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Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Should news organizations share the video of the WDBJ7 shooting? (Sarah Grieco / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Twitter, Facebook users unwittingly shown video of Virginia shooting (Yoree Koh / Wall Street Journal) 3. A 21st-century migrant’s essentials: food, shelter, smartphone (Matthew Brunwasser / New York Times) 4. No, I am not crowdfunding this baby […] more »

Must Reads
by Sonia Paul

Here’s a list of current media and journalism awards, including deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list.  OCTOBER 2015 DEADLINES Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award National Press Foundation The award is open to an editor at […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The covert world of people trying to edit Wikipedia—for pay (Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic) 2. A trail of evidence leading to AT&T’s partnership with the NSA (via ProPublica) 3. Comcast’s ‘Watchable’ streaming portal to give creators a bigger cut of ad revenue (Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal) 4. Six weeks into its […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Nerdist launches collection on Inkshares (via Digital Book World) 2. Kobo developing a loyalty program called KoboLove (Mike Kozlowski / Good e-Reader) 3. Kindle Unlimited paid authors $0.0058 per page read in July (Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader) 4. Did technology kill the book or give it new life? (Pádraig Belton & Matthew […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. NSA spying relies on AT&T’s ‘extreme willingness to help’ (via team from ProPublica & New York Times) 2a. Inside Amazon: Wrestling big ideas in a bruising workplace (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New York Times) 2b. Follow-up: Jeff Bezos says Amazon won’t tolerate ‘callous’ management practices (Jodi Kantor & David Streitfeld / New […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Personal (search) history (Jenna Wortham / New York Times) 2. Journalists offer tips on enduring — and learning from —  storms of Twitter rage (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Reddit responds after being threatened, banned and unbanned by the Russian government (Lucas Matney / TechCrunch) 4. Samsung’s big bet: Put American software startups inside […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. New York Times science site targets curious (but distractible) students (Liana Heitin / Education Week) 2. ‘Machine teaching’ is seen as way to develop personalized curricula (Mary Ellen McIntire / Chronicle of Higher Education) 3. It’s official: News Corporation is looking to sell Amplify (Tony Wan / EdSurge) 4. Why women dominate in online […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. New media and old media are getting together because they need each other (Mathew Ingram / Fortune Magazine) 2. Knight-VICE Innovators Fund winner: In Africa, ‘We need our own BuzzFeed, our own Huffington Post…’ (Gurman Bhatia / Poynter) 3. New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How Funny or Die learned to stop worrying and embrace platforms (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 2. The Pentagon’s dangerous views on the wartime press (via New York Times Editorial Board) 3. New journalism venture CALmatters will expand California political coverage with Knight support (via Knight Foundation) 4. Slant: A publishing platform built on pay-per-click […] more »

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