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11:20 AM ET, July 21, 2015


 Top News: 
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Denton talks about editorial freedom, official editorial policy, and changing standards; staff meets again Tuesday  —  Gawker's Denton: ‘This is not the company I built’  —  “This is the very, very worst version of the company,” Gawker Media founder and C.E.O. Nick Denton told …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Nick Denton had been at odds with Executive Editor Tommy Craggs over company's long-term direction, with Denton telling Craggs that Gawker was “too mean”  —  Gawker's Existential Crisis  —  Is the notoriously snarky media growing up, or falling apart?  —  Shares
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
In the wake of Gawker's troubles, veteran editors reflect on their worst mistakes  —  ‘I still have the ulcer’: Veteran editors on their worst mistakes  —  It's been a bad time for Gawker, which continues to deal with the aftermath of its decision to publish, then unpublish …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Executive editor Tommy Craggs and editor-in-chief Max Read resign from Gawker; Craggs says advertisers threatened to pull out over escort story
Felix Salmon / Guardian:
Advertising is making the mobile web almost unusable by clogging bandwidth, which may drive readers to Apple News or Facebook apps  —  Ad tech is killing the online experience  —  Advertising is making the mobile web almost unusable by clogging up our bandwidth - which may end up driving users to Apple News or Facebook apps
Discussion: The Verge
Christopher Heine / Adweek:
GoPro introduces stock video licensing service, starting with 600 videos priced at $1K each and up  —  Brands Are About to Find Out How Powerful GoPro Videos Can Be  —  Spellbinding scenes captured by adventure seekers and even wildlife made GoPro the hottest video camera around.
Christine Magee / TechCrunch:
Booktrack Pulls In Another $5 Million To Put Audio To E-Books  —  Booktrack, a startup out of New Zealand that creates soundtracks to accompany e-books, has raised another $5 million in funding to make sure that reading is no longer a quiet activity.  —  Led by COENT Venture Partners …
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab:
Wall Street Journal decreases focus on live video programming, allocates more resources to video with news articles  —  From “WSJ Live” to “WSJ Video”: Publishers step away from dreams of live TV-style broadcasting online  —  For The Wall Street Journal, it was just a change in an icon …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Veterans of Glenn Beck's The Blaze launch new digital magazine, Autonomous, on Medium  —  Veterans of Glenn Beck's The Blaze launch digital magazine  —  A handful of veterans of Glenn Beck's The Blaze website are setting up shop on Medium today, with the launch of a new publication called Autonomous.
Discussion: @jamesrichardson and @megkrakauer
Lisa Beilfuss / Wall Street Journal:
In first earnings report since Gannett spin-off, Tegna reports revenue up 4.2% to $1.52B but profit down to $115.9M from $208.5M a year ago  —  Tegna's Profit Falls in First Report Since Gannett Spinoff  —  Digital offerings including and represented nearly all of the second-quarter's top line
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Met press office provided journalists' mobile numbers so police could view call records and find sources  —  The Metropolitan Police made a series of errors in secret applications to view the phone records of Sun journalists and showed a complete failure to consider issues around the confidentiality of sources, a court heard.
Inti Landauro / Wall Street Journal:
Charlie Hebdo's profits, normally distributed amongst shareholders, will be reinvested in the company in this year in act of good will following staff dispute  —  Charlie Hebdo's Owners Won't Keep Newspaper's Profits This Year  —  Will reinvest money in company; sales had skyrocketed after Paris terrorist attack
Mark Armstrong / Longreads Blog:
Writer of Grantland's “Dr. V's Magical Putter”, Caleb Hannan, says his wife and a fact checker raised questions about the story before it was published  —  ‘Dr. V’ Writer Caleb Hannan Speaks for the First Time About What Went Wrong … Out of everyone who read an early draft of …
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
How KPCC in Los Angeles grew its Latino listenership while trying to keep its traditional audience
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
W.W.D. strikes syndication deal with Tribune Publishing
Discussion: Media Wire Daily
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Digital First Media's Salt Lake Tribune may be sold soon, possibly affecting a joint operating agreement with Deseret News that has few profits to split
Discussion: @stevebuttry
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Maker Studios is shutting down pioneering online video site Blip on Aug. 20
Discussion: @chrispirillo
The Center for Public Integrity:
Center for Public Integrity sues Federal Election Commission for delay in releasing documents under FOIA request
Discussion: @davelevinthal
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Huffington Post says it will frame Trump's campaign as entertainment. I support that.