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1:50 AM ET, December 4, 2013

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Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Editor Describes Pressure After Leaks by Snowden  —  The top editor of the British newspaper The Guardian told Parliament on Tuesday that since it had obtained documents on government surveillance from a former National Security Agency contractor, Edward J. Snowden, it had been subjected to measures …
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Guardian:
Guardian will not be intimidated over NSA leaks, Alan Rusbridger tells MPs  —  Editor tells parliamentary committee that stories revealing mass surveillance by UK and US have prompted global debate  —  The Guardian has come under concerted pressure and intimidation designed to stop …
Reuters:
Guardian Newspaper Staff May Face Charges For Assisting Terrorists  —  LONDON, Dec 3 (Reuters) - British police are examining whether Guardian newspaper staff should be investigated for terrorism offences over their handling of data leaked by Edward Snowden, Britain's senior counter-terrorism officer said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Guardian, VentureBeat, Techdirt and Gawker
Jill Lawless / Associated Press:
Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Newsweek Plans Return to Print  —  Newsweek, the struggling weekly magazine that ceased print publication last year, plans to turn the presses back on.  —  The magazine expects to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February, said Jim Impoco, Newsweek's editor in chief.
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Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
As New York Mag Cuts Issues, The Week Decides to Add a Few  —  One day after New York magazine said it would reduce its print frequency to every other week, The Week said it plans to increase the number of issues it publishes to 51 next year from 48.  —  New York's decision was informed …
Discussion: Folio
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Newsweek to bring print edition back from the dead  —  Newsweek's new owners think they can succeed at something its previous owners failed at: printing a weekly magazine in the United States.  —  IBT Media, the obscure media company that bought Newsweek in August, said Tuesday that it intends …
Discussion: @justinjm1 and @jbenton
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Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
The Sad Final Demise Of “The Daily Download”  —  The Daily Download, the much-scrutinized project of media personalities Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz, appears to be no more.  The website for the media commentary project hasn't been online in more than a month according to the Internet Web Archive.
Discussion: @buzzfeedandrew
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David Weigel / Slate:   Howard Kurtz and the Daily Download: The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name
Dave Weigel:
If You Want Reporters to Check Stories Before They Publish, You're a Hater  —  Instead of doing something productive, like finishing chapter two of my book (it's going well anyway!), I spent about an hour today noticing how the Internet had fallen for yet another hoax.
Sarah Hedgecock / Gawker:
What's Wrong With America's Newspaper Opinion Columnists in One Chart  —  Why are newspaper opinion columnists so consistently baffled by the politics, technologies, and social mores of the 21st century?  We've crunched some data, and we think we've figured out the answer: They're old as hell.
David Sirota / PandoDaily:
Glenn Greenwald faces attacks from critics because he's an “affront to the news cartel”  —  The journalist who hacked the old system  —  With Edward Snowden becoming a leading candidate for Time magazine's Person of the Year, it is important to remember that he is the central character …
David Carr / New York Times:
At Peter Kaplan's Funeral, Mourning the Master of the Masters  —  LARCHMONT, N.Y. — Manhattan publishing took a very sad holiday on Tuesday.  Many of its better-known practitioners traveled by train, car and, in some cases, chartered bus, to Larchmont Temple in Westchester County to say farewell …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian experiments with a robot-generated newspaper with The Long Good Read  —  The Guardian is experimenting in the craft newspaper business and getting some help from robots.  —  That may sound odd, given that the company prints a daily paper read throughout Britain.  A paper staffed by humans.
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
House Republican Leaders Announce Effort to Reform Communications Law  —  Signal it will be lengthy process with hearings, papers and public comment  —  House Republicans Tuesday said they were launching an effort to rewrite communications law that has been outstripped by technology and innovation.
Discussion: CNET, TheHill and Deadline.com
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Epic Fail: The Rise and Fall of Demand Media  —  The future of the so-called “content farm” looks bleak as its search-centric biz crumbles  —  Take note, Twitter: Not every tech company has a happy ending after a ballyhooed IPO.  —  Just look at Demand Media, the Santa Monica …
Arti Patel / Folio:
Bonnier Acquires Sport Diver UK  —  The buy extends dive portfolio internationally.  —  Bonnier Corp. extended its dive market portfolio by acquiring Sport Diver UK, an international magazine that mirrors its own U.S.-based Sport Diver brand.  —  Bonnier CEO Dave Freygang would not divulge …
Erik Wemple:
Media sidelined in coverage of Newtown football squad  —  Hartford Courant sports reporter Tom Yantz turned in something of a scoop last month.  He covers high-school sports in Connecticut and wrote up a profile of the undefeated football team at Newtown High School.
Geoffrey King / Mediashift:
Journalist Faced Prison for Posting Media Relations Number  —  Carlos Miller is not one to back down.  As the founder and publisher of Photography is Not a Crime, a leading blog about free speech and press rights in the U.S., Miller has made it his mission to publicize examples of government overreach …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Post’ in the clear on discrimination suits  —  The New York Post and attorneys representing a former employee have apparently settled a high-profile lawsuit that has dogged the paper for the past several years.  And the Post has emerged victorious in a related suit by two other employees.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New Haven Independent seeks to expand its hyperlocal mission to low-power radio  —  The New Haven Independent, which launched eight years ago amid the first wave of online-only community news sites, may soon expand into radio.  —  The nonprofit Independent is one of three groups asking …
 
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
YouTube's Music Subscription Service Won't Show Up This Year
Discussion: CNET, The Verge and Engadget
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
UsVsTh3m passes 7 million visitors in November
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Time Warner Cable to start carrying Al Jazeera America this week
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
News nonprofit starts taking donations in Bitcoin
Discussion: @abeaujon
Jake Batsell / Idea Lab:
Where Did the Chicago News Cooperative Go Wrong? Not Putting Business First
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education
Wall Street Journal:
Ratings Sag for Cable-TV Business News
Capital New York:
Zucker plans massive change at CNN
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Aimee Mann Wins First Round in Lawsuit Over Digital Music