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@niemanlab archives: September 20, 2010

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