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9:55 AM ET, September 16, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Storytelling Ads May Be Journalism's New Peril  —  When the guy who ruined the Internet with banner ads tells you that a new kind of advertising might destroy journalism, it tends to get your attention.  —  That's not entirely fair.  Joe McCambley, founder of The Wonderfactory …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Wins First Primetime Emmys with ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’  —  CNN's “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” took home two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night.  This is the first time CNN has been awarded a primetime Emmy.  (The network has won several News & Documentary Emmy awards).
Discussion: and CNN
Brian Anthony Hernandez / Mashable:
Netflix Wins Two Emmys for ‘House of Cards’ Over Major TV Dramas  —  The first barrage of winged-woman Emmy statuettes were handed out at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy on Sunday, and Netflix won the night's first one for House of Cards in the Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series category
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Politico Plans for New York Are Drawing Some Doubt  —  Until last week, Capital New York was an obscure Web publication that covered New York City culture and politics with a handful of staff members.  It produced long, thoughtful pieces on topics like the Metropolitan Opera and the finances …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Netflix Uses Pirate Sites to Determine What Shows to Buy  —  Video streaming giant Netflix sees itself as one of the most prominent competitors to the many pirate sites that offer video content without owners' permission.  —  However, these pirate sites also offer Netflix valuable information …
Carlo Rotella / New York Times:
Educators are cautious of reliance on tech as schools adopt tablets from News Corp's Amplify  —  No Child Left Untableted  —  Sally Hurd Smith, a veteran teacher, held up her brand-new tablet computer and shook it as she said, “I don't want this thing to take over my classroom.”
Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company:
Upworthy is doubling its staff after $8 million Series A funding round  —  Upworthy, a content aggregator focused on emotionally hard-hitting “stuff that matters,” has announced an $8 million Series A funding round led by Spark Capital (early investors in Tumblr and Twitter) …
Brian Patrick Eha / Entrepreneur:
New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator  —  The New York Times Co. is going to invest in early-stage media startups through its incubator, timeSpace.  —  An experimental program within the newspaper company, timeSpace provided for three startups to spend …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media  —  Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm.
Marie Gilot / Knight Foundation:
More than 41,000 sign up for Northwestern U's media MOOC  —  Understanding Media by Understanding Google with Owen R. Youngman on YouTube  —  More than 41,000 people have signed up for Northwestern University's first media Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Sun online's disastrous paywall start as traffic plunges by 62%  —  Web metrics sometimes appear to resemble opinion polls in that the questioner gets the desired result.  They are more believable when a web measurement company is entirely dispassionate and neutral.
Discussion: @davelee and @psmith
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How much will Bezos and Buffett invest in their newspapers?
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