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7:30 AM ET, November 16, 2015

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Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How The Intercept used anonymous Tor whistleblower tool SecureDrop for its prison phone call story  —  SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs  —  It's been more than two years since the debut of SecureDrop, a piece of software designed to help whistleblowers easily …
Discussion: The Intercept, Techdirt and VICE
Dayna Evans / Matter:
Former staffer says Gawker Media treats female staffers as if they're invisible, favoring male staffers with story tips and scoops and sometimes pay  —  On Gawker's Problem With Women  —  A former staff writer describes how a media company founded on whistleblowing and radical transparency failed its female employees.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Storyful is testing Slack integrations that let clients subscribe to news alerts within channels  —  How Storyful is turning Slack into an extension of its newswire  —  Usage of the messaging app Slack has exploded.  The company says it has 1.25 million daily users, tenfold growth in just a year …
Discussion: Fortune
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Anne Frank's father added as a legal co-author of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, extending the book's copyright protection to 2050  —  Anne Frank's Diary Gains ‘Co-Author’ in Copyright Move  —  PARIS — When Otto Frank first published his daughter's red-checked diary and notebooks …
Claire Wardle / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
Frontline virtual reality case study: narrative remains central, production quality requires long-turnaround time, various journalistic uses should be explored  —  New Report: Virtual Reality Journalism  —  After decades of research and development, virtual reality appears to be on the cusp of mainstream adoption.
Discussion: Facebook, TOWCenter and Tow Center
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A new initiative called Sahar Speaks offers female Afghan reporters structured media training, mentoring, and publication in Huffington Post  —  Sahar Speaks, partnered with The Huffington Post, aims to open doors for female reporters from Afghanistan  —  22 people killed at a Doctors …
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
How iHeartRadio And Pandora Are Connecting Campaigns With Latino Voters For 2016  —  MIAMI — As thousands of Hispanics packed the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Saturday to watch some of the biggest Latino acts perform including Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Don Omar …
Brent Lang / Variety:
The Weinstein Company plans to lay off 40-50 staffers in film operations in NY, LA, and London  —  Weinstein Company Braces for Layoffs (EXCLUSIVE)  —  The Weinstein Company will lay off between 40 and 50 staffers next week, Variety has learned.  —  The staffing cuts will not impact the indie studio's television unit.
Kyle Chayka / New York Magazine:
For some, Instagram captions have become a new blogging tool, because of simple, direct communication with an audience  —  Why Instagram Captions Are the New Blogging  —  As Facebook gets even more corporate, Instagram is growing as a space for authentic blogging.  —  Pin It
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Sources cite various reasons why the New York Times has delayed naming a replacement for media columnist David Carr  —  New York Times Grapples With David Carr's Legacy  —  The paper seeks fellow in honor of late journalist, but high-profile column remains unfilled.
Discussion: @nbj914
Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
Study: chat apps can be effective for engaging new and hard to reach audiences, are good sources during breaking news, and can speed up verification process  —  Guide to Chat Apps  —  PROJECT LEADER:  —  Acknowledgements  —  We would like to thank all the journalists and editors …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mic executive editor Madhulika Sikka on expanding tech, science, and health coverage, improving editorial standards, and publishing deeper stories  —  With a focus on college-educated millennials, Mic's new executive editor wants to improve the site's editorial standards
Discussion: Gawker
 
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Ashley Nguyen / IJNet:
Q&A with 14ymedio's Yoani Sánchez on Cuban independent media, technology, and teaching new journalists
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Turkey blocks access to Reddit under controversial censorship law
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Poynter cuts budget deficit by 35%, reports $2.26 million operating loss for 2014
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Tidal's chief investment officer, Vania Schlogel, left firm months ago, becoming at least the third departure of a top executive since being acquired by Jay-Z
Discussion: The Verge