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8:30 PM ET, December 9, 2013

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J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Fox News Paid Fired Executive $8 Million to Keep Quiet  —  Roger Ailes' secrets command a heavy price.  Last week, the New York Times reported that Fox News had reached an out-of-court settlement with Brian Lewis, the former Roger Ailes aide who was abruptly fired in late July.
Bloomberg:
AllThingsD Editors Are Said to Complete NBCUniversal Deal  —  AllThingsD editors Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, who are leaving News Corp. at the end of the year, completed a deal with NBCUniversal for a news and conference business that will bring their current staff to a newly named website …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Publishers Nervously Await The Facebook “Correction”  —  Traffic is up, and things are going great.  And now some people are starting to worry.  “We got the sense they didn't even really know how this massive beast they have actually works ... that they can make or break entire companies.”
Discussion: Gigaom, Poynter, @mckaycoppins and @cwarzel
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Scripps Buys Newsy For $35M To Expand From TV And Newspapers To Digital Video  —  Another exit for a new media startup into the arms of the old media industry: E.W. Scripps, the storied owner of 19 local television stations and daily newspapers in 13 markets across the U.S. …
Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Time Warner Cable to add another app platform: Apple TV?  —  NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable incoming Chief Executive Rob Marcus said the company this week will add another platform to the list that can access its TWC TV app, which enables subscribers to stream live channels and watch videos on demand.
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Reuters:
Time Warner Cable incoming CEO says in no rush to sell company
Discussion: Gigaom
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Layoffs ahead at Time Inc.  —  Time Inc. staffers were informed today that layoffs lie ahead in the New Year, Capital has learned.  —  The publishing giant has implemented cuts in recent years while aiming to rein in costs.  Just under a year ago, 500 jobs were slashed from the company …
Discussion: AdAge, @tmcgev and The Huffington Post
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Confirmed: Flipboard Raises Another $50 Million To Close Out Its Series C Round  —  Flipboard has confirmed that it raised an additional $50 million, which will close out the Series C round of financing that it brought on in September.  In addition to the new funding, Flipboard is also announcing …
Discussion: VentureBeat, AllThingsD and Forbes
Steve Volk / Philadelphia Magazine:
George Norcross Now the Majority Owner of Inquirer, Daily News, Philly.com  —  In a move that has deep ramifications for Philadelphia's entire media ecosystem, George Norcross III has become the majority owner of the Inquirer, Daily News and philly.com.  —  Norcross is expected to announce …
PJ Vogt / On The Media:
Today's hoax: the screaming Google employee  —  Last week, we threw up our hands in the face of the endless deluge of viral hoaxes.  Then, we tried to make peace with living in a fake world and even found a lie that we liked.  Well, it's Monday, and just like you and I, viral internet hoaxes are clocking in for their workweek.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Jeffrey Rothfeder out as editor of International Business Times  —  Jeffrey Rothfeder, editor-in-chief of The International Business Times, is leaving leave the budding business news website next month, Capital has learned.  —  Sources familiar with the matter said Rothfeder will be out as of the end …
Naomi Sharp / Columbia Journalism Review:
The future of longform  —  A conference at the Columbia Journalism School explored the craft's digital prospects  —  When readers started moving to the internet, media analysts thought longform journalism was in trouble.  Attention spans were going to shrivel.
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
With No Notice, Putin Scraps Kremlin News Agencies  —  MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin dissolved one of Russia's official news agencies, RIA Novosti, along with its international radio broadcaster on Monday, signaling a significant reorganization in state media at a time when Russia's …
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP reporter finds bodies in Malian desert
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
In suburban D.C., a network of hyperlocal news sites expands and bets on local advertising
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Flipboard adds Reuters to its social reader app
Jim Romenesko:
Anthony Duignan-Cabrera resigns as Patch vice president, editorial director
Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press:
Twitter, Facebook, others warn defamation suit against gossip site could “significantly chill online speech”
Discussion: Poynter
Hadas Gold / Politico:
NYT Public Ed: Forsythe could join Times
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Yorker, Washington Post Passed On Seymour Hersh Syria Report
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Trinity Mirror launches ‘socially-shareable data journalism’ site
Discussion: @martinbelam and Guardian
Edward Moyer / CNET:
Saving the Net from the surveillance state: Glenn Greenwald speaks up (Q&A)
Discussion: Forbes and @wblau
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Afraid of Free Speech, on Many Fronts: PEN, Google, China, Goliath
Dan Caterinicchia / Poynter:
College websites seeing mobile migration, but not all are ready
Discussion: @elanazak and @doughaddix
 

 
From Techmeme:

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
A look at Apple's slow rollout of AI features, impressive visionOS 2 beta, plans for thinnest, lightest devices in tech, including a phone in the iPhone 17 line

Caroline O'Donovan / Washington Post:
Leaked documents reveal life-threatening issues at Amazon's primary-care service One Medical, raising concerns about Amazon's frugal approach to health care

 
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