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5:55 PM ET, September 26, 2013


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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Nonprofit journalism sites are proving to be healthy but slow to scale  —  A recent Pew Research Center/Knight Foundation roundtable conference on the future of nonprofit journalism had the feeling of an annual physical.  After three hours of poking and probing, the sector was found …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
USA Today president: ‘No plan exists’ for paywall  —  USA Today President and Publisher Larry Kramer said at a panel in New York that the paper is “exploring” a paywall, Keith J. Kelly reports.  Reached by email, Kramer told Poynter, “No plan exists.  We're studying it.”
Erik Wemple:
Wall Street Journal attacks CNN's Rouhani translation; CNN fires back  —  First, the semi-official Iranian news agency Fars claimed that CNN had “fabricated” key parts of the translation of a news-making interview by Christiane Amanpour with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Adam Taylor / Business Insider:
Iranian News Agency Accuses CNN Of Fabricating Translation In Which President Rouhani Acknowledged The Holocaust
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Senators Lash Out At The Media Over Public's NSA Opposition  —  Many members of the Senate Intelligence Committee who gathered on Thursday for a hearing on the National Security Agency had harsh words for a foe they thought had deceived the American public and spread mistrust about U.S. intelligence methods.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why Hulu Doesn't Have an Ad-Free Service Like Netflix — Yet  —  Acting CEO Andy Forssell says company will spend $750 million infusion from Disney, Fox and NBC on content and marketing  —  Hulu at some point expects to introduce a subscription video plan without any advertising — and compete more aggressively with Netflix.
Discussion: GigaOM, Consumerist and @brianstelter
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
How Chrystia Freeland Hastened Reuters Next's Demise  —  The dynamo who left Reuters to run for a seat in Canada's parliament was both the motivating force behind the wire service's ambitious digital revamp and one of the primary reasons it was killed, current and former employees tell Buzzfeed.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Traveler’ layoffs reach 17 as Conde Nast travel title adopts a softer focus  —  Fourteen Condé Nast Traveler employees were laid off yesterday, bringing the total number of staffers cut under new editor-in-chief Pilar Guzman to 17, a source familiar with the matter total Capital.
Steve Ladurantaye / Globe and Mail:
Rogers to launch ‘Netflix for magazines’ with digital bundle subscriptions  —  Rogers Media is taking a lesson from its parent company's cable division, as it bundles all of its magazines into a single digital monthly subscription package that will also include dozens of American titles such as Rolling Stone and The New Yorker.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pulitzer Prize Board wants more entries in editorial writing, especially from online news sites  —  That's according to this open letter to news organizations from Paul Tash, the board's chair and chief executive of the Tampa Bay Times: … Tash notes that the field wasn't particularly crowded last year …
Discussion: @michaelroston
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic:
Your Story Is Ready: Medium Experiments With the Homepage of the Future  —  Three things to know as Medium enters the recommendation game  —  The web is vast and full of text.  What should you read?  —  The Internet's history resides in this question, a little.  Google News trusts in what its algorithms turn up.
Discussion: Medium, @yayitsrob and @megangarber
Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Amazon Slayed a Negative 77 Indie Bookstores in 2012  —  In certain circles Amazon enjoys a reputation as a slayer of all that is right and good and true.  It doesn't matter whether the topic is publishing, bookstores, or literature, Amazon is responsible for its imminent death.
Jailed UK TV presenter faces new rape allegations  —  Former BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall, who was jailed for sex offences earlier this year, is set to face questioning over fresh allegations of rape.  —  The 83-year-old disgraced TV presenter, who is currently serving a 30-month jail term …
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Internet radio services becoming more mainstream, survey says  —  More than half of online Americans now listen to Internet radio, and a lot of them do so through mobile devices including Apple Inc.'s iPhone.  (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg / September 17, 2013)  —  Internet radio's drumbeat is getting louder.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The making of the ‘New York Times’ documentary about Christine Quinn  —  On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 12, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and her top political strategist, Josh Isay, had lunch with three journalists from The New York Times at Plein Sud, the airy French brasserie …
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Branded and owned by GE, run by Atlantic Media Strategies, Ideas Lab is a test for brand journalism
Discussion: @niemanlab and Ideas Lab
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pinterest sees growing number of journalists using the site, makes related changes
Discussion: Folio and Forbes
Randall Palmer / Reuters:
Canadian regulators team up to watch telecoms pricing
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix exec: HBO would have many more customers if it sold online-only subscriptions
Discussion: AdAge, Consumerist and WebProNews