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@niemanlab archives: May 12, 2011

News companies don’t sell news, just as Coca-Cola doesn’t sell brown sugar water 
@johnbiggs, who still reads the paper paper, thinks The New Yorker’s iPad app is the beginning of the end of print 
RT @rozzy: @NiemanLab NBC News guideline is: “Share reporting in real-time but coordinate how you break major stories across all platforms.” 
RT @lostremote: @NiemanLab Here’s our take on the breaking news recommendation: 
Constructive criticism of ASNE’s new social-media guidelines, from @mayerjoy: Your take? 
The ASNE has issued “best practices” for social media, including: “Break news on your website, not on Twitter.” 
Facebook’s Vadim @Lavrusik on some of the innovative ways journalists are using Pages 
Twitpic backs off its controversial TOS changes, saying they were trying to protect users from media abuse 
Ford was president when Jim Lehrer first appeared on “The Robert MacNeil Report.” He moderated 11 presidential debates. 
NPR’s @audiec is the new host of @NPRWeekend, after @nprLiane‘s two decades on the job. Congratulations! 
@danielbachhuber @SeanBlanda Thank you, stand by… 
What newspapers can learn from the Chronicle of Higher Ed’s 15-year-old paywall (hint: do the dipsy-doo) 
The Taliban have joined Twitter 
Pageviews at fell sharply in April — but “these are actually better numbers than our internal projections.” 
Comments on BBC News blogs are now limited to 400 characters — about 3 tweets (via @currybet
Good morning! We’re thrilled to report we surpassed 50,000 Twitter followers last night. Thanks! 
RT @EMMAGKELLER: @nytkeller on Morning Joe talking about the paywall. “The faces on the business floor have big grins on them.”