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8:15 AM 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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Matthew Weaver / Guardian:
Fifa to investigate arrest of BBC news team in Qatar  —  Team was on official visit to inspect migrant workers' accommodation after outcry over conditions for those building 2022 World Cup stadiums  —  Football's governing body, Fifa, has launched an investigation after a BBC news team …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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 …
Alessandra Stanley / New York Times:
George Stephanopoulos and the Line Between News and Entertainment  —  First Brian Williams and now George Stephanopoulos.  Credibility, or in this case, incredibility, is the Dutch elm disease of network anchors — once it spreads, it's ferociously damaging and hard to stop.
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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  —  How journalism schools are adjusting to the digital age  —  When the digital revolution swept across the media industry, the nation's journalism schools rushed to keep pace.
Discussion: @peterhlewis
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen Explains How It's Adapting to the Rise of Online Video  —  Nielsen has been a controversial character on this year's upfront stages.  —  At ratings-challenged MTV's upfront last month, it was the villain, decried as “that old measuring system that the industry uses” which …
Trevor Timm / Columbia Journalism Review:
The media's reaction to Seymour Hersh's bin Laden scoop has been disgraceful  —  Seymour Hersh has done the public a great service by breathing life into questions surrounding the official narrative of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.  Yet instead of trying to build off the details of his story …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
As Facebook and Google push for control of distribution, publishers must collaborate with these platforms and educate them about journalism  —  Playing leapfrog and werewolf with Google and Facebook  —  First Google made its friendship pact with eight old, European publishers, vowing to innovate together.
Discussion: @wblau, @jeffjarvis and @chrismoranuk, Thanks:@steverubel
Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Shane Smith and Spike Jonze talk about the future of Vice while travelling for a shoot in Cuba  —  Vice goes to Cuba  —  Spike Jonze is crouched in the shade of a tree on the kerbside outside a restaurant in Guanabacoa, a dusty Havana barrio.  Sitting a few yards away from his camera …
Discussion: Capital New York
David Cay Johnston / Al Jazeera America:
Journalists should not be labeled terrorists based on the sources vital to their reporting  —  Journalists are not terrorists  —  Reporters need freedom to do their jobs, even if it means contacting unsavory characters  —  The U.S. National Security Agency placed an Al Jazeera journalist …
Discussion: @davidcayj
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
It's time for Google to rank paywalled news in search the same way it ranks music and movies  —  Is It Time For Google To Rank News Content Behind Paywalls Better?  —  For years, Google has suppressed the ability for paid news content to rank well in its search results.
Discussion: @raju, @songhua and @jessicalessin
 
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