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8:50 AM ET, July 28, 2015


 Top News: 
Gus Lubin / Tech Insider:
Business Insider launches new tech site, Tech Insider, with original reporting by 30+ journalists on tech, science, innovation, culture  —  Welcome to Tech Insider!  —  There has never been a better time to be alive.  —  Contrary to what you might have heard, people are healthier, safer, happier, and smarter than ever.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
NBC News explains Clinton e-mail report with ‘Editors note’  —  The New York Times last Thursday night “broke” the story of requests from two federal inspectors general for a criminal probe against Hillary Clinton for her use of e-mail during her tenure as secretary of state.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Increasing competition on the web, pressure to break scoops led to mistakes on Clinton story  —  A Clinton Story Fraught With Inaccuracies: How It Happened and What Next?  —  The story certainly seemed like a blockbuster: A criminal investigation of Hillary Rodham Clinton by the Justice Department …
Madeline Welsh / Nieman Lab:
How New York magazine used Instagram and Tumblr to promote and share its Bill Cosby story after a DDoS attack  —  So a hacker brought down your news site.  Now what?  New York magazine found out today  —  So let's say you're a New York-based publication which has just published the words …
Noah Kulwin / Re/code:
Reddit Head of Community Jessica Moreno has left company two weeks after content policy change  —  Two Weeks After Content Policy Update, Reddit's Head of Community, Jessica Moreno, Has Left the Company  —  Reddit's head of community, Jessica Moreno, has left the company.
Felix Salmon / Fusion:
Unlike science, journalism lacks a system of peer review to verify articles and research  —  Why you can't trust journalism  —  Everyone wants one thing: your clicks (and retweets, and likes, and citations).  Most writers sincerely want the truth too.  Sadly the two are not always compatible.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Alex Blumberg, CEO of Gimlet, talks about his business model, podcasts, memberships, and more  —  Gimlet wants to become the “HBO of podcasting” — here's what its founder's learned trying to get there  —  Last summer, radio reporter Alex Blumberg made a decision that, by his own admission, was “crazy.”
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
New site The Seventy Four plans to use advocacy journalism to cover education; $4M budget funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Walton Family Foundation, others  —  Can Campbell Brown's education news site walk the advocacy-journalism tightrope?  —  The newcomer to education news outlets …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Snapchat Adds BuzzFeed, iHeartRadio to Discover Lineup After Dropping Yahoo, Warner Music  —  Snapchat has slotted in BuzzFeed and music-streaming service iHeartRadio to its Discover media section, after removing launch partners Yahoo and Warner Music Group from the lineup.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
A former journalist created a site to help journalists find experts  —  Stavros Rougas and Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh created a site a few years ago to help journalists find academic experts.  Originally called Media Spot Me, the site is now Expertise Finder.  —  I spoke with Rougas …
Sage Lazzaro / The New York Observer:
Vice's female-focused channel, Broadly, sets Aug. 3 launch date, releases promo video  —  Vice Drops Promo Video, Launch Date for New Female-Focused Channel ‘Broadly’  —  The site will begin covering women's news full-time August 3  —  The opening scene in the content tease video just released for Broadly.
Discussion: Business Insider
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Anita Powell / Voice of America:
As Obama Visits, Rights Groups Decry Treatment of Media in Ethiopia
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Medium updates rules to suppress harassment and revenge porn
Discussion: Medium and The Next Web
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google is splitting Google+ from all its products, starting with YouTube; Google account is all you will need to log in
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Netflix still has 5.3M DVD subscribers, generating hundreds of millions in profit a year
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
Yahoo launches live news show with Katie Couric
Discussion: TVNewser, Yahoo and @jbenton
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Huffington Post chief vows to protect contributors to new Arabic offshoot
Matthew J. Belvedere / CNBC:
Disney CEO Bob Iger says ESPN could one day be sold direct to consumers, but not within next five years
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Nate Silver Takes Shot at Vox for Aggregating NYMag's Cosby Story
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
DraftKings raises $300M at a valuation of more than $1.2B in a round led by Fox Sports, pledges to spend $250M on ads with the TV company