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9:55 AM ET, September 15, 2015


 Top News: 
James Warren / Poynter:
One week after ouster of Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner, 80 positions to be cut in Tribune newspapers  —  Big cuts coming to L.A Times, likely other Tribune papers amid tumult  —  Significant newsroom cuts are being planned at the Los Angeles Times one week after the ouster of its publisher.
Discussion: LA Observed
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US appeals court rules copyright owners must consider fair use before issuing takedown notices, siding with EFF  —  Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling  —  Copyright owners must consider fair use, and Universal now faces a trial over it.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
S. Mitra Kalita, managing editor for editorial strategy, talks about how the LA Times is using new beats like Black Twitter and platforms like Snapchat  —  California dreaming: How the L.A. Times is introducing new beats and platforms to grow its audience  —  When the Los Angeles Times announced …
Discussion: @ylichterman
Jeremy Barr / Politico:
Huffington Post to publish 59K word “DocuSerial” from Steven Brill, over 15 days  —  Steven Brill's next project: 59,000 words in 15 days  —  At 26,000 words, Steven Brill's 2013 exposé into the health care industry was referred to as the longest single-authored piece in the history of Time magazine.
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Creator of Dash Radio, Scott Keeney, says Apple's Beats 1 borrowed his idea; he thinks both can succeed  —  The DJ Behind Dash Radio Believes Apple Swiped His Idea For Beats 1—And That's A Good Thing  —  When Apple introduced its revamped Apple Music ecosystem in June …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The New Yorker Minute newsletter condenses the magazine's must-reads  —  There is a solution to the problem of your giant stack of unread New Yorker magazines  —  The New Yorker was never a quick read, but nowadays it seems to take longer to get through an issue than ever.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Techmeme at 10: Lessons from a decade in the aggregation business  —  Techmeme celebrated its tenth birthday on September 12, and founder Gabe Rivera took the occasion to look back at how the site works and how it has stayed independent.  If you're a media or tech reporter …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Condé Nast's new CEO Bob Sauerberg to build on 5-year digital growth from 17.2M to 87.3M monthly uniques, with Reddit making up 37.6% of total visits in July  —  Condé Nast Looks to Enter Digital Age Under New CEO Bob Sauerberg  —  Condé Nast 3.0 is under way.
Discussion: Poynter, @bluechoochoo and Politico
Bloomberg Business:
Liberty Global and Vodafone struggle to find common ground in merger talks  —  Malone Still Seeking Common Ground for Liberty-Vodafone M&A  —  No proposed structure to take to shareholders so far  —  Doesn't want to repeat ‘worst decision of my life:’ Malone
Discussion: @gavinsblog
BBC's Tony Hall defends TV chief over ‘luvvies’ letter' as Tory MP urges inquiry  —  Director general confirms Danny Cohen was involved in star-studded message to David Cameron, as Jesse Norman claims it broke rules on lobbying  —  Tory MP Jesse Norman has called for an inquiry into the involvement …
Vivienne Zeng / Hong Kong Free Press:
China's Southern Metropolis Daily prints full page of black ink after advertiser buys space to protest new digital media advertising laws  —  Mainland paper raises eyebrows as it prints full black page on Inter'l Day of Democracy  —  China's Southern Metropolis Daily (SMD) …
Jonathan Kuperberg / Broadcasting & Cable:
Gray Acquiring TV, Radio Stations from Schurz for $442.5 Million  —  Gray holding investor call at 9 a.m. ET Tuesday to discuss the deal  —  Gray Television announced Monday it has reached a deal with Schurz Communications to acquire its television and radio stations for approximately $442 …
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Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Spotify says its subscriber base growth accelerated after Apple Music launch
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
WSJ to revamp Money and Investing, Greater New York sections
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
SEC settles for $30M with two defendants that hacked Business Wire, Marketwired, and PR Newswire for insider info; litigation continues against others
Discussion: PCWorld and New York Times
 Earlier Picks: 
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage:
Trinity Mirror confirms talks with Local World over merger deal
Garrett Quinn / Boston Magazine: Editor-In-Chief Tim Molloy Is Out
Discussion: Media Nation and @dankennedy_nu
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Dan Rather Rips NBC for Throwing Brian Williams ‘Under the Bus’
Discussion: Showbiz411 and The Daily Caller
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New York Daily News staff prepare for expected new round of layoffs this week
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @gabrielarana