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At the University of Missouri, Columbia. (Poynter)

Called Momentum. Audience is the ride-hailing service's 150,000 drivers. (Business Insider)

Means YouTube and Facebook now have some new competition in the category. (Mashable)

Study concludes that audiences can tell when an article isn’t carefully edited, and it affects their perceptions about the news and their willingness to pay for it. (API)

Also his corporate governance proposals that would have made it easier to sell the media company. (New Yor Times)

The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links. (New Science)

Almost half of consumers (46 percent) believe the data cost for accessing video on mobile devices is too high. (GigaOm)

Why imitation likely won't help your creaking system. (Medium)

"Our job is to make sure people don’t turn away". (The Guardian)

"It’s time to start a new chapter". (Storify)

Author says The Intercept media executives and staff weren’t fans of their own reporting on the case featured in the wildly popular podcast Serial, delaying stories because they were “siding with The Man”. (Politico)

New site, years in the making according to its EIC, improves on previous technology. (Wired)

In a move to appeal to an even broader national audience and a wider array of luxury advertisers, Observer Media has rebranded The New York Observer's website as "The Observer." (CAPITAL)

But the heat it’s feeling from the diverse and growing competition in business news is palpable. (Newsonomics)

“Your virtual war on us will cause a real war on you.” (BuzzFeed)

In new Internet role. (Bloomberg)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. (Poynter)

Washington Post reporters spoke to the killer's former hostages and friends as they tracked the identity of Mohammed Emwazi, the world's most wanted man. (Telegraph)

When any claim can be checked out, why does fiction still trump fact? (Aeon)

Michael Roston, senior staff editor, social media, The New York Times. (CAPITAL)

The writer’s family says he had received numerous threats from Islamists. (The Guardian)

Assistant Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, has an extensive background in litigation. (Dateline Hollywood)

An internal memo obtained by the On Media blog says Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman has retained the financial advisory firm Lazard to explore a possible sale of the paper. (Politico)

Votes along party lines to approve sweeping changes to how it regulates the Internet. (Politico)

Michelle Obama, Reese Witherspoon, other celebs, are leaking location information on Instagram. (Fusion)

"What The Hell Are We Doing With Apps?" (BuzzFeed)

Post says Simon & Schuster has won the bidding for the first book by the former New York Times Executive Editor since she was booted from her job last May, (New York Post)

Currently the Washington bureau chief for the New York Daily News and a former managing editor and Washington bureau chief of the Chicago Tribune. (Poynter)

A journalist who was at the forefront of the campaign to make the American news media a more accurate mirror of American diversity. (New York Times)

The FCC is expected to approve regulating Internet service like a public utility, prohibiting companies from paying for faster lanes on the Internet. (New York Times)


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