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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Once Comcast’s deal shifted to a focus on broadband, its ambitions were sunk (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 2. The California law that could be used as a ‘tool’ by police to harass journalists (Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter) 3. Yelp wins dismissal of lawsuit over quality of its reviews (Jonathan Stempel […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Mobile access shifts social media use and other online activities (Amanda Lenhart / Pew Research) 2. Knight Foundation: Nonprofit sites’ revenue rising but sustainability elusive (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 3. Newspapers hunt for new readers on Instagram (Rachel Barron & Alexa Lardieri / American Journalism Review) 4. What are they thinking? The 8 principles […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Mute button (George Packer / The New Yorker) 2. Different paths to sustainability for local and state nonprofit news sites (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. FTC to review complaint that YouTube Kids over-advertises to children (Cecilia Kang / Washington Post) 4. Tinder-meets-‘Serial’ app wins at POV’s 8th Nonfiction Media Innovation Lab ‘POV Hackathon’ […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. New report: Local newspapers have done a terrible job building local digital audiences (Joseph Lichtenstein / Nieman Lab) 2. Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea (Will Federman / Medium) 3. Viacom says the Internet made its reruns less valuable (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. 3 smart ideas […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How do Amazon-publisher disputes affect authors and readers? (Mercy Pilkington / Good e-Reader) 2. Self-published star lands seven-figure deal with traditional imprint (Alison Flood / Guardian) 3. Google Play Books wants you to be the next E. E. Cummings (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 4. 12 ways to update print production habits […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Twitter and YouTube blocked in Turkey over hostage photos (Graham Cluley / WeLiveSecurity) 2. John Oliver makes Edward Snowden squirm on ‘Last Week Tonight’ (Marlow Stern / The Daily Beast) [VID] 3. Rolling Stone’s investigation: “A failure that was avoidable” (Sheila Coronel, Steve Coll & Derek Kravitz / Columbia Journalism Review) 4. A dumb […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The petty etiquette of discrimination (Noah Berlatsky / The Atlantic) 2. Wall Street and Silicon Valley form an uneasy alliance (Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times) 3. In a bid for modern coverage, student paper tries a new Medium (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 4. Snapchat’s Discover feature is giving advertisers millions of video […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Yale researchers to study learning game apps (Natasha Singer / New York Times) 2. Seymour Hersh on My Lai and the state of investigative journalism (Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Sea level rise app launched (Ted Gutsche / Eyes on the Rise) 4. Online-test security, social media, and cheating: A recent history […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Tech leaders call on lawmakers to reject discrimination (Jillian Ward / Bloomberg Business) 2. Seymour Hersh on My Lai and the state of investigative journalism (Jared Malsin / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Investigative journalism, illustrated: A Q&A with Level 14 creators (Amanda Zamora / ProPublica) 4. The Weather Company’s digital video strategy: Sunny with […] more »


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