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3:15 PM ET, January 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Andrew Sullivan to give up blogging; future of The Dish unclear  —  A Note To My Readers  —  One of the things I've always tried to do at the Dish is to be up-front with readers.  This sometimes means grotesque over-sharing; sometimes it means I write imprudent arguments I have to withdraw …
Wolfgang Blau / Guardian:
The Guardian launches its new responsive website worldwide  —  Welcome to the new Guardian website  —  After more than 18 months of development, the Guardian has unveiled a new site for its readers in the UK and around the world  —  The Guardian has a history stretching back almost 200 years of creating world-class journalism.
Seb Joseph / The Drum:
Guardian overhauls site in anticipation of publishers selling ads based on time  —  The Guardian has overhauled its site, trumpeting a flurry of advertising opportunities it hopes will fuel ongoing efforts to sell advertisers on reader attention not clicks, in an environment designed to improve the chances of branded content being seen.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
“SnapperHero” Snapchat Scripted Series to Debut with YouTube Stars  —  Here's another step in Snapchat's transformation from messaging service to media platform: A “scripted series” of mini-movies made by social media stars.  —  “SnapperHero,” which is supposed to debut shortly …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Gawker Media Generated $45 Million In Net Revenue Last Year And It's Raising A $15 Million Round Of Debt  —  Nick Denton orders the shrimp linguine.  He doesn't look at Balthazar's menu; the media mogul frequents the restaurant and everyone from the hostess to fellow diners knows who he is.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Unlike the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post, the New York Times Company has no reason to sell anytime soon  —  4 reasons the New York Times Company won't be sold anytime soon  —  We learned last week that Michael Bloomberg would like to buy the New York Times Company.
Discussion: @raju and @rickedmonds
Ainsley O'Connell / Fast Company:
Rolling Stone archive comes to Google Play Newsstand on Friday; 3-4 stories per issue available free  —  ROLLING STONE TEAMS UP WITH GOOGLE PLAY TO MONETIZE ITS ARCHIVES  —  When Robin Williams died last year, mourning fans turned to the web—and Rolling Stone was ready for them.
Discussion: The Wrap, The Verge and ABC News
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York Times moves reporter from national race beat  —  Tanzina Vega, the New York Times reporter on the paper's national race beat, has been reassigned to the newly created position of Bronx courthouse reporter, according to a staff memo from New York Times metro editor Wendell Jamieson and metro print editor Dean Chang:
John Plunkett / Guardian:
World Service cuts will reduce UK's global ‘soft power’, BBC report warns  —  Corporation's Future of News report warns of ‘dangerous and disparate’ threat to independent and reliable world news from well-funded Chinese and Russian state broadcasters  —  The BBC has warned the government …
Discussion: BBC
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
AOL Likely to Shutter Gaming Site Joystiq in Larger Content Cleanup  —  According to numerous sources, AOL is likely to shutter its primary video game site Joystiq, part of an extensive house-cleaning of its underperforming content properties that is taking place over the next weeks.
Discussion: Adweek, Joystiq, Circa News and AdExchanger
Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits, & Pixels:
Nielsen shows Kindle Unlimited subscribers in US and UK spend more on books than non-subscribers  —  New Data from Nielsen Book Shows Kindle Unlimited Subscribers Spend More on Books  —  Late last month I asked whether consumers were buying fewer books after switching to subscription ebook services …
Discussion: SlashGear and TechCrunch
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Yahoo reports mixed Q4 with mobile revenue of $254M, up from $200M previous quarter; total revenue of $1.18B
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Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Sky News to merge digital and TV staff in newsroom shakeup
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
News aggregator Anews raises $2.7M for further international expansion
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Azerbaijan prolongs pretrial detention period for investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova by two months
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