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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:10 minutes ago
NYT considering shorter print edition at roughly half the price with unlimited digital access  —  Shorter Times?  —  The New York Times is considering the introduction of a truncated version of its daily print edition at a discounted rate as the paper mulls new strategies for maximizing …
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
New York Times adds 32,000 digital-only subscribers as profit falls
Richard Ackland / Guardian:
WikiLeaks gag order: open justice is threatened by super-injuctions  —  Australian courts have increasingly been issuing suppression orders preventing the publication of legal proceedings - and an implicit dislike of the media is partly to blame  —  Last month, an Australian judge issued …
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Australia bans reporting of international bank corruption case on ‘national security’ grounds
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Contently Launches A Nonprofit Arm To Do Investigative Journalism  —  In the new era of digital media, everyone's a publisher — celebrities, nobodies, spy agencies, house plants and, especially, brands.  Building “the plumbing” for brands that want to be part of this new era …
BBC:
Peers say ‘right to be forgotten’ principle unreasonable  —  Demands for search engines to remove personal data from the web to respect people's “right to be forgotten” are unreasonable, a group of peers says.  —  The Lords Home Affairs EU Sub-Committee also said it was wrong to give search engines …
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The Graduate Center Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant to Establish The CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization  —  The Graduate Center Awarded Multimillion-Dollar Grant to Establish The CUNY Center for Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization
Simon Zekaria / Wall Street Journal:
ITV Says It's Ignoring Takeover Talk as It Posts 46% Profit Jump  —  Chief Executive Adam Crozier Says It Is “Business as Usual” Amid the Liberty Global Talk  —  LONDON— ITV PLC, the U.K.'s No. 1 over-the-air commercial broadcaster, said Wednesday it is ignoring talk that it is a takeover candidate …
Amazon.com:
Amazon proposes 35/35/30 split, says cheaper e-book prices offer more profit to all  —  Update re: Amazon/Hachette Business Interruption  —  This discussion has reached the maximum length permitted, and cannot accept new replies.  Start a new discussion  —  See latest post
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:NEW!
Amazon Joins With Alloy Entertainment on Digital Publishing Imprint  —  Amazon Publishing and Alloy Entertainment, a book packager and division of Warner.  Bros Television Group, are collaborating on a new digital publishing imprint dedicated to young adult, new adult and commercial fiction.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:NEW!
Al Jazeera America's Gaza coverage boosts ratings  —  The crisis in Gaza has provided a ratings boost for Al Jazeera America.  —  Over the past two weeks, Al Jazeera America has seen its ratings grow by 30% compared with the previous four weeks.  Its prime-time audience has jumped 40%.
Discussion: Adweek
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Defining Native Advertising Success At The Washington Post  —  Like many publishers, The Washington Post's Kelly Andresen grapples with success metrics for native advertising campaigns.  As director of ad innovations and product strategy, she has a front-row seat on her publication's digital evolution …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter soars 34% after hours as monthly active users grow 24% year-over-year to 271M  —  Twitter Picked Up 16M Active Users In Q2  —  In its most recent quarter, Twitter didn't just report stronger-than-expected financials.  It also showed continued user growth, which has been an ongoing concern for the company.
Leo Barraclough / Variety:
Sky Deutschland's Second Biggest Shareholder Rejects BSkyB's Offer  —  Rupert Murdoch's former son-in-law, hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, says, ‘No, thanks’  —  LONDON — Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey, who is the former son-in-law of Rupert Murdoch, has turned down an offer …
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Tories accused of picking politically partisan shortlist for new BBC Trust chairman  —  Interviews to find the successor to Lord Patten as chair of the BBC Trust begin on Thursday amid deep concerns as to how the process is being conducted by the Government.
 
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