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Is unpublishing old crime stories Orwellian or empathetic? The Boston Globe is offering past story subjects a “fresh start”
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May 20, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Google stops scanning papers, HuffPost scoop ignored, Internet TV encroaches on cable

MT @brainpicker: Where Are The Jobs? Annotated heat map of (un)employment http://nie.mn/kgvriK (PDF) »

Ebooks may be a way to revive out-of-print tree-books http://nie.mn/iBV5B0 »

Internet TV appears to be eating away at cable TV’s market share http://nie.mn/iCcW7W »

The creator of Publish2 says he knows how to make it easy for newspapers to link out http://nie.mn/knGns9 »

Amy Ellis Nutt on writing a Pulitzer-winning story: tell “readers something they don’t know” http://nie.mn/iMVwqT (via @niemanstory) »

Farmer and ag writer Tom Philpott is joining @MotherJones to launch a blog on the politics of food http://nie.mn/ky95cb »

An eye-tracking study finds paper beats iPad at keeping a reader’s attention, but “gaze patterns” are identical http://nie.mn/j6ZpFj »

Midday diversion: Stephen Colbert “thanks” Facebook for adding brand-name tagging to photos (2:10 mark) http://nie.mn/lLS6bI »

What is journalism worth paying for? “Free carries a price” http://nie.mn/mCKFaZ »

NPR’s proposal to raise station fees for digital services is “a new virtual variety of sticker shock” http://nie.mn/m8II6P »

TMZ’s chief is criticizing “traditional media” CNN over a key detail in its Schwarzenegger coverage http://nie.mn/kxJXAs »

Google is abandoning its attempt to scan and archive all the world’s newspapers http://nie.mn/j5wMZ4 »

HuffPost broke a big story, but the press didn’t seem to notice http://nie.mn/j8Ib7R »

The White House says the decision to keep the Boston Herald out of a local press pool was a matter of fairness http://nie.mn/mvCWOJ »

 
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