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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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June 8, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: MIT studies Twitter rumors, WSJ touts app subscribers and George Plimpton’s falconry video game

IRE is working with news developers to create a site to download and analyze Census data »

Good for @GOOD: By traffic and social media, GOOD looks to be on the rise »

The book, film, and website experience that is "Welcome to Pine Point" »

Researchers at MIT are working on a tool that can ID how rumors are spread on Twitter »

NJ supreme court rules that message board users aren’t protected by shield laws »

More thoughts insight on the NY Observer’s new look from @espiers »

RT @jimbradysp: I’ll be discussing TBD & lessons learned in a Poynter webinar at 2pm ET today. Sign up! »

RT @parisreview: George Plimpton video game? Why, yes! Play Plimpton’s Video Falconry here: »

The WSJ says it has more than 200,000 app subscribers on phones, tablets and e-readers »

In two years TV will really be available everywhere, say TV executives »

Houston, the psychic, the NYT and those bodies: When news alerts get ahead of the story »

Big-time PSA: Columbia Journalism Review is looking for an Editor-in-Chief »

The BBC’s College of Journalism and POLIS are holding a conference on the media and accountability »

DocumentCloud has been rolling out a better search and new ways to annotate and redact documents »

Bloomberg’s head of digital talks about their recen redesign and how they use multimedia »

Google has developed a system to track attribution of content that may affect ranking »

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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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