Nielsen to measure Twitter talk, reporter at Toronto Star confesses to plagiarism & more: Editor’s media picks – 10/7

AwesomenessTV boss talks YouTube networks for kids: ‘I don’t think we’re replacing television’

AwesomenessTV launched in the summer of 2012 as a YouTube multi-channel network (MCN) aimed at tweens and teenagers. In May 2013, it was acquired by DreamWorks Animation for $33m plus up to $117m in bonuses for hitting future earnings targets… More via The

Former Toronto Star reporter confesses to plagiarizing Toronto Star article
By Craig Silverman

Here’s a rare one: a journalist at the Toronto Star plagiarized an article that was published in … the Toronto Star… More via

Newspapers more relevant than ever before
By Caroline Little

Once upon a time, the very first newspaper was painstakingly carved on stone or metal and posted daily in Rome’s public spaces. The Acta Diurna carried news of legal proceedings, public notices and prominent births, marriages and deaths, but its readership was limited to the country’s few literate… More via

Nielsen to measure Twitter chatter about TV shows
By Brian Stelter

Only 98,600 people wrote messages on Twitter about the two-hour season premiere of “Grey’s Anatomy” last month. That’s a tiny fraction of the 9.3 million who, according to Nielsen, watched the show that night… More via

7 tumultuous years for Tribune newspapers

A directive to cut up to $100 million in spending at the Tribune Co. newspapers is but the latest challenge to a group of iconic titles that have been twisting in the wind for seven of the most tumultuous years ever experienced by the publishing industry… More via Reflections of a Newsosaur 

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