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Postcards and laundromat visits: The Texas Tribune audience team experiments with IRL distribution
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Aug. 10, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Gizmodo cleared in iPhone case, Amazon takes Kindle reader to the cloud and Law & Order: Social Media Unit

The Atlantic has a new event this fall with UC San Diego featuring Ev Williams, Will Wright and Elon Musk »

RT @OReillyMedia: ‘The HItchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ to be released as an iOS app this fall #42 /gg »

PSA: The New York Times is looking for a senior developer »

Good news for Gawker: The Gizmodo staff won’t be charged in the iPhone 4 prototype case »

What’s the guiding principle for “Trying to understand the future of online video journalism” »

The NYPD created a social media unit. How long till a Law & Order spin-off? »

@FakeAPStylebook on their success: “For us it was like stepping on a landmine” »

A good lineup (including our new curator) for @berkmancenter‘s discussion on the past and future of media »

Digital to print: Josh Topolsky of The @Verge will write a tech column for the Washington Post »

Interesting note amid falling magazine circulation: One mag is giving bloggers a cut for selling subs »

RT @spj_tweets: Use @Hootsuite? Company seeking feedback in developing infosheets for journalists: via @journtoolbox »

Encouraging! Three quarters of adults get news online! But the top online activities are email and search »

Amazon sidesteps Apple with a new cloud-based Kindle Reader app »

Demand Media will now be selling advertising for The Village Voice and The Awl »

“What I’m looking at is how do we reduce the cost of original reporting without losing anything” »

Mapping the London riots and why verifiable information is sometimes hard to find »

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