News sites ‘still shackled by their print past’; plus, the Oregonian’s digital ‘double-edged sword’

Here’s our roundup of the top digital and social media stories you should know about (and from Andrew Beaujon, 10 media stories to start your day, and from Kristen Hare, a world roundup):

— At TheMediaBriefing, Henry Taylor explores why “newspaper websites are still shackled by their print past.”

— The Oregonian has “been accused of setting up page-spinning daily output/blog quotas for its staff,” Ken Doctor writes at Nieman Lab. “No doubt that’s been a double-edged sword. There is a greater news intensity, and The Oregonian is on top of areas it wasn’t on top of before. Meanwhile, readers say that in other areas, coverage is noticeably decreased, and sometimes just missing.”

— Twitter’s vice president of international market development, Katie Stanton, will become the company’s new vice president of global media, Andrew Wallenstein reports at Variety. Chloe Sladden, formerly head of media, left Twitter last month.

— Intrusive “high-impact” ads like those that take over your screen when you visit a website’s homepage are on the rise this year, Lucia Moses writes at Digiday.

— From Russell Brandom at The Verge: Facebook’s better at facial recognition than the FBI.

— Beacon Reader, the journalism crowdfunding site, now allows readers to support topics like climate change, Mathew Ingram explains at GigaOM.


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