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7:55 PM ET, October 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Turner to reduce headcount by 10%  —  Turner Broadcasting, the parent company of CNN, will cut its total workforce by about 10 percent in the coming weeks through a mix of buyouts, layoffs and other measures, the company said Monday.  —  The reductions are part of a broader effort to save money …
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
Amy Calder / Morning Sentinel:
Risen: Journalists must fight or become irrelevant  —  Colby College's Lovejoy winner, a New York Times reporter, faces the possibility of being imprisoned for refusing to reveal his sources.  —  207-861-9247  —  New York Times investigative reporter James Risen speaks with journalism students …
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
ESPN and NBA agree on deal for “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
Mark Armstrong / Longreads Blog:
Longreads member contributions will now fund original stories, with Automattic matching them  —  The Longreads Membership Is Now Twice as Powerful  —  Since 2009, Longreads has thrived as a service and a community thanks to your direct financial support.  Without Longreads Members' contributions …
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 …
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.
Gustavo Arellano / Navel Gazing:
OC Register subscribers inundate customer service with calls about missed deliveries  —  OC Register Employee: 30,000+ Complaint Calls This Weekend Over Delivery Screwups  —  How disastrous of a weekend was it for the Orange County Register?  Not only did their new print times royally screw …
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 …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google's “In The News” Box Now Lists More Than Traditional News Sites  —  Google has confirmed that new “In The News” box appearing in some of its search results now lists content from more than just the traditional news sites.  Discussions at Reddit, blog posts, videos and more from non-news sites may turn up.
Discussion: @baekdal and @dannysullivan
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Gawker memo from Denton: traffic and revenue are great, Kinja and workplace ethos need work  —  Denton: ‘no other company has grown more consistently’ than Gawker Media  —  Competitors “come and go,” Gawker Media honcho Nick Denton says in a monthly newsletter sent to staff Monday.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, @niemanlab and @saila
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
Wall Street Journal:
Bertelsmann to Take Full Control of Stern Publisher Gruner + Jahr  —  FRANKFURT—German family-owned media conglomerate Bertelsmann SE said Monday it is taking full control of Gruner + Jahr, the publisher of Stern magazine, buying the 25.1% it doesn't yet own of the company from Jahr Holding.
Discussion: Reuters, Billboard and Bloomberg
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Chi Chi Izundu / BBC:
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National Post:
Postmedia buys Sun Media's English titles for $316-million including flagship Toronto Sun
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