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5:20 PM ET, November 18, 2013

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Jxpaton / Digital First:
The Subscription Project - An Update  —  Back in February, I wrote about the various paid digital subscription projects underway at Digital First Media.  —  Some of our newspapers had what has become known as a traditional paywall.  —  Others, experimented with finding other forms of …
Discussion: Poynter, @inlandpress and @mathewi
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
As Digital First Media Announces Its Paywalls, 41% of US Dailies Will Soon Have Them  —  Even the paywall contrarians are coming around.  John Paton's Digital First Media will announce today its adoption of metered paywalls at all its Media News and Journal Register sites.
Discussion: Poynter
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.
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
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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
Jay Rosen joins Pierre Omidyar's news venture
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.
Cory Bergman / BreakingNews:
Users complain after Twitter sends out a @breakingnews notification  —  Twitter has been testing a news alert service, and as we experienced firsthand today, many users aren't happy about it.  —  As NASA's Maven rocket launched toward Mars, we published a breaking news update.
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William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg's News Division to Lay Off About 50 People
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, @peterlauria3 and The Wrap
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
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Forbes is latest old media for sale - with the help of the New York Times  —  Forbes used articles in the Times to help create an illusion of success.  In fact, illusion is what Forbes has largely become  —  A week ago, Christine Haughney, who covers media for the New York Times …
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 Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos.
 
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Even as they monetize consumer news, the AP says selling content to members is its core business
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Newsnight makes two roles redundant
Discussion: Telegraph and @james_randerson
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