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12:25 AM ET, October 29, 2013


 Top News: 
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Flirts With a New Idea: “Big” Movies at Your House, the Same Day They're in Theaters  —  Netflix made a splash this year by creating its own TV shows and delivering them over the Web.  Now it's toying with the same idea for movies.  —  This summer, the company announced that it in addition …
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Theater Owners ‘Might Kill Movies,’ Warns Netflix's Sarandos  —  Content chief calls on studios to release big movies on Netflix day and date with theaters  —  Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos launched a blistering attack on theater owners for stifling innovation, warning in a speech Saturday that they “might kill movies.”
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Disney Show Will Appear First on App for Tablets  —  LOS ANGELES — A cat in a pink cowboy hat is leading Disney's television operation deeper into the Wild West of mobile viewing, where it hopes to connect with the company's core audience.  —  Noting that tablet computers like the iPad are increasingly the …
Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Vice Media to get deeper into news with live coverage  —  Change is coming to Vice Media, the rapidly growing Williamsburg-based multimedia empire that began as an alternative music weekly in Montreal.  —  In a telephone interview Wednesday, the company's chief creative officer Eddy Moretti told Capital …
Discussion: Bedford + Bowery
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jill Abramson: Politico piece was ‘shoddy,’ ‘nutty’  —  In the keynote talk at the Journalism & Women Symposium's Conference and Mentoring Project in Essex, Vt., Saturday, New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson talked about the reaction of women journalists to an April Politico piece that said she was …
Discussion: @carloslozadawp
Sarah Marshall /
How NYTimes, Guardian and ProPublica collaborated on the NSA files  —  How the three news organisations worked together to report on the documents leaked by Edward Snowden  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Discussion: Big News
Karen Dunlap will retire as Poynter's president  —  Karen Dunlap, who has led the Poynter Institute since 2003, announced to staff Monday she plans to retire in January.  “We need to take some big steps,” Dunlap told Poynter's faculty and staff.  “And I think it's time for somebody else to do that.”
Discussion: @juliemmoos and @mallarytenore
New U.S. TV network fuses news, satire for young Hispanics  —  (Reuters) - On Monday evening, U.S. cable network Fusion will launch with interviews of President Barack Obama and Republican Senator Ted Cruz.  Later that night, four puppets will provide commentary on current events during a news chat show.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hayley Romer Promoted to Publisher of The Atlantic  —  The Atlantic is announcing a leadership change today.  Hayley Romer has been promoted to vp and publisher, leading ad efforts across its print and digital platforms.  —  Romer has served as associate publisher since May 2012 …
Discussion: FishbowlDC, MinOnline and FishbowlNY
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
How Vocativ Mines The “Deep Web” For Storytelling  —  Back in 2012, a group of digital journalists went hunting for Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony.  They tried to track him using a trove of data—like mercenary chatter found on an obscure corner of the web.  In the end, they weren't exactly able …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Mashable
Britain's Cameron says may act against newspapers over spy leaks  —  Oct 28 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday his government was likely to act to stop newspapers publishing what he called damaging leaks from former U.S. intelligence operative Edward Snowden unless they began to behave more responsibly.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
As Media Change, Fairness Stays Same  —  MOST of the time, Michael Powell writes the Gotham column for the news pages of The Times, in which his liberal politics — that's his own description — may be understood, though not made explicit.  —  But occasionally, the veteran reporter turns …
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Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Randy Freer Named President and COO of Fox Networks Group
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and The Wrap
Press Association:
Jury panel warned phone-hacking trial may take six months
 Earlier Picks: 
Grace Tsoi / New York Times:
Wikipedia China Becomes Front Line for Views on Language and Culture
Discussion: Shanghaiist
Erik Wemple:
Gerry Lenfest and the fight for the Philadelphia Inquirer
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Islamists Repress Syria's Citizen Journalists
Discussion: @koertdebeuf
David Carr / New York Times:
Gawker Kicks Open the Closet, but Its Disclosure Barely Reverberates