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2:50 PM ET, November 9, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
Andrew Rosati /
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.
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 …
Discussion: @stevelohr, @brianstelter and @rsarver
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
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.
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 …
Discussion: @paulcarr and @paulcarr
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 /
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: @iainsmith
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 …
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Tina Brown, who edited New Yorker and Newsweek, doesn't read magazines anymore
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Tim Peterson / AdAge:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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