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5:10 PM ET, September 10, 2014


 Top News: 
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
welcome to Guardian Membership  —  The Guardian is much more than a business - for almost 200 years we have dedicated our resources to the kind of public service journalism that recently won a Pulitzer prize.  By becoming a member you'll help support that ideal and, no doubt, have a great time in doing so
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Guardian launching community events and voluntary membership programs from £15-£60 per month  —  Guardian Space & Guardian Membership, playing the physical/digital continuum  —  Can it be that the solution to newspaper companies' digital woes lies in the physical world?
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
N.Y.T. reporter: U.S. needs to pressure Europe on journalist ransoms  —  New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi told a crowd last night that the U.S. should be pressuring European countries to stop paying ransom to terrorist kidnappers.  —  The U.S. generally refuses to pay ransoms …
White House doesn't believe slain U.S. journalist was ‘sold’ to Islamic State  —  (Reuters) - The United States has no information indicating beheaded American journalist Steven Sotloff was “sold” to Islamic State militants by moderate Syrian opposition rebels, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Tuesday.
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Mac:
IDG shutters Macworld Magazine, much of the editorial staff let go … International Data Group (IDG) is shutting down Macworld Magazine, the long time Apple periodical according to tweets by staff and conversations I've had with personnel.  Dan Miller, Editor, Macworld tweeted the following:
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom Closes $725 Million Acquisition of U.K.'s Channel 5  —  It will start airing “SpongeBob” and the “Turtles” and send contestants of a new show back to the Stone Age  —  Viacom said Wednesday that it has closed its $725 million (£450 million) acquisition of British broadcaster Channel 5.
Edmund Lee / Re/code:
MTV, Comedy Central To Show Up on Sony's Internet-TV Service
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
CNN Raids Politico For Growing Digital Politics Team  —  NEW YORK — CNN hired three Politico journalists Wednesday as part of the network's bid to expand its digital politics team.  —  Politico Congress editor Steven Sloan has joined CNN Politics Digital as assistant managing editor …
Discussion: FishbowlDC and @jmsummers
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Google Right-to-Be-Forgotten Roadshow Rebuffs Questions  —  Google Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks during an advisory council about The Right to be Forgotten at Casa de America on Sep. 9, 2014 in Madrid  —  Google Inc. (GOOG:US) promised a “robust” debate on a European Union court ruling …
Wall Street Journal:   Google Seeks Views in Europe on Right to be Forgotten
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Reddit uses “free speech” to defend the site's unsavory uses while ignoring the victims
Discussion: @ma_franks
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
The Internet Slowdown protest for net neutrality needs to target regulators  —  Websites are loading slowly today to show what a future without net neutrality looks like.  But perhaps a targeted slowdown in in order  —  The point of the protest is to make you angry …
Kevin Rawlinson / BBC:
Twitter supports Internet Slowdown campaign along with Netflix, Reddit, Wordpress, Digg, more
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Celebrity gossip site TMZ extends reach and earns some credibility with scoops on NFL scandals  —  TMZ Broke Ray Rice, Donald Sterling and Jameis Winston Stories in 10-Month Span  —  Last November, TMZ broke the news that the Heisman Trophy candidate Jameis Winston was being investigated …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Networks face costly decision to let Obama break into primetime with ISIS remarks  —  When President Obama addresses address the nation tonight about the growing menace of Islamic State militants, he'll be cutting into a key moment in primetime broadcasts—good news for news divisions, less so for entertainment.
Discussion: Mashable
Alan D. Mutter / Editor and Publisher:
The price of Sunday newspapers should be reduced to attract new and former customers  —  Newsosaur: Selling Papers to the ‘Sub-Geezer’ Set  —  Why do Sunday newspapers cost so much?  —  As I picked up the Sunday New York Times at a Starbucks in a leafy neighborhood in Chicago …
Joel Simon / Committee to Protect Journalists:
We must fight to preserve journalists' right to report in digital age  —  With journalists around the world being killed, kidnapped, and murdered in record numbers why is the Committee to Protect Journalists launching a campaign targeting U.S. government policies?  —  The answer is simple.
Discussion: and The Raw Story
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