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Chicago Sun Times:
The Chicago Sun-Times, which became a nonprofit newsroom in January, drops its paywall and launches a donation-based digital membership program
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Sources: Facebook's two-year-old UK News tab is curated mostly by freelancers at Axel Springer's Upday, who are paid £200-£350 per day and can't work elsewhere
Jeremy Barr / Washington Post:
Media outlets are increasingly asking social media users for images of natural disasters; Reuters has a dedicated Twitter account for the pursuit of photos
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