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9:50 AM ET, June 20, 2014

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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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Gabriel Stricker to head Twitter's media unit; Adam Bain taking over business development  —  Bain Officially Gets Biz Dev, While Media Unit Moves to Stricker at Twitter (Plus TV Memo!)  —  As Re/code reported last week, Twitter sales leader Adam Bain will take over business development at Twitter …
Discussion: VatorNews and Wall Street Journal
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 …
Craig Newmark / craigconnects:
Craig Newmark joins the board of Poynter Institute because of his interest in journalism ethics, accountability  —  Journalism Ethics: Why I'm Joining Poynter Institute  —  Hey, I just joined the Foundation Board of the Poynter Institute because of my interest in protecting journalism ethics.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media Matters founder David Brock to launch institute to fund journalism exposing “the nexus of conservative power in Washington”  —  David Brock to launch journalism institute  —  David Brock, the founder of Media Matters for America and public defender for Hillary Clinton …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Washington Free Beacon suspended from Clinton archives  —  The University of Arkansas has blocked the Washington Free Beacon from its special collections after the conservative website published audio recordings of Hillary Clinton without asking for the university's permission, the site reported on Thursday.
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Plain Dealer drops PolitiFact, but keeps on factchecking  —  Truth in Numbers feature brings reader ratings to the truth squad movement  —  DETROIT, MI — Josh Mandel didn't just lose his 2012 bid to unseat Sherrod Brown and claim one of Ohio's spots in the US Senate.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
ProSieben's Studio71 YouTube Network Launches First U.S. Channel, L.A.-Based ‘The Mansion’
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AJC's digital reorganization, part 1: Topic teams inspired by Quartz's ‘obsessions’
Discussion: @poynter
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
News organizations are the new journalism schools
Discussion: Mediashift and WWD Media Headlines
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
'Tonight Show's' New York Move Prompts L.A. Movie Premiere Exodus
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and FishbowlNY
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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
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Chelsea Clinton hasn't been on NBC for 4 months
Discussion: Politico
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
How Johnston Press is leveraging its SME relationships for hyperlocalised national advertising
Discussion: @johnston_press
Carly Page / Inquirer:
Bskyb: Copyright reform for digital services would ‘do more harm than good’
Discussion: Advanced Television
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
CNN's New Programming Met With Resistance from Ad Buyers
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
PureWow builds an entire ad unit around Pinterest
Discussion: @mungaro