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5:10 PM ET, December 16, 2013

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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The almost-post mortem for Patch  —  David Carr all but writes the obit for Patch today.  One could quibble and say it's not quite dead, that Aol plans partnerships for the ill-fated ganglion of local sites.  Fine, but it's still not wrong to look back and ask what went wrong.
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David Carr / New York Times:
AOL's Tim Armstrong reluctantly lets go of Patch as shareholder pressures mount  —  AOL Chief's White Whale Finally Slips His Grasp  —  Tim Armstrong, the chief executive of AOL, is finally winding down Patch, a network of local news sites that he helped invent and that AOL bought after he took over.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
LEAKED MEMO: Patch Execs Tell Employees Patch Is Not Dead, Despite What They Read In The New York Times
Richard Johnson / New York Post:
60 Minutes reporter John Miller currently negotiating new intelligence job with NYPD  —  CBS newsman John Miller is negotiating his exit as a senior correspondent to join his old friend Bill Bratton back at the Police Department, a reliable source tells me.
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Sara Morrison / The Wire:
‘60 Minutes’: NSA Good, Snowden Bad  —  As if that whole retracted Benghazi report and the Amazon commercial/drone reveal didn't undermine 60 Minutes' credibility enough in the last few weeks, here's another gem: a report on how the NSA has simply been misunderstood by all those Snowden leaks and is a good guy, really.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
‘60 Minutes’ reporter didn't want NSA story to be ‘a puff piece’
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Federal Judge Rules Against N.S.A. Phone Data Program  —  WASHINGTON — A Federal District Court judge ruled on Monday that the National Security Agency program that is systematically keeping records of all Americans' phone calls most likely violates the Constitution, and he ordered the government …
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Guardian:
Edward Snowden says judge's ruling vindicates NSA surveillance disclosures
Discussion: TechCrunch
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Almost Half of The Huffington Post's Traffic Comes From Overseas  —  The Huffington Post is fast becoming an international media brand.  It now publishes eight editions outside the U.S. and expects to export its celebrity, news and aggregation model to Brazil, South Korea, India and possibly the Middle East in 2014.
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Digits:
WSJ hires editors from ABC News and NBC News as gadget reviewer Walt Mossberg leaves the team  —  WSJ Announces Personal Tech Reviewing Team  —  Today we are announcing expanded Wall Street Journal coverage of personal technology, to help readers everywhere understand and choose among …
Meg Graham / Chicago Grid:
Comcast could resurrect community news site EveryBlock starting in Chicago  —  EveryBlock is back from the dead  —  Ten months after being shut down and left for dead, community-news website EveryBlock is being resurrected.  —  Comcast, which owned EveryBlock when it was shut down in January …
Discussion: @the_fjp and @antderosa
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian U.S. C.E.O. out after short stint  —  Guardian Media Group's U.S. boss is leaving the company after just a little more than a year on the job.  —  Michael Bloom, C.E.O. of Guardian U.S., The Guardian's American-facing digital website, “will leave the company to pursue other opportunities …
Discussion: Media Guido and @joepompeo
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Lara O'Reilly / Marketing Week:
Guardian promotes chief commercial officer David Pemsel to deputy chief executive
Discussion: @marketingweeked and Guardian
Capital New York:
The ‘Times Magazine’ problem  —  New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson had given herself until the end of the year to name a new editor for The New York Times Magazine to replace Hugo Lindgren, whose imminent departure was first reported by Capital last month.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Lara Logan to return to ‘60 Minutes’  —  Lara Logan and Max McClellan, the ‘60 Minutes’ journalists who were put on a leave of absence following their now-retracted report on Benghazi, are set to return to the program early next year, POLITICO has learned.  —  Logan and her producer …
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
NPR Gets $17 Million in Grants to Expand Coverage and Develop Digital Platform  —  NPR has amassed nearly $17 million in grants to increase substantially its coverage of education and global health and development, and finance creation of a new mobile and web platform that is expected to allow …
Brian Braiker / Digiday:
Is This a Preview of Medium's Business Model?  —  In a move that suggests possible monetization plans for the future, blogging platform Medium has teamed up with ESPN's soccer network to build a new place for fans to write and read about the sport in the run-up to the 2014 World Cup.
Discussion: @digiday and @niemanlab
Adweek:
Apple pushes iTunes Radio ad sales, builds real-time bidding exchange for in-app ads  —  Apple Is Building an RTB Platform to Sell In-App Ads iTunes Radio is top priority By Garett Sloane  —  Apple leadership has given the iAds team a new mission: always be selling iTunes Radio.
 
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