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Media in Transition 7

  • Podcast: "Media in Transition 7: Unstable Platforms" with @jbenton @mleccese and more #MiT7

Future of News

  • "No dead ends: How news sites can keep readers engaged"
  • With more flexibility available, Latin American newspapers see boom in print and online
  • Seven lessons for journalists from tech entrepreneurs via @knightfdn
  • The news site donation-engagement paradox: those who give most are often the least engaged, and vice versa

Natural Gas

  • The Fracking Song, a "musical explainer" by @jayrosen_nyu students based on ProPublica work. The future is now.

MIT 150th anniversary

  • Great tribute piece from @BillGates on 'Why MIT Matters' (from this Sunday's @BostonGlobe special magazine)



  • Sunlight Foundation's @danielschuman testifies to Congress: lift CRS restrictions, open THOMAS data
  • FCC commissioner approves merger of Comcast and NBC Universal, then leaves FCC to be lobbyist for Comcast
  • Real-world social games are fun…but do they work? via @knightfdn