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Now I can add this to my at least half dozen other similar apps, though just keeping up with the news on my iPad is seeming like a lot of work to me these days.
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AOL launches a major new push in the iPad news market today. Here's my breakdown after using a pre-launch build and talking with the VP of mobile:
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Here are a few ways Journalists are already using Plus. I predict Journalists will flock to G+, meanwhile Facebook will be for "consumers" http://ijnet.org/stories/three-ways-journalists-can-use-google-plus-reporting
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As a young reporter back at the dawn of time, I was asked three or four times to go to the house of a dead child or teenager and wheedle a photo of the child from grieving parents or whatever relative answered the door. This is not something that I had expected as a bright-eyed, idealistic eager beaver in my early twenties, but I did it.

Thinking about this today still makes me shudder, which only goes to show why I (a noted wimp) spent most of my career writing about entertainment and then technology.

Surprisingly, as described in the story below, all the families were happy to comply.

In one case — and this was a tragedy in which several members of the family were killed — by the time I got to the family home another reporter from a rival paper had already stripped every photo from the shelves and the family album to keep me and others from getting our hands on them.

I wonder if any of this is even mentioned in journalism school these days. Certainly, it does seem, in retrospect, Murdochian.

The link below is a general one to the home page of the Scottish Review, I can't get G+ it to refer to the exact story that carries the headline:

With ratlike cunning

and a plausible manner,

I intruded into private grief

http://www.scottishreview.net/KRoy151.shtml
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What with Facebook and Flickr now, visits to homes are no longer required, as is evidenced with the GIF-like quality of some photos in the pages of The Vancouver Sun lately. Oh for the days of Ralph...

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If you're looking for Poynter, it's gone.
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As we anticipated, the Poynter Institute profile has been deactivated by Google. You can follow me and the rest of the Poynter Online team individually for now: +Julie Moos +Steve Myers +Mallary Tenore +Jim Romenesko. We look forward to bringing the Poynter profile back later.
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I alwayz needid a guid cupy editer, myslef.
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My campaign to get Starbucks to change its "complementary wi-fi" web page continues.
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Demystifying Data Journalism: A 10-step guide (my J-School is now offering a course in data journalism, wish they had it when I was enrolled ;-)
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Did you know that this URL shows you all your social connections via Google? http://www.google.com/s2/u/0/search/social?hl=en#gc
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I have always wanted to be a fictitious happy customer. But I want to assure G+ that I am a real person, honest.
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+Jeff Sonderman lists the 5 things news orgs can learn from the launch of Google+.
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