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9:50 AM ET, November 20, 2013


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Times’ introduces ‘The New York Times Minute,’ thrice-daily video news update  —  The New York Times is going bite-sized with its growing stable of video coverage.  —  The paper debuted a new video series this morning called “The New York Times Minute,” a thrice-daily …
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
Capital news: We're relaunching on Dec. 3  —  Capital's new logo.  Designed by Randi Hazan.  —  Friends,  —  For the past ten weeks, we have been working hard on some exciting new projects.  We're excited to show you what we've created.  —  Below, you'll find the full text of a press release …
Discussion: Poynter and @mlcalderone
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter Gets Experimental — And Not Everyone Loves It  —  Part of any tech company's usual rigamarole is testing changes to its products.  It gives valuable insight into what your users like and — more importantly — what they don't.  —  Case in point: Twitter has amped up its product testing lately …
Discussion: BreakingNews
Esteban Kozak / Twitter blog:
New ways to search on Twitter
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Twitter backtracks and removes option to let users receive direct messages from any follower
Laura Bennett / The New Republic:
Media Diets: Our Most Pretentious Obsession  —  The phony cult of telling people what you read  —  In a recent Times op-ed, Bill Keller, making the case for 2013 as the golden age of news, offered a casual account of his daily media intake.  It started ordinarily enough: a little NPR at the gym …
Discussion: @michaelroston, @pbump and @choire
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
The rise of Brown Moses: How an unemployed British man has become a poster boy for citizen journalism  —  We've written many times about how social media and what Om likes to call the “democratization of distribution” have changed the way that journalism works in a digital age …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and @antderosa
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Fear And Anxiety At Bloomberg TV  —  Big changes are ahead after another management overhaul of the financial news outlet's TV operation.  Problem is, no one is really sure what they are — or where they stand.  —  When new Bloomberg Media Chief Executive Justin Smith announced just 12 days ago …
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Felix Salmon:
The evolution of Bloomberg News
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Michael Forsythe out at Bloomberg News
David Weir / KQED News Fix:
Final Words From Raul Ramirez: ‘Journalism Has Always Been About the Power of Voices’  —  Tonight, Raul Ramirez, the executive director of news and public affairs at KQED Public Radio, is being posthumously awarded the 2013 Distinguished Service to Journalism Award by the Society of Professional Journalists …
Scott Alexander / Hollywood Reporter:
Microsoft's Xbox One: Does it Live up to the Hype?  —  With its new console, launching Friday, the company makes a bold play for your cable box and the future of television.  —  This Friday, Microsoft will release its new Xbox One video game console, competing directly with longtime rival Sony …
Mark Scott promises investigation after The Australian leaks ABC salary details  —  ABC managing director Mark Scott has apologised to staff over the release of individual pay details by The Australian, calling the figures “wrong and out-of-date”, and vowing to investigate how the newspaper obtained the information.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
CNN Acquires Film by Jose Antonio Vargas  —  CNN Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to “Documented,” a feature-length film about undocumented immigrant and former Washington Post and Huffington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas.  The film will premiere on CNN/U.S. next spring …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Alastair Reid /
NewsWhip launches local function for social search tool  —  The newsroom tool for surfacing trending stories now draws on local blogs and news outlets in the UK, US, Canada and Germany as well as national outlets from around the world  —  NewsWhip Spike, a tool for finding news stories trending …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Disqus enables rich media in comments because conversations are more than just text  —  Disclosure: VentureBeat uses Disqus for its comment platform.  —  Disqus is rolling out a significant update to its online comment platform today that add videos, photos, and other forms of rich media to discussions between readers.
Discussion: The Next Web, Disqus and ReadWrite
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
ESPN, Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight Hire Key Editorial Team  —, a website for data-driven journalism re-launching in early 2014 in coordination with ESPN, has made a number of key hires for the new site, which will be led by editor-in-chief Nate Silver.
Robert Andrews / InPublishing:
How have publishers responded to the demise of Google Reader?  —  When Google announced in March that it was “sunsetting” its RSS newsreader service Google Reader, writes Robert Andrews, echoes rang out from hundreds of aghast journalists' jaws hitting the floor.
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