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Profile of Mic and how it exploited social justice for clicks, and then abandoned a staff that believed in it, according to current and former staffers

Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline: Profile of Mic and how it exploited social justice for clicks, and then abandoned a staff that believed in it, according to current and former staffers  —  For about five years, Mic.com was a place where readers could go to get moral clarity.  In the Mic ...

Boston authorities failed to protect media's right to cover a newsworthy event by keeping reporters up to 50 yards away from right-wing rally speakers

Sarah Betancourt / Columbia Journalism Review: Boston authorities failed to protect media's right to cover a newsworthy event by keeping reporters up to 50 yards away from right-wing rally speakers  —  A small crowd gathered for the “Free Speech” rally at Boston Common as ...

Copenhagen police say headless torso found in waters off Denmark is that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall

BBC: Copenhagen police say headless torso found in waters off Denmark is that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall  —  A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say.  —  There was a “DNA match ...

Sharing video of Charlottesville car attack made me and my family a target of conspiracy theories from Infowars, Reddit, 4chan, and YouTube, muddying the facts

Brennan Gilmore / Politico: Sharing video of Charlottesville car attack made me and my family a target of conspiracy theories from Infowars, Reddit, 4chan, and YouTube, muddying the facts  —  I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville.  Then the conspiracy theories began.  —  ...

Profile of PolitiFact as it hits its 10th anniversary, with partners across 11 states, a Pulitzer Prize, and revenue that sustains its fact-checking

Bill Adair / Columbia Journalism Review: Profile of PolitiFact as it hits its 10th anniversary, with partners across 11 states, a Pulitzer Prize, and revenue that sustains its fact-checking  —  PolitiFact made this prop Truth-O-Meter for a 2007 promotional music video .  Courtesy photo.

Sources: fired CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord, who was sacked after tweeting a Nazi salute, is in preliminary talks to join Breitbart

The Daily Beast: Sources: fired CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord, who was sacked after tweeting a Nazi salute, is in preliminary talks to join Breitbart  —  It's been nearly two weeks since Jeffrey Lord, the former Reagan administration official and pro-Trump political commentator, was sacked ...

The Village Voice is ending its print edition, will focus on digital operation

Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter: The Village Voice is ending its print edition, will focus on digital operation  —  The company is doubling down on its digital operation.  —  Peter Barbey, who purchased the legendary alt-weekly The Village Voice in 2015, has decided to no longer ...

Breaking: The Village Voice is ending its weekly print edition. http://twitter.com/...

Ben Mullin / @benmullin: Breaking: The Village Voice is ending its weekly print edition. http://twitter.com/...

Medium will pay writers based off number of 'claps' they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, redesigns its logo, and introduces a metered paywall

Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Medium will pay writers based off number of “claps” they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, redesigns its logo, and introduces a metered paywall  —  At the beginning of the year, Medium announced a big change: 50 staffers were being laid off as the ...

HuffPost's homepage traffic is up 23% YoY since unveiling its tabloid redesign in April

Max Willens / Digiday: HuffPost's homepage traffic is up 23% YoY since unveiling its tabloid redesign in April  —  This spring, HuffPost's new editor-in-chief, Lydia Polgreen, announced that she wanted the Oath-owned title to become a grand tabloid for the underserved.  —  It appears ...

Activist group Avaaz launches first steps of a judicial review to challenge Ofcom over its report declaring the Murdochs 'fit and proper' owners of Sky

The Guardian: Activist group Avaaz launches first steps of a judicial review to challenge Ofcom over its report declaring the Murdochs “fit and proper” owners of Sky  —  Avaaz threatens to challenge regulator's ruling that Sky would remain ‘fit and proper’ to hold ...

Hulu expands Live TV beta to Xbox 360, says it will unify its two iOS apps into a single app, but still no support for Roku yet

Brittany A. Roston / SlashGear: Hulu expands Live TV beta to Xbox 360, says it will unify its two iOS apps into a single app, but still no support for Roku yet  —  The Xbox 360 may be a thoroughly dated device at this point, but it is long from being forgotten.  The previous-generation ...

Senate intel committee bill would label WikiLeaks a 'non-state hostile intelligence service'; Sen. Wyden opposed move, says label could be used on journalists

Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast: Senate intel committee bill would label WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service”; Sen. Wyden opposed move, says label could be used on journalists  —  If the Senate intelligence committee gets its way, America's spy agencies will ...

