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7:35 PM ET, December 6, 2013

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Gautham Nagesh / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Delays Spectrum Auction Until 2015  —  Auction Intended to Encourage TV Stations to Sell Airwaves to Wireless Carriers  —  WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has delayed a planned reverse auction of TV airwaves until 2015, a decision that reflects …
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Tom Wheeler / Official FCC Blog:
The Path to a Successful Incentive Auction  —  Since my arrival at the Commission a month ago, I have spent more time working on the Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction than any other single issue.  I am confident in the Commission's ability to make the appropriate policy decisions.
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015
Discussion: Wireless Week, Reuters and Bloomberg
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Elsevier Continues Its Efforts To Stifle The Sharing Of Knowledge To Pump Up Its Own Profits  —  In the academic publishing world, I'm not sure if there's any company quite as hated as Elsevier.  You may recall the big campaign by academics to boycott Elsevier over its opposition to rules …
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Jennifer Howard / Wired Campus:
Elsevier forces Academia.edu to take down research papers shared by their authors
Discussion: @jmarkockerbloom
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Interview with Facebook News Feed Manager Over Content Changes  —  In 2011, Google changed the way it ranked websites, in an effort to punish spammers and “content farms” that showed up high in search results but delivered crummy pages.  —  Google's “Panda” changes had giant ripple effects throughout …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Credulous press for a report on abuse of female journalists  —  Reporters overlook statistical problems in passing on eye-popping numbers  —  Rule of thumb, journalists: If the “study” you're writing about is based on a SurveyMonkey.com survey, it probably deserves a wee bit of skepticism.
Discussion: @cjr
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Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Online survey of female journalists and sexual harassment shows self-selection bias problem
Discussion: Slate
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Gawker's Zimmerman gets his own corner  —  Gawker's editors are cooking up a plan to give Neetzan Zimmerman, Gawker's in-house savant of viral material, his own subvertical on the site.  And when he does, his editor, John Cook, knows what he would like to name it.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYPD stops giving journalists crime reports at precincts  —  The New York City Police Department has decided to “restrict journalists' access to the forms detailing crime reports in every New York City precinct,” Amanda Woods writes. … “The NYPD's public information office, known as DCPI …
Ryan Glasspiegel / JimRomenesko.com:
Charles Davis: VICE let me call out the hypocrisy of liberal media when no one else would  —  By RYAN GLASSPIEGEL  —  Earlier this week, Charles Davis wrote a piece for VICE in which he shamed left-wing media outlets for failing to live up to their stated ideals in their practices of exploiting unpaid and poorly paid interns.
Discussion: @romenesko, Thanks:@sportsrapport
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Yes, the Vikings should have gone for it on 4th down, and a New York Times robot knows why  —  Second-guessing a play call is one of the great joys of being a football fan.  Because you know — sitting there on the couch, never having played a single minute of professional football …
Discussion: Gigaom and @niemanlab
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Time Warner Cable's Next CEO Ready to Sell If Price Is Right  —  Rob Marcus has a message for Time Warner Cable Inc. (TWC) shareholders: I'm the right guy to decide whether to sell the company.  —  The 48-year-old chief operating officer is replacing Glenn Britt as Time Warner Cable's chief executive officer …
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Wall Street Journal:   Pursuit of Time Warner Cable Takes a Toll on Its Bonds
Evan Osnos / New Yorker:
The Meaning of China's Crackdown on the Foreign Press  —  The Chinese government is threatening to expel nearly two dozen foreign correspondents, working for the Times and Bloomberg News, in retaliation for investigations that exposed the private wealth of Chinese leaders.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News pushes into mobile with new redesign  —  For many people, Google News is the page of choice for a quick sweep of the headlines.  Today, with an eye towards the increasing number of readers coming to Google News on mobile devices, Google released a new look for the more than 10 year old site.
Discussion: Google News Blog and Poynter
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Media Rights Capital in Talks to Sell Stake to Guggenheim Partners (Exclusive)  —  The “House of Cards” and “Ted” producer would partner with the investor in Dick Clark Productions and the Los Angeles Dodgers.  —  Media Rights Capital, the prolific film and TV studio behind Netflix's House …
RADAR:
Victory For Gwyneth Paltrow!  ‘Vanity Fair’ Takedown Piece Turns ‘Soft’  —  Can Gwyneth Paltrow claim victory over Vanity Fair?  —  RadarOnline.com has learned that the famed magazine, which had planned a scathing take-down piece on the actress, is making it much softer.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
News UK is reborn by putting a digital smile on Wapping's face  —  News UK may only be a change of name from News International but the whole “feel” of the organisation is somehow different.  —  Perhaps it's the digital age that has transformed the outfit from rugged to smooth, from frantic to measured, from wayward to way to go.
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Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
AOL editor-in-chief to exit  —  More turmoil seems to be engulfing AOL.  —  The latest is that AOL editor in chief Cyndi Stivers is said to be exiting.  She only joined in May.  —  One source said it is a “slow fire” which suggests it won't go public until next year.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
 
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Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Flipboard vs Medium, native vs Web
Discussion: @hamishmckenzie
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Yahoo acquires live concert streaming platform Evntlive
Discussion: AllThingsD, Mashable and The Next Web
David Ottalini / The Philip Merril College …:
The New American Journalism Review: Student-Driven With a Focus On Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Discussion: Poynter and AJR.org
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Al Jazeera America launches on Time Warner Cable today
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
When White House Photos Are ‘Visual Press Releases’
Ted Sherman / New Jersey Online:
Advance Publications considers consolidation of New Jersey newspapers
Discussion: Poynter and Talking New Media
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Billionaire Mansueto is said to have interest in Forbes Media
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @iwantmedia
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Gail Shister / TVNewser:
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Former Times legal chief suspended by tribunal after paper deceived High Court to expose Nightjack police blogger
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Digital Ad Dollars Spike, But Still a Small Part of Total Revenue in B-to-B
Shaunacy Ferro / Co.Design:
New MIT Media Lab Tool Lets Anyone Visualize Unwieldy Government Data
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Rolling Stone Plans a Standalone Website to Cover Country Music
Discussion: Poynter, hypebot and @davidmross, Thanks:@msebastian
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Spotify to Introduce Free Mobile Music Service
 

 
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Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Dropbox acquires two more startups: collaborative document tool Hackpad and photo sync app Loom

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