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12:10 PM ET, September 24, 2015

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
ThinkProgress to Unionize With Writers Guild of America  —  The news website ThinkProgress said on Wednesday that it would unionize with the Writers Guild of America, East, becoming the latest digital media outlet to organize in recent months seeking better pay and working conditions.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Politico introduces paid-for ‘professional’ subscription services to Europe five months after launch  —  Politico has launched a paid subscriptions for Europe five months after moving to the continent.  —  The title, which launched a Europe edition in Brussels early this year in collaboration …
Bloomberg Business:
Behind the fake traffic schemes using bots for fraudulent ad clicks that will cost advertisers $6.3B this year  —  The Fake Traffic Schemes That Are Rotting the Internet  —  Marketers thought the Web would allow perfectly targeted ads.  Hasn't worked out that way.
Arunabh Saikia / Newslaundry:
Times Group codifies how journalists are to create and use Twitter accounts, source says part of salary will be linked to Twitter performance  —  The Times Group now says journalists' salaries will be linked to their Twitter activity  —  Last year in August, the Times Group asked its employees …
Discussion: MediaNama, @raju and @dabeard
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
An insiders take on the partial relaunch of Gigaom, six months after the original shut down  —  How Gigaom died and then came back to life again, kind of  —  On a Monday night in March, Gigaom, the site where I'd worked for four years, abruptly shut down.
Discussion: @tomkrazit and @laurahazardowen
Tyler Falk / Current.org:
WGBH to acquire international news website GlobalPost  —  WGBH in Boston announced Thursday that it has finalized plans to acquire the international news website GlobalPost.  —  The acquisition of the Boston-based outlet is intended to bolster the international reporting of WGBH's Public Radio International.
Kelsey Sutton / Politico:
Literary magazine The American Reader to shutter  —  The American Reader, the three-year old literary magazine that prompted excited buzz at its 2012 launch and seemed to buck expectations for the prospects for publishing highbrow journals in print, is shutting down after its October issue, POLITICO has learned.
Victoria Ward / Telegraph:
UK cinema staff to use night-vision goggles in screenings of James Bond film in piracy crackdown  —  Staff to patrol cinemas in night-vision goggles in a crackdown on piracy as new James Bond film is released  —  Security will be beefed up across the country as experts vow to catch criminals …
Bridie Jabour / Guardian:
Peter Greste, six other journalists convicted in absentia continue lobbying to have convinctions quashed in Egypt  —  Peter Greste says fight not yet over despite al-Jazeera colleagues' freedom  —  Pardon granted to Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed by Egyptian president 'great news …
Discussion: Al Jazeera PR
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