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12:10 PM ET, October 6, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table  —  Nothing in God's creation is ever as good as it once was, but The Washington Post is coming pretty close.  —  The once-embattled newspaper is in the middle of a great run, turning out the kind of reporting that journalists — and readers — live for.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Jeff Zucker Has Endured Cancer, Hollywood, and Being TV's Wunderkind.  So Why Not Take on CNN?  —  The headache started in the morning.  It was a Thursday last June, and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, was working on the final preparations for New Day, the morning show he was set to debut four days later.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Peter Canellos named POLITICO executive editor  —  Peter Canellos has been named executive editor of POLITICO, Editor Susan Glasser announced in a memo to staff Monday morning.  —  Canellos, who until September had been editorial page editor of the Boston Globe, had been with the Globe for 26 years …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bloomberg Politics launches with splashy website, feature on Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions  —  Bloomberg Politics kicks off  —  Bloomberg's new politics vertical kicked off on Sunday with a splashy new website and features, including a piece about Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions …
Wall Street Journal:
NBA and ESPN plan streaming service for regular season games, no cable subscription required  —  NBA Reaches Long Term Rights Deals with Disney, Time Warner  —  The National Basketball Association reached long-term media rights deals with ESPN majority-owner Walt Disney Co …
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran frees wife of Post's Tehran correspondent, but he remains in custody  —  An Iranian journalist detained in Iran since July along with her husband, The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran, has been released from custody, a family member said Sunday.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Breakthrough: Interception Commission orders police forces to reveal use of RIPA to identify journalistic sources  —  The Interception of Communications Commissioner has announced an inquiry into police use of spying powers against journalists.  —  The move comes just after a month …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun makes official complaint over police use of Ripa against journalists
Discussion: The Drum and Daily Mail
Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Startup De Correspondent experiments with community features, only lets paying members comment  —  Dutch website De Correspondent responds to negative comments sections with a new kind of quality engagement  —  Dutch website De Correspondent responds to negative comments sections with a new kind of quality engagement
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @cjr and @_arianna
Derek Mead / Motherboard:
Adrianne Jeffries named Managing Editor of Motherboard's English sites  —  Hey, Look Who's Joining Motherboard  —  Motherboard's editorial team has grown by one more: Adrianne Jeffries starts this week as managing editor for our English sites.  As it stands, I'm proud to work with our killer team …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NPR's Chief Content officer Kinsey Wilson is leaving the network, Loren Mayor promoted to COO  —  Kinsey Wilson leaves NPR  —  NPR chief content officer Kinsey Wilson will leave NPR, new NPR CEO Jarl Mohn announced Monday, according to NPR media reporter David Folkenflik: … Wilson is a trustee for Poynter.
Chi Chi Izundu / BBC:
British Board of Film Classification will test age ratings for music videos with YouTube, Vevo  —  Age rating pilot scheme to start on online music videos  —  This Friday a pilot scheme to add age ratings to online music videos starts but don't expect to see any huge 12s, 15s or 18s on videos just yet.
Amadou Diallo / Forbes:
FCC pauses Comcast-TWC merger review until Oct. 29, says responses from cable cos inadequate  —  Comcast Merger Review Put On Hold By FCC  —  In a public letter to Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives, the FCC announced that it is hitting the pause button on its review of the proposed $45 billion merger.
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
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