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7:10 PM ET, May 13, 2016


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Matthew Champion / BuzzFeed:
Alan Rusbridger steps down as chair of Guardian newspaper owner the Scott Trust  —  Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of the Guardian, will not take up the position of chair of the the paper's owner, the Scott Trust, it has been announced.  —  Rusbridger stepped down as editor-in-chief …
The Toast:
The Toast to close July 1 due to decreased revenues and too heavy a workload, archive will remain online  —  MALLORY: WHEW.  First of all, we should start by saying No, this is not a joke and Yes, this is really happening.  We would never joke about this, we would not do that to you!
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg promises “full investigation” on Trending Topics matter, will talk to “leading conservatives”  —  I want to share some thoughts on the discussion about Trending Topics.  —  Facebook stands for giving everyone a voice.
Baratunde Thurston is leaving The Daily Show after nine months, plans more standup and TV work  —  Big post alert.  —  After nine months of helping re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah as Supervising Producer for Digital Expansion, I am leaving the show today.  It has been a challenging and incredible journey.
Discussion: @whatthebit and @baratunde
Wall Street Journal:
Some Vine stars migrate to Facebook, others as loops for top 10 accounts fall 29% from May 2015 through March 2016 and ad buyers direct dollars to competitors  —  Marketers and ad buyers are moving away from the Twitter-owned video app Vine  —  Elton Castee has 1.2 million followers on Vine …
Matt Brian / Engadget:
BT to stream UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals on YouTube for free in the UK  —  BT will broadcast coverage of both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League finals for free on YouTube.  The company confirmed today that it will show both matches on BT Sport TV channels across Sky …
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
The Washington Post tests personalized “pop-up” newsletters to promote its big stories  —  One of the most effective ways to get people to click and read stories is also the simplest: personalize content for them based on what they're already reading.  —  To promote some of its biggest stories …
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
The New York Times is surveying 700,000 readers who use ad blockers  —  Off the heels of blocking a “relatively small” amount of ad block users from accessing The New York Times' website, the newspaper is ratcheting up its anti-ad blocking campaign with a massive reader survey.
Discussion: @jedschneiderman, @andresh and @digiday
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Europe agrees on cross-EU roaming access for Netflix and other video subscription services  —  Consumers will be able to access their online subscriptions for services like Netflix (NFLX.O), Sky (SKYB.L) and Canal+ (IPO-CANALFRA.PA) when they travel across the European Union under proposals tentatively agreed …
Anna Fifield / Washington Post:
North Korean media tour raises questions about what is real and what is staged  —  “You ask too many questions,” Mr. Jang told me.  “It's a little hard to work with you.”  —  My North Korean minder — Jang Su Ung, one of two provided by the state to monitor (or “care for,” in their words) …
Former New Day Editor Alison Phillips named Mirror deputy editor-in-chief  —  Alison Phillips assumes senior role at Trinity Mirror less than a week after newspaper closed, only nine weeks into project  —  The former editor of the short-lived Trinity Mirror newspaper the New Day …
Discussion: The Drum
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