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9:20 PM ET, October 7, 2014

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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 …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Cable network Fusion hires Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, to cover tech, TV and digital media  —  Fusion Hires Alexis Madrigal of Atlantic.com to Bolster Tech Coverage  —  Alexis Madrigal, deputy editor of Atlantic.com and a prominent online voice on technology and culture …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Politico to add new policy shop: ‘The Agenda’  —  We already have The Upshot, Vox.com, 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 …
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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 …
Emiko Jozuka / Wired:
Vice Media's creative services division will curate Collectively, a sustainability site launched by firms like Unilever, Google, Microsoft, and BT Group  —  Google, BT and more launch sustainability platform ‘Collectively’  —  Issues of global climate change, food shortages …
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: Storify, TechCrunch and The Next Web
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Longer articles don't necessarily imply extra time spent viewing ads, says Chartbeat  —  Longer stories draw more attention, but with diminishing returns  —  There's a growing narrative that long-form articles drive more attention time, which some are touting as the new metric of choice for digital publishers.
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Dow Jones wins $5 million judgment against ‘hot news’ provider Ransquawk  —  (Reuters) - Dow Jones & Co on Tuesday won a $5 million (3.11 million pounds) judgement against the London-based service Ransquawk, which it accused of pirating its content by broadcasting news within seconds of publication to traders and other subscribers.
Discussion: MediaPost and Law360
David Cohn / Poynter:
Enough with the manifestos about the future of news, let your product do the talking  —  Nikki Usher had a great Columbia Journalism Review article “Startup site manifestos are press criticism” where she notes that startup news orgs like PandoDaily, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and more have gotten …
Discussion: @eyeseast, @morisy, @kimbui and @abeaujon
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Netflix chief Reed Hastings takes on telcos, cinemas and global expansion
Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Asks Media Firms for Contract Details in Mergers Review
Discussion: FCC.gov and Variety
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
AP Renews NDN Online Video Management Deal
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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 and Patently Apple
Pip Bulbeck / Hollywood Reporter:
Australian Public Broadcaster Affected by Cyber Attack
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David Banks / New Statesman:
UK journalists should fear scrapping of the Human Rights Act as it protects them
Discussion: @jackofkent
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AOL Hires Viacom's Dermot McCormack as Head of Video, as Ran Harnevo Steps Aside (Exclusive)
Discussion: AdAge, The Wrap and AdExchanger
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