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8:52 PM ET, October 15, 2013


 Top News: 
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: Glenn Greenwald Will Leave Guardian To Create New News Organization  —  Glenn Greenwald, the lawyer and blogger who brought the Guardian the biggest scoop of the decade, is departing the London-based news organization, for a brand new, large-scale, broadly-focused media outlet, he told BuzzFeed Tuesday.
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Exclusive: Greenwald exits Guardian for new Omidyar media venture  —  (Reuters) - Glenn Greenwald, who has made headlines around the world with his reporting on U.S. electronic surveillance programs, is leaving the Guardian newspaper to join a new media venture funded by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar …
Discussion: GigaOM, @qhardy and Pressing Issues
$40-million round for Vox seals it: Venture capital likes media  —  Vox's new mega-round puts a bow on content's holy-s**t moment  —  Today it was revealed that Vox Media, owner of The Verge, SB Nation, and Polygon has raised another $40 million of funding.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Why Accel Is Leading A $40M Round In Vox Media, A Digital Content Company (!)  —  “At some level, it is still contrarian,” Accel Partners' Andrew Braccia admits about leading a $40 million fourth round of funding in Vox Media, the publisher of hundreds of major league sports fan blogs …
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Vox Media Raises $34 Million to Expand Video Business  —  Company's Tech Site Out-Traffics TechCrunch, Wired, Engadget  —  Vox Media may only have three sites to its name — The Verge, SB Nation and Polygon — but that hasn't stopped the D.C.-based company from stuffing its pockets.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
This just in: why news is Twitter's next frontier  —  A new ‘experiment’ and a high-profile hire suggest big plans  —  Twitter is moving more aggressively into the world of journalism, building a new alert system for breaking news and hiring someone to build new partnerships with the media industry.
Discussion: @mcproulx
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter's changing its direct messaging policy, some journalists are ready to take advantage  —  Twitter is changing an old policy that meant that you could be DM'd — that is, you could only receive a direct message — from users that you follow.  (So if I follow John Doe, John Doe can DM me …
Discussion: Mashable and Pocket-lint
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Earnings and Revenue Down — Yahoo Delivers on Expected Lackluster Third Quarter  —  Yahoo met weak financial expectations, turning in what can only be described as lackluster performance in its third-quarter earnings report today.  —  The Silicon Valley Internet giant said it earned 34 cents …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can Journalists Cut It as CEOs?  —  Reporters are notorious procrastinators, cynical to the core, often disorganized and frequently drunk.  Sounds like CEO material.  —  But there are exceptions to the crude stereotype above.  On Sunday, Jim VandeHei, co-founder and executive editor …
Discussion: @juliemmoos
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Politico CEO Jim VandeHei Talks Capital New York Relaunch, Jeff Bezos' WaPo Purchase
Discussion: Folio, FishbowlDC and Adweek
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The International New York Times debuts  —  The first edition of The International New York Times appeared Tuesday.  It replaces the International Herald Tribune.  In a letter to readers on the front page, Times Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. says his father “had the vision to make The Times a national newspaper in 1980.”
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘IHT’ publisher gets a promotion as ‘International New York Times’ debuts
Discussion: Poynter, @joepompeo and FRANCE 24
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Twitter Revenue More Than Doubles in Third Quarter  —  Twitter Inc.'s revenue more than doubled in the third quarter, as the microblogging company prepares to go public.  The San Francisco-based company said in a filing that its revenue was $168.6 million in the third quarter, up from $82.3 million in the same period a year ago.
Discussion: Forbes, VentureBeat, CNBC, GeekWire and @pkafka
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
YouTube Partner: We Are ‘Not Happy’ With Money From Subscription Channels  —  Alchemy Networks CEO Peter Griffith was one of the first media executives to bet YouTube viewers would pay to access certain channels.  His company was one of the YouTube's initial partners when it debuted subscription channels …
Martin Belam:
How UsVsTh3m shows the Royal Charter regulation farce is not fit for purpose in the digital age  —  Well, wouldn't you know, after years of blogging about how press regulation didn't work in the digital era, I find myself having just helped launch the very epitome of why the current proposals are completely unfit for the 21st century.
Discussion: @flashboy and @jimwaterson
Patrick Smith /
All these media organisations won't be covered by the press regulation Royal Charter
Discussion: Daily Mail, @joannahiggins and Guardian
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Viral Content With a Liberal Bent  —  There is conventional wisdom about what kind of material will go viral on the Internet: celebrity slide shows, lists like 10 tips for losing belly fat, and quirky kitten antics.  —  Then there is the path of, whose goal is to make more serious content …
Discussion: TED Blog, Thanks:@joshluger
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Adam Goldman, Pulitzer-Winning Associated Press Reporter, Joins Washington Post  —  NEW YORK — Adam Goldman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter for The Associated Press, is joining The Washington Post to cover terrorism on the paper's national security team, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post.
Discussion: Politico and The New York Observer
Netflix Gets TiVo Assist in Push to Join Cable-TV Lineup  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX), pressing cable operators to grant equal footing to its Web-based films and television shows on their pay-TV systems, is getting an assist from set-top box maker TiVo Inc. (TIVO)
Discussion: Businessweek and SlashGear
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Netflix, as Easy as Changing the Channel
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CIR Reaches Out To New Audiences With ‘Redaction’ Campaign
Sally McGrane / New Yorker:
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Uri Friedman Named Global Editor of
Discussion: @natalieraabe and FishbowlDC
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The New Republic Asks Its Reporters To Sell Subscriptions
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Discussion: @stuartdredge
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science
Om Malik / GigaOM:
BillBoard, Nielsen and the ridiculousness of charts in the Internet age, as shown by Kanye West's “Gone”
Discussion: Techdirt and Rap Genius Blog