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3:55 PM ET, June 20, 2014

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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 …
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.
Ed Christman / Billboard:
Inside YouTube's Controversial Contract with Indies  —  Billboard has obtained a typical contract being offered by YouTube to its indie label partners for its new subscription service.  The devil is in the numbers, but also in the overall strategy.  —  Even though YouTube …
Discussion: Forbes and Music Week
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
That Story You've Read About YouTube ‘Blocking’ Indie Artists... Yeah, That's Not Accurate  —  As you may have heard, there's been some hubbub this week about claims that YouTube is going to remove some videos from indie musicians/labels who don't agree to the contract terms for YouTube's upcoming music subscription service.
Discussion: The Verge
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
Peter Adams / The News Literacy Project:
Facebook's related posts could serve as debunkers by highlighting fact-checking sites  —  Facebook's Related Content Algorithm Might Have More Potential Than It Thinks  —  In this entry, Peter Adams, NLP's senior VP for educational programs, reflects on the potential of algorithms …
Discussion: @rsingel and @noahchestnut
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
German publishers want an 11 percent cut of Google News  —  Street View, copyright, a “right to be forgotten”—Europe and Google have issues.  —  Several of Germany's largest newspaper and magazine publishers have instituted legal proceedings against Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo.
Tom Rosenstiel / American Press Institute:
How niche reporting leads to higher quality information for everyone: 12 good questions with Lara Setrakian  —  Syria's civil war is a story that goes in and out of the mainstream news media, but at Syria Deeply, it's the only story.  —  Lara Setrakian  —  Founder of Syria Deeply
Discussion: @ampress
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
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Report: Netflix Plans To Order First Original Series for French Market  —  PARIS- Ahead of its launch in France, Netflix is reportedly set to commission an exclusive original series in France, according to news channel's website BFMTV.  —  The French report claims Netflix approached select local producers …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Univision owners trying to sell their stakes, but so far, nada  —  Univision Communications' owners are looking for an exit.  Los Angeles billionaire Haim Saban and his four private equity partners are trying to unload their stakes in the nation's biggest Spanish-language broadcaster.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Reuters
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
With Atlantic article on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates sees payoff for years of struggle  —  He paid to get here.  Paid with the skull-rattling pain of a metal trash can clattering down hard onto his head when he was a kid racing from thugs in West Baltimore.  Paid with the jobs he lost.
Discussion: @johnica, Pacific Standard and Gawker
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
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
How the Fire Phone will turn Amazon into Apple's greatest music threat  —  Image Credit: Original image via PinnacleAnimates/Shutterstock; Illustration by Tom Cheredar  —  How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company?  Find out at MobileBeat …
Discussion: Forbes
 
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Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
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Myles Tanzer / BuzzFeed:
“Time spent” vs. page views: representatives of Gawker, Chartbeat, SB Nation, others weigh in
Jason Evangelho / Forbes:
Polygon's Brian Crecente Is Experimenting With Livestreamed Game Journalism, And It's Oddly Compelling
Discussion: @crecenteb
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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
Andrew Dugan / Gallup:
Americans' Confidence in News Media Remains Low
 

 
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Over 200 Bethesda Game Studios workers unionize with the CWA, forming the first “wall-to-wall” union at a Microsoft game studio; Microsoft recognized the union

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