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11:35 PM ET, September 19, 2013

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Dan Primack / Fortune:
AllThingsD parting ways with Dow Jones  —  AllThingsD and The Wall Street Journal call it quits.  —  FORTUNE — Influential tech site AllThingsD is severing its ties with founding owner Dow Jones, a subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS).  A formal statement is expected later today.
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Hadas Gold / Politico:
What really happened to ‘Reuters Next’  —  On Wednesday Thompson Reuters' new CEO Andrew Rashbass announced the company was canceling the ambitious new digital news product Reuters Next.  —  Conversations with several Reuters insiders and people with knowledge of the situation show Rashbass …
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Reuters nixes Next: Failed redesigns and the challenge of expanding a digital audience  —  Reuters' vision of the news service of the future — or at least the consumer-facing part of that vision — will look a little bit more like the present.  Wednesday morning, the company announced …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Reuters Next: Anatomy Of A Multi-Million-Dollar Misfire
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
New York Times Company to Start Paying Dividend  —  The New York Times Company announced on Thursday that it would pay a dividend to its shareholders for the first time in five years.  —  After a meeting of its board, the company said the board had voted to approve a dividend of four cents per share …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Russia Today Airs Fake Footage of Rebels Using Sarin Gas in Syria  —  Russia Today is a self-described “news” channel that happens to be owned and operated by the Russian government, and therefore serves as a reliable outlet for whatever Russian President Vladimir Putin would like you to believe is “news.”
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Weinstein Co. Lines Up New Credit Facility  —  Movie Studio Says Financing Offers Flexibility for Acquisitions  —  Independent film studio Weinstein Co. is finalizing a credit facility worth around $370 million as it continues deal talks with Miramax, whose owner is seeking to sell or restart production with a partner.
Discussion: The Wrap and Deadline.com
Daniel Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Entertainment business IPOs started and stalled  —  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.'s trademark (MGM)  —  Call it the summer of the showbiz IPO shakeout.  —  Over the last several months, a handful of entertainment business companies either took key steps toward or away from initial public stock offerings.
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing.com:
Quartz to reach profitability by 2015 with native ads and open web focus  —  Atlantic Media Company, Advertising, Consumer Media, Digital Media, Newspapers  —  Business news site Quartz is on course to reach profitability in 2015, three years after its launch by The Atlantic Media Company.
Discussion: @felixsalmon, Poynter and @dskok, Thanks:@mediabrief
Reuters:
Analysis: Canadian cable TV's ‘a la carte’ menu begins to take hold  —  (Reuters) - A transformation in how some Canadian cable TV companies sell channels to consumers might be a sign of things to come in the much bigger U.S. market.  —  With “a la carte” pricing, cable companies …
PJ Vogt / On The Media:
Upworthy Co-Founder Eli Pariser Explains What Upworthy's Doing and Why it Annoys Me So Much  —  Last week, Upworthy, the website built for viral progressive political content, secured $8 million in funding.  I wrote a piece about how annoying I find it.  I compared it to San Francisco …
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Daily Mail Slapped With $3 Million Libel Lawsuit by Porn Actress  —  A softcore porn actress is suing Daily Mail's parent company Associated Newspapers Ltd. for $3 million, accusing one of the most-read news sites in the world of putting her photo on an article about an HIV positive adult actress without her permission.
Discussion: Gawker
Erik Nielson / The Atlantic Online:
Did the Decline of Sampling Cause the Decline of Political Hip Hop?  —  Legal and financial limitations have put a damper on a musical tool that once served as an important way for rappers to connect with musical and social history.  —  Last week, the electronic artist Clive Tanaka filed …
Jim Romenesko:
Four Gannett newspapers will get a daily USA Today insert  —  USA Today publisher Larry Kramer tells his employees that an edition of USA Today will go inside four Gannett papers starting Oct. 6.  The papers involved in this pilot project — dubbed the Butterfly — are the Indianapolis Star …
Discussion: Gannett Blog and @romenesko
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Not all mass shootings are equal in the eyes of the media or the public  —  We've moved on, apparently.  Barely 48 hours after a gunman murdered 12 people and injured six others in another U.S. bloodbath, the national news media had other things on their minds.
Discussion: Chickaboomer, TheBlaze.com and TVNewser
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time Promotes Three, Hires 11 Staffers  —  Nancy Gibbs hasn't been managing editor of Time for long, but she has already made some big moves.  Gibbs just sent out a memo announcing three promotions and 11 new hires.  Below are the details, followed by Gibbs' full note.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
DOJ To Reporter: We Can Prove You're Wrong, But We Want To Embarrass You, So We'll Wait  —  Over at Cryptome today there's an absolutely incredible exchange between the Justice Department's Brian Fallon (from the Office of Public Affairs — basically a PR guy) and Brad Heath, an investigative reporter from USA Today.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Indianapolis Star partners with USA Today to boost national coverage  —  Instead of contracting its print edition like so many other papers, the Indianapolis Star is investing more resources in its print edition through a partnership with USA Today.  —  The paper will feature about 70 …
Craig Douglas / Boston Business Journal:
John Henry and NYT Co. set Oct. 15 deadline for Boston Globe's $70 million sale  —  Henry, NY Times set aggressive deadline to finalize Boston Globe sale  —  Billionaire investor John Henry and The New York Times Co. have set an Oct. 15 target date to close on the $70 million sale …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen to Add Data for Mobile TV Viewing  —  Firm Also Will Roll Out Service That Measures TV Tweets  —  Nielsen has long been a kingmaker in the TV industry.  Its ratings data, which tracks viewership of shows, determines how advertisers shell out some $66 billion annually.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Gone Native: The Magazine Whose Editors Write Ad Content  —  Over the summer, Mental Floss asked its online readers what kinds of tricks or skills would they like to learn as part of the magazine's “How To” series.  It then turned those ideas into posts, paid for by Dos Equis, which also had four display ads on each page.
Discussion: @digiday
 
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Marlene Sanchez Dooner Joins Hispanic Enterprise Unit at NBCUniversal
Discussion: TVNewser and Variety
Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
MPAA hires two new executives to head its technology efforts
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Apparent e-mail hack attack reveals Hassan Fattah, editor of U.A.E. newspaper ‘The National,’ is leaving his post
Discussion: @jonathanshainin
Publishers Weekly:
Scholastic Cuts Loss Despite Sales Drop
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Yemeni journalists under attack despite progress - human rights report
Discussion: Reuters
Eyal Lehmann / Ynetnews:
Comment posted, damage done: Online battle for Israel's hasbara
Discussion: @jilliancyork
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Alison Dame-Boyle / Medium:
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