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9:50 PM ET, June 12, 2014


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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Media Head Chloe Sladden is Leaving  —  Chloe Sladden, the high-profile Twitter executive in charge of the company's media unit, is leaving the company.  Sladden told her team about her plans today, according to sources familiar with company.  Sladden's departure is not unexpected …
Mike Isaac / Medium:
Twitter's once-independent Media team will report to the Marketing and Communications division  —  Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Twitter Plans a Shakeup for its Media Division  —  Another day, another restructuring.  —  (Let's get one thing out of the way.  —  I worked for AllThingsD …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Journalism Lab:
It's World Cup time: Here's how 8 news orgs will tackle the world's biggest sporting event online  —  The wait is finally over.  —  After a grueling three-year qualification process, the World Cup starts today in Brazil.  While the 32 finalists have been hard at work training for the tournament …
Nikki Finke:
Nikki Finke launches website after 7 months of sitting out non-compete clause with Deadline  —  Why I Started  —  Let me just admit it: I'm old.  I'm beat up.  I've been used for target practice by every moron with a byline.  But this morning I'm excited and scared …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jill Abramson to Teach at Harvard  —  Jill Abramson, the former executive editor of The New York Times, will teach undergraduate courses in narrative nonfiction at Harvard University this fall, the university is set to announce Thursday.  —  Ms. Abramson, the first woman to hold …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Music app Lively closing doors: ‘We just ran out of time’  —  In a surprise move, Seattle music startup Lively has closed it doors, laying off most of its 22 employees.  “We just ran out of time,” said CEO Dean Graziano in an interview with GeekWire.  The company, which had raised …
Christopher Ketcham / The New Republic:
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Winner, a Lefty Hero, & a Plagiarist  —  Pulitzer winner.  Lefty hero.  Plagiarist.  —  In early 2010, the editors at Harper's Magazine began reviewing a lengthy manuscript submitted by Chris Hedges, a former New York Times reporter.
Olivia Petersen / Politico:
POLITICO Launches Journalism Institute  —  POLITICO announced today the creation of POLITICO Journalism Institute, an initiative focused on training the next generation of journalists and supporting diversity in Washington newsrooms.  The program will offer intensive, hands-on training …
Alice Truong / Fast Company:
After Restoring Its Service, Feedly is Hit with Second DDOS Attack  —  RSS reader Feedly spent most of Wednesday on the defense, restoring its service after being hit with a distributed-denial-of-service attack.  The victory was short-lived.  Hackers launched a second attack late Wednesday …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one of three seen as top contenders for Times succession  —  As the 33-year-old son of New York Times publisher and company chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr., whose family has steered the institution since 1896, Arthur Gregg Sulzberger is one in a handful …
Stephen Burgen / Guardian:
European newspapers search for ways to survive digital revolution  —  From paywalls to web-only brands, media across the continent are belatedly looking at ways to make money as print sales plummet  —  Anne Penketh in Paris, Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Social News Aggregator Nuzzel Raises $1.7M From Lowercase, Homebrew, And Others  —  Nuzzel, the social news startup led by Friendster founder Jonathan Abrams, says it has raised $1.7 million in new funding.  —  The news follows the launch of the Nuzzel iPhone app a month ago.
Anette Novak / INMA:
7 steps to improve your media brand's transparency, bolster consumer trust  —  When it comes to transparency, media companies need to start practicing what they preach by exposing the inner workings of their news operations to public view.  —  When it comes to transparency …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Prime Music service debuts: Ad-free streaming, 90K albums, 1M songs, but few hits  —  Amazon Turns On Prime Music Streaming, Sans Current Hits  —  There have been a lot of murmurs that Amazon would turn on its music streaming service this week, and it looks like that's just what it quietly did a little while ago.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats
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