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9:35 AM ET, September 25, 2013


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Lloyd's List, the world's oldest newspaper, to give up on print  —  Lloyd's List, which lays claim to be the world's oldest continuously published newspaper, is to become a totally digital entity by the end of this year.  —  The paper, founded in 1734, is regarded as the leading news …
Suzanne LaBarre / Popular Science:
Why We're Shutting Off Our Comments  —  Starting today, will no longer accept comments on new articles.  Here's why.  —  Comments can be bad for science.  That's why, here at, we're shutting them off.  —  It wasn't a decision we made lightly.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
If Popular Science cares about science, why not try to fix comments instead of killing them?  —  Popular Science magazine says it is shutting down comments because they are “bad for science,” but what's really bad for science is closing off a potential avenue for informed debate around the topics the site is writing about.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, GigaOM and FishbowlNY
Liam Corcoran / Wannabe Hacks:
EXCLUSIVE - Guardian and Cardiff scrap plans for Journalism MA  —  The Guardian and Cardiff University have scrapped their plans to launch a journalism masters degree.  —  There was much publicity last year when the joint venture, for a course in Journalism with Digital Media …
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
A Comcast-Fox Deal for Catalog TV Rights Could Hurt Netflix  —  Potential Fox-Comcast pact portends a troubling trend for SVOD biz  —  With three Emmy statuettes now on its mantle, this should be a carefree time at Netflix.  Were it only that simple.  —  A Wall Street Journal story hit …
Discussion: @pkafka, @simonowens and Yahoo! News
P.J. Bednarski /
Iger Sees Little Cord-Cutting, Says Netflix is Good, Not Dominant
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
TheGrill: Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia - 'Cable's an Inefficient Packaging System'  —  Aereo — which has drawn the legal ire of networks for providing their content via tiny antennas — has been painted as a potential killer of the television and cable industries.
Discussion: Media Money … and Softpedia News
Luisita Lopez Torregrosa / New York Times:
Tina Brown Goes Global  —  NEW YORK — The evolving and shifting global women's movement is about to get more crowded and more star-powered as Tina Brown, the storied magazine editor who has decided to leave publishing, takes her Women in the World celebrity-studded show out into the world.
Agence France-Presse:
Morocco journalist charged with inciting ‘terrorism’  —  A Moroccan journalist arrested last week for posting a link to an Al-Qaeda video threatening Morocco has been charged with defending and inciting “terrorism”, his lawyers said on Wednesday.  Ali Anouzla, director of the Arabic version …
Discussion: Reuters
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Jeff Bezos: Washington Post Purchase ‘Is A Personal Investment’  —  Jeff Bezos spoke out about buying the Washington Post on television for the first time on Wednesday's “New Day.”  —  Speaking to CNN correspondent Dan Simon, he said that that he was hopeful about the road ahead and his ability to contribute to the organization.
Discussion: Today, Poynter and CNN
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. Challenges Angelina Jolie Stunt Double's Wiretapping Lawsuit  —  The company looks to stop the first claim brought in the United States by an alleged hacking victim and points to the activity happening in the U.K. in the ongoing hacking scandal.  —  Late on Friday afternoon last week …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
AOL CEO Leads Charge to Pry Ad Dollars From TV  —  Automated Ad Exchanges Are Key to AOL Strategy to Woo TV Dollars to Online Video  —  AOL Inc. Chief Executive Tim Armstrong stood on stage Monday amid thumping music and arty projections, once again playing cheerleader for an online video industry …
Discussion: AdAge
Al Jazeera English:
Egypt shuts down Brotherhood newspaper  —  Office of Freedom and Justice daily raided and contents seized, days after court ordered movement's funds frozen.  —  Egyptian authorities have shut down the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice newspaper in Cairo.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC to Propose Rule That May Limit Media Ownership  —  The never-ending debate over media consolidation this week will focus on an esoteric rule that involving how the FCC calculates whether groups like Sinclair, Univision and Fox meet or exceed caps on station ownership.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku updates its set-top box line with new features and sweetheart content deals  —  Roku is today refreshing its family of set-top streaming boxes with a modest set of improvements and new features.  The Roku 3 remains unchanged as the company's flagship box, but every model beneath it has been refreshed …
Discussion: VentureBeat, Bloomberg, GigaOM, Variety and Wired
Jack Shafer:
New York's attorney general should battle real crime instead of fake online reviews  —  “Jack Shafer's latest column is his absolute BEST!  Ever!”  —  New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman made Page One news yesterday, Sept. 23, in the New York Times with his announcement …
Discussion: Consumerist, ZDNet and VentureBeat
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
No new TV viewers or newspaper subscribers are being born, BuzzFeed president says  —  Speaking at a NewsCred conference last week, BuzzFeed President Jon Steinberg talked about his theory that content, and the ways it is distributed, will be “completely decoupled, I would say, in the next five years.”
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Spanish journalist missing in Syria  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls for the immediate release of Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas in Syria.  The special correspondent for the Barcelona-based El Periódico was kidnapped by rebel jihadi fighters on September 4 near the city of Hama …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Former Tribune Co. executive sentenced to 2 years  —  U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan Tuesday sentenced former Tribune Co. executive Stephanie Pater to two years in prison, Meredith Rodriguez reports.  Pater, whom former Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell appointed to her post in 2008 …
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY:
“International Herald Tribune” to become “International New York Times” on Oct. 15  —  Date Officially Set for International Herald Tribune Rebranding  —  The Twitter account @IHTComms let the cat out of the bag last week.  But today, it was officially confirmed …
Discussion: Channel NewsAsia
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Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Internet Pioneer RealNetworks Seeks Revival
Discussion: BetaNews, Electronista and TechCrunch
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
CUNY J-School Will Get a Center for Business Journalism
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
McClatchy to Shut Down Retirees' Health-Care Plan by End of 2014
Discussion: bizjournals and @brianfaughnan
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter will send alerts to your phone about popular people and their tweets
Jim Romenesko:
Rem Rieder is named USA Today feature editor
Karen Fratti / 10,000 Words: and Quora Partner Up For New Column
Discussion: Slate and
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Hulu CEO: $750M means you start getting more scripts
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pinterest Appeals To Publishers With New Article Pins, Pushes To Become A Bookmarking & “Read It Later” Service
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Dan Colarusso named executive editor of Reuters Digital
Max Read / Gawker:
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