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Facebook rewards sharing "high-quality content"; the Saudi Gazette hires first female editor in chief

Laura Poitras

Facebook has tweaked its algorithm it uses to determine what appears in its news feeds, and it’s geared to encourage readers to share more “high-quality news content.”

The George Polk Awards in Journalism were announced on Sunday, with Glenn Greenwald, Ewen MacAskill, Laura Poitras, and Barton Gellman winning for their NSA stories, which used documents leaked by Edward Snowden. Other winners included Andrea Elliott, for her heartbreaking five-part portrait of a homeless child in New York, and Pete Hamill, who won a career-achievement prize.

At the New York Review of Books, Geoffrey O’Brien considers David O. Russell’s new film, American Hustle.

The Saudi Gazette has appointed Somayya Jabarti to be its editor in chief, making her the first woman to hold this position in Saudi Arabia.

Paper Monument’s 2012 anthology Draw it With Your Eyes Closed: The Art of the Art Assignment has been expanded into a ||website|, which features assignments from contributors like Mira Schor, John Baldessari, Amy Sillman, and many others, as well as ones submitted by the site’s visitors.

Yale University Press has announced that it will publish a new book about Marcel Proust, by Benjamin Taylor, in its “Jewish Lives” series.