2016/08/23

FBI Investigating Russian Hack Of NY Times

TV News Check :: Hackers thought to be working for Russian intelligence have carried out a series of cyber breaches targeting reporters at the New York Times and other US news organizations.

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ARD to replace EinsPlus with One on DTT

Broadband TV News :: German public broadcaster ARD will replace its digital channel EinsPlus with One – Eins für Euch (formerly Einsfestival) on DTT on October 1, 2016, an ARD spokesman told Broadband TV News.

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Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

AP :: WikiLeaks' global crusade to expose government secrets is causing collateral damage to the privacy of hundreds of innocent people.

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Time Inc.’s long, rough summer continues

Media Life Magazine :: Just weeks after laying off more than 100 employees, the company will chop another few dozen. It's also overhauled management.

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Gawker’s demise is troubling for experiments in reader engagement

Poynter :: What Gawker.com did really, really well during its 14-year run: it knew its audience, learned (and hired and got tips) from that audience and experimented time and time again.

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Poll: Americans criticize Internet's impact on journalism, politics

Rasmussen Reports :: Americans are more negative than ever about the internet’s impact on journalism and politics. 

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2016/08/22

2016/08/20

CNN just launched a new drone division. Here’s what they plan to do with it.

Poynter :: For months, anticipation has been building about the prospect of journalists sending drones skyward to cover the news. At long last, after many months and piles of red tape, the Federal Aviation Administration in June released guidelines that will allow journalists without pilot licenses to operate drones after passing a test. But if that happens, CNN will have an edge on the competition.

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2016/08/19

In the US, screen time now tops 50 hours

Broadband TV News :: The amount of time consumers spend each week using a ‘screen’ — a television, personal computer, tablet, or mobile phone — now tops 50 hours.

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2016/08/18

Behind the rise and fall of the NYT Now app

The soon-to-be-shelved NYT Now app was introduced two years ago with a 20-person team, press hype and launch party at South by Southwest. It represented a broader hope that the Times could grow reader revenue by slicing and dicing its content and varying the price points. 

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Cheddar TV hires chief operating officer

Talking Biz News :: Eric Harris, a former BuzzFeed executive, has been hired by business news video operation Cheddar as its chief operating officer.

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Cheddar TV hires chief operating officer

Talking Biz News :: Eric Harris, a former BuzzFeed executive, has been hired by business news video operation Cheddar as its chief operating officer.

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For Sydney Morning Herald and sibling papers including The Age, print's future in doubt

New York Times :: Parent company Fairfax Media is in a deep enough hole that the weekday print editions of the Sydney Morning Herald and sibling papers including The Age are endangered.

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Ethiopian police detain journalists reporting on drought, escort them back to capital

CPJ :: Ethiopian police on August 8, 2016, detained three journalists reporting on the effects of a severe drought in the country before escorting them back to Addis Ababa with a warning not to work outside the capital.

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NPR joins tide of publishers getting rid of comments

Citing an ineffective experience that was not particularly well-used, NPR on Wednesday announced that it's getting rid of website comments in favor of other means of communication with listeners, including social media. 

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2016/08/17

Instagram debuts an events feature that curates user-generated videos

Adweek :: The Facebook-owned video- and photo-sharing platform announced it's rolling out an Events video channel on its Explore page that curates user-generated videos from major events like concerts and sports.

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Twitter shows promise in rapid assessment of collective traumas' local impact - UCI News

UCI News :: An alternative to using Twitter geotags and hashtags to identify community members who have experienced collective trauma, such as a school shooting, shows promise in helping researchers rapidly assess local effects. 

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Evgeny Lebedev tried to buy Telegraph from Barclay brothers

The Guardian :: Independent and Evening Standard owner made offer earlier this year that was turned down along with another consortium’s bid.

