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11:05 PM ET, September 20, 2013


 Top News: 
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Daily Beast Will Continue Post-Tina Brown, Embrace Digital (Exclusive)  —  Barry Diller does not intend to shut the Daily Beast, but is looking to make the site much more digitally savvy going forward, TheWrap has learned.  —  According to a highly-placed insider, Diller still very much believes …
Discussion: @jbenton, @cschweitz and @niemanlab
The Daily Beast:
The Daily Beast Roars On  —  With readership surging 22 percent, The Daily Beast's parent company says the site will continue ahead into 2014.  —  “The Daily Beast is not for sale and is not closing,” Rhona Murphy, interim CEO of The Daily Beast, told the staff today in an internal memo.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Murdoch Said to Object to AllThingsD Terms After 2007 Takeover  —  News Corp. (NWSA), which is severing ties with AllThingsD founders Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the end of the year, objected to the terms of the journalists' contract soon after the media company took over the operation in 2007 …
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Why AllThingsD's Twitter audience will follow Swisher, not the brand
Discussion: @buzzfeedben
How Can You Miss Us if We Won't Go Away?
Elizabeth Mendes / Gallup:
In U.S., Trust in Media Recovers Slightly From All-Time Low  —  More Americans say media are too liberal than too conservative  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans' confidence in the accuracy of the mass media has improved slightly after falling to an all-time low last year.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Republicans trust media more than they did last year  —  Thirty-three percent of Republicans surveyed by Gallup in 2013 said they had a “great deal” or a “fair amount” of trust in the news media.  That's hardly a ringing defense of the Fourth Estate, but it's higher than last year, when 26 percent of Republicans said the same.
Discussion: Politico
Nielsen wins U.S. approval for Arbitron deal, with conditions  —  (Reuters) - Television ratings giant Nielsen Holdings NV won U.S. antitrust approval on Friday to buy Arbitron Inc, a company which dominates radio ratings measurement.  —  The Federal Trade Commission said in a statement late …
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Music labels can press Vimeo on copyright claims — judge denies “safe harbor”  —  The long-running fight over who is responsible for removing copyrighted content on video sites took a new twist as a New York federal judge refused to throw out a case against Vimeo, a popular site that lets users share clips.
Ben Feldheim / Orland Park Patch News:
Patch Editor Faces $300-A-Day Fines and Jail Time for Protecting Source  —  A Will County judge found Patch Editor Joseph Hosey in criminal contempt Friday, fined him $1,000 plus $300 a day and told him he could go to jail in three months if he does not reveal the identity of a confidential source.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
‘Snowfall’ Miss on Ads  —  On Wednesday evening, the New York Times rolled out a new long-form narrative style on its website, as it explores more ways to engage readers.  It managed to be both an innovative piece of journalism - and a failed advertising opportunity.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Why newspaper photo cliches make for great Tumblrs  —  “I feel sorry for local news photographers,” begins the About text on a Tumblr dedicated to newspaper photos.  —  That's understandable, given the heavy workload of the photographers lucky enough to have survived rounds of layoffs.
Discussion: @lauraelizdavis
Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
Gawker's John Cook talks traffic, Rob Ford and ethics  —  It was a cross-border bombshell: Last May, John Cook, the editor of New York-based Gawker, reported that he had seen a video that appeared to show Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.  In the tumult that followed …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Rollie Chance, Wrongly Suspected Navy Yard Shooter: I Thought ‘This Must Be A Joke’  —  WASHINGTON — No one knows what it's like to be a dead mass murderer.  But for about 20 minutes on Monday, Rollie Chance got about as close to that experience as you can get.
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Emmys Highlight a Changing TV Industry
Discussion: @jimmaiella
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
In the ‘Post’ newsroom, rumors of editor Col Allan's imminent return from an Australian detail
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Copyright Industries Pushing for Search Engine “Voluntary Agreements,” Despite Risks to Users
Discussion: @glynmoody and Hillicon Valley
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Sinclair emerges as a major broadcasting player
Discussion: TVSpy
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George Mills / The Local:
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Jeffrey Grubb / VentureBeat:
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