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1:30 PM ET, October 2, 2013

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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 …
Discussion: Stars & Stripes, Forbes, IRE.org and UPROXX
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John Hudson / Foreign Policy:
In Shutdown, Government-Funded News Declared ‘Essential to National Security’
Discussion: Poynter and Bangor Daily News
Dan Froomkin / Al Jazeera America:
Reporting on government shutdown has failed democracy
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Talking Biz News
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.
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Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Study: Chromecast allows users to circumvent TV viewing restrictions
Discussion: VideoNuze Analysis and @pkafka
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The Washington Post closes sale to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos  —  Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeffrey P. Bezos formally took over as the owner of The Washington Post on Tuesday, officially ending 80 years of local control of the newspaper by the Graham family.
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Jia Lynn Yang / Washington Post:
The future of the Washington Post Co. without its flagship newspaper
Discussion: @romenesko
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS Leads News and Documentary Emmy Award Winners  —  ‘60 Minutes,’ ‘CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley’ lead Eye to dozen wins  —  CBS lead TV news hounds with a dozen wins at the 34th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, presented Tuesday night at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall.
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online  —  Ev Williams has figured out the internet.  —  That's what he told the gathered tech heads at the recent XOXO conference in Portland, Oregon, and while he may have said this with tongue partly in cheek, he spent …
Discussion: @joshelman and @jayrosen_nyu
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.
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC cuts: just four senior management jobs set for closure  —  NUJ official says journalists bear brunt of latest round of cuts to posts, with 75 earmarked for closure in news and current affairs  —  BBC News has earmarked 75 posts for closure, but there are concerns that only four are in senior manager positions.
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
Intel exec Erik Huggers throws his hat into the (surprisingly crowded) Hulu CEO ring  —  Early this year, it seemed like no one associated with Hulu wanted to claim ownership of it.  In January, the company's CEO and CTO both announced their resignation, moves that were followed by multiple high level executive departures.
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Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Hulu Ad Chief JP Colaco Is Latest to Depart Video Service
Discussion: Hulu Blog, Variety and AllThingsD
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
We Are Googling the New York Times to Death  —  This morning brought Eleanor Clift's reminiscence about 50 years at Newsweek to my Twitter feed.  Those words alone seem to tell the story: Newsweek was a phenomenally successful product designed for a world that no longer exists.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Elizabeth Chuck / NBCNews:
GlobalPost hacked by Syrian Electronic Army  —  The international news website GlobalPost is the latest target of the Syrian Electronic Army, the online group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad, the site's CEO said Wednesday.  —  GlobalPost's site was only partially restored …
New York Times:
Hollywood Advancing Clinton Film  —  LOS ANGELES — Two television projects about Hillary Rodham Clinton collapsed under political pressure this week, but she may yet get her close-up on screen, this time from Hollywood.  —  A third biographical portrayal of Mrs. Clinton …
Discussion: BBC and Los Angeles Times
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Newspaper self-destruction: Providence Journal edition  —  Executive bonuses and newsroom cuts do not go together  —  If the digital revolution has done nothing else, it has exposed the extent to which American newspapers have relied on their quasi-monopolistic control over local advertising markets to fund news operations.
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.”
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Scribd Book Service Adds HarperCollins Titles  —  The fledgling books subscription business is getting more competitive.  —  News Corp .'s HarperCollins Publishers has agreed to make available the majority of its U.S. backlist titles to a books subscription service operated by Scribd Inc., a Web-based service.
Discussion: Digits
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Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
‘NYT’ Fingers McClatchy for ‘Terror’ Leak—and Now McClatchy Hits Back
 
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Dissident Vietnamese blogger sentenced to 30 months in jail
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Alexander Panin / The Moscow Times:
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Celestine Bohlen / New York Times:
In Syria, Advocates Step In to Sift for Truth
AdAge:
BtoB Magazine to Become Part of Advertising Age
Discussion: BtoB Magazine, Thanks:@steverubel
Pam Belluck / New York Times:
Comment Ban Sets Off Debate
Discussion: @lauraelizdavis
Angela Washeck / 10,000 Words:
The Texas Tribune Wants You to Help Fund Its Livestreaming Efforts
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
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