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9:55 PM ET, September 21, 2013


 Top News: 
Jack Shafer:
Of media typhoons and media tycoons  —  In the 1993 debut issue of Wired magazine, founding editor Louis Rossetto predicted that the media and other industries would be whipped like a “Bengali typhoon” by digital change.  As it turns out, Rossetto underestimated the impending mayhem.
Laura Amico / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From Homicide Watch to education, testing a new kind of structured journalism  —  The question started almost as soon as Homicide Watch D.C. launched.  “Can you do this with education?” editor after editor asked.  —  This week, after three years of focusing on violent crime …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At NPR, a New Host and a Move Westward  —  CULVER CITY, Calif. — The weekend broadcasts of “All Things Considered” are heading West.  —  At an underutilized NPR office here, the famed afternoon program will reboot itself on Saturday with a new host, Arun Rath, a new time zone and even a rearrangement of its brassy theme music.
Discussion: @brianstelter
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
A look at Mass Revelance, a startup TV networks rely on to surface pithy tweets  —  The secret company behind Twitter's TV takeover  —  Mass Relevance puts Twitter in front of television audiences, boosting the social network's public profile and altering its perception as a place for more than pointless babble.
Mitchell Prothero / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
AP freelancer says report of rebel chemical weapons use not hers  —  BEIRUT — A freelance contributor to the Associated Press whose byline appeared on a controversial story that alleged Syrian rebels had gassed themselves in an accident told McClatchy on Saturday that she did not write …
Discussion: The Lede, BuzzFeed and Brown Moses Blog
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 …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Emmys Highlight a Changing TV Industry  —  LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards have witnessed many new players on the red carpet over the years, but there has never been a gate-crasher quite like Netflix.  —  Its “House of Cards” is nominated for outstanding drama, the first time that a program distributed …
Discussion: @brianstelter and @jimmaiella
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Why AllThingsD's Twitter audience will follow Swisher, not the brand  —  Earlier today, Adam Penenberg summed up the Dow Jones / AllThingsD divorce by writing that News Corp keeps the house (the AllThingsD brand) while Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg get the kids (the ATD staff).
Discussion: @karaswisher and @buzzfeedben
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Verizon FiOS Expands Mobile TV Support To Android & iPhone, Now Lets You Watch Live TV Outside The Home  —  For the first time ever, customers of Verizon's FiOS TV service are being allowed to watch live television on their mobile devices when they're out of their homes, and disconnected from their home's Wi-Fi network.
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.
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.
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