Can MySpace Pull Off A Digg-Like Revival?

The beleaguered social network has poached editors from Vice magazine, Billboard and RollingStone in the hopes of reinventing itself as an editorial outlet. FastCo.Labs spoke to its VP of creative and content to see if the plan can actually work. With companies from Apple to Spotify jostling for control of the online music marketplace, there'd seem to be little room for the site most known for being crushed by Facebook. But MySpace may have a new trick up its sleeve. The revamped network, which launched publicly last month, includes a section devoted to music discovery, featuring not just news and reviews but also striking photography and even live-streamed performances. To head its editorial operations, MySpace tapped Joseph Patel, previously a producer at Vice, as its vice president of content and creative. He has brought in a staff of longtime editors, including Benjamin Meadows-Ingram, formerly of Billboard, and Monica Herrera, previously at RollingStone. We spoke with Patel about how the company's editorial approach gives it a competitive edge.Read Full Story     Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

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A look at how people have engaged with “Huck Finn” and “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” over time offers a snapshot of who we were and are. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Will coronavirus slump lead to a broadsheet revival for the Guardian? | Brief letters

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Penguin Random House has joined the other big trade publishers in pulling out of the Frankfurt Book Fair's physical event this year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Steven Wright’s ‘Coyotes of Carthage’ pulls back the curtain on how democracy works. It isn’t pretty.

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