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10:40 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 …
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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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 …
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
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: @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.
Discussion: The Drum and @mathewi
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
Thomas Campbell / IP&TV News:
Canada updates copyright laws for digital age  —  As part of the Harper Government's efforts to modernise Canada's copyright laws for the modern digital age, the Copyright Modernization Act formalizes the voluntary Notice and Notice regime.  This regime, already used by some Canadian Internet …
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
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
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
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
Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian film-maker jailed for five years for ‘collaborating with the BBC’  —  Mahnaz Mohammadi, charged with collusion against Iran's national security, maintains innocence and fears sentence could be due to women's rights work  —  Prominent Iranian documentary film-maker …
Discussion: Variety and @saeedkd
Keith Perry / Telegraph:
After 25 years at the helm Jeremy Paxman presents his final Newsnight  —  Jeremy Paxman, in typical style, suggests Ed Miliband has about as much appeal ‘as a flatulent dog in a lift’  —  The BBC's Jeremy Paxman presented his final edition of Newsnight, after 25 years fronting the programme during …
 
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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
Discussion: Variety
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Why the Oxford Mail is experimenting with WhatsApp
Discussion: HoldTheFrontPage
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Report on Broadband Speeds: DSL Lags Behind Cable and Fiber
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Megha Rajagopalan / Reuters:
China bans unauthorised critical coverage by journalists
Discussion: Guardian News Website and Reuters
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
WETA to Take Ownership of ‘PBS NewsHour’
Discussion: PBS and Washington Post
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
National press ad revenue forecast to fall below £1bn in 2014
Discussion: @mediaguardian
John McCarthy / The Drum:
YouTube will be the dominant media platform in five years according to Dreamworks CEO
Discussion: The Wrap
 

 
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