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12:10 PM ET, December 21, 2014


 Top News: 
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
In sustainable news organizations, journalists need to understand the business model, so they can more effectively create value for the business  —  When to quit your journalism job  —  When the sales people are happy to sell what the newsroom is happy to make, there you have a well-run editorial company.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times Executive Editor says in past press gave in too readily to government pressure  —  When the Government Says, “Shhh!”  —  HOWELL RAINES remembers a call from Ari Fleischer not long after the 9/11 attacks on the United States.  —  Mr. Raines, then the executive editor of The Times …
Alisha Ramos / Nieman Lab:
Vox developer explains how creating integrated newsrooms requires dialogue, respect from all parties  —  Reporters, designers, and developers become BFFs  —  If you Google “integrated newsroom,” you'll see loads of search results for articles, op-eds, presentations, academic papers, and even images of seating charts.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
NPR's digital success complicates its relationship with member radio stations  —  Public radio's complicated digital journey  —  One of the year's freshest new audio apps didn't come from a Silicon Valley tech company; it came from NPR.  —  The app, NPR One, is essentially a “Pandora for news” …
Discussion: @digiday and @stephenjaward
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico editor Susan Glasser: We're in a ‘period of growth and rising ambition’  —  Since the start of 2014, about 40 reporters, editors and producers have left Politico.  They include names like ex-executive editor Rick Berke, longtime political reporter Jonathan Allen …
Discussion: @erikwemple
Sam Biddle / Gawker:
Writer whose post helped kick off #HasJustineLandedYet mob recounts meeting and apologizing to Justine Sacco, reflects on his own fumble with Twitter irony  —  Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her  —  The internet is a mountain, and if you climb that mountain …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
All Day, the company founded by creators of @HistoryInPics and @EarthPix, raises $2M  —  All Day Raises $2 Million To Be A Media Portal For The Twitter Generation  —  Would-be media moguls take heart: with nothing more than a Twitter handle and a dream, you can raise capital to become the next Vice or Vox Media Group, or Buzzfeed.
Discussion: Gigaom
North Korea denies Sony hack, proposes joint inquiry with US, warns of “grave consequences” if Washington refuses  —  North Korea seeks joint probe with US on Sony hack  —  North Korea has offered to hold a joint inquiry with the United States into a cyber-attack on Sony Pictures …
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Sony CEO Michael Lynton to President Obama: ‘We Have Not Caved’ (Video)
Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker's 2015 goals: more focus on Kinja's sub-blogs, including Valleywag and Defamer, plus new sub-blogs on media, justice, Internet, true stories  —  Gawker 2015  —  As part of our end-of-year process, all Gawker Media site leads were asked to submit planning memos for the next year.
Discussion: Poynter, @hadas_gold and @nbj914
John McDermott / Digiday:
Bustle CEO Bryan Goldberg talks about VC funding, focusing on a niche, and the danger of relying on Facebook traffic  —  Bustle CEO: Depending on Facebook is a mistake  —  If digital media is “drunk” on venture capital, then Bryan Goldberg has been overserved.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Social TV service TVtag, previously known as GetGlue, to shut down end of 2014  —  GetGlue successor TVtag is shutting down  —  Social TV service TVtag, which was previously known as GetGlue, is shutting down at the end of the year.  TVtag announced the shut-down in an email to users Friday afternoon …
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