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12:15 PM ET, June 18, 2014

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Clay Shirky:
Kushner's wrong; trying to save print journalism steals resources from planning for the future  —  Nostalgia and Newspapers  —  Aaron Kushner, CEO of Freedom Communications and the architect of a contrarian plan to expand southern California newspapers, began erecting hard paywalls …
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Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
Disruption is a dumb buzzword.  It's also an important concept  —  Jill Lepore isn't a fan of Clay Christensen's concept of disruptive innovation.  Writing in the New Yorker, she laments the growing ubiquity of the term in business in general and Silicon Valley in particular.
Sam Petulla / The Content Strategist:
The Financial Times on Why They Ditched CPMs For a New Ad Currency: Time Spent  —  “Engaged time” has been one of the biggest buzzwords in the media universe of late, as publishers and brands seek a unit of measurement that accurately values how much time people are spending with content.
Discussion: AdExchanger and Business Insider, Thanks:@steverubel
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Juan Antonio Giner / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“From a news business to a networked business”: The FT pushes its workflows to digital  —  Editor's note: Every year, Innovation Media Consulting prepares a report for WAN-IFRA on the state of innovation at newspapers around the world.  The new edition is out now — here's an excerpt …
Discussion: Financial Times
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Why Audiences Hate Hard News—And Love Pretending Otherwise  —  Ask readers what they want, and they'll tell you vegetables.  Watch them quietly, and they'll mostly eat candy.  —  You may not realize this, but we can see you.  Yes, you.  The human reading this article.
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
ASA bans Outbrain's native ad ‘recommended’ links on publisher websites  —  The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a ‘recommended links’ promotion for failing to make clear that linked-to articles were paid for by advertisers.  —  The ruling against content distribution business Outbrain …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Daily Telegraph's Brogan departs as group seeks 40 new recruits  —  Ex-deputy editor leaves newspaper along with columnist and blog editor Damian Thompson  —  Benedict Brogan, the Daily Telegraph's former deputy editor and its chief political commentator, has left the newspaper.
Bob Dietz / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Conditions for international reporters deteriorating in China  —  The Foreign Correspondents' Club of China released at the end of May its annual report on conditions for international journalists working in the country.  As we have done in the past, we're posting this year's report as a PDF.
John McCarthy / The Drum:
YouTube will be the dominant media platform in five years according to Dreamworks CEO  —  YouTube will be the dominant platform in which we consume media in half a decade, dwarfing current television giants, according to Jeffrey Katzenberg CEO of DreamWorks Animation.
Discussion: The Wrap
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Viacom, 60 Cable Firms Part Ways in Rural U.S.  —  After Carriage-Fee Dispute, Both Sides Say They Can Live Without the Other  —  For roughly two months, about 900,000 households in small towns across the U.S. haven't been able to watch Nickelodeon, MTV or Comedy Central …
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
UK newspaper sites get majority of traffic from outside the country, but struggle to monetize  —  The global reality for UK newspapers, and why that's still a challenge as well as a victory  —  Guardian News & Media, The Daily Mail, The Independent, Advertising, Digital Media, Newspapers
Discussion: @henryctaylor
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Bertelsmann Shuts its German Book and Music Club Business  —  The book club was an engine of growth for the company in post-war Germany but has declined rapidly in recent years with the rise of online shopping.  —  Marking the end of an era, German media giant Bertelsmann has shut …
Discussion: Associated Press
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Stephen Colbert's In-House Tech Startup Wants to Fix TV Scripts  —  Is it too soon to discuss the legacy of the Colbert Report now that its always-in-character blowhard host is presumably ditching his persona and taking over David Letterman's desk?  Sure, he put the term “truthiness” …
Discussion: @bw
Luke Vnenchak / New York Times:
NYT's content-management system Scoop: managing 700 articles, 600 images, 14 slideshows, 50 videos a day  —  Scoop: A Glimpse Into the NYTimes CMS  —  You know the importance of technology to the future of journalism has become a widely accepted fact when a prominent editor decides to join …
 
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Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
iHeartRadio crosses 50 million users in 3 years
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Surprise! Twitter Ad Partnership Research Says Twitter Ads Are Great (And Boost Sales).
Discussion: Fast Company
Andy / TorrentFreak:
In Australia, theatrical release window narrowing to 90 days from 120 days, to combat piracy
Discussion: @glynmoody
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube adds Chromecast support for live streams to its iOS and Android apps
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Twitter struggles to remain the free-speech wing of the free-speech party as it suspends terrorist accounts
Discussion: @farhanmemon
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
TiVo co-founders bring their QPlay video app to Chromecast, sideline own hardware
Discussion: TechCrunch and Multichannel News
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Matter shows a Kickstarter risk—the project you back may not be what ultimately emerges
 

 
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Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Financial Times:
Source: Microsoft pushed OpenAI to prioritize commercial products after the attempted coup against Sam Altman in November 2023, amplifying tensions at OpenAI

 
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