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9:35 PM ET, September 17, 2014


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Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Trust in Mass Media Returns to All-Time Low  —  Six-percentage-point drops in trust among Democrats and Republicans  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — After registering slightly higher trust last year, Americans' confidence in the media's ability to report “the news fully, accurately, and fairly” has returned to its previous all-time low of 40%.
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Channel 4 News to use Snapchat and WhatsApp in #indyref coverage  —  Channel 4 News has set up accounts on the two platforms to send breaking news, analysis, and fun updates, and capture the “in the moment” feeling on the night of the vote  —  Credit: By Maurizio Pesce on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.
Discussion: Lost Remote and @catalinacma
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Facebook to introduce Scottish indyref 'I'm a voter' button on referendum morning as it reaches 10m posts on the vote
Discussion: Reuters, BBC and dotRising
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
Scottish independence referendum: news organisations step up security
Discussion: Poynter and @themurdochtimes
NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’  —  The chief executive of NewsCorp has written to the European Commission calling for a tougher approach to search giant Google.  —  In the strongly worded letter, Robert Thomson says “the shining vision of Google's founders has been replaced by a cynical management”.
Discussion: News Corp and @jeffjarvis
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:   A most cynical letter from a most cynical company
Jason Lynch / Quartz:
Why TV time slots still matter for new shows  —  The fall season—TV's annual version of Thunderdome—is almost upon us.  During the next month, the US broadcast networks will debut 20 new series they hope will connect with audiences (with three additional new shows premiering slightly later in the fall).
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
How Much Television Can the TV Biz — and Viewers — Handle?
Discussion: @teelajbrown and @maskedscheduler
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How the new Wall Street Journal iPad app is taking advantage of new features in iOS 8  —  When Apple launched the first iPad in 2010, The Wall Street Journal was one of the first news organizations with a dedicated app on the new tablet.  In the four years since, tablets have become mainstream …
Jane Johnston / The Conversation:
Are bloggers ‘journalists’?  New Zealand's High Court says yes  —  A New Zealand High Court judgment handed down on Friday will have far-reaching implications for journalists and bloggers, as courts around the world consider the rapidly changing definitions of journalism...
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Under new ownership, WJLA-TV takes a slight turn to the right  —  There's a new owner and a new approach to the news at WJLA-TV, Washington's ABC affiliate.  Under the direction of its ambitious corporate parent, the station's news operations have taken a subtle but noticeable turn to the right.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Latest report about Zakaria's CNN work does show plagiarism, 2 journalism ethics experts say  —  The wrongs of Fareed Zakaria  —  For the past month, two anonymous media watchdogs have been accusing the journalist Fareed Zakaria of serial plagiarism.  Across multiple reports …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The Guardian brings newspaper comics back to life with The Last Saturday  —  The Guardian is giving new life to the traditional newspaper comic strip with The Last Saturday.  Instead of Marmaduke or the ongoing exotic adventures of Mark Trail, The Last Saturday is a weekly graphic novella made to be read in print and online.
Discussion: Comics Alliance and
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
How to teach news literacy when the government is watching  —  The news literacy movement reaches Vietnam, but not without difficulties  —  Two years ago, Vietnamese journalist and lecturer Huyen Nguyen went with some colleagues to a news literacy workshop in neighboring Cambodia after applying …
Discussion: Guardian
Gautam Naik / Wall Street Journal:
‘Poop & Pooches,’ a Magazine Devoted to Dog-Haters, Is a Hit in Germany  —  Biting Satire Makes Readers Sit Up, Roll Over, Beg  —  HAMBURG—In 1992, four journalists sat at a local pub and played a drunken game: What's the most absurd magazine title you can come up with?
Liam Corcoran / The Whip:
How sites like The Verge, Vox, Business Insider performed on Facebook and Twitter in August  —  How Different Sites Are Stacking Up On Facebook  —  We look at social engagement growth patterns from sites outside the top 25 publishers.  —  Every month, we see some new names on our Facebook publishers charts.
Discussion: @reckless and @ezraklein
The New Republic:
Chris Hughes steps down as Editor-in-Chief of The New Republic, former Yahoo News GM Guy Vidra named CEO  —  The New Republic names Guy Vidra, General Manager of Yahoo News, as Chief Executive Officer  —  Washington, DC and New York, NY (September 17, 2014) - The New Republic today announced …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
How linking to knowledge can help attract a solvent audience for news publishers  —  How Linking to Knowledge Could Boost News Media  —  A key way to differentiate value-added news from commodity contents is to rework the notion of linking.  Thanks to semantics and APIs, we could move from dumb links to knowledge linking.
Discussion: @mjbroersma and Quartz
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
With New Ad Measure, The Economist Emphasizes Quality Over Quantity  —  The Economist is rolling out new set of audience measurements for advertisers on its mobile applications and website, hoping to lure more digital ad dollars by highlighting how much time readers spend with its content.
Jordan Zakarin / The Wrap:
Arianna Huffington on HuffPost's Upcoming Middle East Edition, Doc Ambitions and 115 Million Unique Visitors  —  Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington emailed her entire staff Monday with an important message: HuffPost had hit 115 million unique visitors on ComScore for the month of August …
Discussion: Digiday and @niemanlab
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
The New York Times Could Never Have Published TMZ's Ray Rice Video  —  Over the past week, The New York Times has busied itself by dissecting TMZ's graphic video of Ray Rice punching Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino.  This is partly motivated by professional envy …
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Parade magazine about to be sold to Athlon Media  —  Parade magazine, the 73-year- old Sunday magazine owned by the Newhouse family's Advance Publications for the past 38 years, is about to be sold to Athlon Media, Media Ink has learned.  —  Athlon, whose American Profile is the No. 3 player …
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / Foreign Policy:20 minutes ago
China's Social Media Underground  —  Fake terrorism threats, online dissidents, and smear campaigns by bogus accounts — it's all part of Twitter's Chinatown.  —  GOOGLE +
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Satellite TV bill passes Senate committee after amendments including channel unbundling were dropped  —  STAVRA Bill Passes Senate Commerce  —  Amendment Falls a Senator's Rise to Support Passable Bill  —  With entangling amendments dropping like flies in deference to the retiring committee chairman …
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