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@niemanlab archives: May 27, 2011

Memorial Day is upon us. See you Tuesday, everyone — have a great weekend! 
The Newport Daily News’ paywall is celebrating its second birthday. How it’s fared so far: 
Fun fact from This Week in Review: Marshall McLuhan totally predicted journalism’s financial woes 
This is just fantastic: @Guardian goes back to its print roots, cheekily 
Over at @CJR, @CraigSilverman has a great take on LSU’s “death panels’ study 
Lots of great sessions in the schedule for #ONA11 — nice work, @ONAConf! 
From Beet.TV, more on citizen journalism app Meporter’s sponsorship arrangement with Forbes 
The Newport Daily News has had a paywall for two years, but print is still driving its business 
How to: Share photos of your adorable child and/or pet without annoying your friends 
@sivavaid *Especially* the bots. “Great Expectations” will never the same after you’ve heard @grrrl123‘s analysis of it… 
Great #1book140 post from @mathewi: “What if everyone on Twitter read the same book?” 
Love this list from @brainpicker: 5 must-read books about words and language 
Patch’s traffic has nearly doubled since January 
“A shout-out on Twitter — is this the future of diplomacy?” 
Nice: @MargaretAtwood‘s thinking of joining the #1book140 club on The Blind Assassin (via @mathewi) 
The latest citizen journalism app, Meporter, plans to split news licensing revenue with its users 
This Week in Review: Twitter confounds censorship, Facebook boosts traffic, Apple gets competition 
RIP, API: A list of the APIs that Google will be deprecating and shutting down 
“Hackathon for Egypt” leads to a platform for crowdsourcing the country’s new constitution (via @digiphile) 
Good morning! Facebook is developing ways to share media content: music, video, and news