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10:00 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 …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
Senate confirms Wheeler to lead FCC  —  The Senate unanimously confirmed Tom Wheeler, an investor and former industry lobbyist, to be chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday.  —  The vote was delayed for two weeks by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who expressed concern about Wheeler's views on political disclosure rules.
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.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Ad Chief: Branded Content Units Coming Soon
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.
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
Arti Patel / Folio:
In Keynote, Elisabeth DeMarse Addresses TheStreet Inc.'s Turnaround  —  The company has $60 million earmarked for acquisitions.  —  New York—Transitioning from one model to another is a difficult undertaking for any media publishing company.  However, morphing within an industry in constant tumult is an entirely different situation.
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 …
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.
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
Alex Halperin / Salon:
This man decides what you read  —  Miley Cyrus gave us so much that night.  Just trying to count her blessings smacks of ingratitude, like regifting manna.  —  But two months later, as we attempt reentry into our dreary little lives, it's worth remembering two articles that followed her star-turn at the Video Music Awards.
Alastair Reid /
New BBC reporting unit tracks stories taking off on social  —  BBC Trending will report on social media stories from around the world using in-tweet video, the BBC magazine news site and radio  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Discussion: Big News
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Mobile Video App Snapverse Raises $3.5M And Announces Deals With Universal, Warner Bros, And Sony  —  Snapverse is an iPhone app that combines 20-second user videos with licensed music.  The amount of licensed music available is about to grow significantly, thanks to partnerships with Universal, Warner Brothers, and Sony.
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Four takeaways from new owner John Henry's message to readers of The Boston Globe  —  John Henry's nearly 2,900-word message to readers of The Boston Globe could have been little more than an exercise in public relations, standing up for what is good and deploring what is bad.  —  There's a lot of that, of course.
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Alan Rusbridger / The New York Review of Books:
The Snowden Leaks and the Public
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC's New Website Launches
Michael Holden / Reuters:
British justice on trial in phone-hacking trial, jury told
Discussion: Guardian and Hacked Off
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
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post's Bob Woodward Takes More Active Role In Jeff Bezos Era
Discussion: New York Magazine and FishbowlNY
 Earlier Picks: 
Nick Cohen / Spectator:
British journalists lock each other up and throw away the key
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
‘Complex’ starts, in a small way, to spend that 25M
Discussion: @joepompeo
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
“Post-Print” Startup Stateless Media Creates Short, Smart Documentaries For The Web
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Media Outlets Embrace Conferences as Profits Rise
Discussion: Uncrunched and @reformedbroker