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5:10 PM ET, September 11, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: IAC And Daily Beast Editor Tina Brown To Part Ways  —  A source with direct knowledge of the situation says IAC does not plan to renew Tina Brown's contract when it expires in January.  A decision has not yet been made on the future of The Daily Beast.  —  Jason Kempin / FilmMagic
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Tina Brown to leave Daily Beast, start new company  —  Daily Beast editor Tina Brown will split with parent-company IAC next year and launch her own company, Tina Brown Live Media, according to sources with knowledge of her plans.  —  Brown will not renew her contract in January, the sources said.
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
Tina Brown's Next Big Move  —  After five years at The Daily Beast, the irrepressible editor is leaving to build her own company.  David Freedlander reports.  —  The Daily Beast's editor-in-chief Tina Brown announced to the newsroom on Wednesday afternoon that she will be leaving the five-year-old online outfit.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NAA will stop releasing quarterly figures on ad revenues, which have consistently declined  —  The Newspaper Association of America has reported a decline in industry ad revenues every three months since a modest gain in the second quarter of 2006.  That adds up to six-and-a-half years …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
For Politico ‘High Traffic is Overrated’  —  On Monday, Politico owner Robert Allbritton bought Capital New York, a New York-focused digital-only publication.  Jim VandeHei, a Politico founding editor and former reporter at the Washington Post, has been tasked to serve as the new president of Capital New York.
How Lord Patten fell from grace as BBC Trust chairman  —  This time last year he was pre-eminent, but the former Hong Kong governor now faces criticism over a string of scandals  —  With a CV that includes prominent roles with the Conservative party, Oxford University …
Larry Rohter / New York Times:
A Copyright Victory, 35 Years Later  —  In the lucrative world of music copyright, it may be something of a watershed moment: on Friday, after six years of legal wrangling and decades after he wrote the lyrics to the hit song “YMCA,” Victor Willis will gain control of his share of the copyright …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
National Review to sue Cory Booker  —  Rich Lowry, National Review's editor announced Wednesday they will be suing Newark Mayor Cory Booker along with the Newark Police Department and the City of Newark.  —  National Review is suing for records they have been trying to obtain related …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
USA Today Sports goes Quickish with The Q  —  The USA Today Sports Media Group is out with a new sports news and analysis aggregator called The Q. It's human-backed aggregation, with a focus for now on NFL news from beat writers and columnists from around the sports journalism world.  As they put it:
Discussion: PR Newswire
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CBS News says it almost gave up on Assad interview  —  NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News had essentially given up its pursuit of Syrian President Bashar Assad for an interview because he would not agree to go on “60 Minutes,” until Charlie Rose suggested airing it on PBS.
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter and Poynter
Colin Freeman / Telegraph:
Why prosecuting journalists for paying for stories is bad news for all of us  —  Barely a week goes past these days without a journalist from one tabloid newspaper or another appearing in court on suspicion of paying public officials for stories.  It's become such a ritual now that there is even an informal …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Pandora Names Brian McAndrews Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman  —  Pandora (NYSE:P), today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Brian McAndrews, formerly of Madrona Venture Group, Microsoft and aQuantive, to succeed Joe Kennedy as Chief Executive Officer …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
That Apple TV Refresh Is Coming Next Week  —  Nope, Apple didn't show off new Apple TV hardware yesterday.  —  And Apple didn't talk about new software for its Web video box, either.  But it's still coming.  —  People familiar with the company's plans said that Apple TV is scheduled …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Roanoke Times eliminates 31 jobs, hopes to become ‘more efficient’  —  The Roanoke Times laid off employees Wednesday, an action the paper says will make the operation “more efficient and locally focused.”  —  31 positions vanished.  The paper says it will restructure some jobs, combine others.
Discussion: The Roanoke Times
Ryan Jacobs / The Atlantic Online:
Israel and BuzzFeed: When Government PR Goes Viral  —  User-generated content isn't just for everyday people anymore.  —  Two weeks ago, Israel expanded its robust “public diplomacy” efforts, which include an active Twitter presence and a popular military Instagram, with a post written …
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Don Reisinger / CNET:
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Southeastern Asset Acquires 12% Voting Stake in News Corp.
Discussion: Reuters, DealBook and USA Today
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
An auto-tuned remix of Bill Deedes?  What Telegraph journalists can expect from their new editor-in-chief
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
WordPress folds in Google+ for authentication, comments
Discussion: @benlanehodson
Sharon Terlep / Wall Street Journal:
Dish Director Quit Amid Flap
Discussion: MoneyBeat, and Bloomberg
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Discussion: @poynter and Kirk LaPointe's …
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Ann Arbor News, or There and Back Again: Why the news world's first print edition of a website is coming to a close
Discussion: Street Fight
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Retrans Fight Stars in STELA Hearing
Nicole Perlroth / NYT Bits:
Government Announces Steps to Restore Confidence on Encryption Standards
Asawin Suebsaeng / Mother Jones:
Vogue's Puff Piece on The Assads Is Back Online—For Now
Discussion: @motherjones