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5:35 AM ET, December 3, 2013

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Jim Waterson / BuzzFeed:
Bloomberg's Robert Hutton excluded from a press conference with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang
Discussion: Guardian
Alex Litel / The Wire:
A BuzzFeed in a Box: The Person Behind ViralNova  —  ViralNova came out of nowhere.  A collection of image-heavy, emotionally manipulating posts unabashedly in the style of BuzzFeed and Upworthy, the site launched in May with stories like “14 Photos That Will Warm Your Heart” and “Lioness Saves Her Cub Trapped on a Cliff.”
Discussion: Business Insider, Poynter and Digits
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Turning to Public to Back Investigative Journalism  —  If you suspect your local town government is corrupt, would you pay a journalist to investigate?  —  Uncoverage, a website that will be announced on Monday, will test whether the public cares enough about investigative journalism to pay for it.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
After New York Magazine Cuts Frequency, Will Other Weeklies Follow?  —  New York magazine surprised the media world with its announcement it will go twice-monthly, but the high printing and distribution costs associated with publishing a weekly magazine aren't lost on other titles.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Comcast, Nielsen Unveil Plan to Get More Ad Money From Video On Demand  —  Placing current ads alongside older episodes could help Big TV recapture some of its eroding audience  —  More couch potatoes have turned to the TV-watching behavior known as “catch-up viewing.”
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Dropping the needle: the life and death of Turntable.fm  —  Meet me in the club, it's going down  —  Tonight at 10PM EST, the virtual DJs at Turntable.fm will be escorted off the stage for the last time.  Two and a half years after founders Billy Chasen and Seth Goldstein captivated music fans …
Discussion: @ashleymayer, @trakkstar and Mashable
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
The Chernin Group Buys Stake in Anime Site Crunchyroll to Build New Online Video Power  —  The Chernin Group has acquired a majority stake in Crunchyroll, a popular site for people to watch anime online, the company announced on Monday.  TCG will now build Crunchyroll into a leading provider …
Rafat Ali / LinkedIn Today:
Here Come The Mediata Startups  —  In the history of the Internet and online media, Politicalbase will remain an obscure footnote, remembered by only five people, three of which were likely the creators of it.  It was launched in 2008 by Shelby Bonnie's post-CNET company and was dead soon after.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Aimee Mann Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Digital Music  —  The songwriter sued a company responsible for providing millions of songs to big online streaming services.  —  In July, Aimee Mann brought a noteworthy lawsuit over the possible existence of a massive amount of unlicensed music being streamed online.
Discussion: musicfeeds.com.au
Ben Emmerson / Guardian:
It's outrageous to accuse the Guardian of aiding terrorism by publishing Snowden's revelations  —  Alan Rusbridger is being grilled by MPs - but he has published nothing that could be a threat to national security  —  The Guardian's editor, Alan Rusbridger, is due to appear before the House …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Mobile Trends to Keep In Mind  —  For publishers, developing an all-out mobile strategy has become both more necessary and more challenging.  Today, we look at key data points and trends for such a task.  —  #1 The Global Picture  — 1.7bn mobile phones (feature phones and smartphones) were sold in 2012 alone
Charles Davis / VICE:
The exploited laborers of the liberal media  —  I was 21 years old when I took out my earring, combed my hair, and tried concealing my distaste for power and Washington, DC, in order to ask questions at press conferences.  It was the summer of 2006, and I had just left college to go work for a small …
Darren Boyle / Reuters:
Michael Gillard scoops Journalist of the Year at second annual British Journalism Awards  —  Michael Gillard of The Sunday Times has been awarded the prestigious Journalist of the Year award at the second annual British Journalism Awards 2013.  Some 150 people attended the celebration …
Discussion: Guardian, @beltrew and @misterscoop
Peter Horrocks / BBC:
A BBC bureau for Burma  —  This weekend I received news I never thought I'd hear.  The Myanmar Ministry of Information announced that the BBC, along with three other international news agencies, had been given official permission to open a news bureau in Burma, also known as Myanmar.
Discussion: ATV Today
Borys Kit / Hollywood Reporter:
Lionsgate in Early Talks to Pick Up Hillary Clinton Biopic ‘Rodham’  —  James Ponsoldt, who directed “The Spectacular Now,” is helming the drama.  —  Lionsgate is in early talks to make Rodham, Temple Hill's and The Arlook Group's biopic of the former first lady, New York senator …
Discussion: Deadline.com
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
IAB Sorts Out Native Ahead of FTC Workshop  —  Timed to coincide with the Federal Trade Commission's workshop this week on native advertising, the Interactive Advertising Bureau plans to release a prospectus on the industry's hottest ad format.  The report is the digital community's first pass …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Thanks:@steverubel
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
An early indicator that the FTC is considering regulating native advertising
 
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