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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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April 26, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Toronto Star limits user engagement, McClatchy mulls digital subscriptions, typewriters live

Keith Olbermann announces date, name of new Current TV show, and it is… “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” »

Adobe’s (pricey) pricing model for iPad magazine publishers »

Toronto Star encourages reporters to “take advantage of social media” but engage cautiously »

Simon Barron: Given the fate of Google Video, Google can’t be trusted with our books »

McClatchy plans to experiment with digital subscriptions »

FishbowlDC: Bloomberg snags Michael Kinsley. “We hear … editors are being paid $500,000 or more to jump ship.” »

Congrats, Jeff! RT @Poynter: Welcome @jeffsonderman, who joins the @Poynter team in mid-May, following @dkiesow on the mobile/social beat »

…but @Gawker says the typewriter isn’t dead yet »

The last typewriter factory in the world is shutting down »

YouTube will launch an on-demand movie service, The Wrap reports »

@jayrosen_nyu reflects on what he (thinks he) knows about journalism, after 25 years teaching it »

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