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@niemanlab archives: May 17, 2011

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May
(We covered Righthaven last month: http://nie.mn/k0dCY1
 
Copyright enforcer Righthaven finds itself on the defendant’s side of a class-action suit http://nie.mn/mAsmIu 
 
“In the nineteenth century, commentators argued that the telegraph … would soon do away with newspapers.” http://nie.mn/juPFKP 
 
If you like beer, news, and/or us, come to our 2nd Lab Happy Hour tomorrow evening in Cambridge http://nie.mn/lVtjHh 
 
How the St. Pete Times scored rights to an amazing cellphone photo of the Endeavour launch (for $100) http://nie.mn/lrr10F 
 
Reporters Without Borders is “very concerned” about Dorothy Parvaz (Nieman ’09), missing almost 3 weeks http://nie.mn/mCrLBr #freedorothy 
 
“Thirty independent community news sites have banded together to tell the world, in effect, ‘We are not Patch.’” http://nie.mn/iSu72k 
 
The “Best of Journalism” list is a reading club for the web, and the members are willing to pay http://nie.mn/kMs3g2 
 
Sort of like Google’s +1 button, Bing adds Facebook’s “Like” to search results http://nie.mn/kgByjY 
 
MT @zseward: Google News letting users filter out “blogs” is what I feared when I wrote this in 2009: http://nie.mn/gX7Ri8 
 
Who owns your tweets? http://nie.mn/lut5y6 
 
How our bits shape us: James Gleick and “The Information” http://nie.mn/mrnVdp 
 
The drumbeat continues: @dsearls asks why (most) mainstream media don’t link to sources http://t.co/Vkn0WSm 
 
Google News now allows readers to filter out press releases and blogs http://nie.mn/mA0RHZ 
 
Good morning! The Washington Post is disputing Drudge’s effect on its web traffic http://nie.mn/ieW7ZM