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6:55 PM ET, October 28, 2016


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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Vine struggled to monetize and compete with Instagram and Snapchat amid executive churn, while failing to find strategic benefits for Twitter  —  Closing the loop  —  The thing about Vine becoming the internet's premiere tool for making short-form videos is that it happened almost completely by accident.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Plan to shut down Vine suggests Twitter finally recognizes itself as a news service, focusing on live, current events
Twitter says it is discontinuing the Vine mobile app “in the coming months”
John Gapper / Financial Times:
NYT editor Dean Baquet says that US cable networks have blurred the line between entertainment and news this election season by pandering to partisan viewers  —  US cable news networks have played a “ridiculous” role in the presidential campaign by blurring the line between entertainment …
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
As print ad revenue decline accelerates, biggest newspaper companies in US brace for cost cuts, layoffs  —  The gloom began earlier this month, when Gerard Baker, the editor in chief of The Wall Street Journal, sent a memo to employees that said, in part, “every story should be as short as it needs to be.”
Ben Collins / The Daily Beast:
Profile of Marco Chacon, founder of fake conservative news site RealTrueNews, an initially modest prank whose stories have managed to fool even Fox News  —  Marco Chacon had only spent about $20 on his conservative news website, RealTrueNews, when he heard his words in prime time on Fox News' The Kelly File.
Julia M. Klein / Columbia Journalism Review:
Review of Amazon's Good Girls Revolt, new series loosely based on the 46 women staffers at Newsweek who sued for gender discrimination in landmark case in 1970  —  Anna Camp, left, Erin Darke and Genevieve Angelson appear in a scene from Amazon Studios' “Good Girls Revolt.”  (Amazon Studios)
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
A look at New York magazine's The Strategist, a new shopping recommendations site financed via affiliate sales, and one of the first initiatives of new CEO  —  “Service journalism” got renewed attention this week with the news that The New York Times shelled out $30 million for The Wirecutter and The Sweethome.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Vice launching gaming vertical Waypoint on October 31, edited by Austin Walker, promoted with a 72-hour gaming live-stream on Twitch that starts today 12PM ET  —  Vice Media is expanding its digital offerings with the launch of Waypoint, a vertical dedicated to gaming.  —  Waypoint will launch Monday, October 31.
Dave McKenna / Deadspin:
Profile of Jennifer Frey, a fast-rising sports journalism star in the '90s who died at age 47 because of alcoholism  —  Jennifer Frey drank herself to death.  —  Frey's obituary in the Washington Post, her last full-time employer, merely gave “multiple organ failure” as the cause of her March 26 death.
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Randall Stross / New York Times:
Larry Page or another civic-minded billionaire should buy Twitter, which serves as the highest-circulation short-form “newspaper” on earth
Wall Street Journal:
Male-focused UK media companies Unilad and the Lad Bible, two of the biggest players in online video, are planning US expansions for 2017
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