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9:50 AM ET, May 18, 2015

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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
George Stephanopoulos and the Line Between News and Entertainment  —  First Brian Williams and now George Stephanopoulos.  Credibility, or in this case, incredibility, is the Dutch elm disease of network anchors — once it spreads, it's ferociously damaging and hard to stop.
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Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Stephanopoulos apologises again, says he donated to Clinton Foundation to support its charitable work, like stopping the spread of AIDS  —  Stephanopoulos Apologizes Again For Clinton Foundation Donations  —  George Stephanopoulos apologized on air for a second time …
Mark Lobel / BBC:
BBC team reporting on 2022 FIFA World Cup workers in Qatar was held for two days in prison  —  Arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers  —  Improved housing is being built for labourers  —  We were invited to Qatar by the prime minister's office to see new flagship accommodation …
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Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Fifa to investigate arrest of BBC news team in Qatar  —  Team was on official visit to inspect migrant workers' accommodation after outcry over conditions for those building 2022 World Cup stadiums  —  Football's governing body, Fifa, has launched an investigation after a BBC news team …
Financial Times:
Financial Times rolls out ‘cost per hour’ advertising metric  —  18 May 2015: The Financial Times today announces the launch of a new digital advertising metric, ‘cost per hour’ (CPH).  Working closely with Chartbeat on the new time-based system, the FT is able to increase marketing effectiveness …
Daniel Popper / American Journalism Review:
Billy Penn CEO Jim Brady talks about the news startup, plans to expand to other cities  —  Inside Billy Penn with CEO Jim Brady  —  Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of “Newsroom Spotlight,” a series of conversations with journalists about what's going on in their newsrooms and the media industry.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @raju
Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
How journalism schools are integrating digital media skills into their curricula to keep pace with industry changes  —  How journalism schools are adjusting to the digital age  —  When the digital revolution swept across the media industry, the nation's journalism schools rushed to keep pace.
Discussion: @peterhlewis
Nikki Finke:
Nikki Finke launches Hollywood Dementia, a new paywalled site publishing fiction by Hollywood insiders, will charge readers $1 per post  —  Nikki Finke Announces New Site HollywoodDementia.com  —  Not since F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara and more recently Michael Tolkin and Bruce Wagner …
Discussion: @alexweprin and @nikkifinke
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Explains How It's Adapting to the Rise of Online Video  —  Nielsen has been a controversial character on this year's upfront stages.  —  At ratings-challenged MTV's upfront last month, it was the villain, decried as “that old measuring system that the industry uses” which …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
ComScore: CNNMoney traffic increases 18% to 22.3M in April, bypassing WSJ and Bloomberg  —  CNNMoney makes big jump in April, passes WSJ and Bloomberg  —  CNNMoney.com saw a huge increase in readers in April, according to data from the April 15 comScore Multi-Platform Report …
Discussion: CNN
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
It's time for Google to rank paywalled news in search the same way it ranks music and movies  —  Is It Time For Google To Rank News Content Behind Paywalls Better?  —  For years, Google has suppressed the ability for paid news content to rank well in its search results.
 
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James Risley / GeekWire:
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