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3:45 AM ET, November 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Bloomberg Lays Off Staff in Sports and Culture  —  Bloomberg News started laying off and reassigning employees on Monday, seeking to emphasize areas that promote growth and focus more on core subjects like finance and government.  —  Also on Monday, Bloomberg said that a reporter based …
Discussion: @henrycstewart
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Layoffs at Bloomberg News Show Shift in Priorities
Discussion: Melville House Books
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 …
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: @codybrown and Poynter
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.
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 …
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.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Salon Media Group Revenues Continue to Rise  —  Fiscal 2014 first-half revenue up 83 percent, losses shrink 52 percent.  —  Salon Media Group recorded another boost in net revenues for its fiscal 2014 first half, which ended September 30.  The top line increased 63 percent to $2.8 million versus the same period last year.
Ryan Block / Engadget:
Engadget is getting a whole lot bigger: profiles, forums, product database, and so much more!  —  A few days ago we launched the best designed version of Engadget ever, and today we're about to get bigger.  A lot bigger.  —  Years in the making, today we're launching dozens of new features to Engadget …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns; Gloats To Court How There's Nothing Anyone Can Do About That  —  One of the bizarre side notes to Hollywood's big lawsuit against the cyberlocker Hotfile was a countersuit against Warner Bros. by Hotfile, for using the easy takedown tool …
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.
Andrew Crook / Crikey:
Catalano appointed CEO of Fairfax's Domain  —  Antony Catalano has been appointed CEO of Fairfax's real estate classifieds business Domain.  —  The reverse takeover of Fairfax's high value classifieds business Domain by glossy real estate upstart Metro Media Publishing is complete …
Sam Petulla / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How taking cues from Business Insider is making a popular Kenyan website profitable  —  Kenya is attracting a good deal of attention from the Internet-inclined these days.  It has seen a new wave of impact investors, entrances by IBM and Google, and musings that the country is primed for Bitcoin.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Traditional Publishers Are Struggling as Buying Goes Automated  —  No one expected publishing companies' digital revenue to catch up to print overnight, but what does it say when that revenue stream at The New York Times Co., Tribune Co. and Time Inc. is already declining?
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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
GateHouse restructures Mass. weeklies
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Don Lemon Getting 11 P.M. Timeslot Mon-Fri
Discussion: TVNewser
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
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Chief Operating Officer Stuart Karle Is Leaving Reuters
Discussion: FishbowlNY, The Wrap and @peterlauria3
 Earlier Picks: 
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism? (II)
Discussion: ZDNet and Guardian
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Journalists are on the move in America - and creating a new vitality
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NFL, Major League Baseball Warn That Aereo Could Trigger End of Free TV Game Broadcasts
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