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9:15 AM ET, March 20, 2014

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Jessica Lessin / Guardian:
The future of news: know thy audience  —  As news businesses continue to redefine themselves for the digital age, knowing their audience is essential  —  When we launched The Information last December, many thought we were crazy.  How could a $399-a-year technology news publication compete …
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Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Why The Information chose to follow a paywall model  —  Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of The Information, outlines the site's approach to paywalls, which she believes should be driven by high-quality content  —  Credit: Dreamer, via Wikimedia Commons
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Watch out, business publishers — Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith says he is coming for you  —  Justin Smith — who helped turn around the fortunes of the ailing Atlantic Media empire, in part by expanding the 150-year-old magazine's digital reach — has laid out a manifesto about how he wants …
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Tribune Company Built a Robot That Reads You The News  —  Shashi Seth Unveils First Product As Head of Tribune Digital Ventures  —  eXelate  —  Shashi Seth loves NPR.  But he would like it a lot more if he could skip stories.  —  That was the kernel of the idea behind Newsbeat …
Discussion: TechCrunch, TIME, PR Newswire and Re/code
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony to Add Original TV Shows for PlayStation  —  Move Is Part of Effort to Broaden Console's Appeal Beyond Videogames  —  Sony Corp. is venturing into original TV programming for its PlayStation as part of an ambitious effort to make the device a home for TV and not just videogames.
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
The New Republic to launch public policy vertical led by Jonathan Cohn  —  T.N.R. to go deep on policy  —  The New Republic will be rolling out a new public policy vertical led by senior editor Jonathan Cohn, T.N.R. editorial director Michael Schaffer told Capital.
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
Associated Press removes Ukraine from dateline of Crimea stories  —  AP says new Crimea dateline is consistent with style guide for territories that are ‘geographically distinct’ such as Sicily  —  As every self-respecting copy editor knows - and as every writer and reader ought to know - style is politics, and politics inform style.
Shaun Walker / Guardian:
Ukrainian MP assaults television station chief for ‘pro-Russian’ stance  —  Footage of Igor Miroshnichenko and five men forcing Oleksandr Panteleymonov to write resignation leader released online  —  Ukraine's new government was facing a stern test of resolve after a nationalist Ukrainian …
The Atlantic Online:
David Frum Named Senior Editor at The Atlantic  —  Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2014)— The veteran political commentator and author David Frum is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor beginning March 31, James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic, announced today.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
How a Fleet Street Scandal Sheet Conquered the Internet  —  In the cutthroat world of British tabloids, where the explosive Fleet Street editor is a stock character, Martin Clarke still stood out as a particularly fearsome newsroom presence.  Even more so when he came to New York in 2011 to expand the Daily Mail's digital footprint.
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Huffington Post may charge for some content, says chief executive  —  As HuffPo UK is set to move into profit, Jimmy Maymann said the website would consider charging within five years  —  The Huffington Post's chief executive, Jimmy Maymann, believes in paid-for journalism and is open …
Discussion: @newswhip, The Drum and mUmBRELLA
Jemimah Steinfeld / Index on Censorship:
“Insidious” self-censorship rife in Hong Kong  —  Hong Kong journalists are anxious at present - with good reason.  On the morning of 26 February Kevin Lau, former chief editor of Hong Kong daily newspaper Ming Pao, was attacked as he got out of his car.  Suffering stab wounds to his back and legs …
Discussion: @indexcensorship
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How data from Financial Times readers lead to more readers and revenue  —  The Financial Times “broke the law of large numbers last year,” Ryan Chittum wrote in CJR: It added digital subscribers at a fast rate, seven years after it launched its paywall.  It now has 652,000 paying subscribers …
Discussion: @poynter, @raju and Strange Attractor, Thanks:@ryanngastwirth
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Australia's Fevered Streaming Market Isn't Waiting for Netflix  —  Australia is an odd market for entertainment.  English-language fans of Hollywood content abound in densely populated major cities.  But pay-TV penetration is a measly 30%, and the modest broadband infrastructure is overrun by piracy.
David Weigel / Slate:
Liz Wahl talks about life after her on-air resignation from Russia Today  —  An Afternoon with Liz Wahl, the Reporter Who Quit RT and Hasn't Heard the End of It  —  Liz Wahl quiets down her dog, Dallas, and opens the door to her home.  She excuses herself for a moment.  —  “It's just been insane today,” she says.
Mary Clare Fischer / American Journalism Review:
Why The Verge Declines To Share Detailed Metrics With Reporters  —  Editor's Note: This is the second post in a series examining the influence of analytics on how news is produced.  —  When journalist Russell Brandom first came to The Verge, he was on the “weird” beat.
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Mexican authorities bungled case of slain journalist, group says  —  In Mexico City, journalists protest the slaying of their colleague Gregorio Jimenez and others.  (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press / February 22, 2014)  —  MEXICO CITY — Journalists investigating the recent slaying …
David E. Frank / Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:
Jury returns $563K libel verdict against Boston Herald  —  A Suffolk Superior Court jury has found that the Boston Herald committed actual malice in a story which falsely reported a woman had engaged in “sexual acts” with a Bridgewater inmate during a 2009 visit.
Ben Branstetter / Daily Dot:
Newsweek's Bitcoin facepalm got Internet culture wrong  —  When Newsweek ceased publishing their print edition at the end of 2012, ending an 80-year stint as a stalwart of the American news industry, it was largely seen as the first national casualty of the digital era, a titan felled …
Discussion: Computerworld
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Reverse defamation, the Newsweek Bitcoin story, and Satoshi Nakamoto
Discussion: @jerrybrito and @marshallyoum
 
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Francesca Bacardi / Variety:
Sundance Institute to Launch Lab for TV and Digital Series
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Edward Snowden wouldn't have come to us if a paywall had been in the way, says Guardian's deputy chief executive
John McDuling / Quartz:
Twitter's dream for TV: You will never watch alone
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Too good to check: study of robot journalism spawns coverage showing journalism's weaknesses
Discussion: BBC
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Reuters Denies Ethical Allegations, While Some Syria Photographs Still Questioned
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Thomas Johnson / Re/code:
Q&A with Ryan Singel of Contextly, a content recommendation startup
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Patrick Frater / Variety:
Asian digital TV penetration to reach 97.5% with revenues of $46B by 2020
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Erik Wemple:
Politico CEO declares ‘early success’ with Capital New York
Discussion: Politico, Capital New York and @nbj914
Ray Clancy / Press Gazette:
Pro Scottish independence news website Wings Over Scotland raises £100k via crowdfunding
Discussion: @pressgazette
Cristian Giulietti / Online Journalism Blog:
Interview: president of IRPI Cecilia Anesi talks about secure leaks platform IRPILeaks
Leon Wieseltier / The New Republic:
Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns