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1:35 PM ET, September 22, 2013


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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Update to Gawker's Kinja platform allows readers to summarize and discuss anything on the web  —  Disruptions: Gawker Wants to Encourage More Voices Online, but With Less Yelling  —  There are corners of the Internet that contain some of the most slimy and vitriolic stuff you could imagine …
Jack Shafer:
Of media typhoons and media tycoons  —  In the 1993 debut issue of Wired magazine, founding editor Louis Rossetto predicted that the media and other industries would be whipped like a “Bengali typhoon” by digital change.  As it turns out, Rossetto underestimated the impending mayhem.
Mitchell Prothero / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
AP freelancer says report of rebel chemical weapons use not hers  —  BEIRUT — A freelance contributor to the Associated Press whose byline appeared on a controversial story that alleged Syrian rebels had gassed themselves in an accident told McClatchy on Saturday that she did not write …
Discussion: The Lede, BuzzFeed and Brown Moses Blog
Laura Amico / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From Homicide Watch to education, testing a new kind of structured journalism  —  The question started almost as soon as Homicide Watch D.C. launched.  “Can you do this with education?” editor after editor asked.  —  This week, after three years of focusing on violent crime …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At NPR, a New Host and a Move Westward  —  CULVER CITY, Calif. — The weekend broadcasts of “All Things Considered” are heading West.  —  At an underutilized NPR office here, the famed afternoon program will reboot itself on Saturday with a new host, Arun Rath, a new time zone and even a rearrangement of its brassy theme music.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
A look at Mass Relevance, a startup TV networks rely on to surface pithy tweets  —  The secret company behind Twitter's TV takeover  —  Mass Relevance puts Twitter in front of television audiences, boosting the social network's public profile and altering its perception as a place for more than pointless babble.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A new tool for Twitter search out of the Knight Lab portrays trends in a single picture  —  It's a couple days old by now, but make sure you take a look at TwXplorer, the tool out of Northwestern's Knight Lab.  In addition to showing a list of recent tweets that include your search term …
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Why Publishers Should Embrace the FTC's Native Advertising Workshop  —  Despite what the pundits say, there is no reason to be skeptical... Yet.  —  Lately almost everyone in publishing has been talking about native advertising.  Right?  Well, the Federal Trade Commission wants to join in on the conversation, too.
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Will Dish Network Dare to Drop ESPN?  (Analysis)  —  As tense talks head toward a Sept. 30 deadline, big questions remain about the cost of sports programming.  —  Charlie Ergen wouldn't use the nuclear option, would he?  —  The Dish Network CEO is threatening to drop Disney-owned sports powerhouse ESPN …
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Daily Beast Will Continue Post-Tina Brown, Embrace Digital (Exclusive)  —  Barry Diller does not intend to shut the Daily Beast, but is looking to make the site much more digitally savvy going forward, TheWrap has learned.  —  According to a highly-placed insider, Diller still very much believes …
Discussion: @jbenton, @cschweitz and @niemanlab
The Daily Beast:
The Daily Beast Roars On
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Emmys Highlight a Changing TV Industry  —  LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards have witnessed many new players on the red carpet over the years, but there has never been a gate-crasher quite like Netflix.  —  Its “House of Cards” is nominated for outstanding drama, the first time that a program distributed …
Discussion: The Week, @brianstelter and @jimmaiella
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon FiOS Expands Mobile TV Support To Android & iPhone, Now Lets You Watch Live TV Outside The Home  —  For the first time ever, customers of Verizon's FiOS TV service are being allowed to watch live television on their mobile devices when they're out of their homes, and disconnected from their home's Wi-Fi network.
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Why AllThingsD's Twitter audience will follow Swisher, not the brand  —  Earlier today, Adam Penenberg summed up the Dow Jones / AllThingsD divorce by writing that News Corp keeps the house (the AllThingsD brand) while Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg get the kids (the ATD staff).
Discussion: @karaswisher and @buzzfeedben
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