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Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
An entire Hollywood-like industry has grown around YouTube creators; MCNs, agents and advertisers  —  Hollywood's Big-Money YouTube Hit Factory  —  When Brian Robbins first told people he was going full time into the YouTube (GOOG) business, his colleagues in Hollywood were incredulous.
John McDermott / Digiday:
Turns out traditional publishers do just fine with millennials  —  The conceit of a raft of new publishers is that traditional media companies have lost their way with young audiences.  —  And while it turns out many of the self-proclaimed millennial publications do attract proportionally …
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Report: Guardian maintains lead with most monthly web-only UK readers  —  The Guardian website is again the most widely read newspaper site in the UK according to new figures from the National Readership Survey (NRS), recording just under 8 million web-only readers in June 2014.
Discussion: Press Gazette and @wblau
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At Condé Nast, editors clash with growing video division  —  Since early 2013, Condé Nast has been sinking resources into digital video via Condé Nast Entertainment, a division that creates web series and other video content for its magazine brands like Vanity Fair, Glamour, GQ and Wired.
David Sessions / Patrol:
To keep up with the demands of the Web, online news sites are overproducing worthless content  —  The State of the Internet is Awful, and Everybody Knows It  —  I began my media career about seven years ago as an unabashed internet enthusiast.  As I've said before, I never worked …
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ukraine Today, a 24-hour news channel, is now available online and via satellite; aims to clarify Russian media misinformation  —  Ukraine Today aims to clarify Russian media misinformation  —  Media mogul Igor Kolomoisky has his sights set high for the 24-hour news channel
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Playboy rebrands its digital content with a SFW look and editorial focus, to encourage content sharing  —  Playboy goes (mostly) smut-free for a digital rebrand  —  “I read Playboy for the articles” used to be an excuse for guys to pick it up at newsstands.  Starting today, it's core to the magazine's digital strategy.
Discussion: Adweek, @jaredbkeller, Salon and @digiday
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
Vice Director of global marketing Jonathan Hunt joins Vox as VP for marketing & partnerships  —  Vice's Director of Global Marketing Jonathan Hunt Heads to Vox  —  Will help company expand  —  Jonathan Hunt, who led Vice's global marketing efforts, is leaving his post to help Vox Media expand …
Discussion: @bankoff, @reckless, @lock and @voxmediainc
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
As traditional media outlets scale back foreign bureaus, new media fills the void  —  How the news upstarts covered ISIS  —  The rallying cry for those bemoaning the demise of newspapers was, “Without The New York Times, who would cover Iraq?”  Well, quite a few places, it turns out.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Mashable turns to YouTube as branded video becomes the main focus of its monetization strategy  —  Why Mashable centers its video strategy on YouTube  —  Most publishers pushing into video try get people to their sites and then use YouTube for marketing.  Not so for Mashable …
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Amid layoffs, Turner is seeking a programming chief to turn its broadcasting unit around  —  Turner Layoffs Arrive Amid Search for Strong TV Exec  —  The question is whether Time Warner can attract the type of executive talent it wants to run channels including TBS, TNT and CNN
 
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