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3:40 PM ET, December 3, 2013

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Capital New York:
Zucker plans massive change at CNN  —  After almost a year of tinkering, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker has concluded that a news channel cannot subsist on news alone.  —  So he is planning much broader changes for the network—including a prime-time shakeup that's likely to make CNN traditionalists cringe.
Carl Bernstein / Guardian:
An open letter from Carl Bernstein to Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger  —  Watergate scandal journalist's letter comes as Guardian editor prepares to appear before MPs over Edward Snowden leaks  —  There is plenty of time - and there are abundant venues - to debate relevant questions …
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Jill Lawless / Associated Press:
Guardian: We have published 1 pct of Snowden leak  —  LONDON — The editor of the Guardian said Tuesday his newspaper has published just 1 percent of the material it received from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, and denied the paper had placed lives or national security at risk.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Alan Rusbridger Asked Some Ridiculous Questions At Parliamentary Hearing
Ben Emmerson / Guardian:
It's outrageous to accuse the Guardian of aiding terrorism by publishing Snowden's revelations
Bloomberg:
BuzzFeed Said to Expect 2014 Sales of up to $120 Million  —  BuzzFeed Inc., the online publisher of news, lists and quizzes that are designed to be shared on social media, is forecasting revenue of as much as $120 million in 2014, said two people with knowledge of its financials.
Discussion: Poynter
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BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed Reaches More Than 130 Million Unique Visitors In November  —  Facebook and other social networks contribute to site's growth by propelling quality journalism and entertainment  —  DECEMBER 2, 2013 - BuzzFeed announced today that November was its biggest traffic month ever …
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.
Ezra Klein / Wonkblog:
Being a viral genius is going viral  —  Farhad Manjoo's profile of Gawker's Neetzan Zimmerman is getting a lot of well-deserved attention and, if my Twitter feed is any indication, scaring the daylights out of more traditional reporters.  —  Zimmerman is basically Gawker's chief finder of viral content.
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.
Jake Batsell / Idea Lab:
Where Did the Chicago News Cooperative Go Wrong?  Not Putting Business First  —  Nearly two years after he folded the Chicago News Cooperative, co-founder James O'Shea has had time to reflect on his short-lived stint as a news entrepreneur.  —  O'Shea launched the political news startup in late 2009 …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Adam Sherwin / The Independent:
Spotify answers Thom Yorke attacks by revealing ‘$0.006 per play’ royalties figure  —  Music streaming service has received criticism from musicians, but boasts that is has paid out more than $1bn in royalties since its 2008 launch  —  A song played on Spotify can earn an artist just $0.006 …
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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.
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Fates of Brooks and Coulson in Tabloid Hacking Case Are Diverging  —  LONDON — Once they were friends and colleagues who reveled in the heady world of British news, politics and intrigue.  Together they rose from the scrappy newsrooms of London's tabloids to the heights of establishment power …
Discussion: @sarahlyall
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 …
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
After New York Magazine Cuts Frequency, Will Other Weeklies Follow?
Edirin Oputu / Columbia Journalism Review:
ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education  —  The Online News Association is running a competition to explore new forms of journalism education  —  The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities …
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.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Sun-Times, union deal would bring back 4 photographers  —  Sun-Times Media, publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times, has agreed to hire back four fired photographers as part of a new collective bargaining agreement, according to a union spokesman.  The tentative three-year agreement …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
The Allure of the Print Book  —  I didn't want to start reading print books again, but I honestly had no choice.  My dog, Pixel, forced me to.  —  You see Pixel, a 35-pound clump of energy, has an obsession with shadows and reflections.  At the beach or the dog park …
Discussion: @davidjalmond and @benchten
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
News nonprofit starts taking donations in Bitcoin
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