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3:30 AM ET, November 17, 2013


 Top News: 
The Second Page, Glenn Greenwald Edition  —  On the first page of a WaPo story on an Eric Holder speech, it says this.  Holder indicated that the Justice Department is not planning to prosecute former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, one of the journalists who received documents from Snowden …
Discussion: @dangillmor
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 …
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Eric Holder May Have Just Toppled the First Domino in Ending NSA Surveillance
Discussion: Guardian
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Bloomberg boots ‘China leak’ scribe  —  Bloomberg L.P. has put a reporter suspected of leaking news about a controversial China story on unpaid leave, The Post has learned.  —  Michael Forsthye was escorted from Bloomberg's Hong Kong office on Nov. 14, sources said, after he was fingered …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Dish, Media General Reach Agreement, Ending 6-Week Blackout  —  Dish Network and Media General have reached a retransmission agreement that will end a six-week blackout of Media General stations on Dish in 17 markets.  —  The agreement ends a spat that included Dish asking the Federal Communications Commission to intervene.
Discussion: Variety and PR Newswire
Edward Moyer / CNET:
NSA foe Greenwald whips his new media venture into shape  —  Greenwald gears up for some “adversarial journalism.”  One of the profession's main missions, he's said, is to “provide a truly adversarial check on those in power.”  Here, he testifies on surveillance in front of an investigative committee of the Brazilian senate.
Randall Palmer / Reuters:
Canada asks regulator to study unbundling of TV channels  —  (Reuters) - The Canadian government instructed the country's television regulator on Thursday to study the impact on consumers of unbundling cable- and satellite-television packages and to report back by April.
Richard Prince /
Media Missed It: Winning Candidate Served Time for Murder  —  “We've been hearing the warnings for years now,” Vincent Duffy, chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, wrote Thursday.  “At journalism conferences, in the trades, and amongst ourselves we've heard some variation of this …
Discussion: @jaketapper and @lilsarg
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.
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
The shifting pay TV industry in two charts  —  More than half of consumers with a connected TV have increased their use of over-the-top broadband TV sources in the last year, with 24 percent reporting a sizable increase according to data from the TDG Group.  This television includes sources …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The annual press flubbing of Thanksgiving dinner  —  Journalists find a way to mishandle a yearly farm bureau press release  —  Come this time of year, the business press gets a press release from the American Farm Bureau Federation reporting how much the average Thanksgiving dinner will run you this year.
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.
Austin Carr / Co.Design:
How Flipboard Keeps You Glued To The Page  —  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 of a magazine app for the age of the iPad, but they hadn't yet stumbled on the concept of making it personalized and social.
Discussion: @noahr
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