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6:30 PM ET, October 7, 2013


 Top News: 
Reed Albergotti / Digits:
Facebook to expand TV data report initiative to networks in eight countries  —  Facebook Adds TV Partners Overseas  —  The rivalry between Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. over social conversations around television shows is moving overseas.  —  Facebook Monday will disclose plans …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Nielsen and Twitter Unveil Social TV Metrics, Showing How Little Tweets Line Up with Ratings  —  Nielsen and Twitter have released their first rankings of TV shows, designed to show the reach of TV-related conversation on Twitter.  —  And one thing is immediately clear …
Claire Peracchio / The Atlantic Online:
Why Facebook and Twitter Are Fighting Over Your Television  —  Inside the campaign to take over your living room, screen by screen  —  When the new season of ABC's hit political thriller Scandal premiered Thursday night, fans cataloged each moment of melodrama in the worldwide living room of Twitter and Facebook.
Hilary Mason:
What Mugshots Mean For Public Data  —  The New York Times has a story this morning on the growing use of mugshot data for, essentially, extortion.  These sites scrape mugshots off of public records databases, use SEO techniques to rank highly in Google searches for people's names …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Can Jim Impoco Save Newsweek?  —  Jim Impoco, the new editor-in-chief of Newsweek, is either the bravest man in journalism - or the most self-destructive.  Now owned by International Business Times Media, the notoriously embattled publication has changed hands four times in three years.
Discussion: @digiday, @jayrosen_nyu and FishbowlNY
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Ted Leonsis: Washington Post must admit it's ‘not that important anymore’  —  Ted Leonsis, the Washington sports team owner and former AOL executive, said Monday that if he had bought the Washington Post he would have made them admit they have a problem and are “not that important anymore.”
Discussion: @jfdulac and @dcsportsbog
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New Yorker Names Jonathan Shainin Online News Editor  —  Jonathan Shainin has been named news editor of  Shainin comes to The New Yorker from The Caravan, where he served as senior editor since 2010.  This will be Shainin's second stint with The New Yorker …
Discussion: Capital New York and @joepompeo
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom  —  If you can't make the news better, make it bigger  —  Fox News has just unveiled a breathtakingly ridiculous newsroom, complete with novelty-sized Windows-based touchscreens, a Twitter wall, and a wannabe Minority Report style display …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
SCOTUSblog still lacks Supreme Court credentials  —  SCOTUSblog still lacks its own press credentials to cover the Supreme Court, whose new term began Monday.  Reached by email, SCOTUSblog Publisher Tom Goldstein said that after his organization in April received a credential to cover the U.S. Senate …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Reuters CEO Andrew Rashbass talks about Reuters Next at staff meeting  —  Reuters CEO Andrew Rashbass Speaks to Staff During Town Hall Meeting  —  ReutersReuters Chief Executive Officer Andrew Rashbass addressed Reuters staff during an hour-long town hall meeting at the New York Reuters building this morning.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Leslie Picker / Bloomberg:
Twitter's Valuation Seen Exceeding $20 Billion After IPO  —  Twitter IPO Falls Between Zynga, Facebook: Thompson  —  Twitter Inc.'s user growth is slowing and it shows no sign of turning a profit.  Some fund managers say that's not going to stop the microblogging service's $12.8 billion valuation from treading higher.
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Tumblr's Editorial Director Christopher Price quits  —  Another Major Tumblr Employee Quits  —  Editorial Director Christopher Price, who joined Tumblr a week after it launched and has been part of its inner circle ever since, is jumping ship.  —  Price, who goes by Topherchris on this here internet, said only the following:
Discussion: @gawker and @bafeldman
Dave Davies / NewsWorks:
Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow ousted … Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was suddenly ousted on Monday morning, but sources at the paper say the company owners are divided on the move, and it may be challenged.  —  A morning email to staff said that “effective immediately …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Fox host apologizes for reporting fake news  —  Fox News host Anna Kooiman apologized on Sunday for reporting a story from a satirical news site.  —  On Saturday, the co-host of Fox & Friends Saturday was talking about the government shutdown when she said President Barack Obama had offered …
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Bloomberg Media CEO Outlines 100-Day Strategy
Discussion: Adweek and Talking Biz News
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Don't say the B word: DVRs, VOD, ratings and the binge viewing threat
Discussion: New York Times
Patrick Smith /
UK digital advertising market continues unstoppable growth as mobile doubles market share
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch: newspapers being gagged to protect toffs
Discussion: @rwilliams1947
Ki Mae Heussner / GigaOM:
More tablet trouble for schools: School district pauses program with News Corp.'s Amplify
Discussion: TabTimes and TechCrunch
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable to buy U.S. firm DukeNet for $600 million
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