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10:15 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 …
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
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
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 …
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Netflix chief Reed Hastings takes on telcos, cinemas and global expansion  —  In The Telegraph's Sunday Interview, CEO exclusively discusses Netflix first original films, its plans for British productions and its battles over ‘net neutrality’  —  Reed Hastings, the chief executive and co-founder of Netflix …
 
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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
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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
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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
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK's Daily Telegraph moves towards becoming a digital first newsroom
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