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10:50 PM ET, October 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Likely to Kill Its Music App  —  Just six months after launching it, Twitter is strongly considering killing off its Twitter #Music mobile application, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.  —  It is unclear what Twitter's time frame is for ultimately ending support …
Discussion: Engadget, The Verge, Pocket-lint and Gizmodo
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
All Hail Flipboard?  —  After the brouhaha that got kicked up over my comments about Flipboard last week, I had an initially somewhat awkward but eventually very pleasant conversation on Tuesday with Mike McCue, CEO of Flipboard, who wanted to discuss what he thought I missed in my post on Flipboard …
Jordyn Taylor / The New York Observer:
Content Marketplace NewsCred is Hiring (and Seriously Paying) Freelancers  —  Since 2008, content marketplace NewsCred has been connecting high-profile brands with licensed content from top news organizations.  —  On Thursday, the site took its journalistic vision one step further by launching The NewsRoom …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Times deputy editor hails ‘phenomenal’ rise of women in newspapers  —  Emma Tucker says the appointments on her paper show that the press is leaving behind its historical gender imbalance  —  Emma Tucker, the new deputy editor of the Times, has hailed the “phenomenal” rise of women …
Discussion: @raju
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New Vice series animates journalists' stories  —  When journalist Carrie Ching recorded Mimi Chakarova telling the story of how she posed as a prostitute to research her film, The Price of Sex, she turned the lights out.  “I wanted it to feel really intimate.  Like a confessional,” Ching said in an interview with Poynter.
Andrew Fitzgerald / Twitter blog:
Verifying Tweets when news breaks: Q&A with the NYT's Jennifer Preston  —  Once the Times' first social media editor, today Jennifer (@jenniferpreston) writes about the news for The Lede, the Times' blog that examines what takes place behind news events.  We asked her how she uses Twitter …
Discussion: @giner, @digiphile and @aiannuzzi
Laura Mills / Associated Press:
Russia media tycoons expand - with Kremlin's help  —  You are here  —  Home » Edward Snowden » Russia media tycoons expand _ with Kremlin's help  —  MOSCOW (AP) — The skinny man in a baggy, wrinkled shirt carting groceries back to his car could have been any Silicon Valley programmer …
Discussion: @lauraphylmills
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The Times Is Working on Ways to Make Numbers-Based Stories Clearer for Readers  —  Many readers have written to me recently, given the federal budget crisis, to make a simple request: Please advocate for news stories that put large numbers in context.  If The Times does not do that, they say …
Discussion: @sulliview and @dleonhardt
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Nate Silver previews site, hits POLITICO  —  Nate Silver, the statistician who recently joined ESPN from The New York Times, previewed his new website on Friday and dished out some criticisms of the current journalism environment, much of it directed at POLITICO.
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Points Memo
News Corp. Executive Clayman Is Said to Leave for Diller's Vimeo  —  News Corp. (NWSA) executive Greg Clayman, once publisher of the company's defunct digital newspaper the Daily, has left for a position with the video startup Vimeo, according to executives with knowledge of the matter.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
ASME Issues Editorial Guidelines for Native Ads  —  Native advertising is all the rage as online publishers try to get more creative to get marketers' dollars.  But in doing so, some are trying to masquerade native ads as content, even using editorial staff to write the copy.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's … and AdAge
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: Digits, Los Angeles Times and TVSpy
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