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8:40 AM ET, October 21, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Tech Wealth and Ideas Are Heading Into News  —  Producing serious news is an expensive enterprise with a beleaguered business model, one that remains tied to the tracks as a locomotive of splintered audiences and declining advertising hurtles toward it.  —  But just when it looked as if all were lost …
David Carr / New York Times:
An Interview With Pierre Omidyar  —  Pierre M. Omidyar, the founder of eBay and now a philanthropist, has been much in the news after it was revealed last week that he would be backing a general-interest news site to the tune of $250 million.  —  If the leak about the new venture came out of the blue …
Spiegel Online:
NSA Accessed Mexican President's Email  —  The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years.  It hacked into the president's public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system.  The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico.
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Murdoch re-elected Twenty-First Century Fox chairman  —  (Reuters) - Media mogul Rupert Murdoch was re-elected chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc despite protests from shareholder groups who sought to separate the chairman and chief executive positions of the family-dominated company.
Geneva Overholser / Los Angeles Times:
'Murdoch's World' is a complicated one  —  A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper.  Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map.  Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece.
Jennifer Mizgata / Online News Association:
Guardian, Boston Globe, AxisPhilly, Texas Tribune take home 2013 Online Journalism Awards  —  ATLANTA — Coverage of the the Boston Marathon bombings, national security and international elections by news organizations large and small took top honors Saturday night at the 2013 Online Journalism Awards Banquet …
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 …
Adam Popescu / Mashable:
Is Reposted Content the Secret to More Page Views?  —  The conventional wisdom among online publishers and creators is that volume equals traffic.  The more content, the more clicks and page views.  The problem is that in our 24-hour news cycle culture, outlets content has a short shelf life.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The story as gateway to knowledge (and revenue)  —  In digital journalism, the article is no longer an end in itself.  Quite the contrary, it's an entry point to the depths and riches of the web, and a significant contributor to the revenue stream.  —  Last week in Paris …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
The slow but inevitable decline of Netflix's DVD business  —  When will Netflix send out its last red envelope?  The company is clearly focused on streaming, but executives have long maintained that DVDs, while declining, are going to be a part of its business for years to come.
Alastair Reid /
The Times developing a ‘suite of tools’ for regular multimedia publishing  —  The Times is developing a “suite of tools” to allow the newsroom to produce multimedia articles quickly and easily in the future.  In a post published on The Times Digital Development blog yesterday, Joseph Stashko …
Discussion: @mirkolorenz
Kristen Schweizer / Businessweek:
British TV Exports Invade American Video Services  —  In the 1960s the British Invasion brought bowl haircuts and rock ‘n’ roll to U.S. shores.  Fifty years later a new assault is coming, led by iconic U.K. characters featured on TV shows.  Time Warner's (TWX) HBO, CBS's (CBS) Showtime …
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