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2:59 AM ET, August 7, 2015


 Top News: 
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Survey of communications school graduates: 17% say news has improved in last five years, biggest issue is the abundance of opinion and false information online  —  A new snapshot of the profession from 10,000 J-school grads  —  A massive survey of two generations of journalism and communications graduates …
Discussion: @hermida
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times Q2: $16M net income, 33K new digital subscribers, digital advertising up 14%  —  New York Times Co. Reports $16 Million Profit  —  The New York Times Company reported net income of more than $16 million for the second quarter on slightly lower revenue, as digital growth …
Mădălina Ciobanu /
Washington Post partners with Genius for live annotations by readers and journalists of GOP presidential debate  —  Washington Post to let readers annotate live coverage of tonight's GOP debate  —  The newspaper is experimenting with annotation technology Genius for the first time during …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Journalists on the media beat critique Jon Stewart on his last day  —  No modern media critic has gained the prominence and influence that Jon Stewart enjoys.  By dint of his broad distribution, copious resources and acerbic wit, the “Daily Show” host has built his career by flagging missteps …
John Koblin / New York Times:
Jon Stewart, sarcastic critic of media and politics for 16 years, signs off from The Daily Show on Thursday night
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
The Huffington Post Names Former AOL and Spotify Executive Jared Grusd As New CEO  —  Jared Grusd, a former executive at AOL and Spotify, has been named the new chief executive at the Huffington Post.  —  Mr. Grusd spent the past four years as global head of corporate development and general counsel at Spotify.
Natalie Andrews / Wall Street Journal:
Ads on Twitter, Facebook, and Google play key role for presidential candidates; Twitter was pitching budget of $25K-$50K for campaigns for Thursday debate  —  Candidates Poised to Spread Their Message Through Social Media  —  Robust digital operations include video, text, tweets and blogs
Discussion: @wexler
Marco della Cava / USA Today:
Apple Music has 11M trial subscribers with 2M on family plan; App Store has record month in July with $1.7B in transactions  —  Apple Music hooks 11 million trial members, App Store has record July  —  One month after unveiling its new streaming music service, Apple has locked in 11 million trial members …
Sam Borden / New York Times:
In the UK and US, some pro sports teams are limiting media access and communicating directly to fans  —  English Club Shuts Out Journalists With New Kind of Defense  —  SWINDON, England — A few months ago, a reporter for the local newspaper here went to a charity event in town.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:   Channel 4 News ‘banned’ from Newcastle United press conference - because reporter wanted to ask about media bans
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Blockfeed, a NYC-based news app, geotags others' articles to aggregate news, shows map of stories near user, and uses social media buzz to prioritize stories  —  Blockfeed App Surfaces Hyper Local News  —  The death knell has been sounded for local journalism at regular intervals during the digital era.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Two-thirds of UK's Netflix and Amazon users don't watch their original shows  —  More British online TV subscribers say they view films or US shows than exclusive programmes such as House of Cards or Orange is the New Black  —  Two-thirds of online TV subscribers in the UK …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA and Politico
Ken Doctor / Politico:
The Washington Post's audience has grown 65% YoY due to newsroom investment, embracing technology, and engaging in distribution partnerships  —  Is The Washington Post closing in on the Times?  —  Could it be?  An old-fashioned newspaper war, but one fought in the digital trenches?
Discussion: Nieman Lab
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