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Newsonomics: Tomorrow’s life-or-death decisions for newspapers are suddenly today’s, thanks to coronavirus
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May 16, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Al Gore’s iPad book, Forbes.com bolsters print and the return of The New York World

What does the reaction to ad-supported Kindle say about consumer’s attitudes towards ads? http://nie.mn/ksY2MK »

NYT says the turnaround for About.com starts with fixing the expert guides http://nie.mn/jtpoJw »

A video look at Al Gore’s "Our Choice," a full-length book made for the iPad http://nie.mn/juQXOZ »

Steve Forbes says revenue from Forbes.com accounts for 50 % of the magazine’s total revenues http://nie.mn/lmmAPB »

PSA: Mashable is staffing up for writers and community engagement http://nie.mn/jwgRsR »

Want to dive into ProPublica’s Pulitzer winning Wall Street series? It’s now in Kindle Single form http://nie.mn/kWWXcU »

AOL is adding to its list of sites (and competitors) with AOL Industry http://nie.mn/k0LhVd »

Friends of detained AJE reporter (and 2009 Nieman Fellow) Dorothy Parvaz have created @freedorothy. Please follow and RT »

What do you do if your emergency funds for covering breaking news run out? ABC News is about to find out http://nie.mn/kwKiw4 »

The New York World returns as a digital news project from Columbia (and they’re hiring) http://nie.mn/ijRFYr »

The NY Times, AP and Getty Images are developing a tool to put the semantic web to use for newsrooms http://nie.mn/kiIS3g »

Radiolab’s Robert Krulwich advice for new journalists: "Think about NOT waiting your turn" http://nie.mn/kRkITm »

The first thing to know about CBSnews.com’s "What’s Trending?" Don’t call it a web show http://nie.mn/k9KEXU »

 
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