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6:10 AM ET, November 16, 2013


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Sari Horwitz / Washington Post:
Greenwald won't be prosecuted based on current information, U.S. attorney general says  —  Justice is reviewing criminal cases that used surveillance evidence gathered under FISA  —  The Justice Department is conducting a comprehensive review of all criminal cases in which the government …
The Second Page, Glenn Greenwald Edition  —  On the first page of a WaPo story on an Eric Holder speech, it said this. … Based on that, I think, a slew of journalists are reporting that DOJ will not prosecute Glenn Greenwald.  —  Then click the link:  —  Screen shot 2013-11-15 at 8.51.55 PM
Discussion: @dangillmor
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Eric Holder May Have Just Toppled the First Domino in Ending NSA Surveillance  —  The top line news from an interview Attorney General Eric Holder gave to The Washington Post is that Holder recognizes Glenn Greenwald's work in exposing NSA — and Justice Department — surveillance as journalism and that he wouldn't be prosecuted.
Discussion: Guardian
Felix Salmon:
The financial-media rollup strategy  —  Financial news is a classic ripe-for-disruption industry.  It generally makes its money by selling expensive subscriptions to the price-insensitive, but that model won't last forever: it's never been harder to find anybody under the age of 40 who pays for such things.
Discussion: Talking Biz News, @mathewi and @moorehn
Forbes Media Is Working With Bankers to Sell Company  —  Forbes, Deutsche Bank Explore Options on Magazine  —  Forbes Media LLC, the closely held publisher founded by the family of former U.S presidential candidate Steve Forbes, is exploring a sale after getting interest from potential buyers.
Matthew Lynch / Capital New York:
Forbes staff receives memo confirming company is ‘[testing] the waters regarding a sale’
Jack Shafer:
Does anyone still work at the ‘New York Times’?  —  Recent defections of talent from the New York Times — Nate Silver, David Pogue, Jeff Zeleny, Richard Berke, Brian Stelter, Matt Bai, et al. — have unjelled the media firmament, according to Politico media columnist Dylan Byers.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Gets 10 Years In Prison; Explains How FBI Gave Him The Targets To Hack  —  We wrote, earlier this year, about LulzSec/Antisec/Anonymous hacktivist Jeremy Hammond pleading guilty to hacking Stratfor.  While the other Lulzsec hackers who were arrested in the UK got sentences …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: ‘My days of hacking are done’
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
What if Contently bought ProPublica?  —  That's a crazy question.  It sounds stupid.  It may be stupid.  —  In fact, let me just go ahead and pre-package a tweet for those among us who have their outrage-phasers set to Reflex: … But bear with me.  There might not yet be a serious case …
Discussion: @traviskorte and @dicktofel
Austin Carr / Co.Design:
How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page  —  The new Flipboard app, released this week, looks similar to previous iterations.  And for good reason.  —  Several years ago, Flipboard CEO Mike McCue was searching for the company's soul.  He and cofounder Evan Doll had been playing with the idea …
Stephanie M. Lee / San Francisco Chronicle:
Raul Ramirez, pioneering journalist, dies at 67  —  Raul Ramirez, whose tough-nosed reporting and inspiring mentorship made him a defining force in Bay Area journalism, died Friday at his Berkeley home.  He was 67.  Mr. Ramirez's death was announced by KQED Public Radio, where he had worked for 22 years.
Ellie Hall / BuzzFeed:
Alec Baldwin Suspended From MSNBC After Controversial Remarks  —  The actor's MSNBC show has been pulled from the air for the next two weeks.  —  MSNBC announced Friday that “Up Late With Alec Baldwin” had been pulled from the network's schedule for the next two weeks, following the actor's controversial remarks to a photographer.
Arti Patel / Folio:
Businessweek Drops Biggest Issue Since 1999  —  Nearly half of the total advertisers for the issue are new to the title.  —  Bloomberg Businessweek is set to drop its biggest issue since 1999 on newsstands next week.  The magazine's latest issue, hitting newsstands Nov. 18, will have 212 total pages, 111 pages of which feature ads.
Discussion: Business Wire and Talking Biz News
Michael Rondon / Folio:
The Atlantic, Reddit Partner on AMA Series  —  Creators hope experimental video series is a way to drive engagement.  —  The Atlantic has been gradually expanding its use of video over the last two years, relying mostly on curation, but is delving into original content more aggressively of late.
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