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7:20 PM ET, December 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Las Vegas Review-Journal Staff Launch Twitter Campaign Urging New Owner To Come Forward  —  Jeb Bush joked that Donald Trump was the paper's mystery buyer.  —  Employees at Nevada's largest media outlet launched a coordinated Twitter campaign on Monday because their paper's new financial backers are still a mystery.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Cory Haik, executive director of emerging news products at the Washington Post, joins Mic as chief strategy officer  —  Mic Gets a Washington Post Executive to Help It Grow, and Grow Up  —  Mic is one of several fast-growing Web publishers with big, millennial-focused ambitions.
Gaby Dunn / Fusion:
Get rich or die vlogging: The sad economics of internet fame  —  It was all so painfully awkward.  That night, Brittany Ashley, a lesbian stoner in red lipstick, was at Eveleigh, a popular farm-to-table spot in West Hollywood.  The restaurant was hosting Buzzfeed's Golden Globes party.
Jeremy Barr / Ad Age:
Skift Brings on Magazine Veteran Carolyn Kremins as President  —  Digital Media Site Focused on Travel Hires Former Conde Nast Exec  —  Understand the State of Influencer Marketing  —  Skift, which markets itself as “the largest industry intelligence and marketing platform in travel,” …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Washington Post builds a free 8-bit-style mobile game, Floppy Candidate, with trivia questions and links to stories about the 2016 election  —  The Washington Post recreates the mobile game sensation Flappy Bird for the 2016 campaign season  —  Where do you get your news?  How do you get your news?
Discussion: Digiday and Mashable
Chris Phillips / Pandora Blog:
Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio, a personalized radio station based on your thumb ups  —  Thumbprint Radio: A Uniquely Personal Station Inspired By All of Your Thumbs Up  —  Today we launched Thumbprint Radio - a hyper-personalized station for each listener.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
A ruling on copyright royalties this week, deciding the amount companies like Pandora should pay record labels, could hurt the company's revenues  —  For Pandora, Ruling on Streaming Royalty Rates Is Crucial  —  Since it began 10 years ago, Pandora Media has become one of the most popular …
Doug Bolton / The Independent:
Julian Assange could face questions over rape claims after legal agreement made  —  The governments of Sweden and Ecuador have reached an agreement that paves the way for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, currently living in the
Keith Laing / The Hill:
FAA approves CNN for day-time drone use at altitudes less than 400 feet, slower than 100 mph  —  Feds approve CNN for drone flights  —  The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved an application from CNN to fly drones.  —  The agency issued the approval for CNN to use drones …
Chialun Huang / World News Publishing Focus by WAN-IFRA:
How The Economist, The New York Times, Bloomberg, and Financial Times have fared in delivering news in China  —  What's the latest on The Economist's Chinese news app?  —  It was the Economist's first venture into a non-English product in its 172-year history.
Discussion: @raju
Richard Wolf / USA Today:
Supreme Court sides with DIRECTV in class action case  —  WASHINGTON — Score one for business over consumers at the Supreme Court this term — but don't assume the pattern will repeat itself in a series of disputes over class action lawsuits.  —  The justices ruled 6-3 Monday …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Police Scotland reveals 12 RIPA applications to find journalists' sources  —  Police Scotland has become the first UK force to release details of how many times it accessed phone records to find journalistic sources.  —  The force used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act …
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Upworthy's push into original video has produced 40 videos with 3.44M views on average
Discussion: @tomgara
Jon Mitchell / Freedom of the Press Foundation:
Shinzo Abe and his Liberal Democratic Party are increasingly curbing press freedom in Japan, particularly coverage critical of the government
The Daily Beast:
How Egyptian activists are using Twitter to try to locate missing friends and relatives
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Turkish opposition leader meets with Cumhuriyet newspaper's imprisoned journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul, calls for release of all 32 journalists in jail
Dana Priest / Washington Post:
Censor or die: The death of Mexican news in the age of drug cartels
Discussion: Guardian and @barrydstocker