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2:20 PM ET, October 29, 2013


 Top News: 
Glenn Greenwald / Omidyar Group:
Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura join Glenn Greenwald's new news venture  —  Two New Journalists Join the Team  —  We're very excited to announce two new members joining our team: Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura.  Dan and Liliana will work alongside Laura Poitras, Jeremy Scahill …
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Aereo may have 100K subscribers in New York - that could be trouble  —  Aereo, the start-up that lets people watch over-the-air TV for $8/month, is giving broadcasters fits and delighting consumers looking to break free of over-priced cable bundles.  But, until now, no has been quite sure how many people are actually using the service.
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Aereo to launch in Denver as it scampers to year-end goal
Discussion: The Wrap and @tajarz
Jim Romenesko:
Thomson Reuters beats Wall Street's expectations, plans to cut 3,000 positions  —  Thomson Reuters on Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit of 48 cents per share, beating Wall Street expectations by 4 cents.  “Our Financial business achieved positive net sales for the first time in more than two years …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Struggles to Replace Print Ads With Digital Sales  —  The New York Times Co.'s advertising department is struggling to replace its once-lucrative print ads with digital sales, as Google Inc. (GOOG) and Facebook Inc. gobble up increasingly large chunks of marketers' budgets.
Discussion: Guardian, AdAge and @edmundlee
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Buffett group reportedly looking at some Tribune papers  —  “There are certainly good parts of the company we'd have a good interest in,” BH Media Group CEO Terry Kroeger told NetNewsCheck's Lou Carlozo about Tribune Co.'s newspapers.  Kroeger “declined to elaborate further,” Carlozo writes …
Discussion: @poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Media Outlets Embrace Conferences as Profits Rise  —  Financially struggling media companies are racing to add conferences, festivals and other live events to their business strategy, convinced they can provide a reliable revenue stream and expand the reach of their brands.
Discussion: Uncrunched and @reformedbroker
Nick Cohen / Spectator:
British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key  —  In the past few days, my colleagues on the Guardian have been publishing stories of national and international significance - indeed, if truth be told, they have been publishing them for most of the autumn.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
“Post-Print” Startup Stateless Media Creates Short, Smart Documentaries For The Web  —  My recent conversation with Stateless Media's Peter Savodnik was a bit discombobulating.  He's had what seems like a successful career in longform journalism, with publications in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and elsewhere.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Sky takes on Netflix with £4.99 Now TV entertainment package  —  Ten channels including Sky Atlantic, with shows such as Game of Thrones and Mad Men, offered without a pay-TV subscription  —  Sky's on-demand service, Now TV, is to offer 10 entertainment channels including Sky1 …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud Now Reaches 250 Million Visitors In Its Quest To Become The Audio Platform Of The Web  —  Today at Disrupt Europe, SoundCloud co-founder and CEO Alexander Ljung took the stage to share two new updates and share his thoughts on the music industry, music startups and more.
The Huffington Post:
New York Post Will Go To Trial Over Harassment, Wrongful Firing Lawsuit  —  In a setback for the New York Post, a district judge on Tuesday dismissed an effort to dispatch a lawsuit from a former employee alleging that she was harassed while at the paper and unlawfully fired.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post's Bob Woodward Takes More Active Role In Jeff Bezos Era  —  NEW YORK — Bob Woodward is back at The Washington Post.  —  It's not that he ever completely left.  But in recent years, Woodward has focused more on writing books than on regular involvement in the newsroom …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They're in Theaters  —  Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web.  Now it's toying with the same idea for movies.  —  This summer, the company announced that it in addition …
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Christine Idzelis / Bloomberg:
Tribune Said to Seek $4.1 Billion of Loans for TV Station Deal
Discussion: Radio & Television … and Reuters
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, offering cheap digital copies of your physical books
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
‘Complex’ starts, in a small way, to spend that 25M
Discussion: @joepompeo
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How NYTimes, Guardian and ProPublica collaborated on the NSA files
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Randy Freer Named President and COO of Fox Networks Group
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Vice Media to get deeper into news with live coverage
Discussion: Bedford + Bowery