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5:35 PM ET, June 18, 2014

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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn't  —  I have to say, I find it funny to be called an apologist for the legacy news industry, as Clay Shirky suggested in an overnight post.  —  The newsonomics of the Orange County Register's (new, newer, newest) plan  —  January 23, 2014
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Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Disruption is a dumb buzzword.  It's also an important concept  —  Jill Lepore isn't a fan of Clay Christensen's concept of disruptive innovation.  Writing in the New Yorker, she laments the growing ubiquity of the term in business in general and Silicon Valley in particular.
Clay Shirky:
Kushner's wrong; trying to save print journalism steals resources from planning for the future  —  Nostalgia and Newspapers  —  Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications and the architect of a contrarian plan to expand southern California newspapers, began erecting hard paywalls …
Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Dish Says It's Interested in NFL Sunday Ticket  —  Dish Network Corp. (DISH)'s head of product management said the satellite-TV company would be interested in bidding on the rights to broadcast the National Football League's Sunday games if rival DirecTV (DTV) fails to renew its deal.
Discussion: SeekingAlpha.com
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Chris Morran / Consumerist:
No, A Supreme Court Victory By Aereo Would Not Crush The NFL  —  The Supreme Court could issue a ruling in the dispute between the broadcast networks and startup streaming service Aereo as early as tomorrow (though it could also not come down for quite some time).
Discussion: Washington Post
Juan Antonio Giner / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“From a news business to a networked business”: The FT pushes its workflows to digital  —  Editor's note: Every year, Innovation Media Consulting prepares a report for WAN-IFRA on the state of innovation at newspapers around the world.  The new edition is out now — here's an excerpt …
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Sam Petulla / The Content Strategist:
The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For a New Ad Currency: Time Spent
Discussion: AdExchanger and Business Insider, Thanks:@steverubel
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Al Jazeera Is Shutting Down Its Offices In Egypt And Terminating All Employee Contracts  —  Exclusive: Al Jazeera notified dozens of employees Wednesday that it was ending their contracts.  The Qatar-based network has not been operating in Egypt since December 2013, but has kept offices in the country.
Discussion: @katebt3000, @buzzfeedben and @dadakim
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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
ASA bans Outbrain's native ad ‘recommended’ links on publisher websites  —  The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a ‘recommended links’ promotion for failing to make clear that linked-to articles were paid for by advertisers.  —  The ruling against content distribution business Outbrain …
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
WETA to Take Ownership of ‘PBS NewsHour’  —  WETA, the Washington, D.C., public broadcaster, is expected to take over ownership and control of “PBS NewsHour” on July 1 from the program's longtime owner, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, the station announced Wednesday.
Discussion: Washington Post and PBS
Kristin Brzoznowski / World Screen:
Warner Bros. Renames U.K. TV Production Operation, Appoints New Team  —  LONDON/BURBANK: Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) and Warner Bros. UK are rebranding Shed Media Group as Warner Bros. Television Productions UK, which will be led by Nick Emmerson and Claire Hungate.
John McCarthy / The Drum:
YouTube will be the dominant media platform in five years according to Dreamworks CEO  —  YouTube will be the dominant platform in which we consume media in half a decade, dwarfing current television giants, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO of DreamWorks Animation.
Discussion: The Wrap
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Why the Oxford Mail is experimenting with WhatsApp  —  The regional daily has received positive feedback for its WhatsApp service after experimenting with new ways to reach its audience more directly  —  Credit: By Sam Azgor on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
Discussion: HoldTheFrontPage
Associated Press:
Philly News Heir Sells Stake; Lenfest Sole Owner  —  Philanthropist H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest is now the sole owner of Philadelphia's largest newspapers, after his late partner's family sold its $16 million stake.  —  The deal finalized Wednesday caps a year of turmoil at The Philadelphia Inquirer …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Audiences Hate Hard News—And Love Pretending Otherwise  —  Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables.  Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy.  —  You may not realize this, but we can see you.  Yes, you.  The human reading this article.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
National press ad revenue forecast to fall below £1bn in 2014  —  Total UK ad revenue set to increase by 5.4%, fuelled by football World Cup ITV broadcasts, says WPP's GroupM  —  UK national newspaper advertising revenue will fall below £1bn for the first time in 2014, according to one new industry forecast.
Discussion: @mediaguardian
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Daily Telegraph's Brogan departs as group seeks 40 new recruits  —  Ex-deputy editor leaves newspaper along with columnist and blog editor Damian Thompson  —  Benedict Brogan, the Daily Telegraph's former deputy editor and its chief political commentator, has left the newspaper.
 
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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Julian Assange to file fresh challenge in effort to escape two-year legal limbo
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Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Discussion: Guardian News Website
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Bertelsmann Shuts its German Book and Music Club Business
Discussion: Associated Press
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom, 60 Cable Firms Part Ways in Rural U.S.
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
UK newspaper sites get majority of traffic from outside the country, but struggle to monetize
Discussion: @henryctaylor
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
iHeartRadio crosses 50 million users in 3 years
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Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Stephen Colbert's In-House Tech Startup Wants to Fix TV Scripts
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Surprise! Twitter Ad Partnership Research Says Twitter Ads Are Great (And Boost Sales).
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
In Australia, theatrical release window narrowing to 90 days from 120 days, to combat piracy
Discussion: @glynmoody
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube adds Chromecast support for live streams to its iOS and Android apps
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