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11:25 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: Reuters, Bloomberg and Wireless Week
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.
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Kathy Chu / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Media Firms Stymied in China
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
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Google could launch ‘Nexus TV’ Android set-top next year, says report  —  Google isn't giving up its living room ambitions.  The company is said to be working on a “Nexus TV” device that will run Android, stream video from services like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube, and play a selection of video games.
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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Hisense is building more Android TV devices, but doesn't call them Google TV
Discussion: Engadget and hisense-usa.com
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Online survey of female journalists and sexual harassment shows self-selection bias problem  —  How Not to Measure Sexual Harassment  —  Slate has an article up today with a provocative headline: “Most Female Journalists Have Been Threatened, Assaulted, or Harassed at Work.  Here's Why We Don't Talk About It.”
Discussion: Slate
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Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Credulous press for a report on abuse of female journalists
Discussion: @cjr
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Asks Sinclair to Revise Plans to Use ‘Sidecar’ Companies  —  Broadcaster Proposed to Spin Off Several Stations in Move to Sidestep Agency Rules in Allbritton TV Deal … The Federal Communications Commission on Friday asked Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. to amend or withdraw its plans …
Discussion: TVNewsCheck.com
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Tom Gara / Corporate Intelligence:   Behind the FCC's Intervention in a $985 Million Local TV Deal
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
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 …
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 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
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
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Yahoo acquires live concert streaming platform Evntlive  —  Redwood City-Calif. based live concert streaming platform Evntlive has been acquired by Yahoo.  Evntlive announced the acquisition on its website Friday, stating that the service will be discontinued, and that the Evntlive team will join Yahoo Video.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Mashable and The Next Web
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.
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 …
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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Jack Shafer:
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New White House plan reaffirms commitment to open data
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
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The New American Journalism Review: Student-Driven With a Focus On Media Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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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
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