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2:05 PM ET, October 1, 2013

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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 …
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
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.
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.
Discussion: @yayitsrob and @byrontau
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 …
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.
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” …
Discussion: @flohmann, TVNewser and Plagiarism Today, Thanks:@erik_hayden
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Florida university disciplines student journalist who tried to report on suicide  —  Florida Atlantic University's Office of Student Conduct is punishing Dylan Bouscher, the editor-in-chief of the student paper University Press, for reporting from the scene of a suicide on campus.
Discussion: The Daily Pulp
Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Ranking the Best Newspaper Front Pages on the Government Shutdown  —  On this, the first day of October, the United States's elected officials refused to act like adults and shut down the government instead.  The good news is that in doing so, they gave every newspaper editor in the country …
Mick Hume / Columbia Journalism Review:
Free speech threats in the US and UK  —  It's time to make a stand for freedom of expression and the freedom of the press with no ifs or buts  —  Everybody in public life in the US and UK claims to believe in freedom of expression and a free press.  Strange, then, that a growing number …
Joel Connelly / seattlepi.com:
Kathy Best is new editor of Seattle Times  —  Kathy Best has been named the new editor of The Seattle Times, taking the place of David Boardman, who resigned to become dean of the communications school at Temple University.  —  Best's 33-year journalism career began in 1980 with the Quad City Times …
Discussion: The Seattle Times and Poynter
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: NationalJournal.com
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.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spotify now lets users follow artists and tastemakers directly from the web  —  Spotify is making it easier than ever to start following musicians, record labels, and other curators with the debut of its own “Follow” button for the web.  Alongside buttons to subscribe to different parties' updates …
Aarti Virani / India Real Time:
South Asia's Growing Impact on U.S. Films, TV … When she was growing up in Kentucky, Samata Narra regularly snuck into her family's laundry room to catch episodes of the soap opera “General Hospital” on a tiny television set.  —  “My parents only allowed me to watch 30 minutes of TV for every two hours of reading,” said Ms. Narra.
Discussion: @theaerogram
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 …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
 
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Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
Media Coverage of Shutdown Threat: A Journalistic ‘Disgrace’
Steven Musil / CNET:
Journalist Glenn Greenwald to host Reddit Q&A about NSA files
Discussion: The Verge and The Next Web
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Congressman Proposes New Rules for Music Royalties
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Dallas Morning News to drop paywall Oct. 1
 Earlier Picks: 
Michael S. Malone / Forbes:
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Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
Buzzfeed appoints The MediaBriefing editor Patrick Smith as media editor
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Arti Patel / Folio:
BuzzFeed Tops List of Social-Sharing News Sites
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Nielsen Completes $1.26 Billion Purchase of Arbitron
Discussion: bizjournals and @doughertym
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
First Newsweek hires under the new regime: Nicholas Wapshott, Victoria Bekiempis
Discussion: Bloomberg, FishbowlNY and @alexnazaryan