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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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July 21, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Innovation at Google after Labs, ads sales booming on NYT iPad app and eBook tips for journalists

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Janet Robinson says the ad inventory for the NYT iPad app is sold out through the third quarter »

PSA: The Washington Post is looking for a news applications designer »

A Forrester survey finds advertisers are ahead of publishers in investing in new kinds of ad products »

The Washington Post has a neat new interactive Census map. Check your city! »

Media General says its deals site,, has been hurt by change to Google’s search rankings »

RT @andrewkueneman: Hiring 2 experienced designers & 1 design tech in the NYT digital design group. DM me I’d interested. Will be postin … »

Interesting note: has 57,000 digital subscribers on Kindles and Nooks »

Tips for journalists on how to turn their work into a viable eBook »

Why media companies (and marketers) need new metrics for ads on tablets »

What’s the future of innovation at Google with the end of Google Labs? »

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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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How uncritical news coverage feeds the AI hype machine
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