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1:55 PM ET, December 3, 2013

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Capital New York:
Zucker plans massive change at CNN  —  After almost a year of tinkering, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has concluded that a news channel cannot subsist on news alone.  —  So he is planning much broader changes for the network—including a prime-time shakeup that's likely to make CNN traditionalists cringe.
Carl Bernstein / Guardian:
An open letter from Carl Bernstein to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger  —  Watergate scandal journalist's letter comes as Guardian editor prepares to appear before MPs over Edward Snowden leaks  —  There is plenty of time - and there are abundant venues - to debate relevant questions …
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Ben Emmerson / Guardian:
It's outrageous to accuse the Guardian of aiding terrorism by publishing Snowden's revelations  —  Alan Rusbridger is being grilled by MPs - but he has published nothing that could be a threat to national security  —  The Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, is due to appear before the House …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Alan Rusbridger Asked Some Ridiculous Questions At Parliamentary Hearing  —  The questioning of Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger by a parliamentary committee on Tuesday was a rather sorry spectacle from a press freedom perspective, but it was also a forum for some questions that defied belief.
BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed Reaches More Than 130 Million Unique Visitors In November  —  Facebook and other social networks contribute to site's growth by propelling quality journalism and entertainment  —  DECEMBER 2, 2013 - BuzzFeed announced today that November was its biggest traffic month ever …
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Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Spotify answers Thom Yorke attacks by revealing ‘$0.006 per play’ royalties figure  —  Music streaming service has received criticism from musicians, but boasts that is has paid out more than $1bn in royalties since its 2008 launch  —  A song played on Spotify can earn an artist just $0.006 …
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Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Being a viral genius is going viral  —  Farhad Manjoo's profile of Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman is getting a lot of well-deserved attention and, if my Twitter feed is any indication, scaring the daylights out of more traditional reporters.  —  Zimmerman is basically Gawker's chief finder of viral content.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Aimee Mann Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Digital Music  —  The songwriter sued a company responsible for providing millions of songs to big online streaming services.  —  In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online.
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education  —  The Online News Association is running a competition to explore new forms of journalism education  —  The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian experiments with a robot-generated newspaper with The Long Good Read  —  The Guardian is experimenting in the craft newspaper business and getting some help from robots.  —  That may sound odd, given that the company prints a daily paper read throughout Britain.  A paper staffed by humans.
Jake Batsell / Idea Lab:
Where Did the Chicago News Cooperative Go Wrong?  Not Putting Business First  —  Nearly two years after he folded the Chicago News Cooperative, co-founder James O'Shea has had time to reflect on his short-lived stint as a news entrepreneur.  —  O'Shea launched the political news startup in late 2009 …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
News nonprofit starts taking donations in Bitcoin  —  San Diego's inewsource, a nonprofit that knits together the work of several news organizations including KPBS, began accepting donations in the online currency Bitcoin Monday.  The news organization took the plunge because …
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Fates of Brooks and Coulson in Tabloid Hacking Case Are Diverging  —  LONDON — Once they were friends and colleagues who reveled in the heady world of British news, politics and intrigue.  Together they rose from the scrappy newsrooms of London's tabloids to the heights of establishment power …
Discussion: @sarahlyall
Alex Litel / The Wire:
A BuzzFeed in a Box: The Person Behind ViralNova  —  ViralNova came out of nowhere.  A collection of image-heavy, emotionally manipulating posts unabashedly in the style of BuzzFeed and Upworthy, the site launched in May with stories like “14 Photos That Will Warm Your Heart” and “Lioness Saves Her Cub Trapped on a Cliff.”
Discussion: Business Insider and Digits
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
The Allure of the Print Book  —  I didn't want to start reading print books again, but I honestly had no choice.  My dog, Pixel, forced me to.  —  You see Pixel, a 35-pound clump of energy, has an obsession with shadows and reflections.  At the beach or the dog park …
Discussion: @benchten and @davidjalmond
Wall Street Journal:
Ratings Sag for Cable-TV Business News  —  The U.S. stock market is soaring, but ratings have sunk for the TV networks dedicated to covering it.  In the third quarter, CNBC, the dominant business-news channel, hit a 20-year low in its target demographic of adults 25 to 54 years old, according to Nielsen Holdings NLSN -0.93% NV.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Rdio Names Former Amazon Exec Anthony Bay Its New CEO  —  After enduring a round of layoffs last month, Rdio, the streaming music startup from Skype co-founder Janus Friis, has found a new chief executive officer, Anthony Bay.  Bay, whose experience includes executive positions at Amazon …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
The Chernin Group Buys Stake in Anime Site Crunchyroll to Build New Online Video Power  —  The Chernin Group has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, a popular site for people to watch anime online, the company announced on Monday.  TCG will now build Crunchyroll into a leading provider …
 
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