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7:50 AM ET, April 18, 2016


 Top News: 
American Press Institute:
Study: factors affecting trust in news include ad intrusiveness, load times, navigability, up-to-date details, conciseness, accuracy, and more  —  A new understanding: What makes people trust and rely on news  —  This research was conducted by the Media Insight Project …
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to offer $9/month stand-alone streaming option in US in challenge to Netflix; Prime membership now offered monthly for first time for $10.99/month in US  —  Amazon Ups the Ante on Streaming Video  —  New stand-alone option for its service is direct challenge to rival Netflix
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei and staffer Mike Allen reflect on how real-time analytics increase audience influence of coverage  —  For News Outlets Squeezed From the Middle, It's Bend or Bust  —  Earlier this month, a couple of inventive young go-getters at Buzzfeed tied enough rubber bands around …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Margaret Sullivan's parting advice to The New York Times: maintain editorial control and investigative work, protect credibility, keep clickbait at bay, more  —  Public Editor No. 5 Is Yesterday's News  —  FASTEN your seatbelts," goes the line from “All About Eve,” accompanied by a flash of those famous Bette Davis eyes. "
Chava Gourarie / Columbia Journalism Review:
Journalists should investigate and hold algorithms accountable in addition to reporting about them  —  Investigating the algorithms that govern our lives  —  On March 15, Instagram posted a note on its blog that sent the internet into a frenzy: “To improve your experience …
Discussion: @davewiner
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / New York Times:
Obama backs FCC proposal to open the cable set-top box market to third-party vendors  —  Obama to Help Push for Open Market for Cable Set-Top Boxes  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama will announce on Friday his support for opening the market for cable set-top boxes, singling out the devices …
Nicholas Lemann / New Yorker:
Sources: ICIJ didn't ask NYT to collaborate on Panama Papers because NYT previously resisted ICIJ requirement to operate as a co-equal member of a large team  —  The Panama Papers and the Monster Stories of the Future  —  The movie “Spotlight,” which for many journalists provided a jolt …
Discussion: @newyorker
Mike Rosenberg / Muck Rack Daily:
America now has nearly 5 PR people for every reporter, double the rate from a decade ago  —  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, here is how the total American job numbers looked 15 years ago, and today:  —  2000: 65,900 news reporters, and 128,600 public relations people
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Secret Service will have a role in credentialing the media for the first time at this year's Republican and Democratic National Conventions  —  Secret Service takes on new credentialing role for conventions  —  A new media credentialing process in place for the Republican and Democratic conventions …
Susan Currie Sivek / MediaShift:
How four professors include tech and business in courses about magazine journalism  —  Teaching Magazine Students More than Magazines  —  Academia may be notorious for adapting slowly to change.  But as magazines have adopted new technologies and approaches, some journalism educators …
Discussion: @drakejmc
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