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July 6, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NPR’s StateImpact goes live, Boston Globe’s Whitey Bulger eBooks and StumbleUpon becomes top referrer

Move over Carl Kasell: Donate $100 to @Longshotmag and Alexis Madrigal will record your voicemail message http://nie.mn/qyDlZp »

A case for the re-emergence of the the evening edition news product http://nie.mn/qStQBV »

Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio are the first states to go live on NPR’s StateImpact project http://nie.mn/qrmMyC »

The Knight Foundation and NEA are launching a competition on new models for arts journalism http://nie.mn/qx8QDG »

PSA: The Washington Post is looking for a web developer http://nie.mn/pY7B3y »

The Boston Globe is publishing its archived investigations of Whitey Bulger as e-books http://nie.mn/o2sY7E »

Here’s an interesting comparison of questions for the President from Twitter users vs. journalists http://nie.mn/pI7dbM #askObama »

Before BuzzMachine there was Maddie & David: @JeffJarvis on TV’s “Moonlighting” in 1987 http://nie.mn/q1ymCX »

Alberto Ibarguen on how the Knight Foundation almost missed a media project from Tim Berners-Lee http://nie.mn/nERfWu »

RT @AmyResnick: Congrats @antderosa Anthony De Rosa is the new social media editor for Reuters.com. »

As Groupon grows bigger, they want to get…weirder? Vanity Fair profiles CEO Andrew Mason http://nie.mn/oHzaAR »

StumbleUpon has replaced Facebook as the top traffic driver to websites (for the moment). http://nie.mn/npZY6P »

RT @NiemanReports: Dorothy Parvaz speaks to @TellMeMoreNPR about her detention in Syria http://n.pr/mXzGgJ & Iran http://n.pr/ow3uG6 »

Ever wanted to check-in and share that issue of Newsweek you were reading? GetGlue made it real http://nie.mn/r3bx7u »

Financial analysis site Seeking Alpha has paid out more than $500,000 to premium bloggers http://nie.mn/qCMWZ7 »

 
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