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Andrew Rosenthal / New York Times:
Behind NYT's decision to endorse marijuana legalization and publish its “High Time” series  —  Some Background on Our ‘High Time’ Series  —  The decision to call for the end of marijuana prohibition was long in the making.  —  The Times editorial board has for years supported the legalization of medical marijuana.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New York Times Will Continue Drug Testing Despite Pot Legalization Stance  —  NEW YORK — The New York Times came out in its Sunday editorial in support of legalizing marijuana, kicking off a six-part series to make its case.  —  But the editorial board's new stance doesn't mean incoming Times employees can partake.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
The ravages of BuzzFeed's Benny Johnson  —  Perhaps former BuzzFeed “viral politics” staffer Benny Johnson should have asked himself the question he posted to the site's readers in May: “How Well Do You Know Basic U.S. Politics?”  —  That post, which leads readers through a quiz, carries this editor's note at the top:
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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed fires Benny Johnson after finding 41 instances of plagiarism in review of 500+ posts, will add note to each offending post  —  Editor's Note: An Apology To Our Readers  —  What we're doing about an episode of plagiarism.  —  Starting this Wednesday, Twitter users began pointing …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Maine newspaper connects the present to the past in 29 parts  —  The whole thing started with a question — what was happening with the Passamaquoddy in Maine?  —  Sources had reached out to Colin Woodard, a state and national affairs reporter with the Portland Press Herald, about rule of law problems on the Passamaquoddy reservation.
Anil Dash / Medium:
As messages intended for friends increasingly become media fodder, what does “public” mean?  —  What Is Public?  —  It's so simple, right?  —  Someone could make off with all your garbage that's put out on the street, and carefully record how many used condoms or pregnancy tests …
Leah Hunter / Fast Company:
New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins On The Way We Create And Consume Content Now  —  The New York Times turned 163 years old this year.  And while it might be understandable for an institution older than almost anyone not named Yoda to be less-than-cutting edge in its digital approach …
Matt Galligan / Medium:
Why Circa doesn't have RSS (yet)  —  By Matt Galligan, co-founder and CEO of Circa.  —  RSS pioneer Dave Winer wrote up a blog post asking the question “Where's Circa's RSS feed?”.  In it he describes a desire to use an RSS feed of Circa's news to be alerted when things are going on, hopefully leading to sharing of that content.
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Georgi Kantchev / New York Times:
Sorted Food, a Cooking Channel, Is a YouTube Hit  —  LONDON — When Jamie Spafford, a 27-year-old Briton, passed through airport passport control during a visit to New York a few months ago, the immigration agent seemed skeptical about Mr. Spafford's stated occupation.
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Horizon Media, Largest US Indie Agency, Hits Reset Button On Programmatic  —  Horizon Media, the largest standalone media agency in the US with some $4.5 billion in ad spend across 100 clients, has not been a major participant in the programmatic trend.  But that may be changing.
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Adam Maksl / Mediashift:
More Than Yearbooks or Newspapers: High School Journalism Is About the Process  —  Last week, after spending 30 hours observing a high school journalism classroom, freelance writer and editor (and PBS MediaShift editorial assistant) Angela Washeck gave a first-person analysis of how today's students are producing media.
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Sonali Kohli / Quartz:
American TV shows might look more diverse, but their writers aren't  —  There's been a lot of talk about the upcoming fall TV season in the US being the most diverse one in terms of casting, from ABC's new show Black-ish to Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine entering its second season.
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Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
The rise of ‘social shopping’ and why it could be a mixed blessing for publishers  —  Getting people to pay for content online remains one of the biggest challenges publishers face.  Despite years of trying, the mechanisms for most online transactions, with a few exceptions …
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The Two Key Ingredients of Native Ads Done Right  —  Native advertising is having its Snow Fall moment.  When The New York Times published Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek, a multimedia feature …
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