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@niemanlab archives: May 12, 2011

12
May
News companies don’t sell news, just as Coca-Cola doesn’t sell brown sugar water http://nie.mn/mcG4Pn 
 
@johnbiggs, who still reads the paper paper, thinks The New Yorker’s iPad app is the beginning of the end of print http://nie.mn/lLxSWC 
 
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: http://l-r.tv/meh8kf 
 
Constructive criticism of ASNE’s new social-media guidelines, from @mayerjoy: http://nie.mn/iftm3y Your take? 
 
The ASNE has issued “best practices” for social media, including: “Break news on your website, not on Twitter.” http://nie.mn/mgozfL 
 
Facebook’s Vadim @Lavrusik on some of the innovative ways journalists are using Pages http://nie.mn/jXV0vk 
 
Twitpic backs off its controversial TOS changes, saying they were trying to protect users from media abuse http://nie.mn/k4aHmP 
 
Ford was president when Jim Lehrer first appeared on “The Robert MacNeil Report.” He moderated 11 presidential debates. http://nie.mn/k6nxRa 
 
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) http://nie.mn/mcG4Pn 
 
The Taliban have joined Twitter http://nie.mn/kfaNWE 
 
Pageviews at NYTimes.com fell sharply in April — but “these are actually better numbers than our internal projections.” http://nie.mn/lflO8W 
 
Comments on BBC News blogs are now limited to 400 characters — about 3 tweets http://nie.mn/j8d717 (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.”