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9:35 PM ET, May 18, 2015

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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 …
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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Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
CNN iReport removes submitted videos that were used as publicity for the world's largest college diploma mill, Axact  —  CNN Removes iReport Videos Linked to ‘Breathtaking Scam’  —  CNN has removed user-generated videos iReport videos linked to a Pakistani company suspected of running one of the world's largest diploma mills.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Starbucks Teams Up With Spotify For In-Store Music, Loyalty Program  —  Starbucks is partnering with Spotify to bring the music service's playlists to all of its U.S. retail locations this fall, the two companies announced Monday afternoon.  —  All 150,000 U.S.-based Starbucks retail employees …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
UsVsTh3m's demise shows challenge of making news for Facebook  —  As news organisations sign up to publish straight to Facebook with Instant Articles, Trinity Mirror's decision to cull new formats teams shows how social media is changing publishers' priorities
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Jay Z Mocks Apple, Google, YouTube, Spotify In Tidal Freestyle  —  They've got the money, but he's got the microphone.  This weekend, Jay Z threw some punches at the big tech companies who compete with his upstart music streaming service Tidal.  The freestyle came as part of Jay Z's …
Discussion: Forbes, @joshconstine, @richbtig and @holgr
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Appeals court reverses its earlier decision, allows Google to keep “Innocence of Muslims” on YouTube  —  Controversial ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Ruling Reversed By Appeals Court  —  The 9th Circuit now rules against an actress who attempted to get YouTube to remove the film.
David Lieberman / Deadline:
In open letter to Tim Cook, Icahn trumpets big market for Apple in television, for hardware and streaming  —  Carl Icahn: Apple's TV Plans Will Help To Create A “Mega-Ecosystem”  —  Apple is tight-lipped about whether, let alone how, it might sell TV sets and an online video service that would compete with cable and satellite.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Bill O'Reilly denies Gawker report of domestic abuse stemming from sealed divorce case documents  —  Bill O'Reilly: Domestic abuse allegation ‘100% false’  —  Bill O'Reilly says the allegation that he physically assaulted his ex-wife is ‘100% false.’  —  “All allegations against me in …
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 …
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 …
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Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
George Stephanopoulos and the Line Between News and Entertainment
 
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D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Videopixie, A Video Production Startup That Connects Buyers And Creators, Raises $1.1M
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Slack launches Slack Variety Pack, a podcast featuring stories about work and life
Discussion: Fortune and @harrymccracken
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Washington Post designer used Periscope to live-stream the drawing of the paper's Sports section front
Discussion: @natashatynes
Valentina I. Valentini / Fast Company:
Refinery29 Already Has 25 Million Fans, Now It Wants To Win At Sundance
Discussion: @tiniv
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Over-The-Top Streaming Video Services To Surge To 330 Million+ Subscribers By 2019
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Orr Hirschauge / Wall Street Journal:
China's Baidu invests in content recommendation platform Taboola, sources say around $20-30M
Discussion: @stittr
Richard Waters / Financial Times:
Tech and media groups draw battle lines for mobile superiority
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
ComScore: CNNMoney traffic increases 18% to 22.3M in April, bypassing WSJ and Bloomberg
Danny Funt / Columbia Journalism Review:
How journalism schools are integrating digital media skills into their curricula to keep pace with industry changes
Discussion: @peterhlewis