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4:20 AM ET, November 28, 2014

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A raid by US troops in Yemen sought to rescue an American journalist being held hostage by Al Qaeda  —  Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say  —  WASHINGTON — An American journalist held hostage in a remote part of eastern Yemen by Al Qaeda's affiliate there was one of the main targets …
Discussion: Associated Press
Michelle Castillo / Adweek:
BitTorrent Goes Legit With Its First Original Web Series  —  Peer-to-peer file sharing platform BitTorrent wants to change what the public thinks it does.  Instead of being associated with all the illegal TV shows, movies and illicit content it can store, the tech company wants to be seen as a provider of premium legal content.
Discussion: Tubefilter and Guardian
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Newspaper Association of America finds 166M adults accessed digital newspaper content in October, up 17% over previous year  —  Newspapers see new peak in digital audience  —  U.S. newspapers' digital audience has hit a new peak, according to data being touted today by the Newspaper Association of America.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Sues a Former Exec — Now Yahoo's CIO — For Allegedly Collecting Kickbacks  —  Netflix says a former executive collected kickbacks from vendors he helped connect to the streaming video company.  —  Now Netflix is suing its former employee, who is currently Yahoo's chief information officer.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
EU Parliament calls on Commission to consider Google break-up  —  As expected, the European Parliament has passed a resolution that calls on the European Commission to consider a break-up of Google as a potential solution to its dominance in the European search market.
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Nisar Mahmood / The News International, Pakistan:
University of Peshawar opens a trauma center in Pakistan to help journalists with PTSD  —  Establishment of Competence & Trauma Centre for Journalists hailed  —  PESHAWAR: The Competence and Trauma Centre for Journalists at the University of Peshawar (UoP) would prove a source of relief …
Discussion: Central Asia Online and Gulf News
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
BuzzFeed media trends: homepage out, social and video in  —  More people now come to media sites from social networks than from search engines, reveals BuzzFeed's industry trends report  —  Social media feeds could replace the homepage for media organisations as more people find stories …
B&T:
Fairfax Subscribers Get Access To New York Times In New Partnership  —  Fairfax Media and The New York Times have formed a collaboration which will see current subscribers of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age offered six months of free, unlimited access to The New York Times website and some smartphone apps.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
NAPA boss says BBC should buy news from agencies rather than ‘call centre’ local newspapers  —  The National Association of Press Agencies has urged the BBC to start buying in local content from its members.  —  The suggestion follows news from BBC head of news James Harding earlier this month …
Say Media / Say Daily:
Say Media Wins ‘Best At Innovation’ at IPA Media Owner Awards  —  For the second year in a row at the annual IPA Media Owner Awards Say Media UK has been recognized as Best at Innovation.  The winners were announced last night at the IPA Media Owner Awards 2014 ceremony, which took place last night at The Bloomsbury Ballroom in London.
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Chris Lehmann / In These Times:
Reports from Inside First Look Media Suggest That Maybe Silicon Valley Shouldn't Manage Journalists  —  Journalists on the Left have always had problems with institutions.  I'm not referring here to these scribes' honorable muckraking pedigrees, or their principled distrust of the national security state and the corporate boardroom.
 
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