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1:45 PM 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 …
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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Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
T-Mobile Offers Music Streaming Free of Data Charges
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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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.
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
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
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.
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Chelsea Clinton hasn't been on NBC for 4 months  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton - under scrutiny for her pricey contract with NBC News - hasn't been featured since January, but the network says it does expect two completed stories to air soon, and two others are in the works.
Discussion: Politico
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
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?
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
'Tonight Show's' New York Move Prompts L.A. Movie Premiere Exodus  —  Jimmy Fallon's late-night show creates a promo mecca that is luring stars east despite bigger costs.  —  Wonder why most big movie premieres are being held in New York this summer?  Blame Jimmy Fallon.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
More Money for MiTú: The YouTube Network for Latinos Raises $10 Million  —  Not very long ago, lots of investors shied away from companies built on top of YouTube: Too hard to make money, too dependent on Google's whims.  —  Then Disney bought Maker Studios for somewhere between $500 million and $950 million.
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
UK national newspaper ad revenue predicted to fall below £1bn for first time this year  —  UK national newspaper advertising revenue will dip to below £1bn for the first in 2014, according to a forecast from WPP media buying arm GroupM.  —  GroupM estimates that despite total …
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With Help From Chelsea Handler, Netflix Goes From Old Movies to New TV Shows.  What's Next?  —  Last year, Netflix started making its own TV dramas and comedies.  In a year and a half, it's going to start making its own talk show.  —  What else does it have up its sleeve?
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
How Johnston Press is leveraging its SME relationships for hyperlocalised national advertising  —  Like many of its peers in the regional media, Johnston Press is trying to work out how local newspapers can survive declining print revenues to thrive in a digital age.
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
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 …
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 …
 
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Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Online publishers still aren't usually liable for user-generated content
Carly Page / Inquirer:
Bskyb: Copyright reform for digital services would ‘do more harm than good’
Discussion: Advanced Television
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China Unveils Tax Breaks, Funding to Boost Local Film Industry
Discussion: People's Daily Online and Reuters
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
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Saeed Kamali Dehghan / Guardian:
Iranian film-maker jailed for five years for ‘collaborating with the BBC’
Discussion: Variety and @saeedkd
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
News Corp board votes to extend poison pill provision
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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
Chris Morran / Consumerist:
No, A Supreme Court Victory By Aereo Would Not Crush The NFL
Discussion: Washington Post
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Why the Oxford Mail is experimenting with WhatsApp
 

 
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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

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Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

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