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9:50 AM ET, November 2, 2015


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
GOP presidential campaigns map out rules for more control of TV debates  —  GOP contenders demand greater control over crucial debates  —  Several Republican presidential campaigns began mapping out new demands Sunday for greater control over the format and content of primary debates …
Jonathan Lansner / Orange County Register:
Freedom Communications, owner of Orange County Register, files for bankruptcy, second time in 6 years; CEO Rich Mirman, local investors hope to gain control  —  With bankruptcy filing, local group bids for ownership of Freedom Communications  —  Freedom Communications Inc. …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Behind Henry Blodget's plans to turn Business Insider into the financial publication of record for the digital generation  —  Henry Blodget's big plans for Business Insider  —  Henry Blodget spent the past eight years transforming Business Insider from a scrappy three-man show …
Discussion: @jaredbkeller and Talking Biz News
Bob Lefsetz / Lefsetz Letter:
Distribution without talent sets up companies for failure, which is why ESPN had to shut down Grantland  —  Grantland  —  We can debate the financial viability of “Grantland” all day long.  But we cannot debate the fact that the site was synonymous with Bill Simmons, and without him it's toast.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Instagram Builds Its Own Version of Snapchat Live Stories  —  Instagram is taking cues from Snapchat and Twitter with its latest update — curated content streams for specific events, in this case, Halloween.  —  If you open the Instagram app in the U.S. on Saturday, you'll see a new prompt …
Erin Griffith / Fortune:
How Ziff Davis under CEO Vivek Shah survived the death of print by going all digital  —  How Ziff Davis survived the death of print  —  In 2009, when venture investor Marc Andreessen showed up to a small dinner in the San Francisco Bay Area set up by journalist Josh Quittner …
Jeremy Barr / Politico:
Joe Nocera's New York Times op-ed column is ending  —  Joe Nocera, who has served as an op-ed columnist for The New York Times since 2011, will publish his last op-ed column on Tuesday, the company confirmed to POLITICO.  —  Nocera's column, which focuses on business and finance, has run twice a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Harvard's Law School Library is digitizing more than 40M pages of legal decisions, free access to the entire collection to be available online in 2017  —  Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age  —  Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice …
Discussion: TeleRead, Beyond Search and Techdirt
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
2 Men Who Published Writings Critical of Extremism Are Stabbed in Bangladesh  —  NEW DELHI — Two businessmen who had published the works of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American known for his critical writings on religious extremism, were stabbed on Saturday by groups of men in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, the police said.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
German daily Die Welt wants to bundle print, digital, and TV into a single newsroom (and brand)  —  BERLIN — When The New York Times announced that it would create a separate, centralized group of editors and designers to focus on producing its daily print product, those at the German …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
HBO Europe names Herve Payan as CEO starting 1st Jan 2016, HBO Europe, HBO Netherlands and HBO Nordic to be consolidated  —  HBO Europe Names New CEO, Rejigs Organization  —  Herve Payan will take over on Jan. 1 and consolidate HBO Europe, HBO Nordic and HBO Netherlands under his leadership.
Discussion: Variety
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
For Philly's durable Daily News, it looks like the beginning of the end  —  Newsroom cuts at the Philadelphia Media Network's Inquirer and Daily News, announced at a staff meeting Friday, look at first to be just one more chapter in the decade-old opus of the industry's deteriorating finances and reduced news capacity.
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Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
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Storyful / Medium:
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Ed Silverman of Pharmalot on building longevity — and audience loyalty — in blogging
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 Earlier Picks: 
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Forget short attention spans, The Economist is going long on digital video
Simon Houpt / Globe and Mail:
Rogers is pulling premium fashion magazine Flare from newsstands next year, says that channel isn't effective for reaching younger readers
Discussion: Canadian Magazines
Edward Wong / New York Times:
China Ranks Last of 65 Nations in Internet Freedom