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10:50 AM ET, May 28, 2011


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What I Learned In Joplin  —  I'm going to write this in a stream of consciousness, the same way I experienced Joplin.  —  It was my first time covering — more accurately, trying to cover — a disaster.  The National desk knows I am a weather geek, so I came close to covering the tornadoes …
Mathew Ingram /
NYT Reporter Shows the Power of Twitter as Journalism  —  Updated: Anyone who has been following the protests and revolutions in the Middle East for the past few months has probably heard of Andy Carvin, the NPR editor who has been using Twitter to curate news from the region.
Discussion: Future of Journalism and MetaFilter, Thanks:mathewi
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
David Pogue and Nicki Dugan: A Conflict of Interest?  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  Powerful New York Times tech reviewer David Pogue's new romance with a key Silicon Valley PR executive has many buzzing about a possible conflict of interest.  —  David Pogue is an incredibly popular technology columnist …
Scienceline: A Case Study in Teaching Specialty Journalism  —  I learned how to be a journalist at my college paper.  I didn't go to journalism school.  But I teach at one, and from the time that I became an adjunct at New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Checking in with the Newport Daily News: Two years after a digital paywall, print is still king  —  The Newport (R.I.) Daily News might have been ahead of its time in offering the Frank Rich discount: The newspaper charges a hefty premium for digital-only access in hopes of boosting print subscriptions.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Huffington Post Hires Andrei Scheinkman to Lead Interactive News Features Team  —  The Huffington Post made another swipe at The New York Times roster today, grabbing interactive news developer Andrei Scheinkman.  At The Huffington Post Mr. Scheinkman will build a small team of 3-5 developers …
New York Times:
Facebook Is Developing Ways to Share Media  —  Facebook is developing features that will make the sharing of users' favorite music, television shows and other media as much a part of its site as playing games or posting vacation photos.  —  The company is in discussions with several online music services …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Some Good News for AOL: Patch Traffic Has Doubled This Year  —  Spending $315 million to buy the Huffington Post was a big deal for AOL, but, in terms of ongoing investment, Patch is a much bigger one.  The hyperlocal news network is burning through $40 million a quarter — more than Huffpo spent in all of last year.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
The opportunities and challenges of Meporter, a new citizen journalism mobile app  —  A mobile app called Meporter aims to help citizen journalists report on events and breaking news.  —  Meporter launched Tuesday afternoon at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York City.
Discussion: Beet.TV, Thanks:jeffsondermanch
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Contreras out as head of E.W. Scripps newspaper division  —  Scripps says in a release that “we deeply appreciate his service,” but doesn't say why Mark Contreras was removed from the job, which he's had since January 2005.  Scripps CEO Rich Boehne will serve as the acting head …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
SeeSaw online TV venture to close  —  Arqiva to pull plug on SeeSaw after failing to find an investment partner or buyer for the service  —  Arqiva is set to close online TV venture SeeSaw after failing to find an investment partner or buyer to keep the service alive.
Discussion: Media Week and Pocket-lint
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