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2:40 PM ET, November 18, 2013

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Jay Rosen joins Pierre Omidyar's news venture  —  Out of the press box and onto the field  —  I have a personal announcement.  —  I am joining up with the new venture in news that Pierre Omidyar, Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill are creating, along with Liliana Segura …
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism?  (II)  —  In a previous Monday Note, we looked at an ideal newsroom, profusely funded by Pierre Omidyar and managed by whistleblowing facilitator Glenn Greenwald, a structure that combines the agility of a tech startup with the highest of journalistic standards.
Discussion: Guardian
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Journalists are on the move in America - and creating a new vitality  —  Big-name reporters are moving for very significant amounts of money to a wide variety of new and surprising places  —  It caused a stir when the lauded statistician Nate Silver recently announced he was leaving …
New York Times:
Reporter on Unpublished Bloomberg Article Is Suspended  —  BEIJING — A reporter for Bloomberg News who worked on an unpublished article about China that employees for the company said had been killed for political reasons by top Bloomberg editors was suspended last week by managers.
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder  —  News Corp squandered $15bn of investors' cash, says MySpace co-founder Chris DeWolfe  —  Chris DeWolfe, the former chief executive of MySpace, has accused Rupert Murdoch of ruining the social network - and discussed false allegations …
Discussion: Guardian and The Huffington Post
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NFL, Major League Baseball Warn That Aereo Could Trigger End of Free TV Game Broadcasts  —  The National Football League and Major League Baseball are urging the Supreme Court to grant broadcasters' petition to hear their challenge to the legality of Aereo, the startup that features unauthorized streams of local broadcast signals.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Chief Operating Officer Stuart Karle Is Leaving Reuters  —  ReutersStuart Karle, Reuters chief operating officer, is leaving the company and his position will be eliminated, Reuters CEO Andrew Rashbass announced in a staff email this morning.  —  Mr. Karle, who was one of editor …
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wrap and @peterlauria3
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Andrew Sullivan expands The Daily Dish with monthly subscription-only magazine called Deep Dish  —  Blogger-entrepreneur Andrew Sullivan — who left The Daily Beast earlier this year to launch his own reader-supported site and has since raised over $800,000 from his supporters …
Discussion: bookforum.com, Thanks:@mathewi
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back  —  The four-story brownstone at 141 East 37th Street in Manhattan has no remarkable features: a plain building on a quiet tree-lined street in the shadow of the Empire State Building.  In the summer of 1920, Herbert O. Yardley …
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg's News Division to Lay Off About 50 People  —  Bloomberg LP's news division will lay off about 50 people or about 2% of its newsroom, according to people familiar with the company's plans, the latest financial news and data provider to make job reductions.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Even as they monetize consumer news, the AP says selling content to members is its core business  —  It was March 2008 when Steve Jobs announced that third parties would be allowed to develop apps for the iPhone.  Three months later, the Associated Press launched one of the first mobile apps for iOS.
Savannah Luschei / The Daily Californian:
Prosecuted New York Times reporter speaks at journalism school event  —  James Risen, the New York Times reporter facing imprisonment for refusing to disclose his sources, denounced the federal government's infringement on the press in a rare public appearance Thursday, saying it is time for journalists to “surrender or fight.”
 
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
Newsnight makes two roles redundant
Discussion: Telegraph and @james_randerson
Joe Concha / Mediaite:
A Year of Poor Decisions Show Why It's Time for a Change of Leadership at MSNBC
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Adult video-on-demand website closed for failing to protect children
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Lauren Kirchner / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Randall Palmer / Reuters:
Canada asks regulator to study unbundling of TV channels
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Dish, Media General Reach Agreement, Ending 6-Week Blackout