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2:05 PM ET, October 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Washington Post working on curated news app for the new 8.9" Kindle Fire launching this fall  —  Jeff Bezos's New Plan for News: The Washington Post Becomes an Amazon Product  —  Jeff Bezos wants to turn the Washington Post into a national publication, and he's going to use his other company …
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.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Why ESPN Thinks it Can Sell NBA Games on the Web Without Breaking Up its Pay TV Bundle  —  ESPN is going to pay a bunch of money to show pro basketball games on TV.  But it is also going to show pro basketball games to people over the Web, without requiring them to pay for ESPN on TV.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN and NBA agree deal on “over-the-top” offering to stream games digitally  —  NBA Strikes 9-Year Deals With ESPN, Turner That Expand Digital Rights  —  In two deals that cement its media partnerships for nearly the next decade, the National Basketball Association selected …
Discussion: AdAge and Multichannel News
Wall Street Journal:
NBA to Cash In on New Deals With Disney, Time Warner
Discussion: New York Times, @jbrodkin and Engadget
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 …
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.
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
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
PBS pulls ads from Harper's Magazine after critical essay  —  Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money  —  After a sales representative at Harper's Magazine received a phone call on September 18 from a disgruntled advertiser …
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: @cjr, @jayrosen_nyu and @_arianna
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.
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 …
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National Post:
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