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8:20 PM ET, September 24, 2015

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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.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
ONA receives $800K Knight Foundation grant to expand programs for local journalists  —  ONA will expand its programs for local journalists with Knight funding  —  The Online News Association plans to make a push into local with new funding from Knight Foundation.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Poynter
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
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Trump's understanding of political media is better than his competitors, and the outsized attention he gets creates political momentum  —  The media's Trump conundrum  —  Donald Trump was telling the truth.  “It's a simple formula in entertainment and television,” he explained before a crowd of thousands in Dallas last week.
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix studies viewing data to determine when subscribers commit to TV shows, finds contrary to conventional wisdom, none get hooked on pilot  —  Netflix Data Reveals Exactly When TV Shows Hook Viewers — And It's Not the Pilot  —  Netflix crunched cold, hard viewing data …
Tamara Lush / Associated Press:
AP, other media outlets ask Florida judge to unseal records in Hulk Hogan suit against Gawker  —  Media companies want Hulk Hogan records unsealed  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A group of media outlets is asking a Florida judge to make records in the Hulk Hogan sex video case public.
Discussion: @benmullin
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.
 
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Victoria Ward / Telegraph:
UK cinema staff to use night-vision goggles in screenings of James Bond film in piracy crackdown
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Peter Greste, six other journalists convicted in absentia continue lobbying to have convinctions quashed in Egypt
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