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4:00 PM ET, October 27, 2014


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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.
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 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.
Michael Bolen / The Huffington Post:
Meet Jesse Brown, The Man Who Broke The Explosive Allegations About Jian Ghomeshi  —  Jesse Brown doesn't mince words.  —  The man who was the first to report on Jian Ghomeshi's “leave of absence” from the CBC — which quickly turned into a permanent one — has spent the last year revolutionizing media criticism in Canada.
James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi fired from CBC over public revelations of his private sex life, plans to sue for $50M
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...
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Engadget and GeekWire
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
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
EU Court rules that it is legal to embed copyrighted content without rightholders' permission  —  Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules  —  One of the key roles of the EU's Court of Justice is to interpret European law to ensure that it's applied in the same manner across all member states.
Discussion: WebProNews, SlashGear and Techdirt
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ben Bradlee Could Teach Us All a Thing or Two About Real Disruption  —  When he died this week at 93 years old, the kudos for and remembrances of former Washington Post editor extraordinaire Ben Bradlee flooded across the Internet in a blast-from-the-past exudation.
Nicolas Niarchos / New Yorker:
A Print Magazine for Hackers  —  On a Saturday afternoon earlier this summer, dozens of hackers, journalists, and activists sat on the floor in a darkened hallway of the Pennsylvania Hotel in Midtown Manhattan, watching a projection of an empty lectern.  Many of the gathered were shoeless …
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Canada's Postmedia newspaper chain reinvents its smartphone and tablet app strategy
Discussion: @poynter
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times launches aggregation service FirstFT, curating must-reads from across the web
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Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
Blendle, a Dutch news aggregator that charges by the article, announces $3.8M in funding from NYT and Axel Springer for European expansion
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Q&A with Nate Silver on launch of Signals, FiveThirtyEight's data-driven film project
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them
Discussion: @cjr