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May 24, 2011, 6:30 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter buys Tweetdeck, Gawker pageviews come back, 1 in 3 Americans don’t have broadband

An FCC report says 26 million Americans lack broadband access; 1 in 3 Americans doesn’t subscribe http://nie.mn/lXwwgG »

Soon-to-be Duke grad @christine_hall really wants you to hire her http://nie.mn/mA6ihF via @simonowens »

An MIT startup records television and, simultaneously, the things being said about the programs and ads online http://nie.mn/kUyuuv »

Pardon his hokeyness, but John Horgan is upbeat about the future of science journalism http://nie.mn/lP55EW »

Congratulations to the Nieman Foundation’s Class of 2012! http://nie.mn/ipgnsr »

RT @nicknotned: Gawker Media’s weekly pageviews at 114m — back to level before redesign. http://bit.ly/kbftVM »

Inside the campaign to release Al-Jazeera English journalist Dorothy Parvaz (Nieman Fellow ’09) http://nie.mn/lFOr3a »

It’s officially almost official: Twitter is reported to have acquired TweetDeck for $40 million http://nie.mn/jZLR58 »

“Today’s e-book power buyer—someone who buys an e-book at least once a week—is a 44-year-old woman who loves romance” http://nie.mn/mCxfif »

The NYT’s @lheron revealed the paper’s social-media policy: “Don’t be stupid.” http://nie.mn/mbKitX »

 
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In a corner of Brazil, local reporters are switching to government jobs and the state is achieving “media capture”
A strategy of “capturing the main professionals from the newspapers, in their respective fields of work, and thus reduce the tensions of being disturbed by the journalists every single day.” “Memory is crucial for journalism, and we are losing it.”
Focus here, not there: These are the gaps in political misinformation research
“Persistent debates about what constitutes ‘fake news’ and distinctions between other types of false information are mostly distracting.” Plus: A guide to covering misinformation without burning your news org or your readers, and a discussion of filter bubbles as not-really-a-thing.
How are paywalled news outlets preparing to serve residents in California’s mega-power shutoffs?
“If we’re going to have news that is paid for by audiences, we have to talk about the news that should never be behind paywalls.”