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9:20 AM ET, October 8, 2014

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Cable network Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, to cover tech, TV and digital media  —  Fusion Hires Alexis Madrigal of Atlantic.com to Bolster Tech Coverage  —  Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of Atlantic.com and a prominent online voice on technology and culture …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico Sees Big Money In Expanding Its Labor Coverage  —  NEW YORK — The percentage of American workers in unions is the lowest in nearly a century, and only two major newspapers still devote a reporter full-time to covering labor.  But where some others outlets have scaled back, Politico sees an opportunity.
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico to add new policy shop: ‘The Agenda’
Knight Foundation:
Jennifer Preston will join Knight Foundation as vice president for journalism  —  New York Times digital and print veteran will lead team supporting adoption of innovative digital practices  —  Jennifer Preston, an award-winning New York Times journalist and digital innovator …
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Shorthand launches immersive storytelling tool aimed at freelancers  —  Immersive aims to offer individual journalists a quick and cost effective format for producing media-rich stories combining text, images and video  —  Shorthand, the immersive storytelling platform …
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Should publishers take Web design cues from print?  —  With the relaunch of Bloomberg Politics this week, Bloomberg is extending Businessweek's polarizing design aesthetic further into the Web.  With splashy homepage visuals, Businessweek-esque pull quotes and a continuous scrolling feature …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Twitter sues U.S. government over limits on ability to disclose surveillance orders  —  Twitter, the world's largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department's restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government's …
Emiko Jozuka / Wired:
Vice Media's creative services division will curate Collectively, a sustainability site launched by firms like Unilever, Google, Microsoft, and BT Group  —  Google, BT and more launch sustainability platform ‘Collectively’  —  Issues of global climate change, food shortages …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Adobe's e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text  —  Digital Editions even tracks which pages you've read.  —  Adobe's Digital Editions e-book and PDF reader—an application used by thousands of libraries to give patrons access to electronic lending libraries …
David Cohn / Poynter:
Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking  —  Nikki Usher had a great Columbia Journalism Review article “Startup site manifestos are press criticism” where she notes that startup news orgs like PandoDaily, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and more have gotten …
Andrew Hampp / Billboard:
Is Pandora Finally Playing Nice with the Industry — or Just Paying Lip Service?  —  For the longest time, digital media executive Lars Murray didn't know what to do with Pandora.  As vp marketing at Columbia Records, he recognized that it was the top streaming radio service in the United States …
Discussion: @jkalifowitz
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Dow Jones wins $5 million judgment against ‘hot news’ provider Ransquawk  —  (Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co on Tuesday won a $5 million (3.11 million pounds) judgement against the London-based service Ransquawk, which it accused of pirating its content by broadcasting news within seconds of publication to traders and other subscribers.
Discussion: Law360 and MediaPost
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Longer articles don't necessarily imply extra time spent viewing ads, says Chartbeat  —  Longer stories draw more attention, but with diminishing returns  —  There's a growing narrative that long-form articles drive more attention time, which some are touting as the new metric of choice for digital publishers.
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Andrew Sullivan, founding editor, The Dish  —  CAPITAL: It's coming up on two years since you announced that you were setting off on your own to launch The Dish as a subscription-based news blog with a full-time staff and everything.  What's been the best part about this venture so far?
Discussion: @capitalnewyork
 
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