Test redesign of Facebook's "Trending" sidebar

Huffington Post :: If you’re a politics wonk sick of reading about the NBA, or a sports fan sick of reading about Congress, Facebook is here to help out.

Read Alexandra Ma, www.huffingtonpost.com

What’s the view from Europe on where news is headed? Check out these videos from Newsgeist

Nieman Lab :: Newsgeist — formerly known, just as idiosyncratically, as Newsfoo — is an annual-or-so unconference/gathering of journalists, technologists, media execs, and other future-of-news types for discussion, mingling, and pretty good food.

Read Joshua Benton, www.niemanlab.org

Russians try to build a normal media startup across the border

Buzzfeed :: If you are interested in dispatches Russia from right now, one of the best places to turn is a hectic second-floor pre-war apartment on an unprepossessing stretch of Valdemara Street, next door to the Latvian Statistical Bureau and a few blocks from where John F. Kennedy spent part of the summer of 1939.

Read Ben Smith, www.buzzfeed.com

Facebook offers advertisers the option to pay for video ads only if users view them for at least 10 seconds

New York Times :: Facebook is giving advertisers the option to pay for video ads only if users view them for at least 10 seconds, as the social media company faces pressure over how it charges for ads.

Read Sydney Ember, www.nytimes.com

Dick Costolo: going public accelerated short-term-thinking

Guardian :: In interview before his last day in job, CEO says going public accelerated short-term-thinking, and regulation would pose threat to free speech.

Read Jemima Kiss, www.theguardian.com

Having trouble resonating with those elusive 18- to 34-year-olds?

Digiday :: Today's your lucky day: Here are four unconventional advertising schemes that will work on millennials. 

Read Mark Duffy, digiday.com

How CNN took a startup approach to politics

Digiday :: CNN may be a leader in political TV news coverage, but to reach new audiences, it had to beef up its online offering. So Ed O’Keefe, wdho was hired from NowThis to bring CNN some startup cred, took an unconventional approach to hiring, raiding traditional news outlets instead of other broadcasters.

Read Lucia Moses, digiday.com