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April 29, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Print reporter punished for shooting video, a big offer for the Boston Globe, a royal shush button

Update to a story we tweeted this morning. MT @Poynter: WH press secretary: “No reporters have been banned.” http://nie.mn/lIDj8c »

Overlooked this: Stuff Journalists Like, including #35 Name Dropping (what?) and #3 Free Food (never!) http://nie.mn/mqrfBH via @10000Words »

#FutureOfNews Innovation of the Day: The Guardian makes a certain wedding disappear with one click http://nie.mn/jtHLmU »

What’s Patch doing right? Transparency over objectivity, says @laurenmichell. (Agree?) http://nie.mn/mEFCXb »

PSA: Applications are open for the U. of King’s “Summer School in Data Journalism” in Nova Scotia http://nie.mn/jEnObY »

Twitter appears to have introduced text ads http://yfrog.com/h070fgp http://nie.mn/kTiig4 »

Congrats to @katchesmark on becoming @CIRonline‘s editorial director and @chasedavis its tech director! http://nie.mn/luQeRc »

RT @mallarytenore: NPR names Miami Herald’s Edward Schumacher-Matos as its new ombudsman. »

Twitter executive says the service has 200+ million users; 70% of traffic is from outside the U.S. http://nie.mn/mE8fEu »

Interesting: Might Netflix kill Internet movie piracy? It’s cheap, and so much easier http://nie.mn/l7ylGm »

A businessman is prepared to offer $200+ million for the Boston Globe — much more than two summers ago http://nie.mn/kWgKhJ »

No. 1 on Reddit? A thank-you note from PBS that encouraged hundreds more to give http://nie.mn/iPnKFN »

The White House banished a “print pool” reporter for pulling out a phone to record video http://nie.mn/ltKKxe »

 
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