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3:25 AM ET, October 1, 2013

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Ken Auletta / New Yorker:
Can the Guardian take its aggressive investigations global?  —  At eight-thirty on the morning of June 21st, Alan Rusbridger, the unflappable editor of the Guardian, Britain's liberal daily, was in his office, absorbing a lecture from Jeremy Heywood, the Cabinet Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Steven Musil / CNET:
Journalist Glenn Greenwald to host Reddit Q&A about NSA files  —  Guardian reporter will field questions during an Ask Me Anything discussion on the social news Web site.  —  If like many people, you have questions about the confidential files detailing the National Security Agency's data …
Discussion: The Verge and The Next Web
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Breaking Bad series finale breaks piracy records  —  Breaking Bad's series finale just broke a dubious record: The last episode of the critically acclaimed show has been pirated more than 500,000 times within the first 12 hours after it first appeared online, according to Torrentfreak.
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Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Liberty calls for bail time limit as journalists and others left on bail for up to two years  —  Rights group seeks six-month statutory maximum as 40 remain on bail in operations Elveden and Tuleta after two years  —  The human rights group Liberty is calling for a six-month limit …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and Softpedia News
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Molly Young / New York Magazine:
A profile of Tumblr and David Karp after Yahoo  —  “It Was the Biggest Game of Chicken I've Ever Seen.”  —  David Karp built a massive, culturally totemic company that was losing millions of dollars a month.  After a huge infusion of Yahoo cash, he's breathing easier.  —  Tumblr  —  Founded: 2007
Discussion: Betabeat and Business Insider
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries  —  “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we've decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.  —  David Livingston/Getty Images
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
CNN's Hillary Clinton Movie Has Been Canceled, Director Says
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Sarah Bartlett Named New Dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism  —  Sarah Bartlett has been named the new dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, departing dean Stephen Shepard announced this evening.  —  “Sarah is a wonderful person to lead the CUNY J-School to new heights of excellence.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1  —  On Tuesday, the Dallas Morning News' online content “will be accessible to everyone, free of charge,” a company press release says.  It will also offer a premium service with “enhanced design and navigation, limited advertising, and access to unique subscriber ... Read more
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Congressman Proposes New Rules for Music Royalties  —  The music industry is gearing up for yet another fight over one of its most intractable issues: radio royalties.  Only this time, it involves the online world as well.  —  On Monday, Representative Melvin L. Watt, a Democrat from North Carolina …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Local Newspapers Scramble for Native Ad Strategies  —  The native-ad push isn't just for the big boys: teetering local newspapers are rushing to adopt the latest online ad gambit.  —  The Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Cape May County (N.J.) Herald all have dabbled in some form of native advertising.
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
Media Coverage of Shutdown Threat: A Journalistic ‘Disgrace’  —  Probably the smartest thing I read all weekend on the pending government shutdown, and the debt ceiling crisis, came from James Fallows.  And, courtesy of the often laughable (and dangerous) Washington Post editorial section …
Karthika Muthukumaraswamy / The Huffington Post:
A La Carte Journalism: Where People (and Reporters) Set the Agenda  —  So you want to do investigative journalism?  Or produce a TV series?  Or create a biopic?  But you don't have the money to fund it?  No problem.  Ask your future consumers for money.
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Google France's $81 million media boost  —  In response to threatened copyright legislation, Google and a media group formed a fund to help fund digital innovation  —  After seven months of closed-door negotiations, Google France and a French media association announced the details of a 60 million euro …
Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
Buzzfeed appoints The MediaBriefing editor Patrick Smith as media editor  —  Editor of media website The Mediabriefing, Patrick Smith, is to depart after three years to join BuzzFeed as media editor.  —  Smith, who made the announcement in a blog post on the website and another …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Dish, Disney Agree to Short-Term Extension Amid Continued Talks  —  UPDATED: The agreement covers ESPN, Disney Channel and ABC-owned TV stations.  —  Dish Network and the Walt Disney Co. have extended the deadline on their negotiations for a new retransmission consent agreement beyond the current Monday deadline.
Carole Bass / Yale Alumni Magazine:
Yale arrests, releases Brazilian reporter for trespassing  —  A persistent reporter from Brazil found herself arrested, handcuffed, and jailed for several hours after she tried to track down her country's top judge at a Yale Law School event last week.  —  Claudia Trevisan …
 
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