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Suspect in Killing of TV News Crew Fatally Shoots Self in Va.

Source: Dana Hedgpeth and Peter Hermann, Washington Post. Posted Aug 26, 2015

Vester L. Flanagan, 41, a former employee of the Roanoke CBS affiliate WDBJ7, is believed to have posted videos online showing him shooting a reporter and news photographer. . . .


Will Washington Post’s Talent Network Become the Uber of Freelancing?

Source: Dillon Baker, PBS MediaShift. Posted Aug 25, 2015

The Post's new service connects freelancers to editors throughout the paper’s 600-person newsroom in Washington D.C. . . .


Yes, Donald Trump Will Make Money for CNN

Source: Dylan Byers, politico. Posted Aug 21, 2015

At the end of a recent interview with Time Magazine, Donald Trump floated an idea: What if he told CNN that unless they made a $10 million donation to charity, he wouldn't show up at the Sept. 16 . . .


Weather Channel's Future Clouded By Sales Talk

Source: Brian Stelter, Posted Aug 20, 2015

Seven years after buying The Weather Channel, NBCUniversal and its private equity partners are getting more serious about possibly cashing out. . . .


Newsonomics: Why Native Apps Still Matter in the Age of Distribution

Source: KEN DOCTOR, Posted Aug 18, 2015

Social distribution and the open web generate huge numbers — but readers who use news organizations’ native smartphone apps are far more loyal and engaged. . . .



Why We're Killing Our Comments Section

Source: Posted Jul 28, 2015

This afternoon we put the Daily Dot’s commenting system on indefinite hiatus. Chances are you didn’t notice—and that’s part of the point. . . .