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Aug. 1, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: New Yorker iPad app gains readers, Longshot 2 debuts and the role of media in Parks and Recreation

First it was paywalls to help cover the cost of news. Now? The nagwall »

Awesomeness: An analysis of the role of the media in Pawnee on Parks and Recreation »

PSA: Lots of job opportunities for news developers on this list »

Survey says the affluent like their news in print, according to Ad Age »

The Huffington Post has passed 100 million comments, averaged 175,000/day last week »

“So how exactly is Python programming useful in creative writing?” »

Inside Sports Illustrated as it remakes itself into a digital company »

What’s it like job hunting if you’re a programmer-journalist? »

Turns out people like words: The New Yorker has 100,000 iPad readers »

Vanity Fair has released an ebook of their best reporting on Rupert Murdoch »

The second issue of @Longshotmag is in the bag! Check out the debt issue and congrats to all involved »

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