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8:55 PM ET, October 31, 2014


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Micah L. Sifry / Mother Jones:
Before 2012 election, Facebook increased hard news stories in 1.9M feeds, which added measurably to civic engagement and voter turnout  —  Facebook Wants You to Vote on Tuesday.  Here's How It Messed With Your Feed in 2012.  —  The social network tries to promote voting …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson releases video of apparent computer hack  —  Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News correspondent who claims that her computers were hacked by the government while she was reporting on the Benghazi scandal, has released a video she took with her cellphone of one apparent hack.
Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
New York Times-Texas Tribune content partnership to end Dec. 31, after four years  —  T-Squared: Trib, Times Will End Partnership … This was supposed to be a proud and grateful acknowledgement of the anniversary of our content partnership with The New York Times, which began four years ago today.
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Matt Taibbi returning to Rolling Stone after split from First Look Media  —  Journalist who controversially left eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's organisation just days ago will have story in forthcoming Rolling Stone  —  Matt Taibbi is gathering no moss.  The former Rolling Stone journalist …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How one-time dot-com darling iVillage fell to Earth  —  Today quietly marks the end of an era in online publishing, when the four remaining employees of iVillage fill out their last time sheet there.  —  Born in 1995, at the dawn of the dot-com boom, iVillage was synonymous with the frothiness of the new online economy.
Fusion Staffs Up Silicon Valley Bureau with Several New Hires  —  New York Magazine's Kevin Roose & Forbes' Kashmir Hill Among Those Joining Fusion Team Based in Bay Area  —  Fusion today announced several key hires for its new Silicon Valley bureau including Forbes' Kashmir Hill and New York magazine's Kevin Roose.
Chris Ip / Columbia Journalism Review:
Ta-Nehisi Coates defines a new race beat  —  The Atlantic writer looks to the past to confront contemporary racism  —  He is the most celebrated journalist writing about race today, and yet Ta-Nehisi Coates' ideas are surprisingly unoriginal.  He would be the first to say so.
Chris Johnston / Guardian:
BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital  —  Corporation has hits target set in 2004, with 8,169 based in capital after relocation of more than 2,000 posts to Salford  —  The BBC now has more staff outside London than in the capital for the first time following the relocation …
Tim Carmody / Nieman Lab:
From rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “unpublishable” facts don't live in a vacuum online  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook's public acknowledgment that he's gay is a welcome moment for dozens of reasons.  Cook becomes the first out CEO of a Fortune 500 company, at the most successful company in the world …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing completes purchase of Sun-Times suburban properties  —  Tribune Publishing, parent of the Chicago Tribune, has closed a deal to acquire all of the Sun-Times Media suburban properties from Wrapports.  —  The agreement, confirmed Friday, brings six daily and 32 weekly suburban newspapers …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Trent Reznor Working on ‘Challenging’ Music Delivery Project at Apple  —  Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who serves as Chief Creative Officer of Beats Music, became an Apple employee alongside Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre when Apple acquired Beats back in May.
Jack Shafer:
Our appetite for fake Ebola stories and other bunk  —  As if the genuine horrors of Ebola weren't enough, a website called the National Report has taken to ginning up hoax “reports” about the disease.  Over the past month, the site has published at least seven fake stories about Ebola …
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
You can now connect to Facebook despite Internet censorship via new Tor link  —  In an early morning blog post, no doubt targeted at overseas users, Facebook said it is experimenting with providing direct access to it social network over the Tor network.  —  Tor is a secure network …
Say Media / Say Daily:
The Best Mobile Marketing Tool for Brands Is On the Lock Screen  —  The phrase “Don't leave home without it” was about a credit card, but now it applies just as much to smartphones.  We love our phones.  We talk to them, we depend on them to get us around, and we wouldn't dream of leaving home without them.
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Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Peter Chernin: A Solo Success in Hollywood, Where Many Fizzle  —  SANTA MONICA, Calif. — When Peter Chernin stepped down as Rupert Murdoch's second in command in 2009 and became an independent movie and television producer, the likeliest outcome was a long, painful fizzle.
Discussion: @bcswift
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
New “orphan works” rule in UK makes millions of creative works available for public display  —  The UK government is trying a new approach to the orphan works problem that it says will make more than 91 million painting and books available to the public.  —  One of the most nagging problems …
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Pianist asks The Washington Post to remove a concert review under the E.U.'s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling  —  The pianist Dejan Lazic, like many artists and performers, is occasionally the subject of bad reviews.  Also like other artists, he reads those reviews.  And disagrees with them.
Discussion: @mschruers, @xor and @alisternburg
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10 Reasons You'll Want To Attend Marketing Land's SMX Social Media Conference Next Month  —  Next month, SMX Social Media Marketing conference arrives in Las Vegas.  The editorial staff our sister site at Marketing Land …
AOL's Cross-Device Solution Aims To Cure The Advertiser's Attribution Headache  —  If an advertiser runs a mobile campaign, but the targeted consumer doesn't convert on her mobile device, that doesn't mean the campaign failed.
Say Media / Say Daily:
The Best Mobile Marketing Tool for Brands Is On the Lock Screen  —  The phrase “Don't leave home without it” was about a credit card, but now it applies just as much to smartphones.  We love our phones.
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John Falcone / CNET:
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
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