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4:55 PM ET, October 1, 2013

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Dan Froomkin / Al Jazeera America:
Reporting on government shutdown has failed democracy … American news reports are largely blaming the government shutdown on the inability of both political parties to come to terms.  It is supposedly the result of a “bitterly divided” Congress that “failed to reach agreement” (Washington Post) …
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Is the government shut down? Quartz will tell you (and drive a little traffic in the process)
Discussion: @zseward
Bill Carter / New York Times:
George Will to Leave ABC News for Fox News  —  George Will, who has been a conservative presence on ABC News for more than three decades, is leaving for the Fox News Channel, the cable news network announced on Tuesday.  —  The news of Mr. Will's hiring was first reported by the conservative news site The Daily Caller.
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How a Fox News Lawsuit Might Impact the Future of News  —  When Fox News sued a media monitoring company called TVEyes at the end of July, did it realize it was suing a defense contractor?  The lawsuit alleges that TVEyes is running a service making “verbatim reproduction” …
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Scribd, HarperCollins Launch $8.99 Subscription Book Service  —  Spotify and Netflix have brought subscription services to the music and movie space.  Could Scribd apply that model to the world of books?  —  For a small monthly fee, consumers are used to getting unlimited access to all types of content …
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
‘NYT’ Fingers McClatchy for ‘Terror’ Leak—and Now McClatchy Hits Back  —  Yesterday morning the top story at the New York Times site reported on US analysts feeling that the early-August leak to the media on how Al Qaeda communicates had done more to harm our anti-terrorism effort than anything revealed by Edward Snowden.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
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McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Did leaks alert al Qaida leaders they were being monitored?  —  WASHINGTON — The U.S. government-ordered closure of 19 U.S. diplomatic facilities in August has prompted a new controversy, this one about whether news reports at the time alerted al Qaida leaders that their communications were being monitored.
Kara Brandeisky / ProPublica:
Northwestern's Journalism Program Offers Students Internships with Prestige, But No Paycheck  —  Northwestern University's journalism school boasts of its prowess in preparing students for prestigious careers — but it also serves as a pipeline for unpaid internships.
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Publishers, AOL Partner on Subscription Service  —  Seven magazines, other services, offered at the new storefront.  —  Publishers have partnered with AOL on a new bundled-subscription offering the company rolled out Monday.  —  The service, Gathr, packages subscriptions to a variety of products and services at a discount.
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
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Music video site VEVO launches in Germany  —  Music and entertainment-focused video site VEVO has arrived in Germany, ending its two-year long effort to meet local licensing demands in the European country.  —  VEVO has opened an office in Berlin, out of which its operations in Germany — its 13th market worldwide — will be run.
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.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Another Key Hulu Executive Leaves  —  Hulu sales head JP Colaco, one of the video company's key remaining early hires, is leaving the company.  —  Andy Forssell, the website's acting CEO, announced the departure via a blog post yesterday, and said Colaco was leaving later this month to …
Discussion: Hulu Blog and Variety
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
National Journal Goes Responsive, Shuns App  —  Atlantic Media Co.'s National Journal is adopting a responsive design while moving away from apps, counter to the thinking of other publishers who believe there's a role for both to play in reaching mobile users.
Discussion: FishbowlDC and NationalJournal.com
Jim Romenesko:
Gawker Media hits 97.5M uniques in September  —  A memo to Gawker Media staffers: … For Gawker.com alone, “we booked 15,293,984 U.S. uniques in September, making it the best month in the history of Gawker, beating our No. 2 month of July '13, when we did 12.2 million,” editor John Cook tells his colleagues.
Discussion: Gawker and @nicknotned
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Dan Nosowitz Leaving Popular Science For Ken Lerer's Animal-Themed Website  —  Popular Science associate editor Dan Nosowitz is going to The Dodo, the animal-themed startup website backed by BuzzFeed chairman and Huffington Post co-founder Ken Lerer.  —  The Dodo, which will be run along …
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix stock hits all-time high on forecast of strong global growth  —  Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers.
Discussion: TheStreet.com and NASDAQ.com
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Florida university disciplines student journalist who tried to report on suicide
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Mick Hume / Columbia Journalism Review:
Free speech threats in the US and UK
Joel Connelly / seattlepi.com:
Kathy Best is new editor of Seattle Times
Discussion: The Seattle Times and Poynter
Aarti Virani / India Real Time:
South Asia's Growing Impact on U.S. Films, TV
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Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
Media Coverage of Shutdown Threat: A Journalistic ‘Disgrace’
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Google France's $81 million media boost
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Congressman Proposes New Rules for Music Royalties
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1