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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
MIT Responds to Death of Activist Aaron Swartz, Begins Internal Investigation  —  Two days after Internet activist Aaron Swartz took his own life, the President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has issued a public response and will launch an internal investigation looking …
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Alex Stamos / Unhandled Exception:
The Truth about Aaron Swartz's “Crime”  —  I did not know Aaron Swartz, unless you count having copies of a person's entire digital life on your forensics server as knowing him.  I did once meet his father, an intelligent and dedicated man who was clearly pouring his life into defending his son.
Micah Allen / Neuroconscience:
Researchers begin posting article PDFs to twitter in #pdftribute to Aaron Swartz  —  Yesterday, as I was completing my morning coffee and internet ritual, @le_feufollet broke the sad news to me of Aaron Swartz's death.  Aaron was a leader online, a brilliant coder and developer …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
New York Times to launch electronic corrections form  —  The New York Times website is to launch a new electronic corrections submissions form, to try and improve the reader's ability to report an error.  Speaking to Journalism.co.uk for a podcast on best practice in online corrections …
Christopher Zara / International Business Times:
The Year Of Kickstarter Journalism: Crowdfunding Is Doing What The News Industry Can't  —  As the publishing industry struggles to figure out a sustainable business model in the digital age, crowdfunded journalism projects have been taking off in droves on Kickstarter, where more and more …
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Eugene C. Patterson, Editor and Civil Rights Crusader, Dies at 89  —  Eugene C. Patterson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning editor of The Atlanta Constitution during the civil rights conflicts of the 1960s and later the managing editor of The Washington Post and editor of The St. Petersburg Times in Florida …
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
Journalists in Greece Are Becoming Targets  —  The Greek police on Saturday were looking for the people responsible for detonating makeshift bombs at the homes of five journalists in Athens, the latest in a series of actions taken against reporters in Greece that have raised questions about a deteriorating climate for media freedom.
Discussion: RTÉ, BBC and Big News Network.com
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viggle Isn't Buying GetGlue After All  —  Last fall, social TV company Viggle announced that it was buying competitor GetGlue in a deal that could have been worth $70 million or more.  —  But that deal never closed, and tonight GetGlue says that it never will.  —  A blog post by GetGlue founder Alex Iskold doesn't say much.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Condé Nast Contracts Cut Author's Share in Film Deals  —  It's a dream tucked in the backs of many journalists' minds: the article they write becomes a blockbuster movie and they reap a healthy share of the profits, a walk on the red carpet and — who knows? — maybe even an Oscar.
Keith Stuart / Guardian:
News as games: immoral or the future of interactive journalism?  —  Apple's decision to reject an iPhone game exploring the conflict in Syria reflects wider unease about playing with news  —  Picture this.  One morning, you visit the Guardian home page to find a headline article about …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When j-school goes online: Putting journalism education in front of a massive audience  —  When the University of Texas' Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas offered its first massive open online course in journalism — “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” — more than 2,000 people registered.
 
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