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8:05 PM ET, October 27, 2014


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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy.  —  Mr. Marra's team designs the code …
David Carr / New York Times:
As Facebook considers hosting content on mobile, publishers worry about losing control  —  Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary  —  For publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park.  More often than not, it's hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
Jim Foley's imprisonment: from capture to murder  —  ISIS Hostages Endured Torture and Dashed Hopes, Freed Cellmates Say  —  The hostages were taken out of their cell one by one.  —  In a private room, their captors asked each of them three intimate questions, a standard technique used …
Richard Spencer / Telegraph:
British journalist John Cantlie used as ‘Isil reporter’ inside Kobane  —  John Cantlie, a British journalist who is being held captive by Isil inside Syria, has appeared in a sixth propaganda video  —  The British freelance journalist held hostage by Isil jihadists has appeared …
Michael Isikoff / Yahoo! News:
Feds identify suspected ‘second leaker’ for Snowden reporters  —  Yahoo News 3 hrs ago  —  The FBI has identified an employee of a federal contracting firm suspected of being the so-called second leaker who turned over sensitive documents about the U.S. government's terrorist watch list …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Amazon buys comedy service Rooftop Media to expand digital content  —  (Reuters) - Inc (AMZN.O) is buying online comedy service Rooftop Media, a small deal that underscores the Internet retailer's broader ambition of becoming a media and entertainment powerhouse.
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Media to Limit Criticism of Government  —  CAIRO — A group of Egyptian newspaper editors pledged Sunday to limit their criticism of state institutions, a day after Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, warned of a “conspiracy” behind a militant attack last week that killed at least 31 soldiers.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Condé Nast CTO Joe Simon departs, Fred Santarpia to become EVP and Chief Digital Officer  —  Another executive out at Condé Nast  —  Continuing the shakeup of its leadership team, Condé Nast announced Monday the departure of chief technology officer Joe Simon.
Josephine Yurcaba / Rolling Stone:
This American Crime: Sarah Koenig on Her Hit Podcast ‘Serial’  —  The host of this compelling, addictive nonfiction murder-mystery talks about the show's origins and why it's okay to ‘like’ her interviewees
Jay Rosen / The Conversation:
Journalists need a point of view if they want to stay relevant  —  If extreme polarization is now an enduring feature of American politics — not just a bug — how does that change the game for journalists?  I have some ideas, but mainly I want to put that question on the...
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Wikipedia Emerges as Trusted Internet Source for Ebola Information  —  As a fresh wave of Ebola fear grips the American public, the Internet is rife with conspiracy theories, supposed miracle cures and Twitter posts of dread.  —  But amid the fear mongering are several influential sites that are sticking to the facts about Ebola.
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