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8:20 AM ET, November 15, 2013


 Top News: 
brian abelson:
The Relationship Between Promotion and Performance: Pageviews Above Replacement  —  This is the second in a series of two posts about pageviews.  This post details some research I've conducted on the promotional correlates of the metric, while the previous post discussed the sometimes apocalyptic tone …
The Authors Guild:
Round One to Google: Judge Chin Finds Mass Book Digitization a Fair Use.  Guild Plans Appeal.  —  Judge Denny Chin today ruled that Google's mass book digitization project to be a fair use, granting the company summary judgment in the copyright infringement lawsuit brought by the Authors Guild in 2005.
Corynne McSherry / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Upholds Legality of Google Books: Tremendous Victory for Fair Use and the Public Interest
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Kevin Delaney Tinkers With Media at Quartz  —  This is the second installment in a series that will profile four young executives rethinking the publishing business.  This series is sponsored by Sonobi, the first and only digital advertising platform created by digital publishers for publishers.
Alastair Reid /
A look inside the Wall Street Journal's video app toolbox
Discussion: @taos
Olivier Laurent / British Journal of Photography:
French newspaper removes all images in support of photographers  —  To coincide with Paris Photo's opening, French newspaper Libération has chosen to remove all images from its 14 November issue in a bid to show the power and importance of photography at a time when the industry …
Discussion: Guardian, @grafikmag and The Verge
Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal:
Comcast Plans to Start Selling Movies Digitally Through Cable Service  —  Comcast Corp. is planning to start selling movies directly through its cable boxes, according to people with knowledge of its plans, a move that could boost the still nascent market considered critical in Hollywood.
Press Association:
Sun journalist denies dishonestly receiving MP's phone  —  Nick Parker pleads not guilty to receiving Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh's stolen mobile phone and looking at its contents  —  A Sun journalist, Nick Parker, has pleaded not guilty to charges in connection with the alleged theft of an MP's mobile phone in 2010.
Alexander Howard / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
On the Ethics of Data-Driven Journalism: of fact, friction and public records in a more transparent age  —  While ethics in journalism have been defined and upheld for decades, the context they're practiced within has shifted with changes in technology and society.
Discussion: @dbarthjones
Alastair Campbell / Guardian:
How journalism can rebuild its reputation  —  Journalism and democracy: grounds for optimism in the face of the future? is the second of two lectures by Tony Blair's former director of communications as Cambridge University Humanitas visiting professor of media
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Jeter Prepares to Turn a Page and Publish Many Others  —  Derek Jeter, the Yankees' shortstop and captain, who is nearing the final act of a golden athletic career, is ready to talk about his life after baseball.  He wants to be a book publisher.  —  On Thursday, he is expected to announce …
Natasha Vargas-Cooper / BuzzFeed:
David Miranda Is Nobody's Errand Boy  —  When Glenn Greenwald's 28-year-old Brazilian partner was detained in London this summer while transporting documents related to the bombshell Edward Snowden story, many assumed he was unfairly roped into a situation he didn't understand.
Sharif Sakr / Engadget:
Amazon's Lovefilm finally launches iPhone app in the UK  —  Whereas Netflix has expanded quickly onto numerous mobile platforms in the UK, Amazon can't claim the same for its own streaming service, Lovefilm.  Aside from the obvious Kindle support, Lovefilm's iOS app has been iPad-only for two years …
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
John Oliver Leaving Daily Show to Launch ‘Topical Comedy Series’ on HBO  —  It was only a matter of time.  John Oliver's widely-respected gig as fill-in host for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show this past summer has landed him his own show, to be shown on HBO starting next year.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
This is not your father's ‘Wall Street Journal’  —  “It's among the more glamorous events that The Wall Street Journal hosts every year,” said Gerard Baker, the paper's managing editor, last Wednesday evening.  —  He had the attention of several hundred well-dressed guests who were between bites …
Discussion: @zseward
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Responding to reader requests, more publishers add iPhone support to their Newsstand apps  —  Is it really wise to add iPhone support for a digital magazine designed for tablets?  —  It's nice to be wanted if you are a magazine publisher.  So, responding to remarks made in reviews inside the App Store …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New press regulator just like the old, says Media Standards Trust  —  In what it claims is “the first external assessment” of the publishers' new press regulator, the Media Standards Trust (MST) argues that it satisfies only 12 of the 38 recommendations in the Leveson report.
Discussion: New York Times
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Wall Street Journal & Reuters Chinese sites blocked in China  —  The Chinese websites for the Wall Street Journal ( and Reuters ( have both been blocked by the Great Firewall of China.  You can check the status of these websites in real-time here and here, respectively.
Discussion: @paulmozur, Cision and Business Insider, Thanks:@williswee
Sara Deseran / San Francisco magazine:
What's Really Happening to the Chronicle's Food Section?  —  The paper's managing editor Audrey Cooper clears things up.  —  Audrey Cooper, the managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, came to the defense of the paper yesterday when the New York Times reported that the Chronicle's lauded …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Rieder: Why CBS must come clean about Benghazi report  —  It's a challenge for CBS News — and an opportunity.  The network has to thoroughly investigate what went so terribly wrong with the ill-fated 60 Minutes segment on the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and The Nation
Pew Research Journalism Project:
News Use Across Social Media Platforms  —  How do different social networking websites stack up when it comes to news?  How many people engage with news across multiple social sites?  And what are their news consumption habits on traditional platforms?  As part of an ongoing examination …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
About a fifth of Facebook and Twitter users often get news from newspapers, too
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the surprisingly persistent appeal of newsprint
Ryan J. Reilly / The Huffington Post:
FBI Agent Insists He Wasn't First To Leak Info On Foiled Bomb Plot As He Heads To Jail
Discussion: Associated Press and @joepompeo
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Time Inc. CCO's Biggest Concerns for the Industry: Serious and Local Journalism
Discussion: FishbowlNY and FishbowlNY
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
MGM Revenue Soars 43 Percent in Third Quarter
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader:
E Ink Records a Quarterly Profit as e-Reader Sales Increase
 Earlier Picks: 
Ted Johnson / Variety:
FCC Eases Rule on Foreign Ownership of TV and Radio Stations
Helienne Lindvall / Guardian:
Why does Google Play's Tim Quirk show such disdain for musicians?
Discussion: @msmirandasawyer
Bruce Cheadle / Canadian Press:
Chrystia Freeland grilled about outsourcing of Toronto media jobs to India
Discussion: and Talking Biz News
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Pivot's Evan Shapiro: The TV Exec Who Wants to Slow Down America
Associated Press:
Library of Congress to preserve public broadcasting archive with recordings from 120 stations
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Arianna Huffington Talks International Expansion
Discussion: The Wrap