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5:15 PM ET, May 18, 2015

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Mark Lobel / BBC:
BBC team reporting on 2022 FIFA World Cup workers in Qatar was held for two days in prison  —  Arrested for reporting on Qatar's World Cup labourers  —  Improved housing is being built for labourers  —  We were invited to Qatar by the prime minister's office to see new flagship accommodation …
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Survey: News orgs are prioritizing mobile development and placing less emphasis on paywalls  —  Anyone running a news organization — particularly one born in print, still struggling to adapt to the Internet — knows there are too many things to do: too many moves to make, too many innovations to chase …
Financial Times:
Financial Times rolls out ‘cost per hour’ advertising metric  —  18 May 2015: The Financial Times today announces the launch of a new digital advertising metric, ‘cost per hour’ (CPH).  Working closely with Chartbeat on the new time-based system, the FT is able to increase marketing effectiveness …
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Stephanopoulos apologises again, says he donated to Clinton Foundation to support its charitable work, like stopping the spread of AIDS  —  Stephanopoulos Apologizes Again For Clinton Foundation Donations  —  George Stephanopoulos apologized on air for a second time …
Discussion: Gawker and Poynter
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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
George Stephanopoulos and the Line Between News and Entertainment
Nikki Finke:
Nikki Finke launches Hollywood Dementia, a new paywalled site publishing fiction by Hollywood insiders, will charge readers $1 per post  —  Nikki Finke Announces New Site HollywoodDementia.com  —  Not since F. Scott Fitzgerald, John O'Hara and more recently Michael Tolkin and Bruce Wagner …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Broadcast, cable networks unite to form new trade body, Video Advertising Bureau, to promote TV advertising as digital video takes up more ad budgets  —  Broadcast, Cable Nets Unite Vs. Online Content  —  Video Advertising Bureau formed to support ‘multiplatform TV’
Daniel Popper / American Journalism Review:
Billy Penn CEO Jim Brady talks about the news startup, plans to expand to other cities  —  Inside Billy Penn with CEO Jim Brady  —  Editor's Note: This Q&A is part of “Newsroom Spotlight,” a series of conversations with journalists about what's going on in their newsrooms and the media industry.
Discussion: @raju and @jayrosen_nyu
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Hearst magazines update all 20 Newsstand apps; Road & Track's different direction (landscape)  —  The most recent app update adds the ability to play video in landscape (most of the digital editions are designed for portrait-only reading)  —  The updates from Hearst Magazines are a little odd, I can't quite figure them out.
Orr Hirschauge / Wall Street Journal:
China's Baidu invests in content recommendation platform Taboola, sources say around $20-30M  —  Baidu Invests in Content-Recommendation Company Taboola  —  Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc. said it is partnering with Taboola Inc. to bring Taboola's content-recommendation platform to China.
Discussion: @stittr
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Washington Post designer used Periscope to live-stream the drawing of the paper's Sports section front  —  Sports Editor Matt Vita, Designer Dan Worthington on Periscoping last night's Sports section  —  Last night, Washington Post designer Dan Worthington live-streamed the drawing …
Discussion: @natashatynes
Valentina I. Valentini / Fast Company:
Refinery29 Already Has 25 Million Fans, Now It Wants To Win At Sundance  —  The lower Manhattan Refinery29 office in spring is the real-life equivalent of the lifestyle company's website.  It's all whites and pastels, women everywhere in fashion-forward looks, a buzz in the air that makes a visitor want to be part of this world.
Discussion: @tiniv
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Tech and media groups draw battle lines for mobile superiority  —  Verizon-AOL deal and Facebook's news tie-up reveal industry shift  —  Tracking the technology world's upheavals is like studying the shifting of tectonic plates: the direction of movement may be obvious …
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Videopixie, A Video Production Startup That Connects Buyers And Creators, Raises $1.1M  —  Videopixie, a Y Combinator alumnus that handles video creation and production (like filming and post-production editing), has raised $1.1 million in seed funding.  —  The startup connects clients …
 
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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Slack launches Slack Variety Pack, a podcast featuring stories about work and life
Discussion: TIME and @harrymccracken
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
ComScore: CNNMoney traffic increases 18% to 22.3M in April, bypassing WSJ and Bloomberg
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Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
How journalism schools are integrating digital media skills into their curricula to keep pace with industry changes
Discussion: @peterhlewis
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Explains How It's Adapting to the Rise of Online Video
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable