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3:05 PM ET, October 31, 2014


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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.
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 …
Rafat Ali:
It's About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland  —  As I look out to 2015, so much froth in the media-tech market, and it is still all on the up, mostly Newton's law, but the cracks are beginning to show in medialand, and it will likely get ugly.  The big-funded sub-standard media startups & brand …
What Are The Odds These New Media Brands Will Survive? A Power Ranking
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 …
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 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 …
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 …
John Ribeiro / Computerworld:
FCC's Wheeler mulls hybrid approach to net neutrality  —  The U.S. Federal Communications Commission appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without explicitly prohibiting special access deals between broadband and content companies, according to a news report.
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 …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
On Obama's Asia trip, members of media will have to pay $60,000 each for flights  —  President Obama's trip to Asia next month should prove to be reasonably newsworthy, given its regional summit meetings in China and Burma and a stopover in Australia.  For the news media, however …
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.
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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 …
Can Facebook Overtake Google And Fix Cross-Channel Marketing?  —  “Data-Driven Thinking” is written by members of the media community and contains fresh ideas on the digital revolution in media.  Today's column is written by Michael Caccavale, CEO at Pluris Marketing.
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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
This Is The Suicide Info Whisper Gave To The Department Of Defense  —  Last month, the Guardian did a hard-hitting piece on Whisper, reporting that the start-up that offered users the cover of anonymity to voice their deepest secrets was actually tracking interesting users …
Discussion: @nicholasdacre and @kashhill
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 …
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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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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 …
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