Facebook to run video ads, future of WaPo & more: Editor’s media picks – 9/3

Campaign journalism in the age of Twitter
By David Carr

In Timothy Crouse’s seminal campaign book, “The Boys on the Bus,” the crusty political reporters settle on the story that they will tell the world at the end of the day… More via NYTimes.com

Facebook gearing up for video commercials
By Brandon Bailey

MENLO PARK — Coming soon to Facebook: video commercials.

While the world’s largest social network hasn’t announced any plans, the Internet industry is abuzz over reports that Facebook may soon be showing 15-second video ads from major consumer brands, with prices likely to exceed $1 million for the chance to tout new cars, soft drinks or other products… More via MercuryNews.com

New York Times improves its recommendations engine

Discussions about the future of news often feature a dystopian, filter-bubbly argument: Let people personalize the news they consume and it’ll kill the common conversation essential to democracy… More via Nieman Journalism Lab

Rieder: What’s Bezos’ plan for ‘Washington Post’?

On Wednesday afternoon, Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will make his first pilgrimage to his prestigious but struggling new acquisition… More via USAToday.com

VIDEO: Register owners explain launch of Long Beach Register

Freedom Communications’ co-owners – CEO Aaron Kushner and President Eric Spitz – spoke to media about the launch of the Long Beach Register this week to explain why they’ve launched the first subscriber-based daily newspaper since World War II, and how it fits into a business model focused on building community and providing subscribers with value that far exceeds the $1 a day asking price… More via OCRegister.com

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