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11:30 AM ET, September 4, 2014

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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Michael Bloomberg to reassume leadership of Bloomberg LP; Dan Doctoroff to step down as CEO at year end  —  Michael Bloomberg to Return as Chief of Company He Founded  —  Michael R. Bloomberg will reassume the leadership of his business empire only eight months after ending his final term as mayor of New York.
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Emily Steel / New York Times:
Vice raises $250M from Technology Crossover Ventures for 10% stake, now valued at over $2.5B  —  Vice Lands 2nd Investment, to Fuel Expansion  —  Vice Media, the rabble-rouser of the news and entertainment business, has landed a pair of investments totaling $500 million to fuel the expansion of its media empire.
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Rdio Moves to Free Music Model to Compete with Spotify and Others  —  In the face of growing competition in the streaming music market, Rdio, a four-year-old service that charges for online subscriptions, has moved into a new phase with abundant free music — as well as free music's ever-present companion, advertising.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New Times editor on what his paper owes the reader  —  In the wake of the videotaped beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff at the hands of the jihadist group ISIS, New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet weighed in on a debate that has loomed large as footage …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
CNN's ‘Reliable Sources’ moving to New York later this month  —  CNN is moving its Sunday morning media show “Reliable Sources” from Washington, D.C. to New York, host Brian Stelter told Capital.  —  “It looks like September 21st will be the first show here [in New York],” Stelter said in a brief phone interview.
Nadia Drake / KSJ Tracker:
Elise Andrew, science popularizer with a spotty attribution record, gets a pass from CJR  —  On Tuesday, the Columbia Journalism Review published a profile of Elise Andrew, creator of the massively popular Facebook page I F*cking Love Science.  The page posts science curiosities multiple times …
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Laura M. Holson / New York Times:
WWD Seeks an Expanded Online Presence and Larger Staff  —  The day after Condé Nast announced last month that it was selling Fairchild Fashion Media for a reported $100 million, the new owner, Jay Penske, held several meetings with staff members of its crown jewel publication, Women's Wear Daily.
Eyder Peralta / NPR:
After A 35-Year Run, NPR's Programming Chief Will Retire  —  After almost 35 years at NPR, Ellen McDonnell, the network's executive editor for news programming, is retiring.  —  The network announced her retirement in a memo to staff on Thursday.  —  “Ellen is as much a part of NPR's DNA …
Discussion: Current.org
Garett Sloane / Adweek:
YouTube May Be Worth Up to $40 Billion—More Than Twitter  —  Jefferies report projects $8.9 billion in ad sales by 2016  —  YouTube, broken out from Google's overall business, is potentially worth more than Twitter with a valuation up to $40 billion, according to an analysis released today by Jefferies.
Discussion: Business Insider
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
USA Today lays off between 60 and 70 staffers  —  USA Today laid off between 60 and 70 staffers Wednesday, with about half those cuts hitting its newsroom, a company source tells Poynter.  —  Gannett, which owns USA Today, announced in August it plans to spin off its publishing business.
William Yardley / New York Times:
Stephen D. Isaacs Is Dead at 76; Washington Post Editor and Columbia Professor  —  Stephen D. Isaacs, who at 26 became city editor of The Washington Post and went on to become a prominent journalist and academic at Columbia University, died on Thursday in Austin, Tex. He was 76.
Discussion: Washington Post
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Former HuffPo ME Jimmy Soni investigated for sexual harassment related to Editorial Fellows  —  Top Huffington Post Editor Was Investigated for Sexual Harassment  —  In May, The Huffington Post announced that 29-year-old managing editor Jimmy Soni would step down to focus on launching …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Washington Times staffers contribute to special NRA pullout  —  The Washington Times is a natural partner for the National Rifle Association.  Its editorials run strongly in favor of gun rights, a tradition currently overseen by Opinion Editor David A. Keene, a former president of the NRA.
Discussion: @erikwemple and Washington Times
Trista Bridges / Rude Baguette:
Wuaki.tv beats Netflix to France with soft launch to 10k beta users  —  Wuaki.tv leapfrogs Netflix by launching this week in France  —  With Netflix launching in France on September 15 with a strategy to not only offer an extensive catalog and awarding winning content, but also produce customized …
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy applies to marry fiancee in prison  —  Fahmy makes official request after 250 days of incarceration and hopes Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed will be best men  —  An al-Jazeera English journalist jailed in Egypt has officially applied to marry his fiancee in prison …
Discussion: @patrickkingsley
Media Standards Trust:
Media Standards Trust: post Leveson coverage of press regulation mostly negative, did not include public opinion  —  How newspapers covered press regulation after Leveson  —  The Media Standards Trust today publishes the first comprehensive analysis of UK national newspaper coverage …
Rebecca Ford / Hollywood Reporter:
George Clooney to Direct Phone-Hacking Scandal Movie for Sony  —  ‘Hack Attack’ explores the Rupert Murdoch media scandal  —  George Clooney has made the call on his next directing project.  The actor-producer-director will helm an adaptation of the book Hack Attack, exploring …
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
From ISIS Videos to JLaw Nudes, When Is Looking Abetting Evil?  —  The Steven Sotloff execution video, like the James Foley video before it, was made for you to see.  The stolen celebrity nude photos were never meant for you to see.  So should you?  —  To look or not to look, that is the question of this digital age.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Publishers Push For EC To Reject Almunia's Google Antitrust Proposal
Discussion: Emma and Gigaom
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
News Corp's Daily Telegraph raises price of eNewspaper app by 320 per cent
Jeff John Roberts / Gigaom:
Yelp does not “extort” by trading review placements for ad contracts, appeals court rules
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin / Inc.:
Profile of Dao Nguyen, who helped quintuple Buzzfeed's traffic in two years
Discussion: @kristenlepore and bookforum.com
Ben Mook / Current.org:
Merged newsroom boosts St. Louis Public Radio's response to tumult in Ferguson
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
‘Good Morning America’ Anchor Robin Roberts Launches Production Company
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Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Penguin Random House Plans to Combine 2 Units
Discussion: Deadline and Bookseller news
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Next BBC Trust chair needs to act as ‘firewall’, says Tessa Jowell
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
How the NY Daily News went from a local tabloid to a national news site
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC strike could disrupt Scottish independence referendum coverage
Discussion: Home on News and @thistleweb
Lou Clancy / INMA:
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