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by Julie Keck

1. Netflix calls out AT&T for lackluster streaming performance (Crayton Harrison / Businessweek) 2. Jonah Lehrer quietly launches new blog, gets Gladwell boost (Jeremy Barr / Capital New York) 3. Slate tries to buck the paywall trend by focusing on membership (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. ‘Today’ show coming to radio for first time on [...] more »

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by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Why do journalists hate new journalism startups? (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. Alaska newspaper sale: a second look at money, logic behind purchase (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Glenn, Intercepted: Pierre Omidyar’s quarter billion dollar journalism project seems to have [...] more »

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by Julie Keck

1. CNNx lets you watch only the news you care about (Richard Lawler / Engadget) 2. The IMPRESS Project’s plans for press regulation (Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk) 3. YouTube, once TV’s enemy, tries to show how it drives viewers to TV shows (Todd Spangler / Variety) 4. Amazon acquires digital comic book store Comixology (Greg [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

“Divergent” is this year’s runaway top bestselling e-book in the U.S. — but it’s not the best-selling e-book this week. (In the UK, at the London Book Fair, the buzz around HarperCollins is about why “Divergent” is selling comparatively well abroad.) The juggernaut has been stopped and sits at No. 2 on the Digital Book World [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Journalism needs the right skills to survive (Howard Finberg / Poynter) 2. Webb: Journalism schools need to make the ‘degree matter more’ (Justine McDaniel / American Journalism Review) 3. J-school students inadvertently cause school lockdown during videography project (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 4. EdTech companies abroad reap financing, analysis says (Sean Cavanagh / Education [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Automattic, steward of WordPress, snaps up Longreads (Brad Stone / Businessweek) 2. “Journalism is aggregation” (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 3. Turkey keeps YouTube block despite court rulings (Daren Butler / Reuters) 4. The Heartbleed hit list: The passwords you need to change right now (Mashable) 5. Journalism needs the right skills to survive [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. More than 50 public interest groups speak out against Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger (Free Press) 2. How some journalists are using anonymous secret-sharing apps (Caroline O’Donovan / Nieman Lab) 3. Q & A: Reddit Execs get serious about the site’s business (Mike Isaac / Re/code) 4. The Accelerator: Condé Nast tries its hand at [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Twitter launches photo-centric profile redesign (Harrison Weber / VentureBeat) 2. Vox Media ventures into general news and news analysis (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 3. Collaborative-writing platform Wattpad gets $46M in financing for global expansion (Mathew Ingram / GigaOm) 4. 26 awkward questions to ask news organizations about the move to digital (Raju Narisetti [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Amazon’s vision for the future of self-publishing (Digital Book World) 2. E-book distribution solutions emerge from Africa (AllAfrica) 3. The all-new monthly literary prize – for self-published authors (Alison Flood / Guardian) 4. Is dawn finally breaking for e-books in Spanish? (Erik Riesenberg / Publishers Weekly) 5. The bullies win: Authors abandoning publishing over [...] more »


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