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9:30 AM ET, October 28, 2013


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Bill Keller / New York Times:
Is Glenn Greenwald the Future of News?  —  Much of the speculation about the future of news focuses on the business model: How will we generate the revenues to pay the people who gather and disseminate the news?  But the disruptive power of the Internet raises other profound questions …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
As Media Change, Fairness Stays Same  —  MOST of the time, Michael Powell writes the Gotham column for the news pages of The Times, in which his liberal politics — that's his own description — may be understood, though not made explicit.  —  But occasionally, the veteran reporter turns …
David Carr / New York Times:
Gawker Kicks Open the Closet, but Its Disclosure Barely Reverberates  —  What if Gawker tried to out an anchor at Fox News and no one cared?  —  On Tuesday, Gawker, the news and gossip blog based in Manhattan, reached back to March for an item about the anchor, Shepard Smith …
Somalia journalists beaten, radio stations taken off air: union  —  (Reuters) - Somali security agents stormed and shut down two radio stations, beat and detained reporters, and impounded their equipment, their union said.  —  The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) …
Grace Tsoi / New York Times:
Wikipedia China Becomes Front Line for Views on Language and Culture  —  HONG KONG — The Chinese-language version of Wikipedia has become more than an online encyclopedia: it is a battlefield for editors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in a region charged with political, ideological and cultural differences.
Discussion: Shanghaiist
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Islamists Repress Syria's Citizen Journalists  —  Syrian media activists working to establish a credible alternative to the state broadcaster in areas of the country held by rebel groups were dealt a blow this month in the northeastern province of Raqqa, where a radio station that aired criticism …
Discussion: @koertdebeuf
John W. Henry / The Boston Globe:
Why I bought the Globe  —  I HAVE been asked repeatedly in recent weeks why I chose to buy the Globe.  A few have posed the question in a tone of incredulity, as in, “Why would anyone purchase a newspaper these days?”  But for the most part, people have offered their thanks and best wishes with a great deal of warmth.
Chinese newspaper apologises for journalist who confessed to corruption  —  New Express had supported Chen Yongzhou before he made televised confession, but changed tack with front-page apology  —  A newspaper whose detained reporter made a televised confession saying he had defamed a company …
Discussion: Big News
Erik Wemple:
Gerry Lenfest and the fight for the Philadelphia Inquirer  —  H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest didn't look happy to be sitting in a Philadelphia courtroom on Tuesday morning.  The 83-year-old Lenfest is something of a Philadelphia pillar, a businessman who made a mint in the cable business …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hayley Romer Promoted to Publisher of The Atlantic  —  The Atlantic is announcing a leadership change today.  Hayley Romer has been promoted to vp and publisher, leading ad efforts across its print and digital platforms.  —  Romer has served as associate publisher since May 2012 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Buffett-owned Richmond Times-Dispatch introduces paywall  —  “Giving away content online no longer can be sustained,” Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch Publisher Tom Silvestri writes in a letter to readers.  “Not if we want to be around for another 160-plus years serving the Richmond region …
Discussion: Richmond Times-Dispatch and @raju
Chris Boffey / The Drum:
Press gear up for Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson ‘trial of the century’  —  The phone-hacking trial of Rebekah Brooks, Andy Coulson and others is due to begin at the Old Bailey on Monday.  Chris Boffey, a former news editor of the Observer, Sunday Telegraph and the Mirror, considers the media scrum that will await them.
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