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5:30 AM ET, June 13, 2014


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Media Head Chloe Sladden Is Leaving  —  Chloe Sladden, the high-profile executive in charge of Twitter's media unit, is leaving the company.  Sources familiar with the company say she informed her team of her plans today; later, she announced her departure publicly via a series of tweets.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Univision in talks with CBS, Time Warner about possible sale; seeks more than $20B  —  Univision Holds Preliminary Sale Talks With CBS, Time Warner  —  Univision's Owners Seek for More Than $20 Billion for Broadcaster  —  The owners of Univision Communications Inc., in their search for an exit …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The mobile majority: Engaging people on smartphones is the next big challenge to the news  —  There's lots of great stuff in there as usual, with articles on the state of journalism education, citizen journalism in Turkey, comics journalism, epic poetry (!), and more.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Sam Colt / Business Insider:
Comcast's video service to be for professionally produced content, may not launch for 2 years  —  Comcast May Launch A New Video Service — But It's Not The YouTube Killer Everyone's Talking About  —  Comcast has been rumored to be developing a video-streaming service to rival YouTube, according to VentureBeat and GigaOm.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs at News Corp's community papers as sale looms  —  On Thursday, layoffs hit News Corp's Community Newspaper Group, where a sale is pending, Capital has learned.  —  The local newspaper chain, which includes titles like The Brooklyn Paper, the Brooklyn Courier, the Times Ledger and the Bronx Times …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
New York Times' Nick Bilton jumps from tech to Styles  —  Nick Bilton, who currently writes at the Bits technology blog for The New York Times, is joining the paper's Styles section.  —  Bilton will be a weekly columnist for Thursday Styles “writing about the impact of technology on society and culture …
Discussion: @nickbilton
Devindra Hardawar / VentureBeat:
Crunchyroll acquires video discovery site Redux  —  Anime streaming site Crunchyroll is snapping up some video discovery talent.  —  Redux, a startup focused on helping people find and watch interesting content on their TVs, announced today that it's being acquired by Crunchyroll.
Nicholas Diakopoulos / Tow Center for Digital …:
Patents show how robot journalists work for Narrative Science, Automated Insights and more  —  The Anatomy of a Robot Journalist  —  Given that an entire afternoon was dedicated to a “Robot Journalism Bootcamp” at the Global Editors Network Summit this week, it's probably safe …
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 …
Agence France-Presse:
Photographer killed covering north Iraq clashes  —  Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - A news photographer was killed while covering fighting between Kurdish security forces and jihadists in northern Iraq on Thursday, medical and security sources said.  —  Kamran Najm Ibrahim died and 14 Kurdish security personnel …
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 …
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.
Discussion: @hunterwalk and VentureBeat
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