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11:25 AM ET, June 19, 2014

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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Washington Post, New York Times and Mozilla team up for new Web site comment system  —  In an unusual partnership, The Washington Post, the New York Times and software developer Mozilla will team up to create digital tools that will make it easier for readers to post comments and photos …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
A reply to Clay Shirky: Who doesn't distinguish between investing in journalism as opposed to print  —  Who doesn't distinguish between investing in journalism as opposed to print  —  NYU's Clay Shirky calls Ken Doctor and me shills and nostalgists for our respective coverage …
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Print still matters, even if some would like to believe it shouldn't  —  I have to say, I find it funny to be called an apologist for the legacy news industry, as Clay Shirky suggested in an overnight post.  —  The newsonomics of the Orange County Register's (new, newer, newest) plan  —  January 23, 2014
Baljeet Singh / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter acquires SnappyTV, the service for clipping, editing, and sharing video clips from live broadcasts  —  SnappyTV is joining the flock  —  One of the best ways to follow events as they unfold is through real-time videos on Twitter.  As we continue to invest in video …
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
T-Mobile is setting a dangerous precedent for wireless net neutrality with its Music Freedom initiative  —  T-Mobile's ‘Music Freedom’ is a great feature — and a huge problem  —  It sounds great, but it's really, really, really bad  —  Net neutrality has seen headier days, and to be honest …
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Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
News startup PolicyMic rebrands as Mic to expand beyond politics, seeks advertisers to monetize  —  Web Startup PolicyMic Pushes Beyond Politics as it Courts First Advertisers  —  When the young entreprenuers Jake Horowitz and Chris Altchek started the site PolicyMic in 2011 …
Discussion: @sfiegerman and @raju
Bloomberg:
Axel Springer Buys Stake in Privacy-Focused Search Website Qwant  —  Axel Springer SE, the German publisher leading a campaign to curb Google Inc.'s influence in Europe, acquired a 20 percent stake in Qwant, a Paris-based search engine that focuses on data privacy.
Discussion: Reuters and Gigaom
Darren Davidson / he Australian:
Mail Online's Martin Clarke in altercation with reporter over copyright  —  IT seems the heat of The Australian's coverage of the Mail Online's practice of lifting articles from other news sites has got its publisher and Australian editor-in-chief Martin Clarke more than a little bothered.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice Media: Time Warner deal will not be at expense of youth audience  —  Chief creative officer Eddy Moretti says company's prime concern is to ‘protect the brand’  —  Vice Media's Eddy Moretti described the company as a ‘20-year startup’ that is nothing without its brand.
Carly Page / Inquirer:
Bskyb: Copyright reform for digital services would ‘do more harm than good’  —  Not the right time to overhaul IP laws for Netflix and Spotify  —  UK BROADCASTER Bskyb has claimed that now is not the right time for copyright reform, saying it likely would do more harm than good.
Discussion: Advanced Television
Corey Kilgannon / New York Times:
An Unusual Media Start-Up: A Local Newspaper  —  Kevin Boyle has done two stints as editor of The Wave, a 120-year-old weekly newspaper in the Rockaways that has long been a source of local news in its seaside Queens neighborhood.  —  The first came in the late 1990s, and the second began after Hurricane Sandy.
Discussion: @hblodget and @raju
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
National Journal bets on longform content with magazine redesign  —  “Print is not for everything anymore,” Richard Just said in an interview with Poynter.  Just is the editor of National Journal magazine, which relaunches with a new print design Thursday.  —  So what's print for?
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Pinterest, a proven traffic driver, is now a customizable ad unit  —  Publishers looking beyond Facebook and Twitter for social media-driven audience growth are increasingly finding a compelling alternative in Pinterest.  —  The discovery platform has become traffic gold for any publisher …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN's New Programming Met With Resistance from Ad Buyers  —  CNN recently unveiled a new slogan, “go there.”  But some ad-buying executives may not want to follow that command.  —  As CNN begins to hold “upfront” conversations, several ad buyers say the Time Warner-owned cable-news outlet is meeting with resistance.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
NUJ's Newsquest members to strike over relocation, pay and job cuts  —  The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has announced that its members will strike for one day, next Wednesday (25 June), at certain newspapers owned by Newsquest/Gannett.  —  The strike, which will hit titles …
Chris Morran / Consumerist:
No, A Supreme Court Victory By Aereo Would Not Crush The NFL  —  The Supreme Court could issue a ruling in the dispute between the broadcast networks and startup streaming service Aereo as early as tomorrow (though it could also not come down for quite some time).
Discussion: Washington Post
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Cliff Edwards / Bloomberg:
Dish Says It's Interested in NFL Sunday Ticket
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China Unveils Tax Breaks, Funding to Boost Local Film Industry  —  The policy document from major ministries is aimed at making the film business in China more competitive.  —  The Chinese government has unveiled a major policy document from several ministries designed to boost the film industry …
Discussion: People's Daily Online and Reuters
Liam Andrew / Nieman Journalism Lab:
CTOs of Digg, Hearst, BuzzFeed, Salon, and more talk about how they plan for the future  —  How far ahead are media company CTOs planning?  —  The CTO of a digital media organization has to balance the everyday operations of a (semi-) functioning website with a holistic eye towards the future …
Discussion: Quartz
Morgan Tait / New Zealand Herald:
New Zealand judge rules journalist's book on Kim Dotcom not “news activity,” puts sources at risk  —  Journalist's book on Kim Dotcom not ‘news activity’  — Books - Coatesville - Kim Dotcom - NZ Government - Personalities  —  A High Court judge has ruled that a book written …
Amir Efrati / The Information:
AMC Networks to launch genre-based subscription video sites this summer  —  AMC Plans Novel Move into Online TV  —  AMC Networks, which has vaulted into the first tier of TV programmers in recent years with shows such as “Mad Men” and “Breaking Bad,” is preparing to break …
Discussion: @pkafka and Gigaom
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
News Corp board votes to extend poison pill provision  —  (Reuters) - News Corp's board of directors voted to extend a poison pill provision it put in place to prevent hostile takeovers when the company controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family split from its cable and entertainment properties last year.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
 
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Thomas Campbell / IP&TV News:
Canada updates copyright laws for digital age
Keith Perry / Telegraph:
After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian film-maker jailed for five years for ‘collaborating with the BBC’
Discussion: Variety and @saeedkd
Monika Scislowska / Associated Press:
Polish authorities try to seize magazine's files
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Todd Wasserman / Mashable:
Univision signs up with Twitter Amplify for sponsored videos of World Cup highlights
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Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
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Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
WETA to Take Ownership of ‘PBS NewsHour’
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