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2:25 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.
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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 …
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.
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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  —  Ghomeshi says he was fired from CBC over sex life being made public  —  The CBC has ended its relationship with renowned broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi after receiving information that …
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.
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.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Whisper editorial staff placed on leave includes editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman  —  Whisper Suspends Some Editorial Staff Following Guardian Report  —  Anonymous messaging app Whisper has suspended some members of its editorial staff in the wake of a troubling article from the Guardian …
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.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Q&A with Nate Silver on launch of Signals, FiveThirtyEight's data-driven film project  —  Nate Silver's model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight  —  Seven months after launching FiveThirtyEight as an standalone site under ESPN, founder Nate Silver is bringing his data-flavored journalism to video.
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  —  Today our journalistic startup got backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer  —  Less than six months ago we launched our journalism startup Blendle out of Utrecht in The Netherlands.
Roy Peter Clark / Poynter:
From AIDS to Ebola: Journalism, disease, and the mentality of fear  —  I remember a day back in the 1980s when I first met a person who I thought had AIDS.  I was sitting at the front desk of the old storefront building of the Poynter Institute when a tall gaunt man entered through the glass doors and approached me with a question.
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Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Canada's Postmedia newspaper chain reinvents its smartphone and tablet app strategy
Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times launches aggregation service FirstFT, curating must-reads from across the web
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them
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Noah Everett / Twitpic Blog:
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Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
Adobe updates Digital Edition e-book reader app to stop uploading reading logs in plain text