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4:10 AM ET, October 15, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Netflix, as Easy as Changing the Channel  —  The television two-step is familiar to nearly every household with a TV set and a Netflix subscription.  To watch cable, the television must be on one setting; to browse Netflix, it has to be on another.  For some family members …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Strikes Production Deal With Netflix  —  Sony Pictures Television will become the first big Hollywood studio to produce a new TV show for Netflix Inc., underscoring how the TV industry's elite are starting to view the streaming video service as a launch pad for original series.
Netflix Gets Assist From TiVo in Push to Join Cable-TV Lineup  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX:US), pressing cable operators to grant equal footing to its Web-based films and television shows on pay-TV systems, is getting an assist from set-top box maker TiVo Inc. (TIVO:US)
Anna Prior / Wall Street Journal:
Demand Media CEO, Chairman Resigns  —  Demand Media Inc. (DMD) said its board has accepted the resignation of Chief Executive and Chairman Richard Rosenblatt, and has appointed an interim CEO as it begins the search for a permanent replacement shortly and evaluates the timing of its spin-off plan.
Discussion: Reuters and @jayrosen_nyu
Demand Media:
Demand Media Announces Resignation of Richard Rosenblatt as Chairman & CEO; Shawn Colo Appointed …
Discussion: AllThingsD, AdExchanger and Variety
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism  —  ‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent  —  Like many people, I've spent years writing and speaking about the lethal power-subservient pathologies plaguing establishment journalism in the west.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
International New York Times kicks off rebranding with global events and free digital access  —  ‘International New York Times’ kicks off with events in Paris, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Singapore and more  —  As readers pick up the final issue today of The International Herald Tribune under the title …
Discussion: @bairdjulia
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
A Leaner Times Aims for Global Growth
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Media coverage of the 2012 election was fair and balanced after all  —  A majority of Americans distrust the media.  Scholarly assessments of the media are usually no better.  And these sentiments often reach fever pitch during a political campaign when the news media are accused …
Discussion: @monkeycageblog, Wonkblog and Politico
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science  —  Imagine a research library where most of the books are missing footnotes — where the bottom of the pages are stained or ripped out, making it impossible for scholars to tell the sources of information.
Discussion: Ars Technica
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Is The Times Being Stealthy?  Or Just Improving Its Reporting in Real Time?  —  When an article goes online in one form, changes a few hours later and appears in print in still another form, what exactly is happening?  Is this sneakiness, as some claim, or just garden-variety editing to make an evolving story better?
Michael Sebastian / New York Business:
Hearst to move Country Living's edit staff to Alabama  —  Hearst Magazine is moving Country Living's editorial operations to Birmingham, Ala., from its current location in New York, the company said Monday.  Current edit staffers, who learned of the news Monday afternoon, will not make the move.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
BillBoard, Nielsen and the ridiculousness of charts in the Internet age, as shown by Kanye West's “Gone”  —  YouTube has an outsize influence on the world of music and, as result, earlier this year Billboard Magazine and Nielsen SoundScan added the play counts from the online video destination to the way they calculate music charts.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Mipcom: TV bosses upbeat as technology opens new opportunities  —  Executives praise original shows commissioned by the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu - and look to fresh platforms  —  Breaking news: TV industry conference full of people hailing a golden age of television.
Discussion: @stuartdredge
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: New ebook markets, battles and pricing strategies  —  No matter what country they're in, book publishers worldwide share some of the same challenges.  They're grappling with the digital transition — which, depending on where you live, has either already arrived or is about to come knocking.
Discussion: @pulpcurry and TeleRead
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