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8:55 PM ET, November 18, 2013

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John Paton / 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 …
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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 and @codybrown
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Maria Bartiromo Leaving CNBC For FBN  —  Breaking: Maria Bartiromo is leaving CNBC to join Fox Business.  —  “After 20 years of groundbreaking work at CNBC, Maria Bartiromo will be leaving the company as her contract expires on November 24,” a CNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
OJR: An old web icon ends up repurposed as a spamblog  —  This is a cautionary tale — about what happened to what was once one of the most important websites about journalism on the Internet, and about what happens when you don't renew your domains on time.
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Layoffs at Bloomberg News Show Shift in Priorities  —  Bloomberg News laid off dozens of staffers and eliminated some positions today in an effort to shift resources within the company.  —  “One lesson we learned was that we must have the courage to say no to certain areas of coverage …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
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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.
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 …
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
History Comes to Life With Tweets From Past  —  LIKE watching a building collapse in slow motion, a Twitter account run by a group of German historians provides hour-by-hour updates of the horrors of Kristallnacht, which culminated in a night of anti-Jewish terror 75 years ago in Nazi Germany …
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.
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
 
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Sam Petulla / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
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Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. renamed Graham Holdings Company to mark sale of newspaper
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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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism? (II)
Discussion: Guardian, ZDNet and Pressthink
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder
Discussion: Guardian and The Huffington Post
Joe Concha / Mediaite:
A Year of Poor Decisions Show Why It's Time for a Change of Leadership at MSNBC
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
After 30 Years of Silence, the Original NSA Whistleblower Looks Back
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Adult video-on-demand website closed for failing to protect children
Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
Openly accessible  —  The backlash over a Science magazine …