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May 13, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Buttry to JRC, Google News offers “News Near You,” a thriving newspaper market in India

Big congrats to @stevebuttry, the newest member of #JRC! http://nie.mn/mUrXTS »

How @dhcole used TileMill to build an interactive map of the aftershocks in Japan http://nie.mn/jysB5q »

RT @AnnaTarkov: Great wrap-up by @agahran of the reaction so far to ASNE’s social media guidelines for journalists: http://bit.ly/lHPm7L »

Fascinating run-down on India’s thriving—yes, thriving—market for newspapers http://nie.mn/l0DAzY »

Google News releases a "News near you” feature for mobile http://nie.mn/kM2sLh »

RT @pomeranian99: The NYT covers teachers who use backchannels to encourage in-class debate http://nyti.ms/mdZ6X6 »

.@ProPublica’s Richard Tofel on the future of news and some books that portend it (via @CJR) http://nie.mn/mSbhDw »

"Strong journalism" + "timeless fun": a review of this week’s Pop-Up Magazine show (ht @gregtspielberg) http://nie.mn/jRZa8W »

What’s in a name? The Washingtonian resurrects a story to reflect OBL’s death http://nie.mn/jHaNDH »

One reason the White House isn’t releasing its OBL photo? The Internet’s love of Photoshop http://nie.mn/kBFkCG »

Goodbye, TableTalk: @scottros on the lessons of a pioneering online community http://nie.mn/iVu0aa »

NBC News is developing an hour-long news broadcast…for prime time http://nie.mn/j9yWq

 
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Ozy says it’s great at discovering big names before the mainstream media. But is it?
Does the site’s “signature ahead-of-the-curve coverage” really uncover “the new, the next, rising stars, new trends, that kind of stuff”? Or does it “discover” stars already discovered?
The LA Times’ Kevin Merida thinks Los Angeles is “the perfect place to redefine the modern newspaper”
“We don’t have to turn around a whole big ship. We can try things.”
The Mississippi Free Press launched early to cover the pandemic, but aims to be in nonprofit news “for the long game”
“If you seem to be an organization that’s only concerned with large donors and large foundations, you’re probably only concerned with one type of reporting.”