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June 22, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: News Challenge winners and more

.@DocumentCloud: not the first #NewsChallenge 2-time winner! @gothamgazette and @ushahidi are in the 2-win club, too. Thx, @amandabee @jenny8lee »

MT @c4fcm: #NewsChallenge winners announced starting in 15 min! Watch live from MIT: http://nie.mn/joO6Yy »

Behold: flexible screens (or, the awesomest bracelets ever) http://nie.mn/mAyHCd »

Starting Monday, the NY Post will raise its newsstand price…to $0.75 (via @iwantmedia) http://nie.mn/jRP2Ms »

.@mathewi has a great summary of the tale of Ebert/Facebook and its implications http://nie.mn/mJXfmw »

To save paper (and money), in-flight mags may soon go digital http://nie.mn/lWGdJd »

"Digital optimism: It’s really not as brutish as it may sound." http://nie.mn/m1R0H4 »

Google has broken the billion-visitor barrier http://nie.mn/lyIiOZ »

 
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