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9:00 PM ET, October 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Reuters Will Cut Around Five Percent Across Editorial  —  Stephen Adler said that there will be around a five percent cut in editorial across Reuters, the president and editor in chief announced during a staff conference call this morning.  —  The cuts will be broadly distributed across …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Chromecast Adds Hulu to Its Modest App Collection  —  Back in July, when Google introduced its Chromecast Web TV gadget, it said that the device would eventually support apps from services like Hulu.  So here's the Hulu app the company had talked about, available via Google Play and Apple's App Store.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Study: Chromecast allows users to circumvent TV viewing restrictions
Discussion: VideoNuze Analysis and @pkafka
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post inadvertently releases names of journalists who received stock-option bonuses  —  About three weeks ago, the Washington Post Co. sent an email to 63 newsroom employees who have received stock-option bonuses.  “The options were apparently awarded over the past three years …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Aneya Fernando / 10,000 Words:
Are Personal Essays the Future of Digital Journalism?  —  Personal essays have never been more popular online.  Sarah Hepola,'s personal essay editor, thinks she knows why: “People have always been drawn to personal narratives.  It's one of the fundamentals of storytelling: Through your story, I better understand my own.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Anna Li / Poynter:
Government shutdown closes websites, affecting data journalists  —  Tourists, leaf-peepers and rambunctious World War II veterans weren't the only people inconvenienced by the partial government shutdown that began Tuesday: Journalists who deal with government data found themselves in a tough spot …
Matt Sledge / The Huffington Post:
Patrick Leahy At NSA Hearing: ‘We Get More In The Newspapers Than In Classified Briefings’  —  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee complained Wednesday at an oversight hearing that he learns more about the NSA's programs in the newspapers than in classified briefings.
Discussion: Computerworld, Mashable and Guardian
Disney-Dish Talks Said to Hinge on Ad Skipping, New Nets  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s contract renewal talks with Dish Network Corp. (DISH) are hung up on Dish's ad-skipping technology and terms for two new Disney cable channels, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Alan D. Mutter / Editor & Publisher:
Digital Media—Targeting Advertising to Consumers is the New Objective  —  Say good-bye to one-size-fits-all content and advertising.  The age of personalization is arriving in the digital media, and it will change everything about what we read, where we eat, what we buy and even how we get to work.
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look (and listen) at Reveal, public radio's first investigative reporting show  —  On Saturday, the Public Radio Exchange and the Center for Investigative Reporting launched the pilot episode of Reveal, public radio's first program dedicated to investigative journalism and the work that goes into producing it.
Jeff Baumgartner / Broadcasting & Cable:
TiVo, Rovi Flirt With SeaChange: Sources  —  Rovi and TiVo Have Pursued a Deal For Video Software Company As They Seek New Business Growth Angles  —  TiVo and Rovi are among the companies that are interested in buying what's left of SeaChange International, three industry sources said.
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Columbia University's piracy.lab explores the online world of digital book piracy  —  Book 'em  —  Piracy.lab is gathering data on digital book sharing  —  In anticipation of Congress' next big fight over copyright, legal academics are working to gather data and learn how copyright actually works in the real world.
Neyaz Farooquee / India Ink:
Citizen Journalism Grows in India's War-Torn Tribal Belt  —  On an August afternoon, Mastram Ghosh, a lanky young man from Tikamgarh in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, stood on Jantar Mantar Street near the Indian parliament in central Delhi.  A huge crowd protesting …
Discussion: @ajit_ranade
Alex Dalenberg / Upstart Business Journal:
PandoDaily, The New Republic and a J-School debate to drive professors bonkers … If you went to journalism school, it's drilled into you from day one.  Nothing may be more sacred in the dicta of legacy media than the separation of advertising and editorial.
Rachel Bartlett /
How Long Play hopes to shake-up Finnish media with e-singles  —  Publisher of long-form, investigative e-books Long Play started with just €500 spending money less than one year ago, but with large ambitions to disrupt Finnish media and encourage innovation.  And now, almost nine months later, it is on the path to profit.
Discussion: Big News
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Uzbek journalist in secret detention  —  An investigative journalist who has reported on child exploitation in the Uzbekistan cotton industry has been arrested and is being held incommunicado.  —  Sergei Naumov was detained 10 days ago (21 September) ahead of this year's cotton harvest.
Leo Mirani / Quartz:
Britain's answer to BuzzFeed hopes silly games will be an even bigger money-spinner than cat videos  —  At the end of August, when a joint Anglo-American strike on Syria seemed inevitable, a British website posted an article headlined “The US Department of Defense isn't sure where Damascus is: statistical proof.”
Discussion: @blathnaidhealy and @nycjim
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Wish 4chan a happy birthday — you should be glad it exists, even if you never go there  —  It seems like just yesterday that teenaged 4chan founder Christopher “Moot” Poole was single-handedly operating the site from his parent's house, running out of money for hosting fees on the one hand …
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Elizabeth Chuck / NBCNews:
GlobalPost hacked by Syrian Electronic Army
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Newspaper self-destruction: Providence Journal edition
Dissident Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 30 months in jail
Discussion: BBC and Wall Street Journal
Alexander Panin / The Moscow Times:
Viacom Takes Control for MTV Russia Relaunch
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Scribd Book Service Adds HarperCollins Titles
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC cuts: just four senior management jobs set for closure
New York Times:
Hollywood Advancing Clinton Film
Discussion: BBC and Los Angeles Times
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
We Are Googling the New York Times to Death
 Earlier Picks: 
Celestine Bohlen / New York Times:
In Syria, Advocates Step In to Sift for Truth
Discussion: @condehrw and @greenpeacepress
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS Leads News and Documentary Emmy Award Winners
BtoB Magazine to Become Part of Advertising Age
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Intel exec Erik Huggers throws his hat into the (surprisingly crowded) Hulu CEO ring