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7:50 PM ET, September 17, 2013


 Top News: 
Nancy Gibbs / TIME:
New Editor Nancy Gibbs Maps Out What's Next For Time  —  Every new editor of TIME gets the chance to reimagine it, and there has never been a more exciting time to do that.  —  TIME now reaches an audience its founders could have only dreamed of: 50 million people around the world, in print, online, on mobile.
Discussion: Forbes, The Wrap and @poniewozik
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nancy Gibbs to replace Stengel at ‘Time’
Erik Wemple:
Navy Yard Shooter: What about that alleged AR-15? … CNN correspondent Pamela Brown just reported on air that Aaron Alexis, the deceased suspect in the Navy Yard shootings, entered the facility yesterday armed with a shotgun.  Citing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
News outlets often stumble in quest for speed and accuracy
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Johnson Publishing Gets Credit Infusion  —  Johnson Publishing has secured a line of credit as it continues to “reposition” itself in the marketplace.  The company behind popular African-American titles Ebony and Jet announced it has agreed to a revolving credit facility with Gibraltar Business Capital.
Discussion: Chicago Business
Paul Sloan / CNET:
Major labels want iTunes radio to succeed; streaming is more lucrative than broadcasting  —  Here comes Apple's iTunes Radio  —  With iTunes Radio, Apple wants to be your DJ — and big music labels are rooting for its success.  Pandora, meantime, says growth is slowing.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Fast Company and UPROXX
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
How does the music industry get people to pay for digital content?
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and @rajunarisetti
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Cable News Far More Hawkish On Syria Than Public: Pew  —  A Pew study on Monday attracted attention for its assertion that Al Jazeera America, which promised a different take on the world than its cable news counterparts, mostly mirrored their approach when it came to the debate over Syria.
John Herman / BuzzFeed:
What Ever Happened To GOOD?  —  Remember GOOD magazine?  Its parent organization has a new partner.  The military.  —  This press release arrived in my inbox with a clang.  —  GOOD, an organization most commonly associated with its short-lived, ultra-conscious, proudly left-wing magazine …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
News Curation Platform Raises Further $2 Million  —  Smallrivers, the Swiss startup behind news curation platform, has raised further funding: $2 million from Debioinvestment, and Polytech Ventures (co-founded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies where SmallRivers is based) …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
As Amazon Preps Its Apple TV Killer, It Plays Nicely With Apple TV  —  Amazon is planning on going head to head with Apple TV later this fall.  —  But before that happens, it will work nicely with Apple TV: Amazon's Instant Video app now supports AirPlay, which means you can stream old episodes of …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Grabs a Microsoft Vet for Big Product Job  —  YouTube has a billion users who watch more than six billion hours of video a month and upload 100 hours of video a minute.  —  Keeping all of that going is a pretty big engineering job.  Here's some high-level help for that …
Discussion: @allthingsd
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
In a year, Netflix's competition shifted from Hulu to HBO to everything  —  Netflix recently updated its “long-term view,” the company's refreshingly candid assessment of its place within the internet video industry.  Which means, if you care about Netflix, you should go read it now.
Vindu Goel / New York Times:
For Twitter, Key to Revenue Is No Longer Ad Simplicity  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When it comes to making money, Twitter is all about keeping it simple.  There are no banner ads, no dancing animations, no ads inserted between screens that you must click to get past.
Randy Furst / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
KSTP anchor's driver's license data snooped 1,380 times, suit says  —  Jessica Miles, a KSTP-TV midday anchor and reporter, became the news herself on Monday.  Miles filed a federal lawsuit claiming that her private driver's license information was illegally searched about 1,380 times …
Discussion: Daily Mail and TVSpy
David Cohn / Circa Blog:
Real Talk: Pondering how headlines became uninformative  —  On Sept. 5 Techmeme made headlines.  Literally.  It was the first time that the popular aggregator began writing its own headlines instead of excerpting them.  The change is a win for readers and for Techmeme.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Former Facebook editor launches Beacon, a platform that pays journalists  —  Former Facebook managing editor Daniel Fletcher and the two founders behind the Backspaces storytelling app have launched the beta version of a platform that aims to help independent journalists get paid for their work.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Discussion: Media Week
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