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10:20 AM ET, September 23, 2014

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Andrew Khouri / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Register ceases publication five months after debut  —  The Los Angeles Register, which launched in April as part Aaron Kushner's bold bet on print newspapers, will cease publication, effective immediately.  —  Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner announced the decision Monday night in a memo sent to employees.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple won't shut down the Beats Music streaming service, but the Beats Music brand may change  —  Apple's Beats Music Brand May Go Away.  Apple's Beats Music Service Is Sticking Around.  —  Earlier this year, Apple bought Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
An Article on Shonda Rhimes Rightly Causes a Furor  —  The article on the television producer Shonda Rhimes hadn't yet appeared in Sunday's paper, but the virtual world was ablaze in protest over it on Friday after it was published online.  —  Written by the longtime TV critic, Alessandra Stanley …
Esquire:
On Fareed Zakaria and plagiarism: anonymous media watchdogs explore CNN's lack of response  —  CNN DOES NOT GET TO CHERRYPICK THE RULES OF JOURNALISM  —  The news is evolving.  Old media is not evolving with it. … Over the past month, two anonymous journalists have detailed several dozen examples …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
The (Atlantic) Wire Is Shutting Down  —  The Wire, formerly known at The Atlantic Wire, is shutting down, according to an internal memo obtained by Gawker.  The breaking news site will be folded into the main site of The Atlantic magazine.  Co-presidents James Bennett and Bob Cohn sent …
The Tyee:
The Tyee Names Jane Armstrong Its New Editor-in-Chief  —  Veteran Canadian journalist set to steer ‘the best newsroom in British Columbia.’  —  The new editor-in-chief of The Tyee is the experienced, highly decorated Canadian journalist Jane Armstrong.  She will take over the day-to-day running …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO, Amazon Prime and Broadband for $40 a Month at AT&T  —  It's still nearly impossible to get HBO, or any other pay-TV channel, without subscribing to a pay-TV package that gives you a bundle of channels, whether you want them or not.  —  But the people who sell you TV are starting to tinker with the model, at least at the margins.
Discussion: Variety, Engadget and The Verge
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
A Tailor-Made Publisher Taking Over Jeff Bezos' Washington Post  —  WASHINGTON — Frederick J. Ryan Jr. juggles black-tie invitations, while Jeff Bezos shuns the social limelight for reading about space travel.  —  Former colleagues of Mr. Ryan joke that for him casual Friday is a day without …
Jim Romenesko:
Moody's sees “little evidence” that digital subs will help US newspapers and magazines  —  Moody's: ‘Our outlook for the U.S. newspapers and magazines sector is negative’  —  No surprise: A new report from Moody's Investors Service says the outlook for newspapers and magazines “is negative through at least late 2015.”
Discussion: Guardian
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Audioboo rebrands as AudioBoom and overhauls its iOS app  —  Social audio platform Audioboo has announced that it's rebranding as AudioBoom, as it lifts the lid on an all-new iOS app too.  —  Launched in March 2009, Audioboo(M) lets you record audio snippets, which they can share with friends or broadcast to the world.
Search Marketing Expo News:
SMX East Starts Next Tuesday - Here's How to Attend  —  Search Marketing Expo - SMX East kicks off next Tuesday - September 30 - in New York City.  With over 60 educational sessions and keynotes, networking activities and presentations from leading providers, you'll get the SEO …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mashable appoints Blathnaid Healy and Tim Chester as Editor and Deputy Editor of UK site  —  Mashable appoints editor for new London office as UK audience grows  —  Social media site's first operation outside of US to be headed by Blathnaid Healy, with Tim Chester taking deputy editor role
Ilya Khrennikov / Bloomberg:
Springer, Pearson Independence in Russia Tested by Media Bill  —  Russia's planned amendments to media law are threatening independent publications run by companies such as News Corp. (NWSA), Pearson Plc (PSON) and Axel Springer SE in the country, according to the Moscow-based Center for Political Technologies.
Discussion: ITAR-TASS
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ urges US to mitigate threats to journalism, newsgathering  —  Dear President Obama: The Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide, is writing to express its concern about the effects of intelligence and law enforcement …
 
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Rakuten: The Commerce Data Conglomerate  —  Rakuten Marketing, the online marketing subsidiary of Japanese ecommerce giant Rakuten, renamed its business units on Tuesday to signify its omnichannel aspirations.
Search Marketing Expo News:
SMX East Starts Next Tuesday - Here's How to Attend  —  Search Marketing Expo - SMX East kicks off next Tuesday - September 30 - in New York City.  With over 60 educational sessions and keynotes …
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Don't Look Now: Here Come the Disappearing Message Apps  —  Mark Cuban was cleared of insider tranding, but not before his text messages were subpoenaed by the SEC.  —  At first, people dismissed Snapchat …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Disney's Maker Studios Pacts with MiTú to Produce Latino YouTube Content
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Amazon Looking To The Wisdom Of Crowds To Find New Authors
Hannah Storm / Guardian:
Journalists are becoming propaganda and we must do more to protect them
Discussion: @emmamayalex
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Better together: How two St. Louis nonprofit newsrooms are learning to thrive as one outlet
Discussion: @niemanlab
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Pinterest is a bigger source of traffic referral than Facebook, Twitter for some publications
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Female journalists have been shaping news coverage of the NFL's Ray Rice scandal
Discussion: @lisenstromberg
Michael Rondon / Folio:
A Look at The FADER's Expansion Plans
Discussion: @foliomag
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Melissa Eddy / New York Times:
2,000 Amazon workers from 4 distribution centers in Germany walk off the job in wage dispute
Discussion: ZDNet
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
MGM Acquires Stake in Mark Burnett/Roma Downey Production Companies, Revives United Artists Banner
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
The FCC Hasn't Decided How It Will Enforce Net Neutrality
Discussion: FCC.gov and National Journal
Chris Dannen / FastCoLabs:
Can Longform Become A Netflix For Journalism?
Discussion: @nbj914
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Blogging platform Svbtle moves to paid membership, costs $6 per month for new users
Discussion: The Digital Reader
 

 
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Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Say hello to Talko: Ray Ozzie's startup wants to reinvent the phone call, starting with an iPhone app

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iPhone 6 Plus display is “best performing smartphone LCD we ever tested”, iPhone 6 “very good”

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