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9:00 AM ET, October 15, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Netflix, as Easy as Changing the Channel  —  The television two-step is familiar to nearly every household with a TV set and a Netflix subscription.  To watch cable, the television must be on one setting; to browse Netflix, it has to be on another.  For some family members …
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Strikes Production Deal With Netflix  —  Sony Pictures Television will become the first big Hollywood studio to produce a new TV show for Netflix Inc., underscoring how the TV industry's elite are starting to view the streaming video service as a launch pad for original series.
Bloomberg:   Netflix Gets Assist From TiVo in Push to Join Cable-TV Lineup
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The International New York Times debuts  —  The first edition of The International New York Times appeared Tuesday.  It replaces the International Herald Tribune.  In a letter to readers on the front page, Times Publisher Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. says his father “had the vision to make The Times a national newspaper in 1980.”
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
International New York Times kicks off rebranding with global events and free digital access  —  ‘International New York Times’ kicks off with events in Paris, Tel Aviv, Dubai, Singapore and more  —  As readers pick up the final issue today of The International Herald Tribune under the title …
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Hearst to Move Country Living's Edit Operations to Alabama  —  New York-Based Edit Staffers Won't Move, but Some Will Get New Jobs at Company  —  Hearst Magazine is moving Country Living's editorial operations to Birmingham, Ala., from its current location in New York, the company said Monday.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Who's Behind the Sponsored Content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst and WashPo?  —  A Look at Four Big Publishers, And How Their Native-Advertising Teams Shape Up  —  What good is native advertising if it doesn't talk like a native?  —  To help advertisers, media companies are building teams …
Discussion: New York Times, @paulcarr and @romenesko, Thanks:@steverubel
Patrick Smith /
All these media organisations won't be covered by the press regulation Royal Charter  —  The final version of the Government's Royal Charter was published last week.  Like everyone else in the known Universe, I've made it clear what I think about it.  —  But in case you were wondering …
Discussion: Daily Mail and Guardian
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
The perfect epitaph for establishment journalism  —  ‘If MI5 warns that this is not in the public interest who am I to disbelieve them?’, says the former editor of The Independent  —  Like many people, I've spent years writing and speaking about the lethal power-subservient pathologies plaguing establishment journalism in the west.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
YouTube Partner: We Are ‘Not Happy’ With Money From Subscription Channels  —  Alchemy Networks CEO Peter Griffith was one of the first media executives to bet YouTube viewers would pay to access certain channels.  His company was one of the YouTube's initial partners when it debuted subscription channels …
John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
Media coverage of the 2012 election was fair and balanced after all  —  A majority of Americans distrust the media.  Scholarly assessments of the media are usually no better.  And these sentiments often reach fever pitch during a political campaign when the news media are accused …
Discussion: @monkeycageblog, Wonkblog and Politico
Alex Kantrowitz / AdAge:
$70 Billion TV Ad Market Eases Into Digital Direction  —  Baby Steps Start After Years of Resisting Change  —  Earlier this year, DirecTV took a step into the future of TV advertising.  Rather than let marketers target only shows and geographic markets, it allowed them to zero in on specific audiences — down to the individual home.
Discussion: @joegarde and @gfulgoni, Thanks:@kantrowitz
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
A web page that lasts forever: the plan to stop “link rot” in law and science  —  Imagine a research library where most of the books are missing footnotes — where the bottom of the pages are stained or ripped out, making it impossible for scholars to tell the sources of information.
Discussion: Ars Technica
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Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Mipcom: TV bosses upbeat as technology opens new opportunities
Discussion: @stuartdredge
Om Malik / GigaOM:
BillBoard, Nielsen and the ridiculousness of charts in the Internet age, as shown by Kanye West's “Gone”
Discussion: Rap Genius Blog
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: New ebook markets, battles and pricing strategies
Discussion: @pulpcurry and TeleRead
Delaware judge lifts veil covering Al Jazeera-AT&T case
 Earlier Picks: 
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Carl Bernstein Plans Memoir on His Cub Reporter Days
Discussion: @juliebosman and @romenesko
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Capital New York Hires Three Columnists As Relaunch Nears
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wrap and @glynnmacn
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Passing the hat for journalists
Discussion: Longreads
Ghost launches as publishing platform with writers in mind