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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Joshua Benton
It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online chats about The Daily, the first-of-its-kind iPad newspaper that is being shut down this month.
A D.C. Superior Court jury has acquitted three of five men charged in connection with a series of drive-by shootings in northeast Washington in 2008.
The Internet drama precipitated by WikiLeaks' release of classified U.S. diplomatic cables has been called the first "global cyberwar." But at closer look it's really more of an amateur brawl.
Yet it failed to carve out its own niche in that larger universe, he says.
It was "in competition with everybody and everything," says Joshua Benton, director of the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University.