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4:15 PM ET, September 6, 2013


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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
CEO Mark Thompson gives a few glimpses into the near-term growth strategy of The New York Times  —  New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson was back in his native U.K. today to give an address at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, which is celebrating an anniversary of its fellowship program.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC ordered to disclose names and details of payoffs to 150 managers  —  Corporation had fought to keep details secret, but public accounts committee has demanded deals are revealed  —  The BBC has been ordered to disclose the names and details of 150 senior managers who received severance payouts …
BBC:   BBC pay-offs: Trust denies Mark Thompson claims
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mark Thompson: Chris Patten ‘misled parliament over BBC payoffs’
George Brock / The Conversation:
Spike the gloom - journalism has a bright future  —  Whenever more than two journalists gather together to discuss the future of their business, the dialogue is usually depressing.  This prevailing pessimism must change: we need a new conversation about what's happening to news.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Decision to Publish Against Government Request Was ‘Not a Particularly Anguished One’  —  The New York Times has come under fire in the past for agreeing to government requests to hold back sensitive stories or information, but it bucked such requests in publishing a front-page article in Friday's paper.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Will Appeal Final Court Order in E-Book Price Fixing Trial  —  Here's the last word, for now, on the punishment Apple will receive after losing its e-book price-fixing trial: It's not as bad as Apple first feared, but Apple still isn't happy.  —  You can see the order …
Timothy Pratt / New York Times:
A Newspaper in Las Vegas, at Risk of Closing, Divides a Family  —  Tanned and fit, collar unbuttoned and no socks under his loafers, Brian Greenspun, the president of The Las Vegas Sun, stood in the middle of the newsroom, surrounded by $500 Herman Miller chairs, flat-screen monitors and floor …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Judge won't grant injunction in Las Vegas Sun editor's suit
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Glenn Beck Wants to Know: Why Can't We All Just Get Along?  —  You left Fox News and started The Blaze, a TV station, Web site and subscription service.  How is that working out?  —  Check back with me in 10 years.  I think we're just now entering the fields that I was hoping we would enter.
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Techmeme is now writing its own headlines  —  Right now there's a headline on Techmeme written by our news editors.  Our more familiar readers know why this is noteworthy: from the time we launched in 2005 until yesterday, our content consisted entirely of quotes.
Disney Armed With ESPN Cudgel in Next Pay-TV Fee Showdown  —  CBS's Moonves Says TWC Pact Reflects High Ratings  —  Now that CBS Corp. has prevailed in its monthlong dispute with Time Warner Cable Inc., it's Bob Iger's turn to see how much his Walt Disney Co. can squeeze from a pay-TV carrier.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Press regulation: industry presses on with new watchdog despite reservations  —  Ipso expected to be running by early 2014 but Guardian, Independent and Financial Times still have concerns  —  The newspaper industry is pressing ahead with plans to launch a new watchdog and hopes …
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Yahoo says U.S. sought data on 40,332 user accounts in 2013  —  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images - Yahoo on Friday released its first transparency report.  The company said it will continue to release reports every six months.  Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
A weakened Washington Post, a serious ethical breach  —  Erik Wemple breaks a huge media-corruption story for the Washington Post, and unfortunately for his employer, it's about the Post itself.  —  This is just about as bad as it gets, and it's mitigated only slightly by the fact the Post allowed Wemple to publish his tough piece.
Rachel Bartlett /
Guardian's Joanna Geary to join Twitter UK  —  Joanna Geary, who is currently social and communities editor at the Guardian, will be responsible for Twitter's partnerships with news outlets in the UK  —  Joanna Geary speaking at the news:rewired conference  —  Copyright: By John Thompson.
Discussion: @smfrogers and @lewiswiltshire
Mark Mulligan / Music Industry Blog:
Just How Much is Curation Actually Worth?  —  Dance music powerhouse Ministry of Sound have commenced legal action against Spotify for breach of copyright with regards to user generated Spotify playlists replicating Ministry compilations and sometimes including Ministry labeling.
Discussion: @niemanlab
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