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2:15 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.
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
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
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.
Discussion: BuzzMachine and PC World
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.
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
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
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
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Aaron Kushner Fires Back at LA Register Criticism: 'It's Not a Gamble, It's a Simple Business Strategy'  —  After coming under fire for launching the Los Angeles Register and then announcing budget cuts a short time later, Freedom Communications CEO Aaron Kushner is speaking out.
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
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” …
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
With Google Search on Android you can now launch music apps by tapping on a link to a song
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Women correspondents lead the way in Iraq and Syria for CBS
Nicole Schilit / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Forced to flee: A timeline of journalists' flight into exile
Discussion: @jcstearns
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
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
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why The New York Times and The Washington Post (and Mozilla) are building an audience engagement platform together
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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
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
AJC's digital reorganization, part 1: Topic teams inspired by Quartz's ‘obsessions’
Discussion: Talking New Media and @poynter
 

 
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Mariella Moon / Engadget:
X says the platform will make Likes private for everyone this week, meaning users will no longer be able to see who liked someone else's post

Verne Kopytoff / Fortune:
In an interview, OpenAI CTO Mira Murati responded to Elon Musk's denouncement of Apple's OpenAI deal, saying OpenAI cares deeply about user privacy and security

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Waymo updates the software on its 672 vehicles, after one unoccupied car collided with a telephone pole in Phoenix on May 21, marking Waymo's second recall ever

 
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