YouTube machine learning tech removed thousands of videos that may document atrocities in Syria, advocates say; some videos reinstated after creator objections

Malachy Browne / New York Times: YouTube machine learning tech removed thousands of videos that may document atrocities in Syria, advocates say; some videos reinstated after creator objections  —  In an effort to purge extremist propaganda from its platform, YouTube has inadvertently removed ...

Facebook enables publishers to upload logos to appear beside posts in Trending and Search now and elsewhere later

Benjamin Mullin / Poynter: Facebook enables publishers to upload logos to appear beside posts in Trending and Search now and elsewhere later  —  A common complaint from publishers who use Facebook is that every story looks the same.  Whether it's from CNN, The New York Times or BuzzFeed, ...

Breitbart EIC Alex Marlow pledges to do dirty work for Bannon to attack WH 'globalists', in response to email prankster, now says emails were 'tongue in cheek'

CNNMoney: Breitbart EIC Alex Marlow pledges to do dirty work for Bannon to attack WH “globalists”, in response to email prankster, now says emails were “tongue in cheek”  —  A self-described “email prankster” seemingly fooled top editors at Breitbart over ...

Former Gawker Executive Editor Tommy Craggs to join HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor

Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen: Former Gawker Executive Editor Tommy Craggs to join HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor  —  Thrilled to bits to announce that the great @tcraggs22 is joining HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor!

MPA wins copyright infringement case against Xunlei, a Chinese online video company, is awarded about $234K in costs and damages

Patrick Frater / Variety: MPA wins copyright infringement case against Xunlei, a Chinese online video company, is awarded about $234K in costs and damages  —  A Chinese court has found Xunlei Networking Technologies guilty of copyright infringement.  The civil law case was brought by ...

A reflection on Gawker and its journalism, like its coverage of Trump long before his presidential campaign, a year to the day since it was forced to close

Michael J. Socolow / Washington Post: A reflection on Gawker and its journalism, like its coverage of Trump long before his presidential campaign, a year to the day since it was forced to close  —  Gawker wasn't perfect.  But in the age of Trump, it's hard not to miss its voice.    ...

Kim Wall's disappearance is a reminder that the safety of female journalists is not an issue restricted to developing countries

Sruthi Gottipati / The Guardian: Kim Wall's disappearance is a reminder that the safety of female journalists is not an issue restricted to developing countries  —  Kim Wall has reported on stories around the world.  But she was to disappear in a country known for gender parity: Denmark  ...

Copenhagen police say a woman's headless torso has been found in the search for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall; it has been sent for forensic analysis

BBC: Copenhagen police say a woman's headless torso has been found in the search for missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall; it has been sent for forensic analysis  —  A woman's headless torso has been found by police searching for a Swedish journalist who went missing during a trip with a ...

Samsung's Bixby launches in more than 200 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, is currently available in US English and Korean

James Warren / Poynter: Samsung's Bixby launches in more than 200 countries including the UK, Canada, Australia, and South Africa, is currently available in US English and Korean  —  Amy Lambrecht, publisher of The American Prospect, faces a tough challenge every day: How can she make her ...

A former White House correspondent for Sputnik News Service reflects on five strained months at the Russian-owned propaganda network

Andrew Feinberg / Politico: A former White House correspondent for Sputnik News Service reflects on five strained months at the Russian-owned propaganda network  —  I thought they'd let me be a real journalist at Sputnik news.  I was wrong.  —  “What would you do if we asked ...

Die Welt's head of social media sheds light on how the strategy of engaging with readers in comments on its Facebook page is helping bolster ties with readers

Shan Wang / Nieman Lab: Die Welt's head of social media sheds light on how the strategy of engaging with readers in comments on its Facebook page is helping bolster ties with readers  —  “The ability to recognize a brand — this is a huge thing right now.  We don't want people to ...

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the only local news org among Facebook Watch's first batch of partners, sees it as a way to attract viewers outside of Texas

Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the only local news org among Facebook Watch's first batch of partners, sees it as a way to attract viewers outside of Texas  —  “Watch is appealing because it's not just about getting as many of those singular people watching, ...

