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11:35 PM ET, November 18, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
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
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Josh Feldman / Mediaite:
CNN's Don Lemon Getting 11 P.M. Timeslot Mon-Fri  —  Mediaite has learned through very reliable sources that CNN anchor Don Lemon will be getting his own program in the 11 P.M. hour at CNN.  It will be a one-topic show tackling important issues of the day, either reported or vastly underreported, from Lemon's unique perspective.
Discussion: TVNewser
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.
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 …
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.
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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
GateHouse restructures Mass. weeklies
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Traditional Publishers Are Struggling as Buying Goes Automated
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
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What to do with $250m in digital journalism? (II)
Discussion: Guardian, ZDNet and Omidyar Group
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Murdoch sale led to ruin of MySpace, says its co-founder
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Guardian
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
John Reynolds / Guardian:
Adult video-on-demand website closed for failing to protect children