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The Man Behind @SavedYouAClick

JakeBeckmanTwitterPicIf you’re not yet familiar with the Twitter account @SavedYouAClick, Emily Shire‘s Daily Beast chat with Jake Beckman, the stream’s creator, is a good place to start. The project is a sideline for Beckman, who by day authors, edits content for Rebel Mouse.

The idea of the account is simple: In lieu of click-bait Web article headlines, the stream re-tweets the headline along with the short, brief answer to that headline, saving you the time and aggravation of having to click through. From Shire’s piece:

In its few months of existence, @SavedYouAClick has amassed 125,000 followers, a sign of increasing frustration. And @SavedYouAClick is hardly the only fighter in the anti-clickbait crusade. It follows on the heels of other Twitter accounts, like @HuffPostSpoilers and @UpworthySpoiler, designed to call out and mock click-bait culture…

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Folio: Mr. Magazine names his most notable magazine launches of the year with Food Network Magazine taking the top prize. Other noted launches include Afar, Prestige and another food mag Sandra Lee’s Semi-Homemade.

New York Observer: New York Times writer Jodi Kantor used her Sunday magazine story about to the Obamas’ marriage to score herself a seven-figure book deal.

Nieman Journalism Lab: The now-defunct newspaper The New York Sun, is slowly mounting a comeback online led by editor Seth Lipsky.

paidContent: The New York Times is phasing out its Times Extra aggregation tool.

TV Guide magazine: It looks like Aaron Sorkin is plotting a return to TV, and he’s planning to write another series taking place behind the scenes of a television shows, much like previous shows “Sports Night” and “Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip.”

Poynter: “Daily Show” producers are serious about creating real media criticism along with the fake news.

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BayNewser: The Wall Street Journal is launching its local San Francisco edition tomorrow. WSJ told BayNewser that editing and reporting on the edition will be done by current Journal staff — compared to The New York Times‘ Bay Area pub, which is looking for partners to produce content.

MediaWeek: Reader’s Digest Association folds quarterly Christian-themed magazine and Rick Warren vehicle Purpose Driven Connection.

New York Observer: John Seeley, former deputy managing editor of The New York Sun, has been picked to lead The Wall Street Journal‘s new New York-focused section.

Editor & Publisher: About 50 newspapers who have given The Associated Press notice that they may cancel their subscriptions have rescinded their cancellation notices in recent months. About 130 remain under cancellation notices, while papers like The New York Daily News have said they won’t end their relationship with the AP.

Wall Street Journal: No surprise here: newspapers are suffering from severe advertising declines and need to show some real gains soon in order to have any chance of survival.