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9:55 AM ET, November 14, 2013


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New York Times:
Stand-Alone Food Section Faces Demise in Bay Area  —  In the food-obsessed Bay Area, The San Francisco Chronicle's food section has been as much of a city institution as the cable car, and to many San Franciscans, more useful.  Over the years it has won many awards and developed a dedicated following.
Audrey Cooper / San Francisco Chronicle:
San Francisco Chronicle's managing editor: We're increasing investment in food coverage  —  Managing Editor's response to New York Times  —  It's impossible to separate food, restaurants and the culture of farm-to-table living from the San Francisco experience.
Matt Crawford / SF Station:
New York Times, Chronicle Feud Over Report About SF Food Coverage
Discussion: KQED News Fix
Jack Shafer:
Your ‘exclusive’ interview isn't  —  The journalistic lexicon abounds with terms designed to keep reporters' and editors' egos as plump, firm and purple as a ripe eggplant.  If a dowdy news account needs dressing up, they rush to wardrobe to wrap it in the “special report” designation.
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Roku, AOL To Co-Launch News Channel  —  Consumers' shifting content viewing habits continues to make strange bedfellows.  On Thursday, AOL and set-top-box start-up Roku are expected to co-launch a news channel.  —  Produced by AOL's editorial team, the video channel will reside …
Discussion: Gigaom, TechCrunch and The Next Web
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Upworthy: Clickbait With a Conscience  —  The latest viral wizard of the Web matches smart technology and lily-white earnestness to market “stuff that matters” online, and the Gates Foundation is buying.  —  The first blockbuster hit came from an unlikely source: Irish talk radio.
Discussion: @tomgara
Susan Glasser / Politico:
Introducing POLITICO Magazine  —  Welcome to Politico Magazine!  For nearly seven years, Politico has aimed to drive the Washington conversation with an urgency, smarts and digital-era metabolism that has helped reinvent political news.  On the day I am writing this, an organization …
Discussion: Poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
BuzzFeed's all-positive books section  —  It doesn't make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics' takes on new books.  It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.  —  Last week, BuzzFeed's new books editor, Isaac Fitzgerald …
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Arianna Huffington Talks International Expansion  —  The Huffington Post has been on a whirlwind of international expansion.  Today, 40 percent of its audience comes from outside the U.S., and according to its namesake president and editor in chief, more than half of the world's GDP has its own HuffPost.
Discussion: The Wrap
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
No, Nick Denton is not buying Business Insider — but he admits that he has thought about it  —  The idea of of Nick Denton's Gawker network merging or acquiring Henry Blodget's Business Insider site came up recently after the two were seen having breakfast at Balthazar's restaurant in New York …
Dylan Love / Business Insider:   Gawker Chief Nick Denton Says He Has A Cure For Internet Trolls
Jeremy Fleming / EurActiv:
TV, film industry pledge easier cross-border copyright  —  European consumers should find it easier to access television and films from their home state when travelling through the continent if pledges made by the audiovisual sector to the Commission yesterday (13 November) are honoured.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
Charter Unveils Digital Service in Bid to Regain TV Subscribers  —  Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR), looking to shrug off an industrywide decline in cable-TV subscribers, is introducing a digital version of its service under a new brand.  —  The company will start selling the digital-TV …
American Press Institute:
Understanding the rise of sponsored content  —  In recent years news publishers have grappled with an uncomfortable realization: The traditional revenue streams of display advertising and reader subscriptions may not be sufficient to support them in a digital age.
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
Trinity Mirror posts 68% lift in digital audience but financial losses continue  —  Trinity Mirror, the national and regional publisher, has reported a 68% lift in its digital audience following its One Trinity Mirror transformation strategy last year, but circulation and advertising revenues continue to fall in its last four months.
Discussion: Guardian
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Parade Slowly Marches Into the Digital Era  —  The self-styled “most widely read magazine” in the country has a traffic problem.  —  Parade, a 72-year-old publication that's inserted in about 700 newspapers across the country, boasts a circulation of 32 million.  But guaranteed circulation is one thing.
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Vice Media's UK profits down after investment  —  Multimedia content company's revenues rose last year, but bottom line dips after video launches and i-D takeover  —  Vice Media, the multimedia content company that recently sold a stake to Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Verizon Stocks Up on “TV Everywhere” Tech by Buying upLynk  —  Verizon has been talking to Intel about buying the chipmaker's Web TV business.  But in the meantime, it is buying other digital TV tech: The telco says it has purchased upLynk, a startup that makes it easier to stream video on the Web.
Discussion: VideoNuze Analysis
Erik Wemple:
Another CBS News story comes under attack  —  There may never be a more classic line in the pantheon of empty boasts by competitive news organizations.  On Monday night, CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson came up with what looked like a significant story: “Memo warned of “limitless” …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Pulitzer winner Bennett leaving Bloomberg  —  Amanda Bennett, former executive editor for projects and investigations at Bloomberg News, is leaving the news organization.  —  She had been editor at large for several months after Bob Blau took over the projects and investigations team this summer.
Suzanne Franks / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Data from the U.K.: The gender imbalance in newspapers is real, and both vertical and horizontal  —  Journalism is changing, and so is the role of women in the workplace.  But the two are not always evolving in harmony.  Women substantially outnumber men in journalism training and enter the profession in …
Discussion: The Conversation
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom Quarterly Earnings Rise as Film Unit Profit Soars 49 Percent  —  The entertainment company, led by CEO Philippe Dauman, also saw operating profit rise 11 percent in its TV networks unit.  —  Entertainment conglomerate Viacom on Thursday reported improved financials for its fiscal fourth quarter …
Michael Rondon / FOLIO:
The Hollywood Reporter Breaks Out New Style Vertical  —  Pret-a-Reporter to feature contextualized ecommerce integration.  —  The Hollywood Reporter has been aggressively expanding its product portfolio over the last eight months.  The group launched tech and indie channels in the spring …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Endemol to Invest $40 Mil to Build Out Premium Online Video Network  —  Production company to distribute content to YouTube, Yahoo, AOL, MSN and Dailymotion  —  Endemol, the TV production company whose properties include “Big Brother,” said it will spend up to 30 million euros ($40 million U.S.) …
John Glenday / The Drum:
Google chief Eric Schmidt joins board of The Economist  —  Dr Eric Schmidt, executive chairman and former CEO of Google, has joined the board of The Economist Group as a non-executive director.  —  The three year appointment followed a shareholder vote and will commence next month …
Matt Schiavenza / The Atlantic Online:
China's Intensifying Suppression of Foreign Journalism  —  By refusing to grant visas to foreign correspondents and by pressuring publications to spike critical stories, Beijing has made it increasingly difficult for reporters to operate in the country.  —  In his 18 years as a journalist in Beijing …
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