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8:45 AM ET, April 8, 2014


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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Attributr bookmarklet updated to scrape Flickr source code to get Creative Commons attributions after breakage caused by redesign  —  Restoring CC attribution to Flickr, because Yahoo broke it  —  For years, Flickr has been one of the most important repositories of Creative Commons imagery in the world …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Vox Media's key to growth: working with “media hackers”, says CEO Jim Bankoff  —  Vox Media ventures into general news and news analysis with  —  Jim Bankoff was already fascinated, even a bit obsessed, by the media when he was in the third grade.  As a class project, he developed his own make-
Discussion: @voxmediainc and @joshuatopolsky
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Marty Baron on Ezra Klein's departure: “The company is owned 100 percent by Jeff Bezos …
Laurie Penny / New Statesman:
From Vox to 538, white guys get feted as the future of journalism while everyone else gets attacked and dismissed  —  Yesterday, I was contacted separately by two distressed friends, both writers, both women.  One is famous, successful, hard as diamond under glass and trying gamely …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Xbox Boosts User-Generated Video Play with YouTube and GoPro  —  Microsoft is making it easier for Xbox One users to share their gameplay videos on YouTube — a hugely popular genre on the Google-owned service — and is adding a channel to bring action videos captured with Go Pro's personal HD cameras to the console.
Rachel Bartlett /
Engadget launches UK site to target its second largest audience with dedicated staff of two  —  Why Engadget wanted to launch UK-focused site  —  The news editor of Engadget UK explains the thinking behind the launch of the new site, and future ambitions for more video, social curation and a focus on audience engagement
Discussion: Engadget
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Twitter launches photo-centric profile redesign, rolling out over next few weeks  —  After experimenting with photo-centric layouts, Twitter has settled on a new profile design on the Web and plans to roll it out to all users over the next few weeks.  —  The social network announced the news on the Today show this morning.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Six major movie studios file copyright lawsuit against Megaupload, seek $150k per infringement  —  Movie Studios Sue Defunct Piracy Site Megaupload, Seeking Millions in Damages  —  Six major U.S. movie studios have sued Megaupload — which U.S. law enforcement officials shut down in January 2012 …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Publishers including US Weekly and Rolling Stone experimenting with sponsored comments  —  Publishers bring native ads to their comment sections  —  Native advertising, the ad format du jour, has been an effective way for publishers to make money, ostensibly without interfering with the reader experience.
Paul McNally / Press Gazette:
Law set to give Attorney General power to edit online news archives in the run-up to trials  —  Nine of Britain's biggest news organisations have issued a joint warning to MPs about the potential “chilling effect” of a planned law forcing online archive news stories to be removed in the run-up to a criminal trial.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Billboard Magazine Names Tony Gervino Editor-in-Chief  —  Billboard magazine on Monday named Tony Gervino its new editor-in-chief.  —  Gervino, who begins the role on April 28, will report directly to Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media Entertainment Group.
Stephen Buckley / Poynter:
Last Saturday, Omidyar gathered industry thinkers to brainstorm First Look Media's strategy  —  Omidyar's First Look Media looking to find its focus, target an audience  —  Pierre Omidyar has issues.  Several problems, actually.  —  The billionaire technologist, philanthropist …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
NAB president to FCC: Stop favoring broadband  —  President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters Gordon Smith takes the FCC to task for its policies he said favor broadband over the broadcast industry.  And he called on the Commission to come up with a National Broadcast Plan.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Tamara Baluja /
4.1 PR professionals for every journalist in Canada  —  Stop the presses!  Breaking news!  According to a report by the U.S. Department of Labor, the ratio of public relations practitioners to journalists in the U.S. is higher than it's ever been.  —  In 2010, researchers Robert McChesney …
Discussion: @gwynduns and @gingersnaptiger
Erin Madigan White / The Definitive Source:
Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt condemns attacks on journalists in order to control news  —  Pruitt: ‘Journalists today are targeted’  —  Three days after the killing of an Associated Press photojournalist and the wounding of an AP correspondent in Afghanistan, AP President …
Discussion: @pressfreedom
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