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    What We’re Reading
    We keep an eye out for the most interesting stories about Labby subjects: digital media, startups, the web, journalism, strategy, and more. Here’s some of what we’ve seen lately.
    July 16, 2018
    Pinterest had bought Instapaper in 2016. Now it’s giving it up.
    Instapaper / Jul 16
    “FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced Monday he has ‘serious concerns’ about Sinclair Broadcast Group’s acquisition of Tribune Media, saying he would send the transaction through a lengthy administrative process often viewed as a deal-killer.” MB
    Politico / Margaret Harding McGill / Jul 16
    “ collects first-hand accounts of these seemingly paranoiac moments. The website is comprised of a submission form that asks you to choose from a selection of experiences, like; my phone is eavesdropping on me’ to ‘I see ads for things I dream about.’ You’re then invited to write a few sentences outlining your experience and why you think it happened to you.” MB
    The Outline / Oscar Schwartz / Jul 16
    “The Information spoke to nearly a dozen developers frustrated by significant recent delays to get new apps approved..The developers, who work for retailers and others who want to interact with customers on Facebook Messenger, said the delays have cost them business and credibility with customers. At least one developer decided to stop building applications on Facebook altogether.”
    The Information / Sarah Kuranda / Jul 16
    July 13, 2018
    “Here’s a refresher on the most common terms you can throw around to establish your GDPR street cred.”
    Digiday / Jessica Davies / Jul 13
    “In the future, all Times Argus stories involving a loss of life will pass through additional editors, says Mitchell. The paper will also develop a checklist for reporting on domestic violence incidents. Finally, Mitchell says the paper is reconsidering its standards for stories in other beats to see if there is room for improvement.” MB
    Columbia Journalism Review / Justin Ray / Jul 13
    Fake news in India isn’t going unchallenged. But fact-checking operations often produce most of their content in English — a language only spoken by about 10 percent of India’s population. Some websites have also set up dedicated Hindi pages, extending their fact-checking news to the more than 60 percent of the population. But even with these efforts, 20 other official languages are still be excluded, which these sites don’t have resources to tackle.
    The Splice Newsroom / Victoria Milko / Jul 13
    “These jobs are more than bullets at the end of a resume, though — there’s a lot to learn from taking a non-journalism summer job instead of, or in addition to, an internship, which is a financial necessity for many.” MB
    Poynter / Taylor Blatchford / Jul 13
    “You are probably wondering what happens next. The short is this — not much. We have no immediate plans to re-launch Gawker. For now, things will stay as they are. I’m very excited about the possibilities for the future of Gawker. I will share more in the months ahead.”
    CNN Money / Tom Kludt and Oliver Darcy / Jul 13
    “Since announcing its bid in October 2016, AT&T has maintained that buying Time Warner would help the company compete against tech companies like Amazon and Netflix. AT&T, the No. 2 wireless carrier in the U.S., said the deal would help the company attract customers by bundling entertainment with mobile service.”
    CNBC / Christine Wang / Jul 13
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