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1:45 PM ET, October 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Press Gazette:
Government presses on with Parliament-backed press regulation plan - but offers compromise on libel arbitration  —  The Government has rejected a press regulation plan put forward by newspaper and magazine publishers and is instead press ahead with the ratification of a Royal Charter …
Discussion: Guardian
Press plans for post-Leveson regulation rejected by ministers  —  Privy council delays final decision on royal charter as efforts to find common ground are dogged by distrust  —  Plans on how to regulate the press industry have been delayed until later this month after a difficult meeting …
Paul Vale / UK - The Huffington Post:
Maria Miller Rejects Newspaper Industry Proposal For Royal Charter On Press Regulation  —  The Royal Charter proposal put forward by the newspaper industry to regulate the press was rejected by Culture Secretary Maria Miller on Tuesday.  —  The Minister said that the plans put forward …
Discussion: Guardian, @skynewsbreak and @bbcnormans
Hugh Grant / Guardian:
Ignore the press barons: a royal charter is not ‘state regulation’
Discussion: @hackedoffhugh and CNN
Steve Volk / Philadelphia Magazine:
Exclusive: Internal Documents Tell the Tale of Inquirer Editor Bill Marimow's Dismissal  —  Inquirer editor Bill Marimow was fired after many months of infighting with publisher Bob Hall, according to internal documents anonymously delivered this afternoon to Philadelphia magazine.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
BBC Launches Playlister, A Social Music Service With Spotify, YouTube And Deezer To Tag Tracks Heard On BBC  —  On the heels of the BBC ramping up its iPlayer on-demand video and music player as the go-to place for all its digital assets, the UK's public broadcaster is also gearing up to take its music service up another notch.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
The BBC announces BBC Store, letting you pay to download and keep shows  —  It has been a tumultuous twelve months at the BBC, with scandal after scandal finally leading to a new Director General in the form of Lord Tony Hall who took over at the helm in April, replacing George Entwistle who had held fort for just fifty days.
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Has putting up a paywall at The Guardian become a moral imperative rather than a choice?  —  The Guardian newspaper in Britain is one of the most prominent papers without a paywall, and some media-industry observers argue that it should erect one soon or potentially lose its ability to create great journalism.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Fox, Sinclair and Local TV file suit against Aereo in Utah  —  The fight over Aereo is moving to Utah.  On Monday afternoon, Fox Broadcasting Co., Sinclair Broadcast Group and Local TV filed suit in federal court in Utah against Aereo, the start-up company that streams broadcast TV signals to consumers via the Internet.
Stephen Gandel / Fortune:
Twitter's shady accounting  —  Why is Twitter using the same accounting tricks that have been criticized so many times before?  —  FORTUNE - When it comes to its bottom line, Twitter would like potential investors to put on some heavily tinted rose-colored glasses.
Sarah Marshall /
Boston Globe plans Facebook-like ‘stream of content’  —  In late 2011 the Boston Globe ( became the first major news site to implement responsive site, with the website resizing to suit the screen size it is viewed on.  Fewer than two years on and the site, which has a paywall …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Max Blau / Mashable:
How Spotify Engineered the New Music Economy  —  Steve Cooper didn't expect much from Spotify.  —  When the New York-based band Spirit Animal released “The Black Jack White” last spring, the band's frontman didn't have high hopes about the streaming music service.
Press Gazette:
Sun showbiz editor Gordon Smart takes charge at Scottish edition ahead of independence vote  —  Sun Showbiz editor Gordon Smart is being promoted to editor of the Scottish Sun, taking over from Andrew Harries, to lead the paper's coverage in the run-up to the vote on Scottish Independence in April 2014.
Discussion: Guardian
Jon Lund / GigaOM:
Why tablet magazines are a failure  —  “We're starting a new magazine,” the entrepreneur told me.  “We have a potent niche to cover, and advertisers are dying for us to deliver interactive ads.”  —  Another woman I met with wanted to launch a tablet magazine about renewable energy.
Bob Cohn / The Atlantic Online:
Old-Media Values in New-Media Venues  —  “Fast, hungry, and loosely edited” doesn't cut it anymore.  —  Once upon a time, there was old media.  It was reported, edited, top-edited, copy-edited, and fact-checked.  It was good.  —  And there was new media.
iTunes Radio to reach UK and Canada before Pandora, also expanding to Australia and NZ in early 2014  —  Apple Said to Expand ITunes Radio to U.K. Before Pandora  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) plans to expand iTunes Radio to English-speaking countries outside the U.S. by early 2014 …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
App data company App Annie expands into ebook analytics for publishers and authors  —  Authors and publishers need to know how and where their books are selling in order to target readers and time promotions.  Yet keeping track of and analyzing all the data that comes in from retailers …
Discussion: VentureBeat, GalleyCat and TechCrunch
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Beats says its new Beats Music streaming service will launch ‘within the next few months’ in the US  —  Beats will launch its long-awaited music streaming service, Beats Music, “within the next few months” in the United States.  Luke Wood, president and COO of the company …
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 …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT Washington reporter: 'This is the most closed, control-freak administration I've ever covered'
Discussion: and @dylanbyers
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
EveryBlock founder advises Twitter not to hire NBC News digital chief
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NAHJ leaders cite Unity's ‘financial disorganization,’ ask board to vote to leave
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Allows Broadcasters to Examine Aereo's Patents
Sarah Marshall /
wpe13: Guardian boss discusses paywalls and privacy
Discussion: @_arianna and @johncbaron
Claire Peracchio / The Atlantic Online:
Why Facebook and Twitter Are Fighting Over Your Television
Discussion: Businessweek, SocialTimes and Digits
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Bloomberg Media CEO Outlines 100-Day Strategy
Discussion: FishbowlNY, Adweek and Talking Biz News
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Don't say the B word: DVRs, VOD, ratings and the binge viewing threat
Discussion: @jasonwstein and New York Times
Patrick Smith /
UK digital advertising market continues unstoppable growth as mobile doubles market share
Discussion: @gdibner
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Time Warner Cable to buy U.S. firm DukeNet for $600 million
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New Yorker Names Jonathan Shainin Online News Editor
Discussion: Capital New York and @joepompeo
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Fox News debuts bizarre, giant tablets in its outrageous new newsroom