The best stories across the web on media and technology

1. The Blessings of Networks: Emily Bell takes on Dean Starkman’s “news gurus” argument (Columbia Journalism Review)

2. Amazon’s $79 Kindle costs $84 to make (Mainstreet)

3. A look at the successes and challenges of the New York Times’ local partnerships (NetNewsCheck)

4. Policing social media in schools (DFM News)

5. Diversify your ad base to survive in the news publishing business (Online Journalism Review)

6. Amazon buys voice-to-text startup Yap (paidContent)

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