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Google says it wants to help publishers fight Facebook

Fortune :: If there’s one macro trend with which almost every publisher is struggling, it’s the increasing distribution power of platforms like Facebook, and how that is continuing to disrupt traditional media business models.

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Google says it wants to help publishers fight Facebook

Fortune :: If there’s one macro trend with which almost every publisher is struggling, it’s the increasing distribution power of platforms like Facebook, and how that is continuing to disrupt traditional media business models.

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How hacking is changing the news

NewsOK.com :: It’s generally believed within the news business that leaked information is suitable to use to inform the public — even if it comes from an anonymous hacker. But that assumption was tested recently.

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Kathleen Parker, Washington Post: You get the journalism you're willing to pay for - Waco Tribune-Herald

Waco Tribune Herald :: Every couple of years or so, I feel the need to whine about the plight of newspapers. It’s August. I’m Trumped out. So today’s the day.

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How a robot wrote for Engadget - Engadget

Engadget ::Wordsmith makes a better blogger than a neural network.

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How mobile reporting skills are becoming part of journalism courses at UK universities

journalism.co.uk :: Mojo skills are incredibly useful to journalists today – but are students being taught the techniques?

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A deep dive into the practicalities of drone journalism

Current :: “Drones give storytellers access to airspace and visual perspectives that [are] otherwise inaccessible,” Ben Kraimer said. “With the right hardware, they could also be used as a flying microphone platform, capable of recording sound from locations that are otherwise impossible to reach with an audio recorder.”

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2016/08/16

Univision one of two bidders for Gawker

Broadcasting Cable :: Univision is trying to outbid Ziff Davis, which is offering $90 million.

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2016/08/15

Peter Thiel says journalism will be just fine, since he’ll decide what’s good journalism

Recode :: On the same day that bids for Gawker are due, Thiel published an op-ed in the New York Times as a sort of victory lap, but also to muster votes for a bill wending its way through Congress known as the Intimate Privacy Protection Act.

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Snapchat to buy recommendation app Vurb for more than $100m

The Information :: The company is acquiring recommendation app Vurb for around $110 million plus additional team retention payouts totaling nearly as much, according to a person familiar with the deal.

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Snapchat to buy recommendation app Vurb for more than $100m

The Information :: The company is acquiring recommendation app Vurb for around $110 million plus additional team retention payouts totaling nearly as much, according to a person familiar with the deal.

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The Wall Street Journal issues an ultimatum to Donald Trump: shape up or drop out

Quartz :: The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board, a leading conservative voice in US media, has called on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to shore up his spiraling campaign by Labor Day (Sep. 5), or drop out of the race.

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News of the World legal chief cleared over surveillance of lawyers

Guardian:: Tribunal rejects charges against Tom Crone, who ordered observation of newspaper’s legal opponents in phone-hacking litigation.

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Wired Executive Editor Joe Brown is going to run Popular Science

Recode :: Popular Science has had three editors in four years. Now it has a fourth: Joe Brown, who is joining the magazine from Wired, where he ran that title’s website.

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Hyperlocal sites are still sprouting in local news holes

Poynter :: Two years ago, when Matt DeRienzo was editor of the New Haven Register, he remembers being frustrated by a scrappy little site that dug up scoop after scoop at his expense.

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Gawker auction: The likely bidders

New York Times :: A dozen to two dozen parties have expressed varying degrees of interest in Gawker Media, and three to five companies have emerged as the most likely bidders. - So who might buy it?

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As Beijing tightens grip on Hong Kong media, mainland journalists suffer

CPJ :: On August 1, prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu, who had been detained incommunicado for over a year, reemerged--with an unusual twist on an old script. 

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2016/08/10

Text analysis of Trump's tweets confirms he writes only the (angrier) Android half

medium :: When Trump wishes the Olympic team good luck, he’s tweeting from his iPhone. When he’s insulting a rival, he’s usually tweeting from an Android. Is this an artifact showing which tweets are Trump’s own and which are by some handler?

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