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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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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”