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8:00 PM ET, November 24, 2013


 Top News: 
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo's “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday  —  As AllThingsD had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie Couric to do a high-profile online interview show on its home page.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Couric Get Would Mean Yet Another Chase Of The Online Video Carrot For Yahoo  —  Yahoo is reportedly going to make its Katie Couric-hosted talk show announcement on Monday, according to a new report from AllThingsD's Kara Swisher, supported by an earlier article from the NYT.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
One Way or Another, Big TV Is Getting Bigger.  Will You Care?  —  Can Comcast, the country's biggest pay-TV provider, really get bigger?  —  That's the scenario that's floating out today, sparked by CNBC's report that Time Warner Cable, the country's second-biggest cable company, might be looking to Comcast as a white knight.
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Cable consolidation isn't about TV: It's about broadband  —  Given the rumors that Comcast is talking with regulators to see if it could find a way to buy Time Warner Cable and that Liberty Media's John Malone is eyeing some kind of Charter and Time Warner Cable tie up, this summer's hand-wringing …
The Wrap:
Washington Consumer Groups Question Comcast's Reported Bid for Time Warner Cable
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
iVillage to Be Shuttered as Standalone Site, Folded into  —  iVillage, one of the earliest websites for women, will be folded into next spring, TVNewser has learned.  The news of the dissolution of the standalone site is the second such move today.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
NBC Shutting Down
Discussion: @latinoticias
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Why Comcast isn't worried about the Xbox One  —  For its 50th birthday, Comcast would like another half-century of television dominance  —  While the tech world's attention is firmly planted on the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and their bids to take over the living room, Comcast is having a party.
Discussion: @backlon
Bob Lefsetz / Variety:
Internet revenue could restore the balance of power between artist and distributor  —  Internet revenue could restore the balance of power between artist and distributor  —  Once upon a time recording was profitable.  —  Then MTV came along, and with the advent of the CD, revenues soared.
Discussion: The Verge and Guardian
Nikki Schwab / US News:
White House Pic of the Day of Media Enrages Media  —  Friday's White House “Photo of the Day” seems fairly innocuous at first glance.  President Obama, in the Oval Office, is surrounded by eight photojournalists as he signs a bill into law.  —  [REPORT: ‘Climate of Fear’ for Press Under Obama ]
What tools does Upworthy employ to test its headlines?  —  Answer: We have a custom click testing system that I call the magic unicorn box which we built internally.  I can't say how it works.  All I can say is that I put my headlines in the box, and the magical scores come out, and then I make decisions based on that.
Discussion: @raju, @pkafka and @quora
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
After Changes, How Green Is The Times?  —  EARLY this year, The Times came under heavy criticism from many readers who care deeply about news coverage about the environment — especially climate change.  —  In January, The Times dismantled its “pod” of reporters and editors devoted to that subject.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @adamanyc and @dabeard
Jim Romenesko:
Ex-stripper Sarah Tressler quits the San Antonio Express-News  —  Reporter Sarah Tressler was fired from Hearst's Houston Chronicle last year after it was discovered that she was moonlighting as a stripper.  She filed an EEOC complaint and landed at the San Antonio Express-News — another Hearst paper — as part of her settlement.
Mark Ramsey / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Whatever Happened To Podcasting?  —  Once labeled the next big thing, podcasting has fallen off the media radar.  While the category still has a number of sure “hits” — including public radio content and podcasts from established personalities — it has encountered a few obstacles blocking …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
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Discussion: @ryantate