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7:15 PM ET, August 14, 2013


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Elizabeth Spiers / Flavorwire:
How Not to Launch a Site for Women: An Open Letter to Founder, Bryan Goldberg  —  Yesterday founder Bryan Goldberg announced that he had received $6.5 million in funding for a new women's site called from a variety of investors including Social+Capital Partnership …
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Bleacher Report Founder Responds to Fury Surrounding His New ‘Feminist Publication’
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Committee To Protect Journalists Marks Grim Milestone Of 1,000 Killed  —  NEW YORK — The Egyptian military and police crackdown Wednesday on Muslim Brotherhood protesters reportedly led to the deaths of more than 100 hundred people, including a journalist covering the carnage, Sky News cameramen Mick Deane.
UAE journalist dies in Egypt clashes  —  A journalist who worked for a Dubai newspaper was shot dead in Cairo on Wednesday.  —  Habiba Ahmed Abd Elaziz, 26, died in Rabaa Al Adawiya Square amid clashes between Egyptian police and supporters of the country's ousted president, Mohammed Morsi.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and @iwmf
Sam Marsden / Telegraph:
British cameraman for Sky News killed in Egypt
Eric Celeste / FrontBurner:
Dallas Morning News Will Get Rid of Its Paywall and Debut New Premium Site in September  —  So, I asked some head honchos today about what newsroom sources have been telling me for weeks: that the DMN is switching to a “premium” site for subscribers and will do away with its paywall in September.
Discussion: CNET
Cordt Schnibben / Spiegel Online:
Circulation Declines Hit German Papers a Decade after America  —  It came to Germany almost a decade later than America, but the newspaper crisis is sweeping the country, with plummeting circulations and revenues.  The German news media must reinvent itself in order to retain readers.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Sorry, Craig: Study Finds Craigslist Took $5 Billion From Newspapers  —  For years, newspaper publishers have been saying Craiglist cut the legs out from under their industry by offering a cheap, easy online alternative to their classified advertising pages.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Weaves Custom Ads Into 'Snow Fall'-Like ‘The Jockey’  —  ‘This Time We Learned From Our Mistakes’  —  “The Jockey,” The New York Times' new 10,000-word profile of horse racing legend Russell Baze, will draw comparisons to “Snow Fall” for its immersive web design and multimedia elements.
Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.S. journalist marks year in captivity as risks increase for war reporters  —  WASHINGTON — Tuesday marked a year since American journalist Austin Tice was detained while covering the civil war in Syria, one of at least 14 news media workers who've vanished or been seized in the past year, according to press advocacy groups.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Is Testing Out A New ‘TV Trending’ Box At The Top Of Your Timeline  —  Twitter is betting big on TV, both as a source of traffic and as a potential source of lucrative advertising revenue.  And that's leading the company to test out new ways of bringing even more TV content — and traffic — to its platform.
Textbook rental company Chegg files for IPO of up to $150 mln  —  Textbook rental company Chegg Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering.  —  The Santa Clara, California-based company provides homework help, textbooks, eTextbooks …
Susan Page / USA Today:
Legendary political reporter Jack Germond dies at age 85 … WASHINGTON — Jack Germond, a curmudgeonly chronicler of American politics for a half-century, died early Wednesday morning at his home in West Virginia, according to his widow, Alice Germond.  —  “I think he was a great reporter,” she wrote in an e-mail to friends.
Vincent Lara-Cinisomo / bizjournals:
Glam Media raises $25M, could be moving toward IPO  —  Glam Media, a lifestyle-focused digital media company, has reportedly raised $25 million in funding as it prepares for an IPO.  —  The “top up round” for the Brisbane-based company, according to TechCrunch, was led by Keating Capital with help from Hubert Burda Media.
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