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What’s with the rise of “fact-based journalism”?
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May 18, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: 5 things to know, Longshot’s back, a Hulu for mags (and Android)

RT @longshotmag: As promised, we’ve got an announcement coming up tomorrow at 11:00 PST/14:00EST. PS: Who wants to make a magazine? »

Mediabistro launches "5 Things You Need to Know This Week," a weekly web series »

MT @zseward: Little known: @nytkeller signed up for Twitter the day after @jbenton gave a talk about it at the NYT »

"Hulu for Magazines" launches its Android newsstand, in preview, today »

RT @mayerjoy: Great resource RT @Brizzyc: Calendar of Twitter chats – very useful! by @webbmedia »

"There are very few sites that exist as stand-alone aggregation efforts that I think are any good." »

Today, @TheAtlanticWire is letting readers in on how the blog sausage is made »

We’re thrilled to report that Dorothy Parvaz, detained in Syria 19 days ago, has been released »

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