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Pakistani Protesters Ransack State Television Headquarters  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan's political crisis deepened on Monday when protesters stormed the headquarters of the state-run television network, causing a temporary lapse in transmission until army troops regained control and secured the building.
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A look inside NYT Obituaries department with 1700 pre-written obits of famous figures on file  —  Obituaries for the Pre-Dead  —  If you can read this, then you are almost certainly pre-dead.  —  For my colleagues and me, the world cleaves, portmanteau-style, into two neat compartments: the dead and the pre-dead.
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Mental Floss finds success in video with “The List Show” using star power of John Green  —  Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video  —  For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Young is better than old.  Pretty is better than ugly.
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David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch  —  On Wednesday night, I spent time on Twitch.tv watching people watch people play StarCraft II, Call of Duty and League of Legends.  —  When you cover media, you get used to meta activities, but staring at my computer watching …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts  —  Ten years.  That's how far away in the past the Google IPO lies.  Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media.  Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  —  The asymmetry is staggering.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Discovery Digital Networks Head Jim Louderback Resigns  —  Jim Louderback, g.m. of Discovery Digital Networks, is leaving the company two years after the cable programmer bought web-video startup Revision3, where he had been CEO.  —  Louderback announced that he is leaving Discovery Communications …
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Marc Graser / Variety:
After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?  —  The $970 million in cash Amazon is paying to purchase Twitch isn't just good news for the founders of the company that live-streams people playing videogames.  Another player that's quietly operated in the wings, Ustream …
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times?  No — but it's not the worst of times either  —  Writer David Sessions argues in a piece at Patrol magazine that journalism is worse because of the effects of the internet — but most of the things that he and others complain …
Say Media / Say Daily:
Vote for SXSW Panelpicker 2015: We Are All Inventors Now  —  SXSW Interactive PanelPicker voting is now open for SXSW 2015 and Say Media has an unforgettable panel up for consideration: ReadWrite editor-in-chief Owen Thomas in conversation with Quirky's CEO Ben Kaufman and a showcase …
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Angèle Christin / Nieman Lab:
Metrics a key factor in editorial and management decisions; journalists respond inconsistently  —  When it comes to chasing clicks, journalists say one thing but feel pressure to do another  —  Online media is made of clicks.  —  Readers click from one article to the next.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Press freedom groups urge Bahrain king to release photojournalist  —  Press freedom and human rights organisations have signed a letter addressed to the king of Bahrain calling for the release of Bahraini photojournalist Ahmed Humeidan (aka Humaidan).  —  He has been in prison for 19 months since …
BBC:
BBC staff vote to strike over job losses  —  BBC staff have voted to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.  —  The union said that 86.9% of its members came out in favour of a campaign of industrial action.
 
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