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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. From free to fee: How U.S. dailies decide to use paywalls (Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute) 2. Exploring ethics through journalism hotlines (Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. Scott Stossel on taking ideas journalism online at The Atlantic (Nieman Reports) 4. Winnipeg Free Press adds social media element to letters [...] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. Making a great online course, and why high drop-out rates aren’t a bad thing (Elliott Masie / VentureBeat) 2. Planning an ed-tech transformation…in 1989 (Benjamin Herold / Education Week) 3. How Edtech startup ‘Native Innovation’ goes the extra 300 [...] more »

Must Reads
by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill. 1. From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil? (Michael Daly / The Daily Beast) 2. BuzzFeed wants to beef up its business news (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. My take: There are so many takes now because [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

The top seven e-book bestsellers this week are from Penguin Random House, the world’s largest publisher and its largest producer of bestselling books. Nearly half of the top 25 bestselling e-books are Penguin Random House. Gayle Forman’s “If I Stay” held the No. 1 spot for a fifth straight week after it dethroned John Green’s “The [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Why I’m leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics (David Weigel / Slate) 2. Goodbye, Google Enterprise; hello, Google for Work (Barb Darrow / GigaOm) 3. The case for intelligent failure to invent the future (Vinod Khosla / TechCrunch) 4. Craig Silverman will join Columbia University’s Tow Center (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 5. Opinion: Facebook’s Report [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Learning from 800k public comments on the FCC’s net neutrality plan (Bob Lannon & Andrew Pendleton / The Sunlight Foundation) 2. FBI and Apple investigate nude celebrity photo hack (David Meyer / GigaOm) 3. Mental Floss is buoyed by online video (Christine Haughney / The New York Times) 4. Pioneer David Cohn on Circa, [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Should e-books only cost a penny? (Mike Koslowski / Good e-Reader) 2. Goodreads adds Kindle e-book previews (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 3. B&N testing Espresso Book Machines (Publishers Weekly) 4. Making e-book quality count (Rich Bellis / Digital Book World) 5. Waterproof e-reader launched for bathtime bookworms (Alison Flood / The Guardian) [...] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story (Ethan Zuckerman) 2. Chasing clicks: Journalists say one thing but feel pressure to do another (Angèle Christin / Nieman Lab) 3. Want to see Aziz Ansari’s next stand-up show? Check Twitter, then give him your phone number (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 4. [...] more »

BookShift
by Jeremy Greenfield

With Labor Day just around the corner, it’s probably safe to say that this summer belonged to Penguin Random House, at least when it comes to the season’s bestselling e-books. Just after John Green’s hit “The Fault in Our Stars” ended its 12-week run at the top of the E-book Bestseller List (and to be fair, it’s still selling briskly [...] more »


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