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3:00 PM ET, November 11, 2013


 Top News: 
Jessi Hempel / Fortune:
Vox Media acquires Curbed Network for $20-30M  —  Vox Media has taken on sports, technology and video games.  Now it's getting into real estate.  —  FORTUNE — Fortune has learned that ambitious digital media startup Vox Media will acquire Curbed Network, a saucy trio of urban lifestyle …
Felix Salmon:
Content economics, part 4: scale  —  The big blog news of the day is that Vox Media has acquired Curbed Network.  Why is the news so big?  Because, until now, if a major blog property was sold, it was always sold to some media giant — more often than not, AOL — which wanted …
New York Times:
‘60 Minutes’ Airs Apology on Benghazi  —  Lara Logan was scheduled to deliver a report on Sunday's “60 Minutes” about disabled veterans who climb mountains.  Instead, she appeared in front of the newsmagazine's trademark black backdrop and issued an apology.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
‘60 Minutes’ Benghazi Apology Leaves Key Questions Unanswered  —  NEW YORK — “60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan apologized Sunday night for her discredited Oct. 27 report featuring an “eyewitness” account of the Benghazi terrorist attack that proved to be false.  —  But “60 Minutes” doesn't need to apologize anymore.
David Carr / New York Times:
Marrying Companies and Content  —  On Thursday, Contently, a hot little company, held a buzzy conference at the Bowery Hotel on a very of-the-moment topic.  —  The conference, the Brand Publishing Summit, included clients, agencies and publishers, with a lot of chatter about brands going direct …
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Home Sec suggests BBC must be curbed to protect local newspapers  —  Home Secretary Theresa May suggested today that the BBC may need to curb its activities at a local level to protect local newspapers.  —  She said: “If the BBC can provide all the locally-significant news, what reason is left for local people to buy a newspaper?
Daniel D'Addario / Salon:
The Thought Catalog revolution: How trolling took over the Internet  —  There's only hate-reading and trolling online.  Can anyone find a new model?  —  They know they're making you mad.  The website Thought Catalog sits at the intersection of the hauteur of the young and the privilege of the wealthy …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Video Head Erin McPherson Heads for Maker Studios, the Giant YouTube Network  —  Erin McPherson, the Yahoo executive who has been in charge of the portal's video efforts, is leaving the company.  She's going to Maker Studios, the giant YouTube network that's trying to build a business outside of the world's biggest video site.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Lessons in a Surveillance Drama Redux  —  IT was almost eight years ago that The Times published a blockbuster story by James Risen and Eric Lichtblau about a secret Bush administration program to eavesdrop on Americans without warrants.  But for many Times readers, it still resonates deeply.
Marek Miller /
Finnish daily piloting solar-charged e-reader giveaway  —  Helsingin Sanomat is giving 300 subscribers devices worth €40 that can be charged by artificial or natural light  —  Credit: Image courtesy of Leia Media Ltd  —  Finnish daily Helsingin Sanomat is testing pushing their content …
Jim Romenesko:
Julian March is named NBC News editorial and innovation senior vice president  —  Julian March, who is currently director of online at ITV, will join NBC News as editorial and innovation senior vice president in early 2014.  The memo:
Discussion: TVNewser
Benjamin Wallace / New York Magazine:
Who Killed Michael Hastings?  —  Reflexively distrustful, eager to make powerful enemies, the young journalist whose Mercedes exploded in Los Angeles one night couldn't possibly have died accidentally, could he?  —  At the end of his life, Michael Hastings, like many of the progressive journalists …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
NSA leaks: Theresa May says editors ‘should recognise their responsibilities’  —  Home secretary follows cabinet colleagues in criticising newspapers over stories based on Edward Snowden revelations  —  Theresa May has become the latest Tory cabinet minister to criticise the publication …
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Brendan Nyhan / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
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