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10:35 AM ET, October 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Steve Volk / Philadelphia Magazine:
Exclusive: Internal Documents Tell the Tale of Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow's Dismissal  —  Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was fired after many months of infighting with publisher Bob Hall, according to internal documents anonymously delivered this afternoon to Philadelphia magazine.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC Launches Playlister, A Social Music Service With Spotify, YouTube And Deezer To Tag Tracks Heard On BBC  —  On the heels of the BBC ramping up its iPlayer on-demand video and music player as the go-to place for all its digital assets, the UK's public broadcaster is also gearing up to take its music service up another notch.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Has putting up a paywall at The Guardian become a moral imperative rather than a choice?  —  The Guardian newspaper in Britain is one of the most prominent papers without a paywall, and some media-industry observers argue that it should erect one soon or potentially lose its ability to create great journalism.
iTunes Radio to reach UK and Canada before Pandora, also expanding to Australia and NZ in early 2014  —  Apple Said to Expand ITunes Radio to U.K. Before Pandora  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to expand iTunes Radio to English-speaking countries outside the U.S. by early 2014 …
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:
Twitter's shady accounting  —  Why is Twitter using the same accounting tricks that have been criticized so many times before?  —  FORTUNE - When it comes to its bottom line, Twitter would like potential investors to put on some heavily tinted rose-colored glasses.
Max Blau / Mashable:
How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy  —  Steve Cooper didn't expect much from Spotify.  —  When the New York-based band Spirit Animal released “The Black Jack White” last spring, the band's frontman didn't have high hopes about the streaming music service.
Jon Lund / GigaOM:
Why tablet magazines are a failure  —  “We're starting a new magazine,” the entrepreneur told me.  “We have a potent niche to cover, and advertisers are dying for us to deliver interactive ads.”  —  Another woman I met with wanted to launch a tablet magazine about renewable energy.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Media Matters Gets Some Right-Wing Competition  —  A new group called TruthRevolt, run by radio host Ben Shapiro, launched Monday with calls to boycott Ritz Crackers if it doesn't stop its sponsorship of Al Sharpton's show on MSNBC.  —  A nonprofit group that bills itself as a right-wing version …
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Beats says its new Beats Music streaming service will launch ‘within the next few months’ in the US  —  Beats will launch its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music, “within the next few months” in the United States.  Luke Wood, president and COO of the company …
Sarah Marshall /
Boston Globe plans Facebook-like ‘stream of content’  —  In late 2011 the Boston Globe ( became the first major news site to implement responsive site, with the website resizing to suit the screen size it is viewed on.  Fewer than two years on and the site, which has a paywall …
Press plans for post-Leveson regulation rejected by ministers  —  Privy council delays final decision on royal charter as efforts to find common ground are dogged by distrust  —  Plans on how to regulate the press industry have been delayed until later this month after a difficult meeting …
Hilary Mason:
What Mugshots Mean For Public Data  —  The New York Times has a story this morning on the growing use of mugshot data for, essentially, extortion.  These sites scrape mugshots off of public records databases, use SEO techniques to rank highly in Google searches for people's names …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Allows Broadcasters to Examine Aereo's Patents  —  The plaintiffs suing for copyright infringement want to find out why Aereo's patent applications state there is no simple way to access TV programming on digital devices.  —  Over objections made by Aereo's lawyers …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Don't say the B word: DVRs, VOD, ratings and the binge viewing threat  —  New York Times writer Brian Stelter penned an interesting piece this weekend about the growing delay between the time an episode of a TV show is broadcast and the time people actually get around to watching it.
Discussion: @jasonwstein and New York Times
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
7 tumultuous years for Tribune newspapers  —  A directive to cut up to $100 million in spending at the Tribune Co. newspapers is but the latest challenge to a group of iconic titles that have been twisting in the wind for seven of the most tumultuous years ever experienced by the publishing industry.
Discussion: @newsosaur
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NAHJ leaders cite Unity's ‘financial disorganization,’ ask board to vote to leave  —  National Association of Hispanic Journalists representatives on Unity: Journalists for Diversity's board “are asking the NAHJ national board to vote in favor of leaving UNITY,” they write in a statement on NAHJ's site.
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
EveryBlock founder advises Twitter not to hire NBC News digital chief  —  EveryBlock founder Adrian Holovaty advised Twitter not to hire Vivian Schiller for its Head of News opening.  —  It seems there are still sore feelings about the closing of hyper-local news start-up EveryBlock.
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