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7:15 PM 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 …
Adrienne LaFrance / The Great Debate:
Former Civil Beat reporter tells what it's like to work with Pierre Omidyar
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Digital subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times top 150,000  —  News UK reveals that the two titles have a total of 350,000 subscribers to print and online editions  —  News UK has revealed that the number of digital subscribers to the Times and Sunday Times has topped 150,000.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
FT says that following shift from print to digital it now employs more journalists than ever before  —  The shift from print to digital journalism can lead to an increase in editorial staff according to the Financial Times.  —  Mary Beth Christie, the title's head of operations …
Discussion: @raju
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
It's Official: Mike Hopkins Named CEO of Hulu  —  Interim CEO Andy Forssell exits  —  Hulu has announced Fox Networks distribution chief as CEO of Hulu.  —  Interim CEO Andy Forssell will be leaving the company.  —  “After an extensive search, Mike was simply the best candidate for the job.
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: The Huffington Post and @abeaujon
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Philly newspaper stars in ugly melodrama
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 …
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Breitbart News shakes up masthead  —  Breitbart News, the combative right-wing news and opinion network, will today announce “a fundamental restructuring” of its masthead that will leave the 27-year-old Alexander Marlow in charge of editorial operations, POLITICO has learned.
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.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More code, more coders: Knight invests $4 million to expand Knight-Mozilla partnership  —  The Knight Foundation is reinvesting in Knight-Mozilla OpenNews to help grow the community of journalism-centered hackers and find ways to better integrate them into media companies.
Brian Lowry / Variety:
News' Need to Pump Web Traffic Presents Speedbump for Network TV Coverage  —  For years, the interests of TV networks and newspapers were pretty closely aligned - today, however, the old rules are shifting  —  For years, the interests of TV networks and newspapers were pretty closely aligned, or seemed to be.
Discussion: @davidpoland
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Pageview Journalism Gets a Reset  —  The pageview has become something of a symbol of all that's wrong with digital media.  And yet its death is very highly exaggerated since it's the one Web metric publishers tend to gravitate to when grasping at what success looks like.
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Behind the Scenes on Changes to a Story on Pope Francis  —  Laurie Goodstein covers one of the most scrutinized beats at The Times.  As national religion correspondent, her recent articles on Pope Francis have been the topic of plenty of conversation and discussion - and have had very heavy readership.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Failure of Verizon's cable partnership kills secretive Nuon content-sharing project
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
NewsCred launches NewsRoom, a freelance-based newswire service
Discussion: Fast Company, Mashable and Forbes
Kyle Alspach / Boston Business Journal:
Brightcove gets AOL video unit as customer for Zencoder
Andrew Albanese / Publishers Weekly:
Macmillan to Offer Entire E-book Backlist to Libraries
Discussion: GigaOM and Publishers Lunch
Sami Aboudi / Reuters:
Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia says has lost contact with crew in Syria
Discussion: Guardian, Sky News and and breaking
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Journalism festival canceled due to funding problems
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Discussion: GlobalPost and Today
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Sky Broadband customer numbers pass five million but profit drops
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Nathan Mattise / Ars Technica:
Hackers hit PR Newswire, data shows up alongside recently stolen Adobe code
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