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July 19, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Internet users trust more, Time introduces iPad access to subscribers and accusations of US phone hacking

An American PR group is accusing a reporter of phone hacking its conference calls http://nie.mn/quEdT9»

News Challenge winner OpenCourt balances a victim’s privacy with the 1st Amendment http://nie.mn/pvVO3E »

Time magazine is the latest to include iPad access in the print subscription http://nie.mn/p0RXn0 »

The “Page One” filmmakers interviewed author Sarah Ellison on the mind of Murdoch http://nie.mn/pj4DjT »

Esquire’s Chris Jones with the latest installment of “Why’s this so good?” over at @niemanstory http://nie.mn/r6EkKZ »

MT @Poynter: Your 5-minute guide to News Corp. phone hacking scandal: http://nie.mn/oVmaQH »

Seven days of work with just a Chromebook: “It was the best of devices; it was the worst of devices” http://nie.mn/rrLtnV »

The Murdochs are before Parliament now http://nie.mn/pJAofx »

Interesting dive into Pew’s study on social media: Internet users are much more trusting. http://nie.mn/o75MhD via @mathewi »

@joshuatopolsky‘s next project is called The Verge: http://nie.mn/pFkcjB »

 
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As they shrink, are local newspapers protecting their “iron core” of local government coverage? This paper says no
Newspapers have all had to make cuts. But it doesn’t look like they’ve favored the beats that are most important to democracy — watchdog coverage of local governments — over other kinds of news.
Keep your pants on, everyone (and quit defending the male journalists who don’t)
Plus: The SacBee wants those sweet, sweet clicks, the Dallas News Guild wins its vote to unionize, and “when bison merit 80% of the airtime afforded to Asian American history, it calls into question not only the leadership of public television but also who gets to tell these stories, and why.”
How the Minneapolis Star Tribune made the best of a canceled state fair
Carve-your-own butter sculptures, Minnesota trivia, and cheese curd-flavored chapstick were among the Star Tribune’s virtual offerings. (Replicating the llama costume contest proved a bit too difficult.)