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7:25 PM ET, November 22, 2013


 Top News: 
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)  —  Couric is set to exit her role ABC News special correspondent early as she nears a deal for an interview show on Yahoo.  —  Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show …
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Comcast, Charter Said to Weigh Joint Bid for Time Warner Cable  —  Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. have discussed a joint bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. to divide its assets between them, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The talks between Comcast and Charter were preliminary …
The Wrap:
Washington Consumer Groups Question Comcast's Reported Bid for Time Warner Cable  —  A report that Comcast is considering bidding for Time Warner Cable drew immediate concerns from consumer groups in Washington, who worry that a combined cable behemoth could raise prices to consumers …
Discussion: Forbes and VentureBeat
Gautham Nagesh / Law Blog:
D.C. Ruling Could Make Comcast-Time Warner Deal Easier
Discussion: The Wrap, Thanks:@gnagesh
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Cable Has Reached Out to Comcast to Discuss Deal
Discussion: CNBC, bizjournals, @maccable and @jbflint
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera's upcoming online news network  —  Across from San Francisco's AT&T Park stadium, a small group of news junkies is working on building a different kind of startup.  —  The first thing you notice when entering their building …
Discussion: Politico
Jacob Hoffman-Andrews / Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter enables forward secrecy to avoid snooping, joining Google, Mozilla, and Facebook  —  Forward Secrecy at Twitter  —  As part of our continuing effort to keep our users' information as secure as possible, we're happy to announce that we recently enabled forward secrecy for traffic on …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
NBC Shutting Down  —  NBC is shutting down with coverage moving to when that site relaunches next year, TVNewser has learned.  —  A source tells us three positions will be eliminated, but those staffers may be offered positions in other parts of NBC.
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Haiti photographer wins $1.22mn in AFP copyright case  —  A US jury on Friday awarded a Haitian photographer $1.22 million in damages after ruling that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its US partner Getty Images wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.  —  The seven-member jury took five hours …
Discussion: Reuters, @wxbrad and NPPA
Lindsay Comstock / Photoforward:
Jury Awards Daniel Morel Full Extent of Law; Finds AFP, Getty Willful in Copyright Violation
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Almost quarter of shareholders at BSkyB oppose chief's £7m pay  —  Agm revolt after advisory services flagged concerns but BT challenge on sport not raised at brief meeting  —  Almost a quarter of BSkyB's shareholders rebelled against the £7m pay package of chief executive Jeremy Darroch …
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
James Murdoch Re-Elected to BSkyB Board
Discussion: Guardian, Variety, Telegraph and Politico
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Adrian Chen to leave Gawker, pursue freelance  —  Gawker editor John Cook announced in a memo today that longtime staff writer Adrian Chen is leaving the site to pursue a freelance career.  —  “It is with a heavy heart and barely subdued rage that I must report that Gawker senior writer Adrian Chen …
Business Insider:
Here's Why Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC For FOX Business  —  The financial media world was stunned this week when Drudge Report broke the news that Maria Bartiromo would be leaving CNBC for FOX Business Network.  —  Bartiromo, affectionately known as the “Money Honey,” has been a fixture at CNBC for two decades.
Rachel Bartlett /
Long-form publisher Matter stops charging for articles  —  Matter, which had adopted a micro-payments model when it launched a year ago, was bought by blogging platform Medium earlier this year  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Discussion: Medium and Gigaom
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Shutting Down So Company Can Focus On Turntable Live Events Platform  —  Today, has announced that it will shut down its ‘virtual dj’ product entirely to focus on its new Turntable Live platform, which attempts to replicate the ‘being there’ experience of live performances.
Judge reinstates fired Inquirer editor  —  A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered that former Inquirer Editor William K. Marimow be reinstated immediately, overturning a personnel move that exposed deep divisions among the newspaper's owners and sparked a monthlong legal battle for control of its parent company.
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck:
Behind Scripps' TV Paywall Strategy In Cincy  —  E.W. Scripps-owned WCPO in Cincinnati on Thursday announced that it will launch a digital subscription model around its premium content in January.  The TV paywall is unprecedented and faces an uphill battle to win over consumers who align broadcast television content with being free.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
AOL Pauses to Rethink Live Video Programming  —  HuffPost Live Soldiers On While AOL Live Is On Hold  —  AOL Live is still not live.  —  AOL has already made a substantial commitment to live programming on the web with HuffPost Live, but five months after AOL announced …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Files Plan to Spin Off Magazine Publisher Next Year  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX) filed to spin off its Time Inc. division next year, turning the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Time into the world's largest publicly traded magazine company.
Tim Berners-Lee says ‘surveillance threatens web’  —  Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the democratic nature of the net is threatened by a “growing tide of surveillance and censorship”.  —  The warning came as he launched his World Wide Web Foundation's annual web index report, tracking global censorship.
Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote:
Guided by second screen trends, rolls out interactive music site designed by Huge  —  Increasingly, social TV and music are mingling.  Last week, we wrote about Bravo's partnership this season with Spotify, and on Tuesday, the music network REVOLT debuted the redesigned
Discussion: PRNewser and AppNewser
Greg Bishop / New York Times:
New Territory, and New Challenges, for HBO in Macau Prizefight  —  MACAU — The boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will start at the usual time in the United States (Saturday, around midnight Eastern), will be broadcast on HBO pay-per-view and will look, if all goes well, identical to any other major prizefight.
Patrick Goldstein / Los Angeles Magazine:
Hollywood trades and the fierce competition to be first  —  Pulp Friction  —  Time was, Hollywood had two “trades” that covered all things entertainment.  Now it has has four, and the competition for news, ads, and readers is down and dirty, 24 hours a day  —  Remember how simple it used to be to stay informed?
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Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
Imax CEO Plans to Double Theaters in China in Five Years
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Andrew Lapin /
University board approves St. Louis Public Radio merger with St. Louis Beacon
Marwaan Macan-Markar / The Irrawaddy Magazine:
With Digital TV, End Looms for Thailand's Broadcasting Monopolies
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Why Cable Networks Will Keep Paying Through the Nose for Broadcast Reruns
Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
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Discussion: Washington Times and Poynter
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
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Discussion: @karenmcgrane and @yappelbaum