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8:20 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, @niemanlab and @cschweitz
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 …
How Can You Miss Us if We Won't Go Away?  —  First things first: We're keeping the Steelcase hot-seat red chairs.  Forever.  In fact, we own quite a few now.  —  And we'll still be scooping and reviewing all things digital right here, at this Web address, for a few more months.
David Holmes / PandoDaily:   Why AllThingsD's Twitter audience will follow Swisher, not the brand
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Roger Yu / USA Today:
Sinclair emerges as a major broadcasting player  —  The low-profile broadcaster owns more TV stations than anyone else.  But a change in federal rules could put a cap on its rapid expansion.  —  CONNECT  —  During an analyst conference call in August, David Smith, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group …
Discussion: TVSpy
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.
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.
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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
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Federal judge in Boston ‘inclined’ to rule for Aereo
Lauren Hockenson / GigaOM:
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