CNN announces it will launch The Update, a daily Snapchat news show at 6PM ET, one month after NBC debuted its twice-daily news program

Jason Lynch / Adweek: CNN announces it will launch The Update, a daily Snapchat news show at 6PM ET, one month after NBC debuted its twice-daily news program  —  The Update debuts a month after NBC News rolled out its own twice-daily program  —  Just one month ago, there weren't any ...

In sweeping masthead shakeup, media veteran Ross Levinsohn named publisher and CEO of the LA Times, as Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times becomes interim editor

Meg James / Los Angeles Times: In sweeping masthead shakeup, media veteran Ross Levinsohn named publisher and CEO of the LA Times, as Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times becomes interim editor  —  In a dramatic shakeup at the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago-based parent company has installed ...

Domain name registrar of conservative Canadian site The Rebel has denied it service, says Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant

Alastair Sharp / Reuters: Domain name registrar of conservative Canadian site The Rebel has denied it service, says Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant  —  TORONTO - Conservative Canadian website The Rebel said its domain provider cut its internet registration, making the site inaccessible to ...

A draft of the New York Times editorial that triggered a lawsuit from Sarah Palin didn't include language blaming her PAC for 'political incitement'

Erik Wemple / Washington Post: A draft of the New York Times editorial that triggered a lawsuit from Sarah Palin didn't include language blaming her PAC for “political incitement”  —  A draft of the New York Times editorial that triggered a lawsuit from Sarah Palin didn't include ...

Behind the collapse of Fresco News, a news startup backed by Ashton Kutcher, which laid off all 40 employees in June

Gaby Del Valle / The Outline: Behind the collapse of Fresco News, a news startup backed by Ashton Kutcher, which laid off all 40 employees in June  —  When the money runs out  —  On June 21, three dozen of Fresco News's 40 employees gathered in the company's cramped Manhattan office ...

Breitbart has apologized, after it used a photo of a famous German soccer player on an AFP story about a gang ferrying immigrants to Spain on jet skis

Maxwell Tani / Business Insider: Breitbart has apologized, after it used a photo of a famous German soccer player on an AFP story about a gang ferrying immigrants to Spain on jet skis  —  Breitbart News apologized Sunday after using an image of soccer star Lukas Podolski to illustrate a ...

BBC World Service to launch 12 new language services as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s, with the first launching today in West Africa

Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette: BBC World Service to launch 12 new language services as part of its biggest expansion since the 1940s, with the first launching today in West Africa  —  The BBC World Service has today launched the first of 12 new language services as part of its biggest ...

A profile of Girls Night In, an online publication with a newsletter boasting 12K+ subscribers, which aims to connect women online and through events

Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab: A profile of Girls Night In, an online publication with a newsletter boasting 12K+ subscribers, which aims to connect women online and through events  —  “We are helping serve the need for women to take a break, relax, and recharge.”  —  ...

Sources: the current rise in political tensions is leading brands to avoid advertising on mainstream news sites, with some avoiding Fox News in particular

Yuyu Chen / Digiday: Sources: the current rise in political tensions is leading brands to avoid advertising on mainstream news sites, with some avoiding Fox News in particular  —  Political tensions have reached a point where some brands are perceiving mainstream news outlets as too ...

London Assembly economic committee to issue report saying local papers' decline undermines democracy, sped by some councils' taxpayer-funded 'news' publishing

Conor Sullivan / Financial Times: London Assembly economic committee to issue report saying local papers' decline undermines democracy, sped by some councils' taxpayer-funded “news” publishing  —  The decline of local newspapers is undermining democracy and is being quickened by ...

A look at challenges facing Verizon's Oath as the integration of NYC's AOL and SV's Yahoo struggles along, after 2,100 were laid off in mid-June

Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair: A look at challenges facing Verizon's Oath as the integration of NYC's AOL and SV's Yahoo struggles along, after 2,100 were laid off in mid-June  —  Can two once-great Internet behemoths come together harmoniously in an age of mergers, roll-ups, and distribution ...

Inside Spiegel's 60+ year-old 'dokumentation' team, a fact-checking group of 70 specialists who work with journalists in a consultative role

Lucinda Southern / Digiday: Inside Spiegel's 60+ year-old “dokumentation” team, a fact-checking group of 70 specialists who work with journalists in a consultative role  —  German media company Spiegel-Gruppe has had a fact-checking team since the 1950s, several years after its ...

