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2:30 PM ET, September 21, 2015


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The firing of LA Times publisher Austin Beutner revealed tensions with Tribune CEO Jack Griffin and financial stress for the news organization  —  Firing at Los Angeles Times Focuses Discontent  —  LOS ANGELES — In January, Jack Griffin, the chief executive of Tribune Publishing Company …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Tribune Publishing shares plummet 20 percent after company adjusts its 2015 forecast downward  —  Tribune Publishing shares were down more than 20 percent in midday trading on Monday after the company pulled back from an earlier forecast for revenues and earnings — and largely blamed its Southern California papers for the problem.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
NBC built NewsConnect, an internal newsroom collaboration platform which allows employees to share information and story updates  —  Working together: How NBC built a new tool to improve collaboration across its newsrooms  —  Across all of its platforms, in both digital and broadcast …
Discussion: @mathewi, @vivian and @dubois
Paul Bisceglio / Pacific Standard:
Q&A with Tom Burke, who made a business out of broadcasting his video game playing on Twitch  —  The Business of Playing Video Games  —  Every so often, Tom Burke wakes up and finds that someone has given him $1,000 for playing video games.  He gets smaller amounts many times a day …
Discussion: @mathewi and @pacificstand
Frederic Filloux / Monday Note:
LinkedIn Editorial was a missed opportunity, as it focused on quantity over quality  —  LinkedIn Editorial: A Missed Opportunity  —  LinkedIn was poised to become a major player in the business news sector.  Instead, the professional social network is stuck with dull editorial content.
Institute for Nonprofit News:
Former Associated Press senior vice-president Sue Cross announced as CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit News (INN)  —  Digital Innovator, Former News Executive Sue Cross to Lead INN  —  Encino, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015 - The Institute for Nonprofit News announced today the selection …
Discussion: @inn and @aschweig
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
4chan sold to Hiroyuki Nishimura, founder of 2Channel, an early anonymous online message board in Japan  —  4chan Message Board Sold to Founder of 2Channel, a Japanese Web Culture Pioneer  —  If the Internet is the Wild West, you could call 4chan “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Periscope, conceived in Turkey, is taking off there as a reaction to ineffective mainstream media  —  Inside Periscope's Deep Bond With Turkey (The Country)  —  A live-streaming app and a country tied together from the beginning  —  Open up Twitter's live-streaming app Periscope …
Discussion: @erhanerdogan
Paul John Scott /
Mayo Clinic and Minneapolis Star Tribune form exclusive sponsored content deal with Mayo providing online and print graphics and “health content”  —  Mayo, Star Tribune form content partnership  —  Mayo Clinic has entered into a sponsored content deal with the Star-Tribune to generate health …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Michael Finnegan Named COO of Atlantic Media  —  Atlantic Media has promoted Michael Finnegan from CFO and senior VP, corporate development, to chief operating officer.  Finnegan has been with the company since 2011.  —  “He [Finnegan] is as clear a thinker as any I've worked with,” …
Discussion: Media Wire Daily and FishbowlDC
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Yahoo Europe boss Dawn Airey appointed as CEO of Getty Images  —  Dawn Airey joins Getty Images as CEO  —  Former Channel 5 boss moves from Yahoo to Getty to take up role in New York  —  Former Channel 5 boss Dawn Airey has taken over as chief executive of US-based picture licensing firm Getty Images.
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Daily News chief: Paper will continue in print seven days a week  —  The Daily News has no plans to reduce the frequency of its print edition, according to a top executive at the tabloid.  —  “The Daily News will continue to serve readers in print seven days a week, and …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @nyc_oz and @joepompeo
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Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
VR content startup Jaunt raises $65M from Disney, other investors
Mario Garcia / Poynter:
The Washington Post's new website uses a print-inspired hierarchy to capture story importance
Discussion: @drmariorgarcia
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
University of Toronto program trains professionals to be journalists covering their areas of expertise
Discussion: @freshchilli
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Discussion: @davidakaye
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: Bloomberg Business