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4:20 PM ET, October 7, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Cable network Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of, to cover tech, TV and digital media  —  Fusion Hires Alexis Madrigal of to Bolster Tech Coverage  —  Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of and a prominent online voice on technology and culture …
Knight Foundation:
Jennifer Preston will join Knight Foundation as vice president for journalism  —  New York Times digital and print veteran will lead team supporting adoption of innovative digital practices  —  Jennifer Preston, an award-winning New York Times journalist and digital innovator …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
NYT Executive Editor Dean Baquet responds to criticism that he doesn't tweet enough, says new “journalism priesthood” being created  —  Dean Baquet's response: Beware creating a new journalism ‘priesthood’  —  New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has responded …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Adobe's e-book reader sends your reading logs back to Adobe—in plain text  —  Digital Editions even tracks which pages you've read.  —  Adobe's Digital Editions e-book and PDF reader—an application used by thousands of libraries to give patrons access to electronic lending libraries …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Twitter sues U.S. government over limits on ability to disclose surveillance orders  —  Twitter, the world's largest microblogging platform, on Tuesday sued the U.S. government, alleging that the Justice Department's restrictions on what the company can say publicly about the government's …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK's Daily Telegraph moves towards becoming a digital first newsroom  —  Telegraph to use digital content as backbone of paper  —  Editor-in-chief Jason Seiken unveils plan to mostly treat online content as a ‘buffet’ to fill the paper  —  TMG executives have ‘cherry picked’ ideas from newspapers in North America and Europe
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Storify adds a way to collaborate on breaking news  —  Storify now has a way for journalists to collaborate on breaking news, Livefyre announced Tuesday.  Storify Enterprise, which was previously Storify VIP, lets several people “simultaneously add text or content in real-time …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Storify and The Next Web
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AOL Hires Viacom's Dermot McCormack as Head of Video, as Ran Harnevo Steps Aside (Exclusive)  —  AOL has tapped Viacom exec Dermot McCormack as president of its video division, replacing Ran Harnevo, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.  —  Harnevo has been with AOL since …
Discussion: AdAge, The Wrap and AdExchanger
Gustavo Arellano / OC Weekly:
LA Times: OC Register Owner Aaron Kushner Owes Us $3.5 Million, And We Want it NOW  —  BOOM!  —  The gloves are off between the Los Angeles Times and Orange County Register owner Aaron Kushner over him owing them millions of dollars for distributing his paper—and it looks like it just might end up in court.
John Tamny / Forbes:
Even If His Newspaper Investments Don't Work Out, Aaron Kushner Is A Hero For Trying
Discussion: @romenesko
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico to add new policy shop: ‘The Agenda’  —  We already have The Upshot,, Wonkblog, FiveThirtyEight and other policy-heavy news sites.  This news space will get a touch more crowded early next year, when Politico launches “The Agenda.”  —  In a memo to Politico staffers …
Yasser Allawi / Syria Deeply:
Journalists in Deir Ezzor province forced to abide by draconian set of rules dictated by ISIS  —  ISIS Issues 11 Rules for Journalists in Deir Ezzor  —  Many local journalists fled Deir Ezzor when ISIS arrived - and the ones who stayed behind are forced to abide by the extremist group's draconian rules …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Like Sea Level, Times Environmental Coverage on the Rise  —  It's hard to dispute the public's dismay over climate change.  When hundreds of thousands of people take to the Manhattan streets, as they did in the People's Climate March last month, something big is clearly happening.
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Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Omnicom Advises Marketers to Move 10% to 25% of TV Ad Dollars To Online Video
James Cook / Business Insider:
Apple Was Just Granted A Patent For A Digital Newspaper
Discussion: Patently Apple
Pip Bulbeck / Hollywood Reporter:
Australian Public Broadcaster Affected by Cyber Attack
Discussion: ABC
David Banks / New Statesman:
UK journalists should fear scrapping of the Human Rights Act as it protects them
Discussion: @jackofkent
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
UK journalism awards function to have keynote speech by jailed journalist Peter Greste
Discussion: @felicitybarrtv
Shivam Srivastava / Reuters:
Amazon to face EU investigation over Luxembourg tax deal: FT
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Publishing Battle Should Be Covered, Not Joined
 Earlier Picks: 
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Sony's new Internet pay-TV service to have 100 channels, may cost between $60-80/month
Hadas Gold / Politico:
AJAM launches midterms coverage
Discussion: Politico
Amy Calder / Morning Sentinel:
Risen: Journalists must fight or become irrelevant
Wall Street Journal:
Bertelsmann to Take Full Control of Stern Publisher Gruner + Jahr
Discussion: Bloomberg, Reuters and Billboard
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Shareholders Approve Media General, LIN Deal
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Turner to reduce headcount by 10%