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3:55 PM ET, October 21, 2014


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Rebecca Carroll / The New Republic:
I'm a Black Journalist.  I'm Quitting Because I'm Tired of Newsroom Racism.  —  My first job in media was as a television producer.  I was 28 years old, eager and brimming with ideas, some of which I'm sure were good and others of which I'm sure were not.  Not long after starting the job …
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Pew Study: Liberals and conservatives inhabit different media worlds with little overlap in trusted news sources  —  Media habits of liberals, conservatives: ‘different worlds’  —  Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Ebola Deeply mixes curation and reporting, expanding Lara Setrakian's pop-up news site model  —  Ebola Deeply builds on the lessons of single-subject news sites: A news operation with an expiration date  —  A contagious disease outbreak seems like a good time for some explanatory journalism.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Guardian touts ComScore win over New York Times  —  The Guardian says it has for the first time surpassed The New York Times on a prominent web-measurement firm's Internet traffic ranking.  —  For the month of September, roughly 42.6 million people over the age of 15 accessed …
Robert Feder:
Stop the presses: Tribune buying Sun-Times suburban newspapers  —  In a blockbuster deal that could change the Chicago journalism landscape, the parent company of the Sun-Times plans to sell all of its suburban daily and weekly newspapers to Tribune Publishing, sources said.
Jethro Nededog / The Wrap:
Jill Abramson Teaming With Steve Brill on Startup Venture  —  Jill Abramson is planning a startup with journalism entrepreneur Steven Brill.  —  The fired New York Times editor revealed her plans during an interview on NPR's “WBUR Live,” according to the show's tweets.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Rival news outlets team up to build open-source tools to analyze California campaign data  —  Light everywhere: The California Civic Data Coalition wants to make public datasets easier to crunch  —  When Meg Whitman ran for governor of California in 2010, she donated $144 million of her own money to her campaign.
Librarians Are Dedicated to User Privacy.  The Tech They Have to Use Is Not.  —  Adobe has made it extremely easy for unwanted eyes to read over the shoulders of library patrons.  Earlier this month reports surfaced about how Adobe's Digital Editions e-book software collects and transmits information about readers in plain text.
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Nielsen, Adobe to measure online TV across multiple devices  —  Nielsen and Adobe Systems Inc announced an alliance on Tuesday that aims to measure the viewership of digital video across all Internet-connected platforms including TVs, smart phones and tablets as the television ecosystem undergoes dramatic change.
Say Media / Say Daily:
Native Ads in the UK: They're Popular But What Are They?  —  A new Say Media UK study finds most UK marketers like native ads - they're just not always sure what they are.  —  The study sampled more than 150 advertising and media professionals from across the UK, with the intent of establishing …
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Edvard Pettersson / Bloomberg:
Dish Wins Tentative Ruling Over Fox in AutoHop Litigation  —  Dish Network Corp. (DISH)'s AutoHop service, which lets subscribers watch recorded primetime television programs with the advertisements taken out, doesn't infringe Fox Broadcasting Co.'s copyrights, a federal judge said in a tentative decision.
Discussion: Techdirt
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Times-Picayune will close New Orleans print facility, print in Alabama  —  The Times-Picayune will close its New Orleans print facility and print in Alabama, it announced Tuesday.  About 100 production jobs will be lost, but none from the newsroom, the Advance-owned paper says.
Discussion: The Times-Picayune
Publishers Weekly:
E-book publisher Atavist Books to close by end of the year  —  Atavist Books to Close  —  Atavist Books, a multiplatform book company formed by media mogul Barry Diller, chairman of the IAC/InterActiveCorp, film producer Scott Rudin, and former Picador publisher Frances Coady in September 2012, will shutter at the end of the year.
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Say Media / Say Daily:
Native Ads in the UK: They're Popular But What Are They?  —  A new Say Media UK study finds most UK marketers like native ads - they're just not always sure what they are.  —  The study sampled more than 150 advertising …
Forrester: Adobe Marketing Cloud Makes Big Waves, SAS Is ‘Best-Kept Secret’  —  Forrester Research crowned Adobe Marketing Cloud in its first-ever ranking of enterprise marketing software suites - informally called “marketing clouds.”
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Anna Fazackerley / Guardian:
UK universities and student unions clamp down on unfavorable reporting in student newspapers
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