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12:20 PM ET, October 11, 2013


 Top News: 
27 of the world's top editors challenge claim that the Guardian aids Britain's enemies  —  Editors on the NSA files: ‘What the Guardian is doing is important for democracy’  —  On Thursday the Daily Mail described the Guardian as 'The paper that helps Britain's enemies'.
Spies and journalism: when worlds collide  —  The raging global discussion about the proper limits of surveillance of the past few months will become harder to ignore  —  After the man who hated Britain, welcome to the paper that helps Britain's enemies.  You are reading it now.
New York Times:
Google updates ToS allowing inclusion of users' names, photos and comments in web ads  —  Google Sets Plan to Sell Users' Endorsements  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google, following in Facebook's footsteps, wants to sell users' endorsements to marketers to help them hawk their wares.
Pew Research Journalism Project:
How Americans Get TV News at Home  —  Amy Mitchell, Mark Jurkowitz, Jodi Enda, and Kenny Olmstead  —  Even at a time of fragmenting media use, television remains the dominant way that Americans get news at home, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Nielsen data.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Government publishes final version of press regulation scheme with compromises on arbitration and Editors' Code Committee  —  The Government today published a revised blueprint for press regulation which is set to go for approval by the Privy Council at the end of the month.
Parties reach deal for Royal Charter on press regulation
Discussion: The Independent and BBC
David Carr / New York Times:
When Our News Is Gerrymandered, Too  —  I read an interview this past week with someone who gets his news from a narrow band of information providers.  —  He reads The Wall Street Journal, a really good newspaper that tilts right on its editorial page and sometimes in its news coverage.
Amy Hollyfield / PolitiFact:
PolitiFact to launch PunditFact, checking pundits and media figures  —  PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website of the Tampa Bay Times, will soon launch PunditFact, a site dedicated to checking claims by pundits, columnists, bloggers and the hosts and guests of talk shows.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Third of millennials watch mostly online video or no broadcast TV  —  Thirty-four percent of millennials surveyed watch mostly online video or no broadcast television, new research from The New York Times says.  —  Brian Brett, the Times' executive director of customer research …
Caitlin Dewey / WorldViews:
This year's Nobel Peace Prize winner was officially notified through Twitter  —  It appears the Nobel Peace Prize committee couldn't get in touch with its latest laureate Friday morning — and, out of sheer desperation, decided to hound the winner on Twitter.
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Newspaper sales dive enters 8th straight year  —  As digital advertising sales soared 18% to a record high in the first six months of this year, the revenues of the publicly traded newspaper companies slipped an average of 5.5% to enter an eighth year of unabated decline.
Discussion: Softpedia News
Andy Fixmer / Businessweek:
Hulu Said Close to Naming Fox's Mike Hopkins CEO of Web Service  —  Hulu LLC, the streaming service controlled by Walt Disney Co. and 21st Century Fox Inc., is close to naming Fox executive Mike Hopkins as its new chief executive officer, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
David Meyer / paidContent:
Anonymous comments could suffer under European Court of Human Rights ruling  —  An Estonian court did not violate a local news site's right to free expression by holding it liable for offensive anonymous comments made under one of its stories, the ECHR has ruled.
Lauren Klinger / Poynter:
Journalism program takes lessons from teaching hospitals  —  What's happening in journalism education sounds eerily like what's happened to the newspaper industry over the last decade-and-a-half: While the talk in academia is of adjuncts and buyouts instead of freelancers and layoffs …
Discussion: @wadeontweets and @rabeam
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Discussion: @tomfelle and Big News
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Liberty's Malone says cable companies should create Netflix rival
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
Associated Press:
2 Philly Inquirer owners sue company, publisher
Vivian Schiller Is a Lock as Twitter's Head of News
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
IPC Media reports a 75% fall in pre-tax profits for 2012
Discussion: London News and City A.M. Feed
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspapers' ad consortium with Yahoo reboots