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May 26, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Links on Twitter: HuffPost goes to Canada, TPM taunts NYSE

How to win the New Yorker cartoon caption contest: Be in New York http://nie.mn/igacOw »

Why every student should learn journalism skills http://nie.mn/ii3q20 »

“Words like ‘local’ and ‘niche’ characterize Dallas-Fort Worth media the way keratin defines a Texas longhorn.” http://nie.mn/k3lHzy »

PSA: @NYMag is hiring a social-media manager http://nie.mn/kPrFTg »

TPM got a C&D notice from the New York Stock Exchange after running a wire photo of the trading floor http://nie.mn/jO61M9 »

Reuters: Morgan Stanley will allow a test group of brokers to start tweeting next month http://nie.mn/j8mN6r »

The Huffington Post launches HuffPost Canada http://nie.mn/loudr9 »

The Boston Globe is getting in on the Groupon competition http://nie.mn/lyFYa4 »

The @FreeNYTimes feed appears to be shut http://t.co/8LUX4iP »

 
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