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by Julie Keck

1. Salon Media editorial staff to unionize with Writers Guild of America (Greg Gilman / The Wrap) 2. Welcome to Jun, the town that ditched bureaucracy to run on Twitter (Jemima Kiss / Guardian) 3. An argument that newspapers are missing out on reaching loyal, local digital audiences (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. How […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. How long can the Internet run on hate? (Ben Collins / The Daily Beast) 2. Report for America: A community service-based model for saving local journalism (Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. News outlets face losing control to Apple, Facebook, and Google (Mark Sweney / Guardian) 4. One big problem with Facebook as […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The news about new digital-news sites? It’s tough going (Paul Farhi / Washington Post) 2. Gawker’s moment of truth (Jonathan Mahler / New York Times) 3. Making black lives matter in the news (Susan Smith Richardson / Nieman Reports) 4. The New York Times wisely blocks staff from viewing its desktop homepage (Nate Swanner […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. The dismal double standard of World Cup coverage (Katie Hawkins-Gaar / Poynter) 2. Consumer Reports kills magazine, sparks labor dispute (Keith J. Kelly / New York Post) 3. Google must expand privacy delistings, says French watchdog (Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch) 4. Website that puts reporters and producers in touch with foreign fixers (Roy Greenslade […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Choosing the right digital learning device (Robin L. Flanigan / Education Week) 2. Journalism education and the next war (Philip Seib / Huffington Post) 3. Can digital badges help encourage professors to take teaching workshops? (Jeffrey R. Young / The Chronicle of Higher Education) 4. 4 reasons digital learning thwarts feelings of failure (Ossa […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Can mainstream US media tap into non-English audiences? (Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review) 2. Why we’re using hashtags less than ever (Shadi Rahimi / Poynter) 3. If my smartphone was really that smart, it would lie to me (Dan Nosowitz / Motherboard) 4. Netflix, Marriott pact to stream in-room video to hotel […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. When it’s OK to pay for a story (Kelly McBride / New York Times) 2. Reuters to offer free content to Web publishers (Benjamin Mullin / Poynter) 3. Wall Street Journal to roll out paid news app (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 4. The company that’s reportedly blocking ‘$6.6 billion’ of Google’s revenue […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. Google Play Books reaches a billion installs (Nate Hoffelder / Ink, Bits & Pixels) 2. New app compares Amazon price with indie bookshops (Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller) 3. No computer system can fix a broken publisher (Emma Barnes / Digital Book World) 4. E-books languish in digital library, collecting guilt (Mary Schmich / […] more »

Must Reads
by Julie Keck

1. For news organizations, this was the most important set of Apple announcements in years (Joshua Benton / NiemanLab) 2. Anti-vaxxers using Twitter to manipulate a vaccine bill (Renee DiResta & Gilad Lotan / Wired) 3. Publishers expect more Facebook Instant Articles later this month (Jack Marshall & Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal) 4. […] more »


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