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9:15 PM ET, February 11, 2014

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Adam Weinstein / Gawker:
Business Insider Changed its Story on Buzzfeed  —  Yesterday, Business Insider chief correspondent Nicholas Carlson stuck a subtle shiv into his competitors at Buzzfeed, attributing the site's success in exploiting Facebook's ever-evolving newsfeed algorithm to its practice of buying traffic …
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Buzzfeed CEO: Here's Why Facebook Isn't Crushing Us  —  In December, Facebook changed its News Feed algorithm to favor more “high quality” news over “memes.”  —  Looking at a bunch of charts yesterday, we found this change correlated with a sudden and massive drop in traffic to Upworthy and several viral news sites.
Michael Melia / Associated Press:
Drones Create New Ethical Minefields For Journalists  —  HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.  —  The Federal Aviation Administration …
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Matt Waite / Drone Journalism Lab:   Drones, journalism, the FAA and the crackdown that isn't a crackdown
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
Mozilla To Sell Ads In Firefox Web Browser  —  Mozilla Will Serve Ads Within Tiles Of Its New Tab Pages  —  Mozilla will soon sell ads within its Firefox browser, the company announced Tuesday.  —  Wait, what?  Mozilla made itself the villian of the online ad business early last year …
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Time Warner, Condé Nast Invest in Ad Tech Co.  —  Programmatic direct firm, iSocket, looking to expand partnerships.  —  Time Warner, parent (for now) of Time Inc., and Condé Nast have joined in on in a $5 million round of funding for programmatic ad developer, iSocket, the firm announced Monday.
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
Carl Bernstein Joins CNN as a Contributor  —  CNN's political additions continue with legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein joining as a contributor, substitute anchor John Berman announced on “AC360″ last night.  —  Bernstein was an analyst for CNN during the 2008 election season …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker creates a new writer pipeline with “Recruits”  —  The path to enter the journalism business is changing.  Some media companies are abandoning unpaid internships; others are terming them reporting fellowships.  —  Enter Gawker, which is adding a new metaphor to the game by creating a new “Recruits” program.
Discussion: joel.kinja.com
Shaun Nichols / The Register:
Microsoft denies claims that it scrubs Chinese-language Bing searches  —  But activists say results are heavily doctored - even in US  —  Microsoft's Bing search engine is returning suspiciously pro-state results for Chinese-language searches, even when those searches come from outside of China, activists claim.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Says Verizon Isn't Slowing Down Its Streams  —  A federal court may have given the pipe guys clearance to start slowing down Web services like Netflix.  —  But so far, that's not happening, Netflix says.  —  That update comes to us via a note from J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth …
Reuters:
Longtime NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw diagnosed with cancer  —  Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw, the face of “NBC Nightly News” for more than two decades, has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer affecting blood cells in the bone marrow, but is hopeful about the outcome of his treatment, the network said on Tuesday.
Discussion: NBC News and Mediaite
Aaron Taube / Business Insider:
Slate Hires NPR Sports Reporter To Boost Its Podcast Business  —  The online magazine Slate will bolster its roster of popular podcasts with a daily current events commentary show hosted by National Public Radio sports correspondent Mike Pesca, a spokesperson for the site told Business Insider.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
For journalism students in Sochi, covering Olympics is ‘pretty f-ing epic’  —  They left a day early to miss a snow storm, took a detour to Amsterdam and waited in some serious (and kind of dangerous) lines at Olympic Park, but after a few days, a team of student journalists are reporting from Sochi.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Impatience Has Its Reward: Books Are Rolled Out Faster  —  “Annihilation,” the chilling first novel of a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer that was released last week, tells the story of a scientific expedition to a mysterious place called Area X that has been cut off from the rest of the world.
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