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4:45 PM ET, September 17, 2014


 Top News: 
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low  —  Six-percentage-point drops in trust among Democrats and Republicans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%.
Andy Newman / New York Times:   Seeking clicks rather than truth, NY Meta is a mix of real and fake viral stories
Catalina Albeanu /
Channel 4 News to use Snapchat and WhatsApp in #indyref coverage  —  Channel 4 News has set up accounts on the two platforms to send breaking news, analysis, and fun updates, and capture the “in the moment” feeling on the night of the vote  —  Credit: By Maurizio Pesce on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
Discussion: Lost Remote and @catalinacma
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
How to teach news literacy when the government is watching  —  The news literacy movement reaches Vietnam, but not without difficulties  —  Two years ago, Vietnamese journalist and lecturer Huyen Nguyen went with some colleagues to a news literacy workshop in neighboring Cambodia after applying …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Journalists in Vietnam prevented from reporting on police brutality
Gautam Naik / Wall Street Journal:
‘Poop & Pooches,’ a Magazine Devoted to Dog-Haters, Is a Hit in Germany  —  Biting Satire Makes Readers Sit Up, Roll Over, Beg  —  HAMBURG—In 1992, four journalists sat at a local pub and played a drunken game: What's the most absurd magazine title you can come up with?
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Journalism curator Longform launching first iPhone app  —, which spotlights quality non-fiction writing on the Web, is rolling out its first app for iPhones on Wednesday, timed to the release of Apple's iOS 8 operating system.  —  The journalism curator's debut app launched in 2012, but was available only on iPads.
The New Republic:
Chris Hughes steps down as Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic, former Yahoo News GM Guy Vidra named CEO  —  The New Republic names Guy Vidra, General Manager of Yahoo News, as Chief Executive Officer  —  Washington, DC and New York, NY (September 17, 2014) - The New Republic today announced …
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
With New Ad Measure, The Economist Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity  —  The Economist is rolling out new set of audience measurements for advertisers on its mobile applications and website, hoping to lure more digital ad dollars by highlighting how much time readers spend with its content.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Parade magazine about to be sold to Athlon Media  —  Parade magazine, the 73-year- old Sunday magazine owned by the Newhouse family's Advance Publications for the past 38 years, is about to be sold to Athlon Media, Media Ink has learned.  —  Athlon, whose American Profile is the No. 3 player …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The Guardian brings newspaper comics back to life with The Last Saturday  —  The Guardian is giving new life to the traditional newspaper comic strip with The Last Saturday.  Instead of Marmaduke or the ongoing exotic adventures of Mark Trail, The Last Saturday is a weekly graphic novella made to be read in print and online.
Discussion: Comics Alliance and
Jordan Zakarin / The Wrap:
Arianna Huffington on HuffPost's Upcoming Middle East Edition, Doc Ambitions and 115 Million Unique Visitors  —  Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington emailed her entire staff Monday with an important message: HuffPost had hit 115 million unique visitors on ComScore for the month of August …
Discussion: Digiday and @niemanlab
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Mail Online's ad revenues rise nearly 50% year on year  —  Website's success offsets continuing decline in print advertising at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday  —  Mail Online: total ad revenues of £53m in the 11 months to the end of August  —  Mail Online's advertising revenues increased …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
How linking to knowledge can help attract a solvent audience for news publishers  —  How Linking to Knowledge Could Boost News Media  —  A key way to differentiate value-added news from commodity contents is to rework the notion of linking.  Thanks to semantics and APIs, we could move from dumb links to knowledge linking.
Discussion: @mjbroersma and Quartz
Liam Corcoran / The Whip:
How sites like The Verge, Vox, Business Insider performed on Facebook and Twitter in August  —  How Different Sites Are Stacking Up On Facebook  —  We look at social engagement growth patterns from sites outside the top 25 publishers.  —  Every month, we see some new names on our Facebook publishers charts.
Discussion: @ezraklein and @reckless
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
Jacobin: A Marxist rag run on a lot of petty-bourgeois hustle  —  Jacobin Magazine was founded by Bhaskar Sunkara in 2010 while he was still a student at George Washington University.  Sunkara had self-identified as a socialist since middle school — or, in his own words, “way too young to make those kind of decisions.”
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Facebook launches a new ‘best of’ page for media companies  —  Facebook has launched a new “Facebook Media” page today that's intended to show off media companies and public figures that use the social service most effectively.  —  The move shows that Facebook definitely puts value …
Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
Web-based TV production in LA has surged 353% from 2008 to 2013, filling traditional TV void  —  On Location Amazon is a rising star in Hollywood  —  Det.  Harry Bosch walks down the drab, gray corridor of the Hollywood division of the Los Angeles Police Department.
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Hollywood Thinks Journalists Are Sexy Again  —  Three big and small screen projects about journalism are in the works.  Viewers' hunger for deadlines, scoops, hungry reporters, and ruthless editors appears insatiable.  —  Earlier this year, Sarah Jessica Parker was on a flight …
Discussion: @vivian
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Knight Foundation:
American Society of News Editors to help newsrooms adopt more digital tools and techniques with $85,000 from Knight Foundation
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
How Much Television Can the TV Biz — and Viewers — Handle?
Discussion: Quartz and @teelajbrown
Nick Paumgarten / New Yorker:
GoPro became more than just another camcorder by riding the wave of broad video distribution
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
CD-Loving Japan Resists Move to Online Music
Discussion: TelecomTV and The Verge
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At newspapers, putting the squeeze on an elite subscriber corps
Discussion: @niemanlab
J. Max Robins / Forbes:
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Roger Fidler / Reynolds Journalism Institute:
More newspaper subscribers embracing mobile media while retaining their attachment to print
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
InboundWriter helps editors find clickable story ideas
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Filmmaker Ken Burns shows the value of public television and funding challenges it faces in US
Discussion: @iburrell
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tribune Publishing takes stake in content marketing firm Contend
Max Mason / Sydney Morning Herald:
Netflix secures Australian streaming rights to Batman prequel series ‘Gotham’