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Kenneth Olmstead / Pew Research Center:
As digital ad sales grow, news outlets get a smaller share  —  Digital advertising in the U.S. accounted for $42.6 billion in revenue in 2013, an increase of 16% over 2012, according to the financial analysis firm eMarketer.  But while that digital ad pie is growing, the numbers show …
Discussion: @sarakgoo
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Newspapers still lag in digital advertising, highest growth areas remain mobile, video, search  —  The newsonomics of newspapers' slipping digital performance  —  As we approach the middle of the 2010s, where do newspapers fit in the battle for America's largest ad sector — digital?
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Former Tumblr President John Maloney Is Now Circa's New President  —  What do you do after you help a young CEO build a giant digital property?  —  Take a couple years off, then try doing it again.  —  That's what John Maloney is doing.  The Web veteran, who spent four years running …
Discussion: Forbes, @circa, VentureBeat and @benjlerer
BBC:
Coulson ‘may not have read’ all of Milly Dowler story  —  Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the phone-hacking trial he may not have read all of a key story about missing schoolgirl Milly Dowler published in April 2002.  —  Under cross-examination, he said he thought the story …
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ITV:
Coulson ‘received £600,000 pay-off’ on quitting NotW
Discussion: Financial Times
Simon Ostrovsky / VICE News:
‘I Had It Pretty Easy, Because I Was Let Go’: Simon Ostrovsky On His Detention in Sloviansk  —  On Thursday, armed gunmen who held me prisoner for four nights and three days released me into the streets of Sloviansk, in eastern Ukraine.  My release was as unexplained as my capture.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
The FCC's new net neutrality rules will kill Aereo, even if the Supreme Court doesn't  —  This week, we heard a lot about Aereo, the New York-based startup that could upend the television business if it survives a Supreme Court battle with broadcasters.  But even if it squeaks past …
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Ryan Singel / Medium:
How The FCC Plans to Save the Internet by Destroying It: An Explainer
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
More than a social network: Facebook aims to be the source for breaking news  —  Facebook has always been filled with “news,” just not the kind you'd find in a daily newspaper.  —  Recently, however, Facebook had made several moves to shift the content of your News Feed towards hard news …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Microsoft, AOL Strike Web Video Distribution Deal  —  AOL and Microsoft compete for advertisers' dollars.  But they've figured out a way to cooperate, too: The two rivals have struck a deal which lets Microsoft distribute AOL's videos on some of its properties.
Discussion: FierceCable, Beet.TV, FishbowlNY and Variety
Michael Shanahan / Columbia Journalism Review:
France 24's trusted volunteer corps  —  The station has a global network of unpaid, verified contributors that help find and factcheck stories  —  When a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire in 2010, igniting the Arab Spring, France 24 interviewed a man named Slimane Rouissi, who lived in the vendor's town.
Michael Foley / The Irish Times:
Opinion: Time to redefine the regulatory system for journalism in Ireland  —  Opinion: Time to redefine the regulatory system for journalism in Ireland  —  The media regulatory system in Ireland has a decidedly old-fashioned feel.  On the one hand, there is the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland …
Leslie Anne Jones / Aeon Magazine:
How censorship works in China's media  —  You know that censorship has won its war on truth-telling when journalists happily police themselves  —  I majored in journalism in California and interned at four daily newspapers in the US.  I had watched Shattered Glass (2003) …
Discussion: @aeonmag and @trnels
Reporters Without Borders:
Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net, partners against online surveillance and censorship  —  Reporters Without Borders and Torservers.net have joined forces to create and maintain 250 additional relays for the Tor network.  —  “In doing this, our two organizations are thumbing …
Discussion: Poynter and @runasand
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Amplify helps Twitter grab a piece of the multi-billion dollar TV ad market  —  Twitter Wants to Be Your TV  —  Profitability doesn't appear to be in Twitter's (TWTR) future anytime soon.  Losses are increasing, membership growth has slowed, and the company's stock price is down 28 percent since …
Discussion: @caaagency
Paul Farrell / Guardian:
Journalists' sources are no longer safe in Australia  —  Can government agencies instantaneously track down journalists' sources?  It's looking more and more likely, and it's a dangerous state of affairs  —  The idea of living in a world where government agencies could almost instantaneously track …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
You Kids Are Still Watching — And Paying for — TV, Says Pay TV Giant  —  The TV Industrial Complex is worried about cord-cutters — people who are bailing on their pay-TV subscriptions and turning to the Web instead.  —  And the TV Industrial Complex is even more worried about cord-nevers …
Discussion: @pkafka
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hulu Blocks VPN Users Over Piracy Concerns  —  Free and legal streaming services such as Hulu have been proven to slow down piracy rates in the United States.  —  At the same time, however, they also created a new problem.  With a relatively cheap VPN subscription, people from all over the world …
 
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
BitTorrent: Netflix should defeat ISPs by switching to peer-to-peer
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Marlise Simons / New York Times:
Two Lebanese journalists charged over publication of classified information
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Philadelphia newspaper guild won't bid for company
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Pandora's success hinges on eating terrestrial radio's lunch, company says
Discussion: CNET
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Cosmopolitan.com hires Jill Filipovic, burnishes feminist cred
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Publishers aren't diligently censoring related links from Taboola and Outbrain, lending legitimacy to scams
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