April 24, 2014
Updated 2:53 AM

Stories Journalists Are Talking About

F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission will propose new rules that allow Internet service providers to offer a faster lane through which to send video and other content to consumers, as long as a content company is willing to pay for it, according to people briefed on the proposals.
Net neutrality is going out the window, the telecoms have secured their monopoly and managed to rig the Internet. nytimes.com/2014/04/24/tec…
The end of the Internet as we know it RT @nytimes: F.C.C., in ‘Net Neutrality’ Turnaround, Plans to Allow Fast Lane nyti.ms/1f7F04V
The principle that all Internet content should be treated equally looks all but dead nytimes.com/2014/04/24/tec…
On the very day Brazil legally enshrines net neutrality the U.S. Federal Communications Commission trashes it. nyti.ms/1gRVfyr
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Why I’m joining Fusion

medium.com — I'm leaving Reuters and joining Fusion. Which I'm sure was not at the top of anybody's list of the most likely places for me to go. But, in the digital space, there's really nowhere more exciting right now. Fusion, in case you're not familiar with it, is a joint venture between ABC and Univision.
RT @gaberivera: Whew! @felixsalmon is in good hands, producing post-text millennial-friendly content for platforms like Snapchat! medium.com/p/4dbb1d82eb52
RT @gaberivera: Whew! @felixsalmon is in good hands, producing post-text millennial-friendly content for platforms like Snapchat! medium.com/p/4dbb1d82eb52
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Felix Salmon to Take on Web-Based Role at Fusion

nytimes.com — Felix Salmon, a prominent writer on finance and other topics who announced this week that he was leaving Reuters, will join the cable network Fusion on Monday in a web-based role that runs across multiple media.
RT @johnsfoley: Leaving @Reuters, @felixsalmon says future readers don't want 1500-word blocks of text. Roundly agree (ours are 350). nyti.ms/1iNlien
Leaving @Reuters, @felixsalmon says future readers don't want 1500-word blocks of text. Roundly agree (ours are 350). nyti.ms/1iNlien
@dancow More context here: nyti.ms/Qzyklj He says 1,500-word blocks of text aren't how people will consume info in the future.
Well, this is a bummer. I rather liked reading @felixsalmon's "1,500 word blocks of text" nytimes.com/2014/04/24/bus…
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A Defiant Rancher Savors the Audience That Rallied to His Side

nytimes.com — BUNKERVILLE, Nev. - Cliven Bundy stood by the Virgin River up the road from the armed checkpoint at the driveway of his ranch, signing autographs and posing for pictures.
RT @AaronDFordNV: Man who got 20 years of government subsidy by not paying grazing fee tells "one more thing he knows about the Negro”: nyti.ms/1tEO59u
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Memo: AP to spell out state names in stories

jimromenesko.com — State names, which are currently abbreviated in Associated Press stories, will be spelled out starting May 1. Datelines will still be abbreviated. The advisory: Editors, Effective May 1, the AP will spell out state names in the body of stories. Datelines will continue to use abbreviations. Currently, most state names are abbreviated in stories.
Memo: AP to spell out state names in stories shar.es/TDWd3 via @sharethis
That feeling of wanting to set my Stylebook afire. RT @romenesko: The @AP will spell out state names in stories. bit.ly/PtXUqH
RT @romenesko: The Associated Press will spell out state names in stories, beginning May 1. bit.ly/PtXUqH
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AP tells reporters: Spell out names of states in stories

poynter.org — AP is not done rocking the journalism world with style changes. The following guidance went out on the AP wire Wednesday: "Effective May 1, the AP will spell out state names in the body of stories." Datelines will continue to take abbreviations.
First you say "over" = "more than." Now this. AP Style, I DON'T EVEN KNOW YOU ANY MORE. ("You never did!" -my editor) bit.ly/1ifTOJJ
RT @jakeflorida: From the people who brought you "website" ... "@Poynter: AP changes style: Spell out state names in stories bit.ly/1ifTOJJ
Modified Tweet @Poynter Associated Press changes style: Spell out state names in stories bit.ly/1ifTOJJ
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