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Aug. 26, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Earthquakes, hurricanes, brunch

The crazy constellations of #SWSX 2012 panel proposals http://j.mp/ps51jB (via @rajunarisetti) »

"Why not print out some of this fine Awl content to read by candlelight as the world crumbles around you?" http://t.co/YtyDYe6 »

.@NewYorkObserver launches a free bi-annual magazine for NYC parents, brunch enthusiasts http://t.co/0FoUYdi »

Watch the spread of this week’s East Coast earthquake alongside tweets about it http://t.co/DOYX83T (via @zephoria) »

Nielsen: 61% of ereader owners are now female, compared to 46% this time last year http://t.co/RKkxsLM »

MT @PDColford: Word from @AP Managing Editor @LouFerrara is that we have roughly 100 AP journalists covering #Irene across all formats. »

RT @HugoLindgren: @jackshafer Please get in touch if you feel like doing any magazine writing. »

Report: Tumblr is set to raise $75-100 million in venture capital, which will bump its value to $800 million http://t.co/pGlRQYW »

Be conversational, be promotional, be flexible: @stevebuttry‘s advice for institutional Twitter feeds http://t.co/uKzAG8T »

How to make more effective "About Us" pages http://t.co/RqWf2fw »

RT @ericuman: @nytimes has @brianstelter covering Irene & is rocking his Twitter handle right on homepage http://t.co/ltgbpMH »

How Journal Register newsrooms in Connecticut are joining forces to cover Irene http://t.co/Dt7wJEp »

"What we’re witnessing right now is Jobs’ final masterstroke." http://t.co/b0eaeS0 »

10 million: the magic number for professional news site profitability? http://t.co/8eSoN1p »

.@jayrosen_nyu has a proposal for improving political journalism http://t.co/EcJRgUR »

 
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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.”