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8:05 PM ET, November 4, 2013

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Steve Raabe / Denver Post:
Dean Singleton to retire from Denver Post owner MediaNews Group  —  MediaNews Group Inc., owner of The Denver Post, said Monday that founder and chairman, William Dean Singleton, 62, will retire ahead of the company's annual meeting in December.  —  Singleton will continue to serve as non-executive chairman of The Denver Post.
Discussion: New York Times and @jxpaton
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Twitter apologizes for blocking newspaper's URLs  —  Twitter's Andrew Fitzgerald apologized Monday to Philadelphia City Paper reporter Daniel Denvir for an episode last week when Twitter wasn't allowing users to access the paper's stories through tweeted URLs, Denvir told Poynter in a phone call.
Discussion: @kellymcb
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Breaking News Takes a New Approach to the Personalized News Feed — A News Feed That's Only Partly Personalized  —  If you're a news junkie, you're almost certainly on Twitter.  And if you're a hard-core news junkie, then there's a very good chance that you're one of the 6.3 million people following …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
NBC News, agreeing to pay for sky-diving footage, criticized for ‘checkbook journalism’  —  In a second episode of apparent “checkbook journalism” in a week, NBC News has locked up exclusive interviews and amateur footage of an aerial accident with a six-figure fee to a group of sky divers …
Journalism.org:
Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated  —  Nearly one-in-ten U.S. adults (8%) get news through Twitter, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center, in collaboration with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.  Compared with the 30% of Americans who get news on Facebook …
Andrew Kirell / Mediaite:
HLN Preparing Significant Layoffs and Show Cancellations (UPDATED)  —  Mediaite has learned from reliable sources that CNN's sister network HLN is preparing for a significant amount of staff layoffs and show cancellations.  —  According to our sources, much of the network's dayside programming …
Press Gazette:
Glenn Mulcaire never deleted Milly Dowler's voice mail, court told  —  The News of the World never deleted Milly Dowler's voice mail messages, a court has heard.  —  Continuing his opening address at the phone-hacking trial, Andrew Edis conceded there was no evidence to support the claim carried in The Guardian.
Discussion: Variety
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Texas Tribune is getting into sponsored content for a new online opinion section  —  The Texas Tribune will begin experimenting with sponsored content in 2014 with a site dedicated to both standard and paid opinion pieces.  —  TribTalk will be the Austin-based news nonprofit's answer …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism?  —  Pierre Omidyar, Ebay's founder and now philanthropist, pledged $250m to a new investigative reporting venture.  Starting a project of this magnitude from scratch isn't an everyday occurrence, leading us to wonder how it could look like?
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
60-70% of Forbes contributors earned $45,000 in the past year, says D'Vorkin  —  The Forbes digital content model and power of the long-tail  —  Chief product officer Lewis D'Vorkin outlines the business news outlet's approach online, where 50 per cent of its monthly traffic is to articles at least 30 days old
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Denton and Blodget discussed potential ‘merger/partnership/collaboration’ at Balthazar (but don't 'hyperventilate')  —  Business Insider founder Henry Blodget's anti-Balthazar-bathroom-attendant screed escalated into a full-blown media spectacle Monday morning after it culminated in a decision …
Discussion: FirstWeFeast.com and Gawker
David Carr / New York Times:
With ‘Alpha House,’ Amazon Makes Bid for Living Room Screens and Beyond  —  Not long ago, I was on the set of a show about politics, Washington and a senator gone rogue.  The set had all the trappings of a big-time television production, but it will be delivered not by broadcast or cable …
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Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
New FCC Chair Tom Wheeler Announces New Staff Appointments  —  As he's sworn in as the new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler put his first stamp on the office by naming new staffers who will help lead the commission that regulates broadcasting and telecommunications.
 
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Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Parody Twitter account that apparently duped Costolo temporarily suspended without explanation
Discussion: @jonmarino
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Snow Fall and its ilk: Meant to be read or marveled at?
Discussion: Garcia Media, @mrdanzak and Guardian
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Witness Admits To Changing His Story, Raising Questions About Broadcast
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Say Media President Kim Kelleher Out, Company Puts IPO Plans on Hold
Discussion: MinOnline
Will Oremus / Slate:
Reddit's Politics Section Decides Mother Jones Isn't All “Bad Journalism”
Discussion: PandoDaily
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Family control will end at Media General following merger
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Area comedian named Fishbowl DC editor
Discussion: FishbowlDC, FishbowlNY and City Desk
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Twitter Raises IPO Price Range And Analysts Approve
Daniel Terdiman / CNET:
Power plays at Twitter: Jack, Ev, and the need to grow up (Q&A)
Discussion: TechCrunch, AllThingsD and @jbruin
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Is YouTube Too Big to Have a Really Big Show?
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
For Modern Farmer, farm stands hold more promise than newsstands
Discussion: @poynter