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11:30 AM ET, June 20, 2014

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Knight Foundation:
Spark Camp expands model of connecting innovators  —  Photo: Matt Thompson and Amy Webb at Spark Camp.  Credit: Amy Webb.  —  A little more than three years ago we hosted our first “Spark Camp,” then an experimental gathering for journalists funded in part by Knight Foundation.  —  Related Press Release
Discussion: @knightfdn
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
LinkedIn acquires major fact checking patents  —  Lucas Myslinski was tired of having to fact check the questionable emails his father often forwarded to him.  —  “My dad would send these emails where they say something like, 'Oh the government is stockpiling billions of dollars of ammunition …
Discussion: @craigsilverman
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why The New York Times and The Washington Post (and Mozilla) are building an audience engagement platform together  —  Both excitement and skepticism surrounded Thursday's announcement that Knight has invested $3.89 million to help The New York Times, The Washington Post …
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project
Scot Finnie / Computerworld:
After a 47 year run, Computerworld will publish its last print edition on June 23  —  The continuing evolution of Computerworld  —  On June 23, we will publish the last print issue of Computerworld.  —  It was 47 years ago, almost to the day, that Computerworld's very first issue rolled off the presses: June 21, 1967.
Discussion: Technologizer
Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
“Time spent” vs. page views: representatives of Gawker, Chartbeat, SB Nation, others weigh in  —  The Page View Just Won't Die  —  What does an attention-obsessed media look like?  And do we want it?  —  Via chartbeat.com  —  Every few months media types seem to loop …
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in News Media Remains Low  —  Across newspapers, TV, and Internet, confidence no higher than 22%  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' faith in each of three major news media platforms — television news, newspapers, and news on the Internet — is at or tied with record lows …
Tony Horwitz / New York Times:
An author describes a cautionary experience publishing a digital best seller with Byliner  —  I Was a Digital Best Seller!  —  WEST TISBURY, Mass. — FIVE months ago I published a short book called “Boom.”  Commercially it was a bust.  No news in that: Most books lose money …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Women correspondents lead the way in Iraq and Syria for CBS  —  In the world of television news, foreign correspondents are part of an elite club, one that comes with a healthy air of mystique and bravado.  The job description can include the ability to sneak into war zones before battles begin …
Guardian:
BBC announces raft of new measures on diversity  —  Corporation to launch more internships, introduce new targets, and Lenny Henry and Lady Benjamin will join advisory group  —  The BBC has announced new measures to improve the representation of the Black, Asian and minority ethnic community …
Cory Bergman / Medium:
How to make breaking news matter again  —  Breaking news is broken, and it's only getting worse  —  If you ask your friends and neighbors about the state of journalism these days, they'll inevitably start complaining about breaking news.  —  You'll hear about the endless “breaking” …
Jason Evangelho / Forbes:
Polygon's Brian Crecente Is Experimenting With Livestreamed Game Journalism, And It's Oddly Compelling  —  At some point later today, Polygon will publish a comprehensive article about Nintendo's Wii U console and the impact both first-party games and third party publishers like Warner Bros. and Ubisoft may have on their hardware sales.
Discussion: @crecenteb
Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Forced to flee: A timeline of journalists' flight into exile  —  Every year, dozens of journalists are forced to leave their homes under threat of imprisonment, torture, violence, or even death, because their work has angered the powerful.  Over the past 12 months, the Committee …
 
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Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Plain Dealer drops PolitiFact, but keeps on factchecking
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Gabriel Stricker to head Twitter's media unit; Adam Bain taking over business development
Discussion: VatorNews and Wall Street Journal
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media Matters founder David Brock to launch institute to fund journalism exposing “the nexus of conservative power in Washington”
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ProSieben's Studio71 YouTube Network Launches First U.S. Channel, L.A.-Based ‘The Mansion’
Discussion: Tubefilter
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Washington Free Beacon suspended from Clinton archives
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AJC's digital reorganization, part 1: Topic teams inspired by Quartz's ‘obsessions’
Discussion: @poynter
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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
UK national newspaper ad revenue predicted to fall below £1bn for first time this year
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
'Tonight Show's' New York Move Prompts L.A. Movie Premiere Exodus
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and FishbowlNY
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
With Help From Chelsea Handler, Netflix Goes From Old Movies to New TV Shows. What's Next?
Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Online publishers still aren't usually liable for user-generated content