Nieman Journalism Lab
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@niemanlab archives: April 19, 2010

Amazon exec: “In a lot of respects, teaching a customer to pay ten dollars for a digital book is a great accomplishment.” 
NPR’s API has handled nearly 5 billion story requests over last 6 months; in March, it delivered over 1.1 billion stories 
The WePad takes on the iPad with the support of European publishers 
Congrats to @niemanlab staffers present + past @megangarber and @zseward for being Mirror Award finalists 
Update on @ProPublica‘s Reporting Matchmaker service ( It’s now connected 140 sources to journalists 
If WSJ’s New York edition is successful, Murdoch and co. are poised to expand the concept into other areas of the country 
Video: Vivian Schiller on NPR’s new Public Media Platform, the Argo project, and the org’s reporting priorities 
Carbon…twitprint? Per one estimate, every tweet emits about 0.02 grams of C02 into the atmosphere (via @mathewi) 
CNN integrates programming content into ads to retain viewers during commercial breaks 
Aol opens beta testing for’s “Ad Desk,” a self-serve display sales option 
Say hello to Climate Desk, a collaboration among @Atlantic_Online @CIRonline @grist @motherjones @PBS @slate @wired 
HuffPost launches HuffPost Hill, “a one stop shop newsletter for all things DC” 
If he had the Pentagon Papers today, Ellsberg wouldn’t send them to the press; he’d “put them on the Internet” 
Norwegian paper starts Craigslist-like site to facilitate ride-sharing for stranded travelers (via @jeffjarvis) 
Good morning! Rolling Stone re-launches its website…with a paywall