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June 29, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: A story meeting for the community, an iPad app for Oprah

The Register Citizen is inviting community members to participate in daily “online story meetings” http://nie.mn/lqjfw9 »

MT @jonathanstray: The Johnny Cash project: Best Internet-enabled collaborative artwork I’ve yet seen. http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/ »

.@AP has reached an agreement with the Korea Central News Agency to establish a news bureau in Pyongyang http://nie.mn/k1wWKP »

Seems @Biz is not all that happy about Twitter appearing to be buddies with the State Department http://nie.mn/iQrnbS »

When Jill Abramson takes over the NYT this fall, is holding onto staff her first priority? http://nie.mn/jqjfW9 »

Oprah’s book club is making the leap to digital in a new edition of the O Magazine iPad app http://nie.mn/lNI1cX »

If a league lockout happens, NBA.com won’t be able to to show videos or photos of players http://nie.mn/jTs9ar »

Village Voice staffers plan to continue to publish on Tumblr if they have to strike http://nie.mn/kE7OuM »

 
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