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1:55 PM 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 …
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.
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 and Fortune
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
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
Tegna to Sell Headquarters for $270 Million
Discussion: E&
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Cory Haik named WaPo's executive director of emerging news products  —  Cory Haik, the brains behind The Washington Post's skunkworks devoted to technological experimentation, has been named executive director of emerging news products there.  —  Haik, currently an executive producer …
Discussion: Washington Post
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.
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 and @ronmartinez
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
Paul Revoir / Guardian:
BBC iPlayer ‘watched by more than 60 million people outside the UK for free’  —  Research finds more than 38 million people in China are using VPNs or proxy servers to watch BBC shows - and could be a useful source of revenue  —  More than 60 million people around the world …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Harper's is launching a metered paywall; readers can read one story a month for free  —  Harper's Launches Metered Paywall  —  Notoriously anti-web Harper's is easing things up a bit.  And we stress “a bit.”  Harper's is introducing a metered paywall, which will allow readers the chance …
Discussion: Harper's
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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
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
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
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Prismatic pivots from offering consumer-facing news aggregation to B2B services for publishers, developers, and hedge funds
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