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3:20 PM ET, October 14, 2013


 Top News: 
Farhad Manjoo / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed's Brazen, Nutty, Growth Plan  —  Crowdsourced Translations to Send ‘Listicles’ Overseas  —  Jonah Peretti, the founder of BuzzFeed, disclosed in a recent letter to investors that its traffic tripled over the past year, hitting 85 million visitors in August.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
A Leaner Times Aims for Global Growth  —  While some newspaper companies have spent recent years shifting their emphasis to other types of investments like television, The New York Times Company has taken a different path.  It has been selling off its peripheral assets and concentrating on its flagship newspaper and Web site.
Simon Tisdall / Guardian:   International Herald Tribune: the paper of the American abroad
Serge Schmemann / New York Times:
The Life of a Newspaper
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New York Times's Jill Abramson: ‘The First Amendment is first for a reason’  —  The executive editor on the new challenges facing investigative journalism and the paper's international expansion programme  —  For a newspaper that has yet to put a great deal of marketing muscle behind …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New York Times says UK tried to get it to hand over Snowden documents
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Netflix in talks with cable providers to make its service available on set-top boxes  —  Online Video Service Would Be Available on Set-Top Boxes  —  Netflix Inc. NFLX -1.03% is in talks with several U.S. pay-television providers including Comcast Corp. CMCSA +1.55% and Suddenlink Communications …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Quartz Way (2)  —  Last week, we looked at Atlantic Media's business site Quartz ( from an editorial and product standpoint.  Today, we focus on its business model based on an emerging form of advertising.  The Quartz business model is simple: it's free and therefore entirely ad supported.
Discussion: @filloux and Talking Biz News
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Jim VandeHei named president, CEO of POLITICO and Capital New York  —  POLITICO co-founder and executive editor Jim VandeHei will take over as president and CEO of POLITICO and Capital New York, Allbritton Communications Company chairman and CEO Robert Allbritton announced in a memo Sunday evening.
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
Post Mortem  —  A (somewhat premature) newspaper autopsy.  —  If the New York Post should ever close its doors, after a ­two-century-plus history, the man most responsible for this will be Chase Carey, who has been chief operating officer of Rupert ­Murdoch's News Corp. for a dozen years.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Carl Bernstein Plans Memoir on His Cub Reporter Days  —  The writer Carl Bernstein has struck a deal to write a memoir of his early years as a cub reporter in Washington, his publisher, Henry Holt & Company, said on Monday.  —  Rather than focusing on his famous tenure at The Washington Post …
Discussion: @juliebosman and @romenesko
Canadian gov't to push cable providers to unbundle channels  —  The Canadian government will soon require cable and satellite television providers to make it easier for customers to buy only the channels they want rather than pay for bundles, the country's industry minister said on Sunday.
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Jack Dorsey denies ousting forgotten founder, as he tells his side of Twitter's early story  —  With an upcoming IPO, Twitter has a vested interest in smoothing out people's perceptions of its founding story.  So perhaps its no surprise to see a New Yorker profile on Jack Dorsey which gives …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Waywire, Cory Booker's Attempt to Build a Web Video Startup, Sells to Magnify  —  Waywire, the video startup best known for its association with politician Cory Booker, is being sold to Magnify, a Web video distributor.  —  People familiar with the transaction say that Magnify …
David Carr / New York Times:
Philadelphia Newspaper's Owners at War  —  When a group of wealthy, politically connected local businessmen bought The Philadelphia Inquirer in April 2012, there were concerns that they would use its influence to further their own interests, ruining what was left of a once remarkable American newspaper.
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