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    Chat app Telegram, not much loved by the Russian government, still attracts a loyal readership for news
    Meduza, Snob, TV Rain, BBC Russian, and RT weigh in on their publishing and promotion strategies on the platform, which survived a recent tussle with the country’s communications regulator.
    By Anastasia Valeeva
    What will misinformation look like in 2030 (and will we be better at spotting it by then)?
    But also, what if the studies are kinda flawed in the first place?
    By Laura Hazard Owen
    This Danish startup evolved into a “newsletter company” because that was what its readers wanted
    “The website and the apps are based on the rhythm and structure of the newsletter now.”
    By Joseph Lichterman
    First Look Media’s Topic.com is leaning on video and illustrations to tell stories (and break out of the news cycle)
    “It’s not that I don’t think there’s validity in following the news cycle, but it’s a very competitive space. I don’t think we’re interested in competing in it. We’re interested in creating an experience that’s reflective of the culture, but not reactive to it.”
    By Ricardo Bilton
    Chicas Poderosas is launching an accelerator in Latin America for digital news projects led by women
    “We are hoping to change the narrative in Latin America, where most media organizations are led by men.”
    By Shan Wang
    Facebook rules the Internet in the Philippines. Rappler walks the line between partnership and criticism
    “It’s still an empowering platform. I will not take that away from them. But people who deal with the algorithms have to work hand in hand with people who have responsibilities in the public space.”
    By Shan Wang
    NBC News invents the script for a twice-daily Snapchat news show
    “We’re certainly walking before we’re running, but we’re actually sort of jogging before we’re running.”
    By Christine Schmidt
    Live touring is a real business for some podcasts (and you don’t need huge downloads for it to work)
    Plus: Radiotopia’s Ear Hustle is a hit, Panoply partners with Nielsen for more targeted ads, and The New York Times gets another podcast.
    By Nicholas Quah
    It’s time to apply for a Knight Visiting AndroidForMobile Fellowship
    The AndroidForMobile Foundation for Journalism at Harvard wants to hear your idea for making journalism better. Come spend a few weeks working on it in Cambridge. Deadline: September 29.
    By Ann Marie Lipinski
    Newsonomics: For the newspaper industry’s next feat, can it get Donald Trump to give it antitrust protection?
    Consider this a roadside guide to accidents of history as evidenced by the collisions between newspapers and Google and Facebook.
    By Ken Doctor
    Chat app Telegram, not much loved by the Russian government, still attracts a loyal readership for news
    Meduza, Snob, TV Rain, BBC Russian, and RT weigh in on their publishing and promotion strategies on the platform, which survived a recent tussle with the country’s communications regulator.
    By Anastasia Valeeva
    What will misinformation look like in 2030 (and will we be better at spotting it by then)?
    But also, what if the studies are kinda flawed in the first place?
    This Danish startup evolved into a “newsletter company” because that was what its readers wanted
    “The website and the apps are based on the rhythm and structure of the newsletter now.”
    What We’re Reading
    Variety / Todd Spangler
    “The cuts come after Vice last month announced $450 million in funding from private-equity firm TPG, which it said would help fund its international expansion and the launch of Vice Studios — marking a new push into original scripted programming. The TPG investment gives Brooklyn-based Vice an estimated valuation of $5.7 billion.”
    Poynter / John Russial
    “The bottom line is that this experiment is likely to fail because, despite Baquet’s assertions, the demands of the digital era do not make a free-standing copy desk obsolete.”
    Bloomberg / Gerry Smith
    “With pay TV having to compete with online options like Netflix Inc., the owner of unscripted channels like Animal Planet and TLC wants to bundle the Scripps networks with its own in an online service for as little as $3 to $4 a month, a person familiar with the company’s thinking said.”
    The Information / Jessica Lessin
    “Facebook, a company teeming with ex-Googlers, has learned from Google’s past mistakes. Years ago, Google executives routinely alienated publishers, questioning their motives and showing little room for compromise, say those who met with them. Mark Zuckerberg and other Facebook leaders have struck a more conciliatory tone.”
    Talking Biz News / Chris Roush
    Bloomberg will partner with Mexican newspaper El Financiero to launch Bloomberg Businessweek México, a Spanish-language, bi-weekly edition. The magazine will include local content from Mexico-based Bloomberg News and El Financiero journalists, with the first seven issues appearing in El Financiero at no additional cost.
    The Drum
    “‘We’re really interested in partnerships and one of the things at Wikitribune that I’m interested in is partnering with small town newspapers and finding ways to work around that,’ he explained, citing his local newspaper the Huntsville Times which was previously daily but now only publishes three days a week.”
    Digiday
    With a new tool at the bottom of article pages, Guardian readers can vote for topics they want more detail on.
    Business Insider / Mike Shields
    “The ad industry is trying to root out fraudulent digital ads. Google has quietly been running tests with media companies such as CBS to gauge how bad the problem is. Industry leaders are banking on a new technical solution, ads.txt, to tackle the issue.”
    Digiday / Bethany Biron
    “Being able to take hundreds of people across print, digital, business, editorial, and across every single brand and corporate group, and being able to harness that energy toward a common goal is just an incredibly powerful thing.”
    J-source / H.G. Watson
    “What we’ve found is the audience trusts and responds to those working reporters even more profoundly than they do to an anchor who is in a studio who is doing little more than reading introductions to those reporters’ stories.”
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