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    The Monkey Cage, run by political scientists, is joining up with the capital’s daily. The Post gets high-quality content, the bloggers get an audience, and hopefully, everybody gets paid.
    The Civil Beat Law Center for Public Interest will be independent of the news site and offer counsel and representation in challenges to information requests.
    Plus: Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison, Patch cuts its workforce, Jeff Bezos next steps at The Washington Post, and the rest of the week’s news on journalism and the web.
    The model is gaining ground in many journalism schools, but two professors argue won’t help future journalists — or the industry they’re entering — adapt to change.
    “We give the context and credibility of professional video journalism,” says its cofounder, “and mix that with the authenticity and originality of crowdsourcing.”