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11:35 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
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
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
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 …
Robert Andrews / Beet.TV:
Mail Online's New US CEO Steinberg: “We are Going to Grow Massively”  —  CANNES, France - The conservative British mid-market tabloid is a gargantuan celebrity traffic driver online.  Now it wants to both align and connect with a leading social messaging service.
Discussion: Mashable, Thanks:@beet_tv
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
 
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Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
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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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Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
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Tracie Powell / Columbia Journalism Review:
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