Patch site, though the final number hasn’t been decided." »

Boston police are using YouTube for clues in a Roxbury bus crash »

What jobs does a newspaper do that no other medium does for its readers? »

Are we in the midst of a mobile ad revolution? @newsosaur makes the case »

Apple might—just might—be launching a subscription video service »

UberMedia is outlining plans for a Twitter competitor »

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