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11:40 PM ET, July 14, 2014

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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Julia Turner Is Named Editor in Chief of Slate  —  The online magazine Slate on Monday named Julia Turner its editor in chief, replacing David Plotz, who is stepping down after six years in the job.  —  Ms. Turner has served as Mr. Plotz's deputy editor since 2008.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Under Larry Kramer, USA Today focuses on breaking news fast and going viral  —  USA Today Goes Viral  —  TYSONS CORNER, Va. — “Today is a good day to be here because we are starting Social Media Tuesdays,” exclaims Larry Kramer, the publisher of USA Today.
Ryan Roslansky / Official LinkedIn Blog:
LinkedIn acquries Newsle, a tool for monitoring mentions of people in news stories  —  Stay In The Know On Your Network: Newsle Joins The LinkedIn Family  —  We know LinkedIn is a place you visit to stay up-to-speed on your network, showcase and strengthen your professional identity …
Josh Rottenberg / Los Angeles Times:
‘Snowpiercer,’ VOD and the future of film distribution  —  On June 27, a bold new sci-fi film opened in theaters.  Critics raved.  Fanboys exulted.  Word-of-mouth was overwhelmingly positive.  No, it wasn't “Transformers: Age of Extinction.”  —  Upon its release, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho's …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A.G. Sulzberger named ‘senior editor for strategy’ at Times  —  The New York Times has confirmed a new role for Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, a rising newsroom star and the son of Times publisher and chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr.  —  The younger Sulzberger, who previously did stints as an editor …
Michael White / Pacific Standard:
Is Social Media Saving Science?  —  Last week, two big papers that described a seemingly revolutionary method to make stem cells were retracted.  The retractions were no surprise to stem cell researchers.  Authored by a team of Japanese and American scientists and published in Nature in January …
Lulu Yilun Chen / Businessweek:
Alibaba Joins Lions Gate For Video Service in China  —  Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA:US) teamed with Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (LGF:US) to stream Hollywood movies and television shows as China's biggest e-commerce operator expands its video content.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Report around the clock: How some news orgs use time zones to their advantage to operate 24/7  —  It was well past midnight the morning of June 14 on the East Coast of the United States when Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez slammed home the Stanley Cup-winning goal deep into the second overtime.
Discussion: @davelevinthal and @wblau
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
BuzzFeed let longtime staffers edit and even delete early posts to match “editorial standards”  —  Why Are Your Favorite BuzzFeed Posts Disappearing?  —  Avid consumers of BuzzFeed's entertaining and informative listicles have noticed something strange: Their favorite listicles are disappearing from BuzzFeed's servers.
Emily Shire / The Daily Beast:
Saving Us From Ourselves: The Anti-Clickbait Movement  —  They're everywhere.  Headlines like, 'This is why you're always tired...' 'I can't stop looking at this image...' 'You won't believe what this man said next...' aren't going anywhere, but the anti-clickbait Twitter account @SavedYouAClick is trying to stop their growth.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and FishbowlNY
Ellen Emmerentze Jervell / Wall Street Journal:
Swedish author and his bot created 2.7M Wikipedia articles; some editors object to methods  —  For This Author, 10,000 Wikipedia Articles Is a Good Day's Work  —  In Sweden, Sverker Johansson and His ‘Bot’ Have Created 2.7 Million Articles; Some Purists Complain
Discussion: Business Insider
 
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Jillian C. York:
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Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Feminist Times ‘put on ice’ after failure of crowdfunding
Discussion: Feminist Times
Rebecca Jones / BBC:
Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell is to publish his next work on Twitter.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T-Chernin Group's Otter Media Online-Video Venture Acquires Creativebug for $10 Mil
Discussion: The Wrap, Re/code and VentureBeat
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Speculation mounts of an AOL-Yahoo merger; Mayer interested in HuffPo
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
BitTorrent launching paywall and using crowdfunding to finance new sci-fi series
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Time chief content officer Norman Pearlstine on the spinoff, The Awl, Twitter, and more
Discussion: @annehelen
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Newspaper revenue experiment throwdown: crowdfunding vs underwriting