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1:55 PM ET, October 25, 2014

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Michael Heyward / Whisper:
Whisper responds to Guardian's “10 questions”, says members of editorial team put on leave  —  Setting The Record Straight  —  I wrote last Saturday that we welcome the current discussion around Whisper, and are grateful to those who have shared thoughtful feedback with us.
Cecilia Kang / Washington Post:
Lionsgate and Tribeca film studios are launching a new streaming service  —  Now Hollywood is joining the Internet streaming craze.  Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises said Monday they will jointly launch an online video service during the first half of next year for movies made by them and outside studios.
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks  —  An Iranian photojournalist was reported to have been detained on Friday, two days after his images of protesters deploring acid attacks on women in the city of Isfahan were published by news organizations around the world.
Discussion: Iranwire
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Data Mining Reveals How News Coverage Varies Around the World  —  Last year, the news media reported on 195,000 disasters around the world.  The ones you heard about depend crucially on your location.  —  One interesting question about the nature of news is how well it reflects the pattern of real events around the world.
Tamara Baluja / J-source:
CBC to lose another 400 jobs by March  —  CBC will lose another 400 jobs by March 2015.  —  Canadian Media Guild, the union representing CBC employees, said management has informed them of the impending cuts, which would bring the total number of cuts to CBC at the end of this fiscal year to 1,057.
Greg Miller / Wired:
The Speedy Cartographers Who Map the News for The New York Times  —  The New York Times graphics team compiled data from several sources to make this map of the MH17 crash site in a couple hours.  Tim Wallace/The New York Times  —  When Malaysia Airlines flight 17 went down over Ukraine in July …
Telis Demos / Wall Street Journal:
Roku said to be working on IPO plan  —  Roku Inc., a maker of streaming media players, TVs and software, is working on plans to file confidentially for an initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The company has been working with investment banks including Bank …
Claudia Grisales / Austin American-Statesman:
FCC, FEMA to probe false emergency alert from syndicated radio show, affecting U-Verse, others  —  FEMA, FCC to probe radio show after U-verse emergency alert glitch  —  2:10 p.m. update: The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a statement Friday afternoon confirming …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Sam Biddle will move from Valleywag to senior writer at Gawker; Nitasha Tiku to lead Valleywag  —  Sam Biddle Is Leaving Valleywag  —  Sam Biddle, editor of Gawker's technology site, Valleywag, is leaving the publication and transitioning to another role at Gawker Media.  —  Biddle will spend November on sabbatical.
Daniel Miller / Los Angeles Times:
NBCUniversal to settle suit by former interns for $6.4 million  —  NBCUniversal and a group of former interns have agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit contending the interns should have been paid for their work.  —  The $6.4-million settlement, subject to court approval …
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's music sales down 13% this year; Beats Music to relaunch as part of iTunes in 2015  —  Apple iTunes Sees Big Drop in Music Sales  —  Dive of at Least 13% in Download Sales Underscores Music Industry's Fragile Recovery
Alyssa Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Gamergate and how Internet users think about gaming and harassment  —  I will have some more thoughts on the new Pew Research Center study on online harassment tomorrow.  But I thought it was worth discussing the survey's findings on gaming and harassment separately given the ongoing tsuris over Gamergate.
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Sune Engel Rasmussen / Guardian:
Afghan newspapers blasphemy causes protests after rebuking Isis and Islam  —  Comment piece in Afghanistan Express launched ‘by technical error’ also attacked Taliban and said Islam is parochial religion  —  A newspaper columnist condemning Islamic State (Isis) and the Taliban triggered demonstrations …
 
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Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
Guardian launches open-source data journalism tool
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Despite Twitch's Huge Audience, Advertisers Still Favor Sports
Associated Press:
Two French journalists jailed for 2.5 months in Indonesia for reporting while on tourist visas to go free Monday with time served
Discussion: France 24 and english.rfi.fr
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Getty Images claims to turn away from controversial copyright tactics, but critics remain
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Knight Foundation:
Vice Media's Shane Smith to receive Knight Innovation Award on Dec. 1 at CUNY media innovation summit
Discussion: @shanesmith30
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New York Post and Daily News discussed working together; News considering digital-only future
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @joepompeo