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July 7, 2011, 6 p.m.

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Paul Bradshaw has developed an “Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism” »

The Utne Reader is launching a socially curated magazine called Alt Wire »

“Why’s this so good?” No. 2: McPhee takes on the Mississippi (by @carlzimmer) »

The AP tells its staff to be careful what you Tweet »

What could media companies learn from a new eBook subscription service? »

Has the new social state of news returned journalism to an era where mass media doesn’t exist? »

PSA RT @berkmancenter: The metaLAB (at) Harvard is looking to hire a part-time designer/developer! »

A new look is in store for the homepage »

Question: With News of the World shutting down, have there been any other newspapers forced to close because of scandal? »

People are most willing to pay for game apps. Least likely? News apps, according to Nielsen »

Today, @ProPublica‘s #Muckreads focuses on the UK phone-hacking scandal, with great guest editors »

There were almost 170,000 #AskObama Tweets during the President’s town hall yesterday »

Adaptation and acquisition: How Hearst is trying to remake itself as a new media company »

How to reconcile conflicting reports from Twitter and the cops? Lessons from the »

Early lessons on advertising, retaining customers and more from’s Boston Deals »

Good morning! The Washington Post explains how the name of DSK’s accuser wound up in online comments »

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The Kansas City Defender is a nonprofit news site for young Black audiences across the Midwest
“We do advocate against the racist function of policing, [but] we focus equally on being present in the community, doing poetry nights, basketball park takeovers, and other community-building, life-affirming activities.”
Cable news has a much bigger effect on America’s polarization than social media, study finds
“Compared to online audiences, partisan TV news consumers tend not to stray too far from their narrow sets of preferred news sources.”
Doing a little word puzzle as the world burns
“I started playing word games as a way to stop reading the news first thing in the morning.”