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7:40 PM ET, November 7, 2013

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Ben Popper / The Verge:
Twitter's stock closes at $44.90 a share, up 73 percent on its first day  —  A more conservative approach than Facebook could lead to a big first day of gains  —  Twitter is set to hold its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange this morning.  The company has priced its stock at $26 a share.
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Erik Wemple:
WaPo editor: Costa will be Costa for us  —  The Post this morning broke the in-house news that celebrated National Review reporter Robert Costa will join the paper's politics team on Jan. 6.  A memo from three Post editors on the hiring observes, “Bob has become an absolute must-follow …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Businessweek Editor Josh Tyrangiel Taking a Break to Focus on TV  —  The buzzy and boyish Josh Tyrangiel, editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, will temporarily “detach” from the magazine for the rest of the year to help grow the company's television presence, according to an internal memo obtained by Daily Intelligencer.
Jack Shafer:
Governments worldwide buried in the Snowden avalanche  —  If the U.S. and British governments could stop the press from publishing stories based on the National Security Agency files leaked by Edward Snowden in June, they probably would have acted by now.  Oh, the Guardian was coerced …
Discussion: SiliconBeat and Forbes
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Guardian Responds To UK Spy Chiefs On Edward Snowden Leaks
Discussion: BBC and Guardian
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
Disney Tops Fiscal Q4 Earnings Estimates With Strong Theme Park Results  —  The basic numbers look fine but investors may find reasons to be concerned by Disney's unusually complicated report for a quarter that included a writedown for The Lone Ranger and an accounting adjustment that reduced ESPN revenues.
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
A simple question for new FCC chair Tom Wheeler: which side are you on?  —  Tom Wheeler is the new head of the agency overseeing US ‘airwaves’.  Will he be a reformer or another industry lackey?  —  Given that most Americans probably can't name both of their US senators …
Discussion: Light Reading
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:   New FCC chair was industry lobbyist, but might not be industry shill
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
Fleet Street editor claims libel fears will force industry to support Government's Royal Charter regulator  —  Newspapers will sign up to the Government's Royal Charter once they start getting hit for costs in libel courts a leading editor has claimed.  —  Chris Blackhurst …
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Jason Deans / Guardian:   Publishers lodge appeal over ruling against judicial review of royal charter
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CNN on spending spree to rebuild channel; Zucker gets ‘multi-year’ runway to growth  —  CNN is planning a substantial investment in new programming, with a heavy emphasis on acquiring unscripted shows by outside producers in the vein of “Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown” and films like “Blackfish.”
Discussion: B&C and TheBlaze.com
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Guns & Ammo Editor Apologizes for Pro-Gun Control Column, Steps Down  —  Unconditional Apology Follows Reader Outrage in Social Media  —  Jim Bequette, the editor in chief of Guns & Ammo, issued an abject apology Thursday for the magazine's recent editorial advocating gun regulation …
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
YouTube aims to tame the trolls with changes to its comments section  —  Changes mean video creators will have more power to moderate comments, while making best conversations more prominent for viewers  —  The comments section below YouTube videos is an infamously troll-ridden Wild West of abuse, ignorance and spam.
Andrew Beaujon / The New Republic:
Betsy Rothstein, Washington's Strangest Gossip, Does Not Explain Washington  —  One of Washington's most enduring mysteries deepened Thursday, when Politico reported that former FishbowlDC editor Betsy Rothstein would join The Daily Caller as a blogger.  The news interrupted a week …
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Leaked memo reveals founders of Press+ are dissatisfied with RR Donnelley, seek new ownership  —  RR Donnelley, Press+ Exploring Sale  —  Memo says international expansion, new markets, are priorities.  —  RR Donnelley's digital paywall platform, Press+, is on the market, according to an internal memo obtained by Folio.
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Apple says FBI spy rules are irrational, supports free speech challenge by Microsoft and Google  —  America's big tech companies, embroiled in an on-going surveillance scandal, are in a pitched legal fight with the government for the right to disclose how many data demands they receive under the Patriot Act.
Discussion: App Advice and The Switch
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Toronto Star paid $5,000 for latest Ford video  —  “It's fully transparent,” Toronto Star reporter Kevin Donovan told Poynter on the phone about the paper's new video showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford swearing and shouting, vacillating between whether he needs 10 or 15 minutes to kill someone.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Marvel creating four superhero shows exclusively for Netflix, premiering in 2015  —  Marvel is creating four live-action superhero series that will air exclusively on Netflix beginning in 2015.  The first of the TV series will focus on Daredevil, while the following series will star Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Tweet 16: News Outlets' Twitter Tone Skews Young  —  OMG!!!  Why do big media companies sound like teenagers on Twitter  —  “OMG @OneDirection's new song leaked!” might sound like something a giddy tween would tweet, but it was actually tweeted by the Daily News's official account.
Discussion: The Fix, @petersterne and ZDNet
Biz Carson / Wired:
Uncensored Instagrams From North Korea Buck Brutal Trend of Secrecy  —  WIRED.com © 2013 Condé Nast.  All rights reserved.  Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement (effective 3/21/12) and Privacy Policy (effective 3/21/12).  Your California Privacy Rights.
Discussion: TheAustralian
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Rieder: ‘Business Insider’ goes long on journalism  —  Quirky website Business Insider plans a foray into the time-consuming but rewarding art.  —  CONNECT  —  One of the most intriguing aspects of the evolution of digital journalism is watching sites that spend much of their energy chasing …
Discussion: @businessinsider
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
David Miranda detention based on legitimate concerns, court told  —  Police wanted to know how encrypted files were arranged as they feared release of all Snowden material, lawyers argue  —  Border controls exist to check on travellers where there is insufficient information to justify an arrest …
 
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Baltimore Sun:
Sinclair Broadcast Group leads the wave of runaway consolidation
Discussion: TVSpy and The Newspaper Guild
Jeremy Hodges / Bloomberg:
Police Found Blunkett Voicemails in News Corp. Lawyer's Safe
Discussion: Guardian
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Cable Vets Tout New Anti-Piracy Chip (Exclusive)
Ben Fox Rubin / Wall Street Journal:
Scripps Networks Profit Rises 8.9% on Higher Ad Revenue
New York Times:
Killing of French Journalists Reverberates in France and Mali
Erik Wemple:
The Philadelphia Inquirer is melting down
Discussion: Philly.com
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Rand Paul moves to Breitbart
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC's loss-making Lonely Planet deal under fire
Discussion: Skift
Paul Bibby / Sydney Morning Herald:
2Day FM faces tough penalties after losing court battle over royal prank call
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
British Library national newspaper archive in Colindale closing on Friday after 82 years
Discussion: @colvinius and Guardian
Sam Petulla / The Content Strategist:
Looking Past ‘The Prism Of Fear’: News Corp's Data Leader On the End of the Pageview Era
Discussion: @raju
DISH Network:
Blockbuster to End Domestic Retail, DVD By Mail Services