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@niemanlab archives: August 7, 2009

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Josh Marshall’s first attempt at blogging (“Washington Memo”) rankled the bosses. That’s how TPM was born http://tr.im/vWsA 
 
Long week, right? If you missed anything, here are my 40 most-recent links, ranked by your clicks http://nieman.40twits.com 
 
@quirkyknitgirl For me, selecting civil union, commitment ceremony, or same-sex marriage changes bride, groom to 1st partner, 2nd partner 
 
New York Times wedding announcements marry the semantic web http://tr.im/vUZj 
 
“Worst could be over!” A year after economy tanked, SmartMoney lets you @ReliveTheCrash with 2008 news http://tr.im/vTr6 
 
@Mid0 Here you go: http://3.ly/xwv The story turns out to be from 2006, though. For some reason, it surfaced today on Google News and E&P. 
 
As @romenesko points out, that AP story about The Proctor (Minn.) Journal ran in 2006 http://3.ly/xwv Surfaced on Google News, E&P today. 
 
Where the New York Times graphics team finds inspiration: Google Finance, National Geographic, Edward Tufte http://tr.im/vJEe 
 
Business model! Minnesota paper charging 5ยข a word for letters to the editor that endorse politicians http://tr.im/vSAO 
 
Two philosophies for online video ads: as many as possible (CBS) or fewer but more expensive (Hulu) http://tr.im/vS26 
 
Good morning! After dropping the daily (43,000 circ), C.S. Monitor signs up 50,000 weekly subscribers http://tr.im/vRS3