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WaPo’s blogging quota isn’t unreasonable, but it could be bad for content

Journalists were outraged at the internal job announcement for Washington Post Style blogger that Poynter posted Tuesday. The description says the position requires early mornings and occasional late evenings, and the “tenacious” new hire need post “at least” 12 times per day.

Daily Variety retires after 80 years

Another one bites the dust: Hollywood’s entertainment bible Daily Variety printed its last edition Tuesday after suffering from a lag in ad revenue and tough competition.

‘Send to Kindle’ button launched: Publishers should monetize read-later apps

Amazon launched a “send to Kindle” button for blogs and news sites Tuesday, further expanding the prevalence of read-later apps such as Pocket and Instapaper. With TIME and The Washington Post already sporting the new feature, news publishers should develop strategies for monetizing the increasingly popular apps.

Russian Minister of Communications to journalism students: Big Brother is watching you

In a controversial speech given last month in Moscow, Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media Alexei Volin stepped eerily close into 1984 territory.

NewsCred hooks New York Times, secures $15m funding

Licensing and syndication service NewsCred recently added The New York Times to its list of 2,500 publishing partners and raised $15 million in its second round of funding, the company announced Tuesday.

Listly and Flattr make improvements

Online start-ups Listly and Flattr have recently updated their formulas, allowing for broader and easier access.

Pakistani suspect arrested in associated with murder of WSJ’s Daniel Pearl

Pakistani officials recently arrested a suspect in the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal bureau chief whom Islamist militants beheaded on camera in 2002. Militant Leader Qari Abdul Saeed, also known as Asadullah, was captured Sunday in Karachi, the same city where Pearl was killed, according to The New York Times.

Printing Summit 2013: How compact is compact?

If the newspaper is to survive, does it become miniscule?

Printing Summit 2013: Digital yes, but don’t neglect print

With so much media world attention focused on digital, the print world is meeting in Hamburg, Germany, this week for a conference built on a simple fact: print revenues far outweigh digital revenues at newspaper companies, and finding ways to maximize them for as long as possible, while developing digital platforms, is essential for the future.

WaPo caves to paywall after preaching benefits of openness

The Washington Post is resigning as one of last major US newspapers without a paywall, the newspaper announced Monday. This decision follows years of avid declarations from WaPo execs that the newspaper will remain open to maximize reach and digital ad revenue.