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1:05 PM ET, October 20, 2013

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Jennifer Mizgata / Online News Association:
Guardian, Boston Globe, AxisPhilly, Texas Tribune take home 2013 Online Journalism Awards  —  ATLANTA — Coverage of the the Boston Marathon bombings, national security and international elections by news organizations large and small took top honors Saturday night at the 2013 Online Journalism Awards Banquet …
Discussion: Poynter, @ggreenwald and AxisPhilly
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Likely to Kill Its Music App  —  Just six months after launching it, Twitter is strongly considering killing off its Twitter #Music mobile application, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.  —  It is unclear what Twitter's time frame is for ultimately ending support …
Michael Grothaus / Co.Labs:
Can E-Books Save The Neighborhood Bookstore?  —  While no one in the publishing world wants to halt the march of digital distribution, many would like to ensure the neighborhood bookstore doesn't go the way of the record store.  That's why there are a growing number of people in the industry …
Discussion: @fastcolabs
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
The Times developing a ‘suite of tools’ for regular multimedia publishing  —  ‘My Year with Malala’, a long-form multimedia article, is the first to be produced using the first iteration of tools  —  Copyright: Screenshot from thesundaytimes.com  —  The Times is developing a “suite of tools” …
Discussion: New Yorker
Merissa Marr / Wall Street Journal:
Sean Combs' Revolt TV, a music channel for millennials, launches in 25 million homes Oct. 21  —  Sean Combs Takes on Cable  —  For hip-hop mogul Sean Combs, the roots of his latest venture date back to 2006, when he was faced with the prospect of performing on “Dancing with the Stars.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New Vice series animates journalists' stories  —  When journalist Carrie Ching recorded Mimi Chakarova telling the story of how she posed as a prostitute to research her film, The Price of Sex, she turned the lights out.  “I wanted it to feel really intimate.  Like a confessional,” Ching said in an interview with Poynter.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
All Hail Flipboard?  —  After the brouhaha that got kicked up over my comments about Flipboard last week, I had an initially somewhat awkward but eventually very pleasant conversation on Tuesday with Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, who wanted to discuss what he thought I missed in my post on Flipboard …
Jordyn Taylor / The New York Observer:
Content Marketplace NewsCred is Hiring (and Seriously Paying) Freelancers  —  Since 2008, content marketplace NewsCred has been connecting high-profile brands with licensed content from top news organizations.  —  On Thursday, the site took its journalistic vision one step further by launching The NewsRoom …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times deputy editor hails ‘phenomenal’ rise of women in newspapers  —  Emma Tucker says the appointments on her paper show that the press is leaving behind its historical gender imbalance  —  Emma Tucker, the new deputy editor of the Times, has hailed the “phenomenal” rise of women …
Discussion: @raju
Andrew Fitzgerald / Twitter blog:
Verifying Tweets when news breaks: Q&A with the NYT's Jennifer Preston  —  Once the Times' first social media editor, today Jennifer (@jenniferpreston) writes about the news for The Lede, the Times' blog that examines what takes place behind news events.  We asked her how she uses Twitter …
Discussion: @giner, @digiphile and @aiannuzzi
Laura Mills / Associated Press:
Russia media tycoons expand - with Kremlin's help  —  You are here  —  Home » Edward Snowden » Russia media tycoons expand _ with Kremlin's help  —  MOSCOW (AP) — The skinny man in a baggy, wrinkled shirt carting groceries back to his car could have been any Silicon Valley programmer …
Discussion: @lauraphylmills
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The Times Is Working on Ways to Make Numbers-Based Stories Clearer for Readers  —  Many readers have written to me recently, given the federal budget crisis, to make a simple request: Please advocate for news stories that put large numbers in context.  If The Times does not do that, they say …
 
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
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Reuters:
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Pew: One in three Americans owns a tablet, one in four owns an e-reader, and 43% have one or the other