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1:45 PM ET, October 17, 2013

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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 …
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Will Bunch / Philly.com:
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Union warns ‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ employees to be ‘careful what you say’  —  Stormy weather at ‘The Philadelphia Inquirer.’  —  The union that represents hundreds of employees at the embattled Philadelphia Inquirer has a warning for them.  —  “It has become painfully clear that your work emails …
Discussion: @abeaujon
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Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Philly newspaper stars in ugly melodrama
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 …
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Guardian:
MPs set to investigate Guardian's involvement in Snowden leaks
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
IsoHunt to Shut Down After Settlement With Hollywood Studios  —  The BitTorrent indexer has agreed to pay $110 million to resolve a copyright infringement case.  —  The Motion Picture Association of America has announced that it has reached a settlement with the operators of IsoHunt …
Discussion: Deadline.com, GigaOM and Variety
Sami Aboudi / Reuters:
Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia says has lost contact with crew in Syria  —  (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia said on Thursday it had lost contact with three crew members on assignment in northern Syria, considered the world's most dangerous place for journalists, and appealed for help to locate them.
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Macmillan to Offer Entire E-book Backlist to Libraries  —  Less than a year after launching a pilot with its Minotaur Press imprint, Macmillan officials today confirmed that it will expand its library e-book offerings to include its entire e-book backlist, more than 11,000 titles.
Discussion: GigaOM and Publishers Lunch
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Maker Studios Founder Danny Zappin Buys Website NewMediaRockstars  —  Danny Zappin, former CEO and co-founder of YouTube multichannel network Maker Studios, has acquired Internet video news website NewMediaRockstars, seeking to build it into what he envisions as an Entertainment Weekly for online entertainment.
Discussion: AllThingsD and YouTube News
Ricardo Bilton / VentureBeat:
The rise of ‘dark search’ is great for publishers, bad for keyword stuffers  —  At Google, the keyword is inching towards its inevitable, overdue demise.  But then again, maybe its death is already here.  Over the past few months publishers have seem a dramatic rise in the amount of traffic …
Bloomberg:
Ziggo Turns Down Liberty Global's Takeover Bid as Too Low  —  Ziggo NV (ZIGGO), the Dutch cable-television provider, rejected a takeover proposal from shareholder Liberty Global Plc in a setback for billionaire John Malone's European expansion plan.  —  Calling Liberty Global's preliminary offer …
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Apple Gets Its E-Book Antitrust Monitor  —  The federal judge who found Apple guilty of colluding with five of the six largest publishers in the U.S. in an e-book price-fixing scheme has chosen the external antitrust compliance monitors charged with making sure the company doesn't overstep the law again.
 
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Kyle Alspach / Boston Business Journal:
Brightcove gets AOL video unit as customer for Zencoder
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More code, more coders: Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnership
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Digital subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times top 150,000
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Journalism festival canceled due to funding problems
AFP:
A year on, no news of US journalist captured in Syria
Discussion: Today and GlobalPost
Harriet Green / City A.M. Feed:
Sky Broadband customer numbers pass five million but profit drops
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
What a commenter has to do to get banned from The New York Times
Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica:
Hackers hit PR Newswire, data shows up alongside recently stolen Adobe code
Discussion: Krebs on Security and PR Newswire
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Stuart Thomas / memeburn:
Paywalls, aggregation and the ‘third metric’: Memeburn interviews Arianna Huffington
Anna Li / Poynter:
Nielsen method for TV ratings missing minorities, young people
Brian Fung / The Switch:
How the FCC plans to clear the air for more mobile data
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Netflix VP: Chromecast could take second-screen TV mainstream
Discussion: VentureBeat, WebProNews and Engadget
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Times Reporter Plans to Take Fight to the Supreme Court
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Media tech accelerator Matter announces its second class of startups
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Google launches site highlighting journalism tools on offer
Discussion: The Next Web