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5:25 PM ET, November 22, 2013


 Top News: 
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)  —  Couric is set to exit her role ABC News special correspondent early as she nears a deal for an interview show on Yahoo.  —  Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show …
Haiti photographer wins $1.22mn in AFP copyright case  —  A US jury on Friday awarded a Haitian photographer $1.22 million in damages after ruling that Agence France-Presse (AFP) and its US partner Getty Images wilfully infringed his copyright in 2010.  —  The seven-member jury took five hours …
Lindsay Comstock / Photoforward:
Jury Awards Daniel Morel Full Extent of Law; Finds AFP, Getty Willful in Copyright Violation
Discussion: Photoforward
Mark H. Jaffe / @markjkings:
Breaking - Jury finds Getty Images liable for copyright infringement, Morel v. AFP, large damage award reported
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
Comcast, Charter Said to Weigh Joint Bid for Time Warner Cable  —  Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications Inc. have discussed a joint bid for Time Warner Cable Inc. to divide its assets between them, people with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The talks between Comcast and Charter were preliminary …
Judge reinstates fired Inquirer editor  —  A Philadelphia judge on Friday ordered that former Inquirer Editor William K. Marimow be reinstated immediately, overturning a personnel move that exposed deep divisions among the newspaper's owners and sparked a monthlong legal battle for control of its parent company.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
An exclusive behind-the-scenes look at AJ+, Al Jazeera's upcoming online news network  —  Across from San Francisco's AT&T Park stadium, a small group of news junkies is working on building a different kind of startup.  —  The first thing you notice when entering their building …
Discussion: Politico
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Almost quarter of shareholders at BSkyB oppose chief's £7m pay  —  Agm revolt after advisory services flagged concerns but BT challenge on sport not raised at brief meeting  —  Almost a quarter of BSkyB's shareholders rebelled against the £7m pay package of chief executive Jeremy Darroch …
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
James Murdoch Re-Elected to BSkyB Board
Discussion: Telegraph, Guardian, Politico and Variety
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Adrian Chen to leave Gawker, pursue freelance  —  Gawker editor John Cook announced in a memo today that longtime staff writer Adrian Chen is leaving the site to pursue a freelance career.  —  “It is with a heavy heart and barely subdued rage that I must report that Gawker senior writer Adrian Chen …
Rachel Bartlett /
Long-form publisher Matter stops charging for articles  —  Matter, which had adopted a micro-payments model when it launched a year ago, was bought by blogging platform Medium earlier this year  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on
Discussion: Medium and Gigaom
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Shutting Down So Company Can Focus On Turntable Live Events Platform  —  Today, has announced that it will shut down its ‘virtual dj’ product entirely to focus on its new Turntable Live platform, which attempts to replicate the ‘being there’ experience of live performances.
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck:
Behind Scripps' TV Paywall Strategy In Cincy  —  E.W. Scripps-owned WCPO in Cincinnati on Thursday announced that it will launch a digital subscription model around its premium content in January.  The TV paywall is unprecedented and faces an uphill battle to win over consumers who align broadcast television content with being free.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Cincinnati TV station plans paywall on its website
Business Insider:
Here's Why Maria Bartiromo Is Leaving CNBC For FOX Business  —  The financial media world was stunned this week when Drudge Report broke the news that Maria Bartiromo would be leaving CNBC for FOX Business Network.  —  Bartiromo, affectionately known as the “Money Honey,” has been a fixture at CNBC for two decades.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Time Inc. expected to file IPO offering documents today, revealing detailed financials  —  Time to lift its veil  —  Time Warner is expected to file its initial public offering documents for the spinoff of its Time Inc. publishing division Friday, sources said.
Tim Berners-Lee says ‘surveillance threatens web’  —  Web creator Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the democratic nature of the net is threatened by a “growing tide of surveillance and censorship”.  —  The warning came as he launched his World Wide Web Foundation's annual web index report, tracking global censorship.
Jacob Hoffman-Andrews / Twitter Engineering Blog:
Twitter enables forward secrecy to avoid snooping, joining Google, Mozilla, and Facebook  —  Forward Secrecy at Twitter  —  As part of our continuing effort to keep our users' information as secure as possible, we're happy to announce that we recently enabled forward secrecy for traffic on …
Discussion: NYT Bits, TechCrunch and The Verge
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Twitter Adds Advertising Tool to Target TV Conversations  —  Twitter Inc. (TWTR) added a tool for advertisers that will let them target users who are posting about television shows, seeking to capitalize on the way people use its microblogging service.  —  The feature will allow networks …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Why the New York Times needs to think less about products and more about relationships  —  Over at the Nieman Journalism Lab, media analyst Ken Doctor has a good overview of what the New York Times has in mind for “Paywall 2.0,” or the future of its subscription access plan — namely …
Natan Edelsburg / Lost Remote:
Guided by second screen trends, rolls out interactive music site designed by Huge  —  Increasingly, social TV and music are mingling.  Last week, we wrote about Bravo's partnership this season with Spotify, and on Tuesday, the music network REVOLT debuted the redesigned
Discussion: PRNewser and AppNewser
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Magazine Readership Inches Upward  —  Despite a slight decline in overall magazine circulation in the first half of this year, the number of magazine readers in the U.S. is actually up slightly, according to the latest GfK MRI's Survey of the American Consumer, which tracks print and digital magazine readership.
Discussion: @yappelbaum and @karenmcgrane
Greg Bishop / New York Times:
New Territory, and New Challenges, for HBO in Macau Prizefight  —  MACAU — The boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will start at the usual time in the United States (Saturday, around midnight Eastern), will be broadcast on HBO pay-per-view and will look, if all goes well, identical to any other major prizefight.
Patrick Goldstein / Los Angeles Magazine:
Hollywood trades and the fierce competition to be first  —  Pulp Friction  —  Time was, Hollywood had two “trades” that covered all things entertainment.  Now it has has four, and the competition for news, ads, and readers is down and dirty, 24 hours a day  —  Remember how simple it used to be to stay informed?
Todd Spangler / Variety:
How Bravo Is Crunching Facebook Data to Lift ‘Real Housewives’ Repeat Ratings  —  Cabler uses social giant's new keyword search feature to glean factoids for ‘social edition’ rebroadcasts  —  Bravo is one of the first TV networks to drink from Facebook's data fire hose …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Speculation Mounts for Hugo Lindgren's Successor  —  TIMES IN FOR A CHANGE: It's very rare when a slew of high-profile journalism jobs open up at the same time at arguably the highest-profile newspaper in the country.  It's even more unusual when two of those jobs relate to fashion journalism.
Tony Manfred / Business Insider:
Here's The Glowing Story About The Qatar World Cup That ESPN Doesn't Want You To Read  —  Amid claims that Qatar is using “modern day slavery” to construct infrastructure for the 2022 World Cup, ESPN writer Phil Ball went on an “all-expenses paid trip” to the country and wrote an overwhelmingly positive story about it.
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Christopher Palmeri / Bloomberg:
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Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
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Alicia A. Caldwell / Associated Press:
Washington Times Sues Homeland Security Over Reporter's Notes
Discussion: Poynter
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Paul Sandle / Reuters:
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
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Discussion: TeleRead