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10:30 AM ET, October 17, 2013


 Top News: 
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The extraordinary promise of the new Greenwald-Omidyar venture (UPDATED)  —  Adversarial muckrakers + civic-minded billionaire = a whole new world  —  Make no mistake, news that Glenn Greenwald is leaving The Guardian to start a new publication funded by eBay billionaire Pierre Omidyar is giant news …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Will Bunch /
Civic-minded billionaires like Omidyar and Bezos will save journalism, and that's not so bad  —  Like it or not, this is the future of American journalism  —  It I had a dime for every story that I've read over the last decade about how to save American journalism, I'd probably have as much money as this guy.
Discussion: @joseiswriting
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Why Pierre Omidyar decided to join forces with Glenn Greenwald for a new venture in news  —  Yesterday word leaked out that Glenn Greenwald would be leaving the Guardian to help create some new thing backed by Pierre Omidyar, the founder of eBay.  I just got off the phone with Omidyar.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Reporter Plans to Take Fight to the Supreme Court  —  For James Risen, an investigative reporter for The Times, the bad news just keeps on coming.  When I wrote about him in late July, a federal appeals panel had just ruled against him in a case related to a leak investigation.
A year on, no news of US journalist captured in Syria  —  US journalist James Foley turns 40 this week but his family will not be able to celebrate with him.  Foley was kidnapped almost a year ago while covering Syria's civil war.  —  Foley, an experienced freelance reporter …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Philly newspaper stars in ugly melodrama  —  An editor's ouster stirs controversy in the City of Brotherly Love.  —  CONNECT  —  The messy soap opera playing out at The Philadelphia Inquirer reads like a Harvard Business School case study of how not to run a company.  —  Consider:
Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica:
Hackers hit PR Newswire, data shows up alongside recently stolen Adobe code  —  Krebs on Security hints these aren't the only companies with hacked data on the servers.  —  Today, Krebs on Security reported that publicity service PR Newswire was hacked in March 2013.
Discussion: Krebs on Security and PR Newswire
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New York magazine considers going biweekly  —  New York magazine, launched as a weekly magazine 45 years ago by Clay Felker, is mulling a move to a biweekly in 2014.  Anup Bagaria, CEO of parent company New York Media, confirmed to The Post that the move is being considered at the highest level …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @jpodhoretz
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Cameron's triple panics are responsible for the press regulation stalemate  —  The political attempt to appease regional publishers by tinkering with the cross-party royal charter on press regulation has failed to change their minds.  —  It looks as though the companies that own Britain's 1,200 regional …
Discussion: Guardian and Techdirt
Stuart Thomas / memeburn:
Paywalls, aggregation and the ‘third metric’: Memeburn interviews Arianna Huffington  —  If you know anything about online publishing, chances are you know about The Huffington Post.  The online news aggregator and blog, after all, overtook the New York Times in terms of unique visits …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Media tech accelerator Matter announces its second class of startups  —  Matter, the accelerator for media startups founded by Corey Ford and backed by KQED, the Knight Foundation and PRX, announced its second class of startups Wednesday.  Here they are:
MPs set to investigate Guardian's involvement in Snowden leaks  —  Keith Vaz says home affairs committee to look at newspaper's activities as part of inquiry into counter-terrorism  —  A powerful group of MPs will investigate the Guardian's publication of stories about mass surveillance based …
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Brian Fung / The Switch:
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
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Discussion: Engadget
Rachel Bartlett /
Google launches site highlighting journalism tools on offer
Discussion: The Next Web
Lauren Hockenson / GigaOM:
Netflix rolls out update for Android app
Discussion: Android Police and Softpedia News
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John McDuling / Quartz:
News Corp's “problem child” is actually performing just fine
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Dailymotion Announces An Upcoming European Acquisition And A New Office In Japan
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
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Jim Romenesko:
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Discussion: Poynter and @romenesko