Edward Wong / International New York Times:
Bloomberg News Is Said to Curb Articles That Might Anger China — BEIJING — The decision came in an early evening call to four journalists huddled in a Hong Kong conference room. On the line 12 time zones away in New York was their boss, Matthew Winkler, the longtime editor in chief of Bloomberg News.
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Max Rivlin-Nadler / Gawker: Bloomberg News Killed Stories Critical of China
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times: Reporter for Reuters Won't Receive China Visa
Steve Lohr / @stevelohr: The Chinese pressure on Bloomberg News, which seems to be trimming its sales. An excellent case study. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Dylan Ratigan / @dylanratigan: “@kouroshk: Not the Bloomberg I was proud to work for, if true: http://www.nytimes.com/...” Nor I.
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik: NYT cited top Bloomberg editors' concerns over continued journalistic presence in China, not business dealings. But those present too.
@franklangfitt: So what does Bloomberg do now? Fire its own reporters, who are highly respected? Run the story? Everyone watching. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Mark Stone / @stone_skynews: To publish and risk expulsion... Or to self-censor? The pressures of reporting China:http://www.nytimes.com/ ...
Laura Ingraham / @ingrahamangle: China gets its way w/out ever having to fire a shot... $$$ trumps human rts. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Ben Parr / @benparr: Wow. The power of the Chinese government scares Bloomberg News into submission. - http://www.nytimes.com/...
Tom Jolly / @tomjolly: #Bloomberg employee quotes editor as saying: “If we run the story, we'll be kicked out of China” http://nyti.ms/1dTugTD
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Bloomberg said to curb China coverage
Andrew Rosati / MiamiHerald.com:
Venezuelan authorities detain Miami Herald reporter — CARACAS — Jim Wyss, the Miami Herald's Andean bureau chief, was detained by Venezuelan authorities Thursday while reporting on the country's chronic shortages and looming municipal elections. Wyss remained in custody Friday afternoon.
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Peter Wilson / USA Today: Venezuela detains ‘Miami Herald’ reporter
Andrew Cawthorne / NBCNews: ‘We are very concerned’: Miami Herald reporter Jim Wyss detained in Venezuela
TimJohnson / @timjohnson4: Herald says Wyss (who is my frmr brother in law) was reporting on chronic shortages at time of his arrest http://www.miamiherald.com/...
@mcclatchydc: MT @AGyllenhaal: Miami Herald calls for immediate release of reporter Jim Wyss, held all day by Venezuela authorities http://www.miamiherald.com/...
William Neuman / New York Times: Venezuela: U.S. Reporter Detained
Anders Gyllenhaal / @agyllenhaal: Miami Herald calls for immediate release of reporter Jim Wyss, a correspondent held all day by Venezuela authorities. http://www.miamiherald.com/...
Michael E. Miller / Riptide 2.0: Jim Wyss, Miami Herald Reporter, Detained by Venezuelan Authorities
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams hopes Medium will surface rationality in the cacophony — A Founder of Twitter Goes Long — Between downtown San Francisco and the new Twitter offices six city blocks to the west, things get sketchy. There is a strip club, a budget motel with weekly rates and …
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Steve Lohr / @stevelohr: A Twitter founder with second thoughts on the world he helped create. http://nyti.ms/17eZNdN From @mrichtel
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: NYT profiles @Ev and Medium: “It's an effort to add nourishment, but I can't claim I've figured it out.” http://www.nytimes.com/...
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Fox News Stands By Its Benghazi Reporting — While “60 Minutes” has apologized for and admitted that its Benghazi report that used the supposed “eyewitness” account of British security officer Dylan Davies was a mistake, Fox News, which also used Davies' account in its stories about the attack …
Discussion: Mediaite, @juddlegum and Erik Wemple
Noah Rothman / Mediaite: CBS 60 Minutes' Lara Logan Apologizes for Erroneous Benghazi Survivor Report: ‘We Were Wrong’
Judd Legum / @juddlegum: Fox News stands by Benghazi coverage even though it relied on reporting 60 Minutes has retracted http://www.thewrap.com/...
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.
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Julie Bosman / @juliebosman: Breaking: Simon & Schuster tells NYT it is pulling Benghazi book. “We are suspending the publication” and notifying stores to return books.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Why ‘60 Minutes’ Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report
Robert Mackey / The Lede: Lara Logan's On-Air Apology for Flawed Benghazi Report
Dianna Dilworth / GalleyCat: Simon & Schuster to Pull Benghazi Book Amid Questions of Accuracy
J.K. Trotter / Gawker: CBS Retracts Bombshell Benghazi Report Over Lying Source
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
NSFW Corp lays off three, including one famous former Anthony Weiner intern — On Thursday, the Not Safe For Work Corporation, which publishes nsfwcorp magazine, laid off three of its staffers. Two of them shared the news on Twitter: sex and science editor Leigh Cowart and political reporter Olivia Nuzzi …
Paul Carr / @paulcarr: Beyond that, I encourage you to speculate. That's what I'd do. But I really can't respond to questions yet, for reasons that will be clear.
Hans-Jürgen Schlamp / Spiegel Online:
New Italian Website Targets Mafia with Anonymous Informants — A new group in Italy is seeking to break the mafia's code of silence by providing informants the means to safely reveal information to the media or authorities via an anonymous Internet portal. The site's founders are hoping for tip-offs from abroad too
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How Future is bringing TV values to online video — Scheduled programming, standardised show lengths and ad breaks to set your watch by - the rigid structures of traditional broadcasting may not seem like a suitable place to take inspiration from in the free and flexible world of online video.
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
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Readin, Riten, Rithmatik, and Guzzlin
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 …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Media General-New Young Broadcasting merger gets FCC, shareholder approval
Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable: FCC Approves Media General-Young Merger
John Reid Blackwell / The Roanoke Times: Media General, owner of WSLS, merger with New Young OK'd
Kevin Eck / TVSpy: Media General Shareholders OK Merger with Young
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.
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 …