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3:10 PM ET, September 5, 2014


 Top News: 
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Reddit and Pornhub among website collective to stage ‘go slow’ protest of US internet speed priority plans  —  A collective of the world's largest websites are to stage a “go slow” protest day next week to fight US internet ‘fast-lane’ plans which could reshape the internet irreparably …
Tom Risen / US News:   Larry Flynt, Video Games and the Potential Fallout of Net Neutrality
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix may add short-form content to increase mobile usage  —  Most people don't spend 90 minutes watching whole movies on their phones, which is why Netflix may soon serve them two-minute clips of the best scenes.  —  Netflix has always been all about TV shows and movies, but soon …
Discussion: Nieman Lab, Consumerist and Forbes
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Bloomberg Returns to an Organization Looking for a Vision  —  IN late 2007, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg rolled his chair over to Deputy Mayor Daniel L. Doctoroff's desk inside the bullpen at City Hall and suggested that they go to a nearby table to talk.  The mayor knew that Mr. Doctoroff …
Discussion: @raju and Talking Biz News
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg Faces a More Competitive Marketplace, Strained Relations With Financial Institutions
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Global media VP Katie Jacobs Stanton: Twitter is the “operating system” of news, not a competitor to newsrooms  —  Twitter Media Boss Katie Jacobs Stanton Wants More Partners in More Countries  —  Twitter has had plenty of challenges.  Convincing media companies to work with it hasn't been one of them.
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
Politico, foremost practitioner of Washington's current courtier press, goes from mere triviality into outright obscenity  —  Politico, foremost practitioner of Washington's current courtier press, goes from mere triviality into outright obscenity … Tell you what, let's …
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
7 problems with Politico Magazine's hit piece on Glenn Greenwald
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Washington Post eyes national scale for its events business  —  Jeff Bezos' crusade to make The Washington Post relevant to more than just D.C. insiders is extending to the newspaper's events business as well.  —  The newspaper announced on Thursday that it will be launching “America Answers …
Discussion: Gigaom and @digiday
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
GQ's Chris Mitchell Named Vanity Fair Publisher as Conde Changes Keep Coming  —  Wired Publisher Howard Mittman Moves to GQ  —  Castro Innovation  —  Conde Nast has named Chris Mitchell, VP-publisher of GQ, to the same position at sibling title Vanity Fair.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Diller's Vimeo makes push at Toronto Film Festival  —  Naked yoga videos, an Eminem boxing film and a unique collection of thought-provoking independent movies are helping Barry Diller's video platform Vimeo create a new distribution model for online content.
Discussion: Digital Journal and Variety
German newspapers chase recognition and global conversation, rather than ad money, with English language products  —  Why German newspapers are publishing in English  —  Much of the internet-facilitated cross-border media expansion of recent years has come from English language publications …
Discussion: @kevglobal and @melaniehall, Thanks:@chrismsutcliffe
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
With $500 million war chest, what's next for Vice Media?  —  Vice Media is on the cusp of a major expansion.  —  The company has secured $500 million in funding, including $250 million from A+E Network, and $250 million from Silicon Valley investment firm Technology Crossover Ventures.
Edmund Lee / Re/code:
Ex-NYT exec editor Jill Abramson on the paper's future and on what she wants to do next  —  Former New York Times Editor Jill Abramson on the Paper's Future  —  Jill Abramson still doesn't know why she was fired as the top editor of the New York Times.  —  “I'm still trying to sort of figure that out.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Guardian released a beta version of its new website to get reader feedback as it continues to tweak its design.  —  The complaints came rolling in shortly after The Guardian released a beta version of its new responsive website: The comments are too difficult to use.  There isn't enough information on the homepage.
Discussion: @ajwshaughnessy and @niemanlab
Kenneth Li / Re/code:
Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp said he's taking cues from NatGeo; doesn't plan to “bleed Time Inc.”  —  Time Inc. to Take Page From National Geographic Playbook  —  Time Inc. will borrow a page from the National Geographic playbook to revive its declining print empire.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Re/code
Nick Vivarelli / Variety:
iTunes Seals Deal With Middle East Distributor Front Row  —  VENICE - Prominent Dubai-based independent Middle East film distributor, Front Row Filmed Entertainment has sealed a deal with iTunes under which it will act as an aggregator for independent Arabic and Bollywood distribution companies …
Discussion: Gulf News and The Huffington Post
Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times:
Hachette author Janet Fitch asks Bezos to weigh impact on literature in Amazon dispute  —  Janet Fitch reveals her letter to Amazon's Jeff Bezos  —  Another writer has decided to speak up about the business dealings of Amazon: Janet Fitch, who after signing the Authors United letter, has gone a step further.
Publishers Weekly:
Authors United Preparing New Amazon Initiative
Discussion: GalleyCat, Bookseller news and @markhor
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Agence France-Presse:
Chinese Man Sues State-Owned Telecom Operator for Denying Google Access
Ron Corben / Voice of America:
Thai Media Pressured Under Military Rule
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
UK's Sky News aims to reach U.S. TV viewers through the Xbox 360 game console
Discussion: Sky News, Marketwired and Pocket-lint
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250 Days In, Journalists Continue Fight For Jailed Al Jazeera Staff
Ken Silverstein / The Intercept:
The CIA's Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication