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5:15 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
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Ad Chief: Branded Content Units Coming Soon
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 …
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: CBS News In Talks With Distributors For 24-Hour Digital Video Service  —  The company's news and interactive units are developing a digital programming service to be distributed on mobile phones, tablets, game consoles and over-the-top TV distribution systems.  —  CBS headquarters.
Jim Romenesko:
Salt Lake Tribune retirees call for a U.S. Department of Justice probe of JOA revisions  —  Salt Lake Tribune retirees and other former employees have asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the recent Tribune-Deseret News joint operation agreement revisions.
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Mobile Apps Begin to Look a Bit More Like Instagram  —  Continuing its trudge toward becoming a more media-centric service, Twitter on Tuesday announced a new version of its iOS and Android mobile applications, giving more prominence to photos and video in the stream.
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
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC's New Website Launches  —  The new is finally here.  —  The network formally launched its own website on Tuesday, MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced in a email to the company on Tuesday.  —  “Some of you have been hearing about it for months - others for years …
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.
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.
Lou Carlozo / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Kroeger: BHM ‘Interested’ In Trib Co. Papers  —  Warren Buffett's BH Media Group could be eyeing some of the smaller newspapers in the Tribune Co. stable, possibly including titles such as the Allentown Morning Call, the Newport News Daily Press and the Hartford Courant.
Discussion: Poynter
Christine Idzelis / Bloomberg:
Tribune Said to Seek $4.1 Billion of Loans for TV Station Deal  —  Tribune Co. (TRBAA) is seeking $4.1 billion of loans to finance its acquisition of television stations and to refinance debt, according to a person with knowledge of the transaction.  —  JPMorgan Chase & Co. is arranging …
Discussion: Radio & Television … and Reuters
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Michael Holden / Reuters:
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
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