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Newsonomics: In Memphis’ unexpected news war, The Daily Memphian’s model demands attention
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May 25, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Facebook partners with Spotify, TribData expands, the government explores the meaning of metaphors

Metaphor and worldview: how spy researchers are studying our use of language http://nie.mn/jaze7B »

Oh, YES: http://correlate.googlelabs.com/ »

RT @mediagazer: Glenn Beck Planning Web TV Channel GBTV, Tagline: ‘The Truth Lives Here’ (@alexweprin / TVNewser) http://j.mp/kTAHD2 »

Many great innovators found success because they "asked better questions than everyone else" (via @marksluckie) http://nie.mn/j2CSPE »

The site for @FrontlinePBS‘ WikiSecrets doc is, among other things, a fantastic #futureofcontext case study http://nie.mn/ipaVza »

The Montreal Gazette launched its paywall today in the metered-model style of the NYT http://nie.mn/kFKilX »

Forbes: Facebook is launching a music-streaming service in partnership with Spotify http://nie.mn/jltW4j »

.@Tribdata adds 27 agencies to its gov salary database; it now has info for 660,000 public employees (via @jlab) http://nie.mn/iIRLSn »

Barnes and Noble CEO: B&N’s market share in the e-book space currently exceeds 25% http://nie.mn/lV28Vo »

Twitter: "We will continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love." http://nie.mn/lGGunA »

HBO has soft-launched HBO Connect, its experiment with giving viewers a "second screen" experience http://nie.mn/mzwIjd »

Sulzberger: Print subs are "an enormously stable base from which to continue to leverage our journalistic activities." http://nie.mn/lqT6Oi »

Hashtag of the day: #mesh11, the mesh ’11 conference in Toronto http://nie.mn/m7poW9 »

"Although he died in a place of tremendous violence, ultimately he died at liberty and he died at peace." http://nie.mn/iFhsbG »

In an age of shrinking newsrooms, Bloomberg now has 2,300 reporters in 72 countries http://nie.mn/kAhzqK »

.@DanGillmor on true curation versus "lazy linking" (via @sdavy) »

A New York Times article is tweeted every 4 seconds, Sulzberger says http://nie.mn/iO1Odg »

 
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Newsonomics: In Memphis’ unexpected news war, The Daily Memphian’s model demands attention
It’s generated controversy over its fundraising, its paywall, and its staffing. But it’s also about as close as a major American city has gotten to a digital news site that can go toe-to-toe with the local daily newspaper.
The New Yorker’s new weekly newsletter on climate change will try to break through the daily noise
“Climate is one of those big, overarching topics that feels essential to understand and also very overwhelming. The newsletter form seems like the right way to approach it because it narrows the focus.”
Spotify is gaining a podcast audience quickly. But is it an audience that isn’t as interested in news?
Data from Germany finds that Apple Podcasts users devote about 23 percent of their podcast listening to news shows — versus just 8 percent for Spotify users.