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@niemanlab archives: September 20, 2010

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Sep
USC’s new Visibility app uses Android images to crowdsource air quality data http://nie.mn/96Mmj9 (via @AmandaRMichel
 
Report: Meredith, Tribune, AOL among media orgs signed on to experiment with CAPTCHA ads http://nie.mn/8XUmsy 
 
HuffPo adds “Pundit” badges to reward users who contribute “insightful, informative, and engaging commentary” http://nie.mn/9vCl95 
 
Investigative reporting is expensive. How the LAT used an unusual funding model to run its controversial teacher series http://nie.mn/akPtdT 
 
Does journalism-as-hamster-wheel destroy creativity? http://nie.mn/aHuqXB 
 
Congrats to Marketplace Radio on launching a new show, Marketplace Tech Report http://nie.mn/d9rtR9 
 
When government supports a nonprofit, 73% of the money is counterbalanced by a decline in private donations http://j.mp/bFv7Zz 
 
The tipping point for Kickstarter’s all-or-nothing setup is 25% (at that point 90% of projects get funding) http://j.mp/bR6Maw 
 
Ushahidi x WikiLeaks = PriceOfWeed.com http://nie.mn/bDcZZM 
 
“We need to get back to a simple set of measurements that in fact identify response.” http://j.mp/9YfjkB 
 
Does more speed and more content come at the cost of creativity? http://j.mp/ao0rJ5 #hamsterwheel 
 
Age old question: do large newspapers owe a nod to small and medium papers that get scoops first? http://j.mp/9aulRm 
 
Solid advice for startups from @jcstearns http://nie.mn/bEVG1W and @bradflora http://nie.mn/aQpj6B 
 
Lady Bird Johnson was way ahead of her time http://j.mp/duQcaD 
 
Pretty startling findings from a new study on what government financial support means for nonprofits http://j.mp/bFv7Zz 
 
We’re hosting Boston’s next @hackshackers meetup on Oct 19. http://nie.mn/caaGli If you’re around, come say hello! 
 
@davidgerzof Thanks 
 
“An attempt to maintain a more robust conversation with readers”: @benpolitico is hiring an assistant http://nie.mn/93p6Xx 
 
Google’s #IAL2010 conference on global Internet development is taking place today through Wed http://nie.mn/bBIlqf 
 
RT @mathewi: wow — Barron’s looking for a fund blogger who can write 16 to 20 items *a day* http://is.gd/fjxVH #hamsterwheel /via @om 
 
WSJ editor on its weekend edition against the NYT: “They’re not a serious competitor.” http://j.mp/cxgFQW 
 
LA Times turned to nonprofit to help cover cost of their controversial teacher database http://j.mp/9bFuIB 
 
Hyperlocal in NYC: Nearsay–mixing aggregated nabe news, user contributions–launches this week (via @simonowens) http://nie.mn/cE0skT 
 
For considering, for savoring, for planning: all 50 works of @TheAtlanticTech‘s #techcanon are now live http://nie.mn/a6rDAy 
 
The CUNY J-school’s new Tow-Knight Center offers an MA in entrepreneurial journalism http://nie.mn/dA7DHb 
 
New York mag to launch Vulture.com, a standalone culture site http://nie.mn/aqD3zB 
 
Good morning! Apple could announce an iPad platform for print subscriptions within the next couple of months http://nie.mn/bTilDI