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5:10 PM ET, October 22, 2013


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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Fires Third Employee Over Terry McAuliffe Mistake; Guild ‘Alarmed’  —  NEW YORK — The guild that represents employees of The Associated Press responded Tuesday to the recent firing of journalists involved in a retracted story about Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, saying the employees' rights were violated.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Which reporting errors will get one fired?  Good luck finding clear standards  —  Bob Lewis has the characteristics of the kind of reporter who typically survives a big, though unintentional, mistake.  —  Yet he, along with an editor, was fired from his job with the Associated Press this week …
Erik Wemple:
AP owes public a better explanation of McAuliffe mistake
Discussion: FishbowlDC and The Newspaper Guild
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Push notifications aren't just for your users' phones any more  —  Back in June, Apple announced its new version of OS X for Macs, which goes by the name Mavericks.  One of the less noticed features was something called Safari Push Notifications, which promises to allow websites on Macs to do what apps on phones can:
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
David Pogue On Why He's Joining Yahoo: 'I'm A Giant Vat Of Creative Juices'  —  Gadget guru David Pogue dropped a sizable surprise bomb Monday when he announced that he's leaving The New York Times after 13 years to go work for Yahoo.  Pogue's column, “State of the Art,” and his blog …
Aaron Nicodemus / Worcester Telegram & Gazette:
Judge blocks sale of Telegram, Globe to Red Sox owner  —  WORCESTER — A Worcester Superior Court judge has temporarily put the brakes on the proposed sale of The Boston Globe and Telegram & Gazette to Red Sox owner John W. Henry.  —  Judge Shannon Frison issued a temporary restraining order that stalled the sale Friday.
Mariko Yasu / Bloomberg:
Apple Preparing 65-Inch TV for Release in 2014, Analyst Says  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) will probably start selling ultra-high definition televisions with 65- and 55-inch screens during the fourth quarter of next year, according to a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Research Japan Co.
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Meet Tim Burke, the sports journalist behind Deadspin's GIFs  —  Maker of Animated GIFs Waits for Offbeat Moments  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — At 2:44 p.m. on a recent Sunday, Tim Burke took a moment from monitoring numerous N.F.L. games for the sports Web site Deadspin to post something …
Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
Facebook has got it spectacularly wrong on beheading videos  —  So now we know.  In Facebook's world, a beheading is OK but an exposed nipple is not.  The social media behemoth has decided that a 13-year-old - for that is the permitted minimum age of a Facebook user - can watch a video of a decapitation …
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Staff of Washington Post Bids Farewell to Grahams  —  WASHINGTON — The Graham family said goodbye to The Washington Post after eight decades of ownership with an emotional send-off reception on Monday night for roughly 650 current and former employees at its downtown headquarters.
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Troll sues New York Times with 1998 patent from Holocaust group  —  The New York Times has published some damning exposes about patent trolls — shell companies that make a business of using old patents to demand money from real businesses — and now it's getting an opportunity to endure a troll attack first hand.
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
BSkyB signs deal with Twitter to show Champions League clips  —  Britain's dominant pay-TV provider BSkyB has struck a deal with social networking site Twitter to show clips from European Champions League soccer matches to help promote its new contract-free online service.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The Atlantic: Can We Stop Talking About the Scientology Thing?  —  The Atlantic wants you to stop talking about its Scientology native ad imbroglio.  Like, really, get over it.  —  “It's been 10 months now, and it's still being brought up,” Scott Havens, president of the Atlantic …
Discussion: @nycjim and @niemanlab
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Startup Book Publisher Unbound Raises $2M For Kickstarter For Authors Platform  —  Just as crowd-sourcing and crowd-funding has taken off in recent years, it was clear this model was seeping into many other areas of business.  One small startup that latched onto the model was Unbound …
Greg Toppo / USA Today:
Chalkbeat covers education as a non-profit news site  —  A handful of refugees from print journalism are providing an alternative model for covering state and local schools.  —  CONNECT  —  Here's a phrase you don't hear much: newsroom expansion.  —  That's the goal of a new non-profit …
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Associated Press:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pioneer Press paywall coming Nov. 1
Discussion: The Blotter
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