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4:30 AM ET, October 16, 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 …
$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
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 only be DM'd by — that is, you could only receive a direct message from — users that you follow.  (So if I follow John Doe …
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 and @digiday
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Politico CEO Jim VandeHei Talks Capital New York Relaunch, Jeff Bezos' WaPo Purchase
Discussion: Folio
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Marvel Preps 60-Episode Package Of Four Series & A Mini For VOD & Cable Networks  —  EXCLUSIVE: The notorious secrecy that surrounds Marvel's projects has been heightened to the nth degree for this one.  No one would breathe a word, with rumors that everyone from top to bottom is bound …
Tim Masters / BBC:
Man Booker Prize: Eleanor Catton becomes youngest winner with The Luminaries  —  Eleanor Catton began writing her winning novel when she was 25  —  New Zealand author Eleanor Catton has, at the age of 28, become the youngest ever winner of the £50,000 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Luminaries.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Report: Stories about politics inspire best, worst comments  —  Researchers from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) spoke with online editors and community managers at 104 news organizations from 63 countries to help assemble a report written by Emma Goodman …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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: CNBC, Forbes, VentureBeat, GeekWire and @pkafka
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 and @joannahiggins
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘IHT’ publisher gets a promotion as ‘International New York Times’ debuts  —  As we reported yesterday, The New York Times is doing a big promotional push for its new global edition, The International New York Times, which debuted this morning as a rebranded version of The International Herald Tribune.
Discussion: Poynter, @joepompeo and New York Times
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Discussion: VideoInk and Tubefilter
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
FilmOn Threatened With Contempt of Court
Karen Fratti / 10,000 Words:
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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
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Sally McGrane / New Yorker:
Crowdsourcing Tolstoy  —  When Leo Tolstoy's great-great-granddaughter …
Discussion: @dhanyamadhavann
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Uri Friedman Named Global Editor of
Discussion: @natalieraabe and FishbowlDC
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Adam Goldman, Pulitzer-Winning Associated Press Reporter, Joins Washington Post
Discussion: The New York Observer and Politico
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The New Republic Asks Its Reporters To Sell Subscriptions
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
YouTube Partner: We Are ‘Not Happy’ With Money From Subscription Channels
Discussion: @niemanlab