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11:30 PM ET, September 5, 2014


 Top News: 
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.
Alex Pareene / The Dish:
A Second Look At The Giant Garbage Pile That Is Online Media, 2014  —  WARNING: This is a post, by a media professional, about the media.  If you are a normal human being, you will not and definitely should not care, except inasmuch as it's part of a debate about whether or not we, the media, are failing you, the normal human being.
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: Consumerist and Nieman Lab
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
The L.A. Times will begin broadcasting original documentaries in mid-September  —  The L.A. Times made a move toward expanding its video strategy today — but not in digital video.  The newspaper announced a broadcast deal with DIRECTV for a series of documentaries to be called Los Angeles Times Originals.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and LA Observed
Tim McGuire / McGuire on Media:
Advocacy and self-interested journalism are inevitable, but what are the consequences?  —  Just last week I told the students of my 21st Century Journalism class at least 30-40% of them would one day work for organizations that don't do journalism now.  —  I have been telling other classes …
Discussion: Guardian and @stevebuttry
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Discovery takes Comcast-Time Warner Cable concerns public  —  Critics of the proposed Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal have largely been technology companies, and consumers fed up with their cable and Internet options.  One group that has been largely silent on the merger is one that could be …
Discussion: BuzzFeed and DSLreports
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
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.
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
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
Google and American Society of Media Photographers settle four-year-old case over Google Books  —  GOOGLE, PHOTOGRAPHERS SETTLE LITIGATION OVER BOOKS  —  A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books.
Discussion: @alisternburg
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
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
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Bloomberg Faces a More Competitive Marketplace, Strained Relations With Financial Institutions  —  Bloomberg Faces a More Competitive Marketplace, Strained Relations With Financial Institutions  —  When the founder of a company returns after having stepped aside, he usually is aiming to save from ruin the firm he built.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Bloomberg Returns to an Organization Looking for a Vision
Discussion: @raju and Talking Biz News
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
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