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1:25 PM ET, October 18, 2013

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Raju Narisetti / Digiday:
To Save Journalism, News Needs to Buy Into Data  —  Smart news organizations will move from a “tracking” mentality that simply lists what audiences are doing to focus on what any such insight could mean for both journalism and the business of journalism.  Newsrooms need to embrace the kind of number-crunching more common to marketers.
Discussion: @albertocairo
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Disney once again considering sale of local TV stations  —  Walt Disney Co. is looking to hire an investment bank to explore a possible sale of its eight owned and operated television stations, a move that could reap billions, The Post has learned.  —  Disney's ABC-affiliated stations …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and TVSpy
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Pierre Omidyar, Investigative Journalism's New Patron Saint  —  The Iranian-American founder of eBay plans to sink millions into a new investigative media project with journalist Glenn Greenwald.  Friends and employees tell Lloyd Grove his big move into media is driven by his passion for American democracy.
Discussion: paidContent
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube Becoming a Mobile First Company  —  Remember last year, when the YouTube app disappeared from iPhones, then returned, as part of YouTube's effort to overhaul all of its mobile apps?  —  Now we can see why YouTube placed such high importance on controlling its mobile experience …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New book: ‘Wall Street Journal’ reporters stymied on News Corp. phone-hack scandal  —  During the height of News Corp.'s phone-hacking drama in 2011, journalists at the company's blue-chip American broadsheet grappled with efforts from higher-ups to muzzle their coverage of the scandal …
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Cassell Bryan-Low / Wall Street Journal:
British judge forbids WSJ from publishing names in Libor fraud probe
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Worldwide to take on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu with new strategy  —  Commercial arm to fold plans for global iPlayer into BBC.com, roll out digital store and boost programming spend by £30m  —  BBC Worldwide chief Tim Davie has unveiled his vision for the future of the corporation's commercial arm …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
AP's Bob Lewis suspended after McAuliffe flub  —  Bob Lewis, the Associated Press political reporter who last week published an erroneous report about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, has been temporarily suspended, POLITICO has learned.  —  Lewis, a highly respected veteran …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Dish Accuses Media General of Bad-Faith Dealing in FCC Complaint  —  Broadcaster's TV stations in 17 markets across the U.S. have been dark for Dish subscribers since Oct. 1  —  Dish Network formally appealed to the FCC to intervene in its retransmission-consent feud with Media General …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Former BBC boss Mark Thompson to face MPs over £100m DMI fiasco  —  Current New York Times chief executive to be asked if he misled parliamentary committee about Digital Media Initiative in 2011  —  Former BBC director general Mark Thompson has been recalled to parliament …
Discussion: BBC and Financial Times
Evan Dashevsky / TechHive:
BitTorrent teams up with Vice to distribute original video content for hipsters  —  In a further bid to re-brand itself as a legit medium rather than a mere playground for content pirates, Bit Torrent has teamed up with Brooklyn-based youth culture juggernaut Vice Media to distribute original video content.
Discussion: The Wrap, Betabeat and Variety
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Aereo comes to Detroit on October 28.  Can it really hit 22 cities by the end of 2013?  —  Aereo is coming to Detroit and surrounding counties on October 28, the company announced Friday.  —  Detroit is the thirteenth city where Aereo has announced plans to launch this year.
Press Gazette:
ITV News head of production Cristina Nicolotti Squires named editor of 5 News  —  ITV news head of output Cristina Nicolotti Squires has been named by ITN as the new editor of Channel 5 News.  —  She replaces Geoff Hill, who is leaving to join ITV News and has been editor of Channel 5 News since 2011 …
Discussion: Guardian
Guardian:
UK's top prosecutor defends journalists who break law in public interest  —  Keir Starmer says his guidelines are drafted to let journalists pursue difficult stories without fear of prosecution  —  Britain's most senior prosecutor has launched a robust defence of journalists who break …
Discussion: @arusbridger, @suigenerisjen and GigaOM
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why Amazon Is Ready to Think Inside the Box  —  The retail giant's set-top strategy contrasts sharply with Netflix's content-centric approach  —  Amazon and Netflix are the two biggest sharks in the surging Internet video subscription pool.  They're both plowing millions into original TV production …
Tim Sampson / Daily Dot:
Where does your Wikipedia donation go?  Outgoing chief warns of corruption  —  When Wikipedia decided to roll out an aggressive fundraising effort a few years ago, the free encyclopedia came with a remarkably effective battle plan.  For the entirety of the campaign, cofounder Jimmy Wales stared visitors …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Don't go looking for a print copy of the International New York Times in Bangalore  —  When The New York Times retired the International Herald Tribune name earlier this week, the paper launched itself on a grand world tour to mark the global reach of the International New York Times.
Discussion: Poynter and @niemanlab
Jim Romenesko:
McClatchy ‘avoids budgeting’ furloughs for 2014, but implements one-year wage freeze  —  McClatchy's CEO tells employees that “the company is working hard to avoid furloughs that are disruptive, discouraging and financially difficult to manage,” but wages will be frozen in 2014.  —  THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S MEMO
Discussion: bizjournals
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Pragmatic Publishers Move Beyond the Great Paywall Debate  —  Starting next year, the New York Times will begin offering a pair of new digital-only subscription products at different rates in order to help it remain profitable and relevant.  That will bring the various subscription options to more than the three it now has.
Eric Newton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Eric Newton: Students can pull journalism schools into the digital age  —  Journalism education isn't evolving fast enough, and you should help change that  —  Editor's note: Last summer, longtime Knight Foundation executive Eric Newton issued a call for reform in journalism education …
 
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Pew: One in three Americans owns a tablet, one in four owns an e-reader, and 43% have one or the other
Discussion: GeekWire
Margaret Davis / The Independent:
Sun journalist Nick Parker faces charges linked to theft of MP Siobhain McDonagh's phone
Discussion: Reuters, Guardian and BBC
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Kim Dotcom's Mega ‘not being used for wide-scale copyright infringement’
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How entrepreneurial journalism is building a local voice in Egypt
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Cinedigm Pays $51.5M for Home Entertainment Player GVE
Discussion: Home Media Magazine and Variety
 Earlier Picks: 
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Behind the Scenes on Changes to a Story on Pope Francis
Darren Boyle / Press Gazette:
FT says that following shift from print to digital it now employs more journalists than ever before
Discussion: @raju
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Pageview Journalism Gets a Reset
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
It's Official: Mike Hopkins Named CEO of Hulu
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
NewsCred launches NewsRoom, a freelance-based newswire service
Brian Lowry / Variety:
News' Need to Pump Web Traffic Presents Speedbump for Network TV Coverage
Discussion: @davidpoland
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
How Robert Costa Became the Golden Boy of the Government Shutdown