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5:25 PM ET, November 1, 2013


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post, Guild reach tentative agreement  —  Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild News Co-Chair Fredrick Kunkle says in a Facebook post that The Washington Post and its union members “have reached tentative agreement on a new contract.”  All Guild members will get a raise under the proposed agreement.
John Kell / Wall Street Journal:   Washington Post 3rd-Quarter Net Down 68% on Prior-Year Gains
Washington Post Company:
The Washington Post Company Reports Third Quarter Earnings
Discussion: Motley Fool and Talking New Media
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Andy Coulson was warned that buying palace phone book was illegal, jury told  —  Phone-hacking trial hears that News of the World reporter told editor ‘criminal charges’ could result from payment to police  —  Andy Coulson was warned in an email from a reporter on the News of the World that he could face …
Discussion: Press Gazette and BBC
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Machinima, the YouTube Giant Looking for New Money, Is Also Looking for a New CEO  —  Machinima, the giant YouTube network that caters to gamers, is looking for a new chief executive — at the same time it is trying to close a big funding round.  —  Allen DeBevoise, the company's co-founder …
Discussion: Variety, Tubefilter and VideoInk
Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Obama, off the record  —  President Barack Obama is often accused of being insular.  He's not a schmoozer.  He doesn't like meeting with lawmakers, and he doesn't particularly care for talking to reporters, either.  —  But get him in an off-the-record setting with a small group …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
FCC may end blackout rules, but games may still be blacked out online  —  The FCC may finally get rid of its decades-old blackout rules for live sports broadcasts.  Unfortunately, that still doesn't mean that any of these games will be available online.  —  The Federal Communications Commission …
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Globe and Mail Erroneously Claims Ex-NSA Chief Michael Hayden Killed at LAX  —  In yet another in a long list of major breaking news errors committed by major news outlets, Canada's Globe and Mail falsely reported that ex-NSA chief Michael Hayden was killed in Friday's shooting at the Los Angeles International Airport.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The NYT's paywall overtakes digital ads  —  Meantime, the Globe's drag on the Times, quantified  —  It was only a little more than two years ago that the conventional wisdom said The New York Times shouldn't—or couldn't—charge online.  —  You don't hear that anymore with the massive success …
Discussion: Capital New York and Bloomberg
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Johnston Press to launch 'people's paper', with 75% of content from public  —  Regional publisher denies ‘Bourne Experiment’ is about cutting costs, and hopes it proves new model for small weekly papers  —  Regional publisher Johnston Press is to attempt a radical reinvention of one of its titles …
Discussion: @ashleyhi and @charliebeckett
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
Digital Subs Power Circ Gains For Some Newspapers  —  After years of relentless losses, newspapers are finally enjoying circulation growth due to digital subscriptions — at least in some cases.  The overall picture remains decidedly mixed, with circs continuing to fall at many local …
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Kindle First lets Prime members read one upcoming Amazon-published ebook in advance each month, for free  —  Amazon announced a new perk for Prime members on Friday: A program called “Kindle First” will let them read one upcoming Amazon Publishing ebook, from a choice of four …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newspapers forge ahead with plans for new regulator  —  Hacked Off campaigners unimpressed with publishers' decision to ignore royal charter following its approval this week  —  Newspaper and magazine publishers are pressing ahead with setting up a new regulator, in defiance …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
F.C.C. Plans Sweeping Changes to Bolster AM Radio  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission, seeking to revive the sagging fortunes of AM radio, has proposed removing or updating regulations that station owners believe have left many AM channels on the precipice of death.
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Benjamin Bidder / Spiegel Online:
Russian News Agency Shuttered Due to Swears
Rhonda Roland Shearer / iMediaEthics:
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Discussion: Poynter
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Needs Cable, But the Feeling Isn't Always Mutual
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter, VideoInk and Gigaom
Wall Street Journal:
Electricity Use Impedes Aereo's March
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
Comcast is donating heavily to defeat the mayor who is bringing gigabit fiber to Seattle
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
A new joint effort from ABC News and Univision raises some good questions.
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Discussion: @viticci and @imyke
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