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4:05 PM ET, November 18, 2013


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Al Jazeera America fails to attract US audience  —  After just two months on the air, Al Jazeera America is losing ground in the US.  —  The US offshoot of the Mideast news outfit managed fewer than half of the viewers who tuned in to its predecessor, Al Gore's Current TV.
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
Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. renamed Graham Holdings Company to mark sale of newspaper  —  The Washington Post Co. announced Monday that it will change its name to Graham Holdings Company, acknowledging the Oct. 1 sale of the company's flagship newspaper and several other publishing businesses to founder Jeffrey P. Bezos.
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.”
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Newsnight makes two roles redundant  —  Science editor Susan Watts and foreign reporter Tim Whewell to leave programme in latest round of changes  —  Newsnight's long-serving science editor Susan Watts and foreign reporter Tim Whewell are to leave in the latest changes on the BBC2 news programme.
Discussion: Telegraph and @james_randerson
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