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by Julie Keck

1. Susan Wojcicki wants to sell you YouTube video subscriptions (Lauren Goode / Re/code) 2. The changing face of technology journalism (Ricardo Bilton / Digiday) 3. Google algorithm change hits streaming, torrent sites hard (Casey Johnston / Ars Technica) 4. Twitter is actually going to generate more than $1 billion in sales this year (Dan [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them (Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. How crowdfunding journalism affects reader relationships (Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk) 3. Ben Bradlee could teach us all a thing or two about real disruption (Kara Swisher / Re/code) 4. Facebook offers life raft, but [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Why the New York Times built a tool for crowdsourced time travel (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 2. Hong Kong: The difficult task of verifying news amidst censorship and social media (Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment (Alyssa Rosenberg / The Washington Post) [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Opinion: Why it’s so disappointing that j-schools are panicking over Ebola (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent? (Tilmann Knoll / INMA) 3. Surprising gadgets, not just books, are ready for checkout at college libraries (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How entertainment companies are fighting lawsuits over disclosures of who’s watching (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 2. Six fresh ideas for news design from a #SNDMakes designathon (Caroline E. O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Billy Penn launches desktop, mobile sites (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. German publishers bow to Google’s market power in [...] more »

BookShift
by Rich Bellis

What a difference a week makes. Not for Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl,” which enters its fifth week at the top of the E-book Best-Seller List, but for the average price of a best-selling e-book, which drops from $8.39 last week down to $6.91, after several weeks when higher-priced e-books had performed remarkably well. This week also [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Librarians are dedicated to user privacy. The tech they have to use is not. (April Glaser & Alison Macrina / Slate) 2. How Edward Snowden changed journalism (Steve Coll / The New Yorker) 3. Digital ad revenue hits $23 billion in first half of 2014 (Laurie Sullivan / Media Post) 4. 23% increase in [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Do readers choose e-books because they are cheaper? (Mike Kozlowski / Good E-Reader) 2. Video in enhanced e-books: How? Why? (David Kudler / Huffington Post) 3. Will Amazon pressure indie authors? (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 4. Freethy and Ingram go into print (Porter Anderson / Thought Catalog) 5. S&S to go agency [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Media habits of liberals, conservatives: ‘different worlds’ (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. Nielsen, Adobe to measure online TV across multiple devices (Jennifer Saba / Reuters) 3. Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Inside Gamergate’s (successful) attack on the media (Caitlin Dewey / The [...] more »


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