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9:55 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 …
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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 …
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Technology can't vanquish trolls completely, says leader of comments project  —  The just-announced partnership between The New York Times, Washington Post and Mozilla holds a lot of promise for the future of comments and communities at news sites, but don't expect a new system to make trolls disappear completely.
Discussion: @samkirkla and @craigsilverman
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AJC's digital reorganization, part 1: Topic teams inspired by Quartz's ‘obsessions’  —  When Bert Roughton Jr. was tasked 18 months ago with reorganizing the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's newsroom to better address the newspaper's digital challenges, he looked outside his own newsroom …
Discussion: @poynter
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.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
David Brock to launch institute to fund journalism exposing 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, is set to launch an institute to fund journalism that exposes …
Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Online publishers still aren't usually liable for user-generated content  —  A federal court this week reversed a lower court ruling that would've upended that precedent  —  A federal appeals court judge decided earlier this week that a gossip site is not liable for content it invites users to submit …
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
News organizations are the new journalism schools  —  Politico and Condé Nast will soon be training rookies  —  Politico and Condé Nast are entering the j-school business.  Last week, Politico announced the creation of a 10-day Journalism Institute for college students …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
TVNewsCheck.com:
Gannett and Sander Media complete sale of three TV stations to Meredith for $407.5M  —  Gannett-Sander Complete Phoenix Sale  —  The sale of KTVK and KASW to Meredith Corp. was part of a deal announced last December that also included KMOV St. Louis.  —  Gannett Co. and Sander Media LLC …
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
ProSieben's Studio71 YouTube Network Launches First U.S. Channel, L.A.-Based ‘The Mansion’  —  Studio71, the YouTube multichannel network owned by German broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1 Group, has launched its first foray in the U.S. with The Mansion, a channel exploring life and culture in Los Angeles.
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: Wall Street Journal
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
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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Ben Blanchard / Reuters:
China denies trying to ban unapproved critical media coverage  —  (Reuters) - China is not trying to ban reporters from publishing critical reports without prior approval, an official told state media on Thursday, insisting an order had been misinterpreted and its real goal was to stop journalists abusing their jobs.
 
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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?
David Bauder / Associated Press:
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Discussion: Politico
Henry Taylor / TheMediaBriefing:
How Johnston Press is leveraging its SME relationships for hyperlocalised national advertising
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:
Pinterest, a proven traffic driver, is now a customizable ad unit
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
National Journal bets on longform content with magazine redesign
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
China Unveils Tax Breaks, Funding to Boost Local Film Industry
Discussion: People's Daily Online and Reuters
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
NUJ's Newsquest members to strike over relocation, pay and job cuts
Liam Andrew / Nieman Journalism Lab:
CTOs of Digg, Hearst, BuzzFeed, Salon, and more talk about how they plan for the future
Discussion: Quartz
Chris Ziegler / The Verge:
T-Mobile is setting a dangerous precedent for wireless net neutrality with its Music Freedom initiative