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5:30 PM ET, October 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Evelyn M. Rusli / Wall Street Journal:
Google's New Ad Star: You  —  Google Inc. plans to make its users the stars of advertisements—without first asking for permission.  The move encourages word-of-mouth marketing but is bound to raise privacy alarms.  The search giant on Friday alerted users in a bright blue warning across its home page that …
Discussion: TechCrunch
Amy Gahran / Knight Digital Media Center:
Teaching media entrepreneurship: What works, and what gets in the way  —  Entrepreneurship is turning out to be a key skill for having a successful journalism career — and indeed, for building the future of journalism.  In the last few years, some U.S. journalism schools have begun adding courses …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Broadcasters petition Supreme Court in Aereo fight  —  Aereo's arrays of dime-sized antennae.  —  (Credit: Aereo)  —  Television broadcasters Friday petitioned the US Supreme Court to get involved in their fight against Aereo, the online service that streams their over-the-air programming to its paying members.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Cablevision blasts broadcasters' Supreme Court filing against Aereo  —  Cablevision Systems Corp., a New York-based cable operator, blasted the arguments made by broadcasters in a Supreme Court filing seeking to shut down Aereo, a start-up company that delivers local television station signals to consumers via the Internet.
Kyle Russell / Business Insider:
Glenn Fleishman's reader-supported The Magazine celebrates its first year  —  How ‘The New Yorker For Tech Geeks’ Has Survived A Year On Apple's Newsstand  —  The world of publishing is currently going through a major period of change.  Publishers are constantly starting up, closing, or trying out some new business model.
Discussion: Guardian, @takalabtime and @glennf
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Phil Griffin: Cable News ‘In a sort of flux’  —  This morning TVNewser attended a briefing to preview the new (more on that later), but while we were there, MSNBC president Phil Griffin decided to weigh in on the state of cable news, and of his own channel.
Pew Research Journalism Project:
How Americans Get TV News at Home
Trudy Lieberman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Reviewing Obamacare coverage: Week 2  —  Stewart-Sebelius is the splashy story, but there's lot of interesting state and local coverage  —  The splashy Obamacare media story of the week was Jon Stewart's Daily Show interview with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Monday night.
Laura Hudson / Wired:
How TV Finally Returned to Afghanistan After 30 Years of Censorship  —  In the opening scene of the documentary film The Network, journalist Ahmad Shafi describes watching a public execution in Kabul during the Taliban regime: “That had become the only entertainment in the city.
Discussion: @laura_hudson
Marek Miller / INMA:
Why Financial Times left the App Store, switched to HTML5  —  Two weeks before the INMA European Conference in Berlin, INMA spoke to Graham Hinchly, engineering manager from Financial Times Labs.  Hinchly will speak in Berlin on the topic of why HTML5 and responsive design should matter to publishers.
David Carr / New York Times:
It's Not Just Political Districts.  Our News Is Gerrymandered, Too.  —  I read an interview this last 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.
Jacob Mikanowski / The New Yorker Blog:
Dunhuang: A Secret Library, Digitally Excavated  —  Just over a thousand years ago, someone sealed up a chamber in a cave outside the oasis town of Dunhuang, on the edge of the Gobi Desert in western China.  The chamber was filled with more than five hundred cubic feet of bundled manuscripts.
Discussion: @bl_bens
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Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press:
Media coalition urges better protection of First Amendment rights in NSA, FISA court matters
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Patrick Smith / The Media Briefing:
How much is too much? Getting the content balance right in digital publishing
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Survey: 40% of publishers would advise their kids to go into the newspaper business
Discussion: @mathewi
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Buys That Include Sponsored Content Now 20% of Ad Revenue at Forbes
Discussion: BtoB Magazine, Thanks:@steverubel
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5 force TVCatchUp to drop their services