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The future of local news is “civic information,” not “declining legacy systems,” says new report
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June 1, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Schmidt ‘screwed up’ on social, Twitter announces photo service

Twitter CEO @dickc to developers: “Move up the value chain.” via @Aerocles »

Still recovering from the PBS hack, @PBSMediaShift is posting its new stories to Facebook »

Americans are data guzzlers, but nothing like the Koreans »

RT @NewsHour: “I hope it doesn’t make us, or any other news organization, more cautious,” @JudyWoodruff on #PBSHack »

NPR’s @Ombudsman says adios and shares her wish list: more minority voices and a corrections editor »

RT @twitter: Today we’re launching a new #search and #photos experience »

Vivian Schiller is in talks to oversee digital projects for NBC News, @pkafka reports »

American University’s @JLab introduces a new site, launches “Ideas & Innovations” section »

The WSJ names a new blogs editor. “Readership of WSJ blogs continues to expand … 50% from last year.” »

LOL: Marc Maron’s video promo for WTF, now on public radio »

The S.F. Chronicle’s new iPad app is free for 30 days, then $6/month or $60/year — free for print subscribers. »

Eric Schmidt takes the blame for Google’s social awkwardness. “I screwed up.” »

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