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12:50 AM ET, January 29, 2018

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Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Jim Kirk, former publisher of The Chicago Sun-Times, to be named EIC of the LA Times, to replace Lewis D'Vorkin, who will become Tronc's chief content officer  —  In an attempt to calm rising newsroom tensions at The Los Angeles Times, the paper was expected to name Jim Kirk …
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LA Times staffers fear that a secretive new management team appears to be quietly building a non-union shadow national newsroom  —  A mysterious new management team appears to be quietly building a non-union network.  —  As lunch was winding down Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times cafeteria …
New York Times:
How Devumi uses its 3.5M+ automated Twitter accounts, sometimes based on stolen social identities, to sell followers and retweets to 200K+ customers  —  Everyone wants to be popular online.  —  Some even pay for it.  —  Inside social media's black market.
Natasha Madov / Nieman Lab:
A profile of Brazil's Sergio Spagnuolo and his data journalism agency, Volt Data Lab, as data journalism grows thanks to the passing of a local version of FOIA  —  Volt started as a passion project, rode a wave of interest in Brazil for better online data stories, and today builds data-based stories …
Discussion: @niemanlab
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Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:   European Data Journalism Network has 15 partners who produce data-driven stories translated into six languages and distributed free to partner, non-partner orgs
David Beard / Poynter:
A look at Berkeleyside, a local news site in Berkeley, CA, which has now raised $830K from 240 investors after launching a direct public offering in 2016  —  When Lance Knobel and Tracey Taylor helped dream up a local news site for their community nine years ago, they knew coverage …
Jan Wolfe / Reuters:
New Copyright Royalty Board ruling requires streaming services to give 15.1%, up from 10.5%, of revenue to songwriters and music publishers over next five years  —  (Reuters) - U.S. copyright authorities on Saturday decided to increase over the next five years the royalty payments music streaming companies …
David Shaftel / New York Times:
Inside London's Hyman Archive, the world's largest private magazine collection with more than 120K titles, which researchers can access for about $100 per hour  —  LONDON — When James Hyman was a scriptwriter at MTV Europe, in the 1990s, before the rise of the internet, there was a practical …
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
YouTube's new rules, allowing ads only on channels with 1,000+ subscribers and 4,000 watch hours, may drive away niche channels and new creators  —  THOMAS M. WAGNER has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013.  He's not a major star, but his content has attracted …
T.A. Frank / Washington Post:
Small conservative magazines like the Weekly Standard, National Review, and others are vital voices of debate and introspection, while often opposing Trump  —  President Trump has scrambled the very meaning of conservatism.  Now, a small group of intellectual publications are enjoying a golden age.
Ricardo Bilton / Nieman Lab:
NBC News is using an off-site, 12-person experimental video unit, Left Field, to work on new storytelling forms like VR in an effort to attract younger viewers  —  “We know a great deal about how to make linear television and we've been doing it a very long time, but there is a generation …
Discussion: @springer and @niemanlab
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Germany reportedly may allow Turkey to make previously banned arms deal in exchange for release of journalist Deniz Yucel, imprisoned in Turkey for 11 months  —  Along with increased pressure and threats from unfriendly governments, journalists in some parts of the world face the prospect of becoming bargaining chips.
Discussion: @boothwilliam
Alexandria Neason / Columbia Journalism Review:
Emails show Texas Monthly had a deal with Bumble, for app to pay for social media promotion of Texas Monthly cover story featuring Bumble's founder  —  The skyline of Austin, Texas, where Texas Monthly is headquartered.  Photo by KBaucherel via Pixabay  —  It's no secret that all media outlets-print …
Discussion: @cjr
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook will allow fans of game streamers to tip creators a minimum of $3 as part of its new gaming creator pilot program  —  Facebook Live is launching monetization for video gameplay streamers, allowing users to tip creators a minimum of $3 via the desktop site.
Discussion: Mashable, Gizmodo, Engadget and Adweek
 
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