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Roy Greenslade | The Guardian | 7/24/2014
A US newspaper editor who was fired after making homophobic statements is now suing his former employer by claiming he was a victim of religious discrimination.
Peter Walker | The Guardian | 7/24/2014
A former journalist at the News of the World who admitted listening to more than 1,000 hacked voicemail messages has been spared a "significant" jail sentence because of what the judge said was his unique role in giving the prosecution evidence in the trial of Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and others.
Inside Flipboard | 7/24/2014
Unlike some of his peers, Benton’s long believed that the web can deliver better journalism. In an effort to study that claim, he founded the Nieman Lab at Harvard to “help journalism figure out its future.” We spoke with him about how things are shaping up.
Leah Hunter | Fast Company | 7/24/2014
"What we’re aiming to do is try to inform product decisions and marketing decisions, as well as potentially newsroom decisions.”
Ivan Watson and Ingrid Formanek | CNN | 7/24/2014
Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists.
Lucia Moses | Digiday | 7/24/2014
With NowThis seeing more of its users coming through social platforms rather than directly to its Web site and app, it has had to bend to the constraints of two of its big distribution channels: Vine and Instagram (which limit videos to six and 15 seconds, respectively).
Nick Summers | The Next Web | 7/24/2014
Today, Reddit officially launched its own live-blogging platform. The company calls it Reddit Live and the feature has actually been in “semi-open beta” for a few months now – you may have stumbled across its threads covering Twitch Plays Pokemon and the conflict in Ukraine.

Press Release | The McClatchy Co. | 7/24/2014
The McClatchy Company (NYSE-MNI) today reported second quarter 2014 income from continuing operations of $91.6 million, or $1.03 per share compared to income from continuing operations in the 2013 second quarter of $11.0 million, or $0.13 per share.
Victor Luckerson | Time | 7/24/2014
Mobile ads made up 62% of Facebook's $2.7 billion in ad revenue..
Jim Conaghan | NetNewsCheck | 7/24/2014
Consumers trust media sources not only for news, but also for advertising content, writes Jim Conaghan, VP of research and industry analysis at the Newspaper Association of America. Conaghan explains why different surveys show contrary results as he looks at are two recent surveys on media trust with very different results.  
Dave Boyer | The Washington Times | 7/23/2014
A journalists’ group lodged a complaint Tuesday against the Obama White House, which bills itself as the most transparent in history, for shutting out some members of the press from a meeting between President Obama and the surviving Apollo 11 astronauts.
Roy Peter Clark | Poynter | 7/23/2014
First I flew the flag of the Oxford comma. Then I raised the roof on behalf of the passive voice. So why not try for a trifecta: a proposal that we restore the undervalued semicolon to its proper place in journalism – ahead of the dash.
Jim Romenesko | | 7/23/2014
Veteran Pittsburgh sportswriter Dejan Kovacevic has quit the Tribune-Review to launch DK on Pittsburgh Sports, which will be supported by $4/month subscriptions and a corporate sponsor.
John McDermott | Digiday | 7/21/2014
Nu Yang | 7/18/2014
Jack Sommers | The Huffington Post UK | 7/23/2014