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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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July 7, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Twitter and cops reporting at, revamps and The Inverted Pyramid of Data Journalism

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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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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