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5:50 PM ET, November 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Felix Salmon:
The evolution of Bloomberg News  —  Yesterday was a big day for layoffs over at Bloomberg, and Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke has the official memo from editor-in-chief Matt Winkler.  In typical Bloomberg style, the defenestrations seem to be taking place in much the same way as they would on Wall Street …
Evan Osnos / The New Yorker Blog:
What Will It Cost to Cover China?  —  The Chinese Communist Party generated hopeful headlines this month by acknowledging that it faces a time of reckoning: to prevent economic peril and rising unrest, the Party promised to overhaul the economy, to allow more parents to have two children instead of only one …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Michael Forsythe out at Bloomberg News  —  Michael Forsythe, the Bloomberg News reporter suspected of leaking allegations that his outlet spiked investigative reports on China, has left the company, he confirmed on Tuesday.  —  “I can confirm that I have left Bloomberg News.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Winkler's note to Bloomberg staff: We will grow in 2014
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Atlantic Wire’ relaunches this morning as ‘The Wire’  —  Website relaunches are notorious for creating headaches in the days and hours before they go live, between staff training, functionality testing and inevitable last minute design fixes.  —  But the relaunch of The Atlantic Wire …
New York Times:
Murdoch Divorce Said to Be Almost Final  —  Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Murdoch are negotiating the final details of their divorce settlement, a deal that will officially end the 14-year marriage of the media mogul and his third wife, according to people with direct knowledge of the negotiations.
Discussion: @michaelwolffnyc
Kaylene Hong / The Next Web:
Twitter backtracks and removes option to let users receive direct messages from any follower  —  Last month, Twitter quietly rolled out a new feature to give users the choice to receive private messages from any of their followers, but that option has now been removed.
Esteban Kozak / Twitter blog:
New ways to search on Twitter  —  We're updating our iOS and Android apps to make it easier to discover what's happening on Twitter.  —  New filters in search help you quickly find exactly the Tweets and people you're looking for.  And now you have the option to view all Tweets …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Quora Will Push Its Most Link-Baity Content to BuzzFeed (Though It Would Never Call It That)  —  On Quora, answers to the question “What are the most surreal places one can ever visit?” are a fantastical mix of caves and mountains and formations and reefs.  The page has more than half a million views.
Discussion: The Quora Blog
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Music Streaming Startup Rdio Lays Off Staff To 'Improve Cost Structure And Ensure A Scalable Business"  —  The music streaming business can be tough, with market leaders like Spotify growing like weeds but still loss-making.  Today, some bad news from competitor Rdio, the music streaming service startup …
Discussion: Gigaom, The Verge, @jherskowitz, @sai and @panzer
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Deadline owner Jay Penske takes Nikki Finke to arbitration  —  The battle between entertainment journalist Nikki Finke and Jay Penske, the owner of Deadline Hollywood, the website she founded and has since left, has been turned up a notch.  Late Monday, Penske Media Corp. (PMC) …
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Adds Yahoo, PBS  —  Apple has signed on more video providers for its Apple TV box: Yahoo is now offering its Yahoo Screen service on the Web video gadget, and PBS has created an app that lets users watch some, but not all, of its shows.  —  Apple, which has kept a tight grip …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Flickr can now turn your pictures into keepsakes with one-click photo books
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Fear And Anxiety At Bloomberg TV
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Howard Kurtz Cracks 1M Viewers On Fox News' ‘MediaBuzz’
Discussion: Mediaite and
John Paul Titlow / Co.Labs:
How Journalists At The Guardian Built That Epic NSA Story
Discussion: @emptywheel and @natgeocreative
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
LA Times president leaving the building *
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Vimeo Just Revealed Its Revenue For The First Time
Andrew Crook / Crikey:
Catalano appointed CEO of Fairfax's Domain
 Earlier Picks: 
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
GateHouse restructures Mass. weeklies
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Warner Bros. Admits To Issuing Bogus Takedowns; Gloats To Court How There's Nothing Anyone Can Do About That
Discussion: @laurenweinstein
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Salon Media Group Revenues Continue to Rise
Sam Petulla / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How taking cues from Business Insider is making a popular Kenyan website profitable
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
History Comes to Life With Tweets From Past
Discussion: @anked
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Traditional Publishers Are Struggling as Buying Goes Automated