James Murdoch's letter and ADL pledge prompt speculation about whether they signal change at Murdoch-controlled conservative media empire

Emily Steel / New York Times: James Murdoch's letter and ADL pledge prompt speculation about whether they signal change at Murdoch-controlled conservative media empire  —  At 5:55 p.m. on Thursday, James Murdoch sent an email to a list of blind-copied recipients offering a striking ...

Inside Pop-Up Newsroom, which launched in June to foster innovation in newsgathering, partly inspired by Electionland

Mădălina Ciobanu / Journalism.co.uk: Inside Pop-Up Newsroom, which launched in June to foster innovation in newsgathering, partly inspired by Electionland  —  The project will document the learnings from each Pop-Up Newsroom to allow anyone in the industry to build on the ...

The Daily Stormer receives DDoS protection from CDN service BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech and wants to promote his company

Ken Schwencke / ProPublica: The Daily Stormer receives DDoS protection from CDN service BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech and wants to promote his company  —  The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said ...

US judge dismisses lawsuit by the former head of Venezuela's National Assembly accusing The Wall Street Journal of libeling him

Brendan Pierson / Reuters: US judge dismisses lawsuit by the former head of Venezuela's National Assembly accusing The Wall Street Journal of libeling him  —  NEW YORK - A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the former head of Venezuela's National Assembly accusing The Wall Street Journal ...

Radio revenue in India has seen steady growth in recent years thanks to privatization, adoption of mobile phones with FM receivers, and small-town consumption

Wall Street Journal: Radio revenue in India has seen steady growth in recent years thanks to privatization, adoption of mobile phones with FM receivers, and small-town consumption  —  Media companies are rushing to get new stations and talent on the air  —  RJ Gaurav, a DJ at FM ...

The Daily Stormer is back online with free support from BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech, and wants to promote his company

Ken Schwencke / ProPublica: The Daily Stormer is back online with free support from BitMitigate, whose founder says he believes in free speech, and wants to promote his company  —  The neo-Nazi site The Daily Stormer was back online Friday with help from a small company whose founder said he ...

Sources: Steve Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he's going to start a network

Mike Allen / Axios: Sources: Steve Bannon has told friends he sees a massive opening to the right of Fox News, raising the possibility that he's going to start a network  —  Unshaven and working from home in cargo shorts as he moves into “Bannon the Barbarian” mode, Steve Bannon ...

GroupM relaxes its video ad viewability standards, says ads in news feeds don't have to have sound on or be user-initiated to count

Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal: GroupM relaxes its video ad viewability standards, says ads in news feeds don't have to have sound on or be user-initiated to count  —  Ad buying giant says video ads in news feeds don't have to have sound on or be user-initiated to count  —  Ad ...

Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Global Head of Music, on promoting new artists, copyright safe harbors, and how ads and subscriptions can thrive together

Lyor Cohen / YouTube Blog: Lyor Cohen, YouTube's Global Head of Music, on promoting new artists, copyright safe harbors, and how ads and subscriptions can thrive together  —  Earlier this year, I was asked by Google to work on a Doodle celebrating the 44th anniversary of the music that ...

Liz MacKean, who worked on the investigation of disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile that the BBC shelved in 2011, dies at 52 after a stroke

BBC: Liz MacKean, who worked on the investigation of disgraced DJ Jimmy Savile that the BBC shelved in 2011, dies at 52 after a stroke  —  Ex-BBC News correspondent Liz MacKean has died after suffering a stroke.  —  MacKean, 52, worked for the corporation for more than 20 years but ...

Steve Bannon's path from trusted attack dog, even before he officially joined the Trump campaign, to toxic liability within the White House

Joshua Green / Bloomberg: Steve Bannon's path from trusted attack dog, even before he officially joined the Trump campaign, to toxic liability within the White House  —  Steve Bannon's firing as White House chief strategist abruptly severs Donald Trump's most important political relationship ...

Bannon returns to Breitbart News as executive chairman and led Friday evening editorial meeting

Breitbart: Bannon returns to Breitbart News as executive chairman and led Friday evening editorial meeting  —  Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon returned as Executive Chairman of Breitbart News Friday afternoon and chaired the company's evening editorial meeting.

Bannon says he will be 'going to war' for President Donald Trump and against his opponents, 'on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America'

Bloomberg: Bannon says he will be “going to war” for President Donald Trump and against his opponents, “on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America”  —  Aide left amid furor over Trump remarks on Virginia violence  —  Bannon was architect of ...