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10:50 PM ET, November 8, 2013


 Top News: 
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Simon & Schuster pulling Benghazi book  —  The publisher for Dylan Davies, the source of “60 Minutes” controversial Benghazi report, announced on Friday that they are pulling his book “in light of information” brought to their attention since its publication.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Lara Logan Apologizes For Botched ‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Report, Says Show Will Issue Correction  —  In a humiliating retreat from a piece she had staunchly defended, “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan admitted on Friday morning that she and the news magazine had made a “mistake” …
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:   Fox News Stands By Its Benghazi Reporting
FCC OKs Media General-New Young Broadcasting Merger  —  The FCC gave approval to Media General to merge with New Young Broadcasting Holding Co, Inc. Media General expects to close on the transaction Nov. 12.  The FCC approved Media General's applications seeking consent to transfer …
Lynne Marek / Crain's Chicago Business:
Onion halts all print editions, turns entirely to digital “news”  —  The Onion is halting its print version in Chicago and its two other remaining markets with its Dec. 12 issue.  The newsweekly was 25 years old and is survived by its website and a new creative service for advertisers.
Bhavya Dore / Hindustan Times:
Tina Brown, who edited New Yorker and Newsweek, doesn't read magazines anymore  —  Television is dead, the newsstand finished, editors weak and journalism is in a dark, uncertain place, says Tina Brown, the woman who edited the New Yorker, Vanity Fair and Newsweek.
NPR's Brian Boyer on Building and Managing News Apps Teams  —  Process, hiring, and what it takes to make it in newsroom code  —  As part of our one-year anniversary series, we're interviewing news apps and interactive features editors about the history of their teams, the challenges they face …
Discussion: @jeremybowers
Peter Bart / Variety:
Heads Keep Rolling in Hollywood  —  Executive body count stirs fears as conglomerates realign their entertainment strategy  —  From the time the first movie studios were founded, Wall Street has viewed the entertainment business somewhat like the Tea Party views Washington: Spending is too high, ambitions are too grandiose.
Emma Bryce / The Connectivist:
America's Media Guzzling Ways  —  What amounts to 14 feet of books, tightly stacked and spread across the entire continental U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii?  Answer: the amount of media data, measured in printed text, that Americans consumed last year.  —  That's 6.9 zettabytes—6.9 million-million gigabytes—to be exact.
Discussion: Beyond Search
Netflix Stock's High Flying Makes Some Folks Queasy  —  Netflix (NFLX) Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings warned in July that it takes “a strong stomach” to invest in the world's largest video subscription company.  He wasn't kidding.  After tripling in value in the year's first nine months …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
iHeartRadio Tops 40 Million Registered Users  —  iHeartRadio, Clear Channel's digital radio service, has today announced that it has topped 40 million registered users and 260 million downloads since relaunching in September 2011.  Though the milestone is significant, it's worth noting …
Mark Kleinman / Sky News:
Music Service Spotify To Secure $200m US Deal  —  Spotify, the fast-growing digital music-streaming service, is in talks with one of the most prominent technology investors in the US about a new funding round expected to raise more than £100m.  —  Sky News can reveal that Spotify …
Discussion: Gigaom and hypebot
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Google and Nielsen Partner on Online Campaign Ratings [Updated]  —  As part of the ongoing quest to get more TV dollars to Web video, buyers and sellers are suddenly in love with old school metrics like ratings and GRPs.  Over the past year few months, many brands and agencies have been insisting …
Discussion: @niemanlab and AdExchanger
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Study: Twitter had less media coverage than Facebook in month before IPO
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Demand Media hurt by search changes at Google
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Jason Kilar Poaches Another Key Hulu Exec For ‘Fremont Project’
Discussion: Gigaom
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nancy Gibbs promotes top lieutenants at ‘Time’
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines and FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post plans Sunday edition of its free Express paper
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Time Inc To Launch Mobile Video Content Channel
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC executive says US TV industry is more favourable to ethnic minorities
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Xbox One's first wave of TV apps features Netflix, HBO Go, FiOS, NFL and much more
Discussion:, Gizmodo and Variety
Jeffrey Wasserstrom / The LARB Blog:
Censorship, Translation and the Chinese Market
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
NBC News Digital to launch J.F.K. anniversary site with 275 videos from Brokaw interviews
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and TVNewser
Sarah Laskow / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why Getty Images is partnering with Pinterest
Discussion: @ndorokakung