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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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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.” »

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

#FutureOfNews Innovation of the Day: The Guardian makes a certain wedding disappear with one click »

What’s Patch doing right? Transparency over objectivity, says @laurenmichell. (Agree?) »

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

Twitter appears to have introduced text ads »

Congrats to @katchesmark on becoming @CIRonline‘s editorial director and @chasedavis its tech director! »

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. »

Interesting: Might Netflix kill Internet movie piracy? It’s cheap, and so much easier »

A businessman is prepared to offer $200+ million for the Boston Globe — much more than two summers ago »

No. 1 on Reddit? A thank-you note from PBS that encouraged hundreds more to give »

The White House banished a “print pool” reporter for pulling out a phone to record video »

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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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“Listening is great, and talking to community members is great, but we also have to figure out how to be of use.”