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2:45 PM ET, September 15, 2014

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 Top News: 
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
In Latest Volley Against Amazon, Hachette's Writers Target Its Board  —  Amazon is at war with Hachette, and it sometimes seems as if it has always been that way.  —  As a negotiating tool in the battle, which is over the price of e-books, Amazon is discouraging its customers from buying the publisher's printed books.
WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks releases copies of FinFisher malware governments reportedly use to spy on media  —  SpyFiles 4  —  Today, 15 September 2014, WikiLeaks releases previously unseen copies of weaponised German surveillance malware used by intelligence agencies around the world to spy on journalists, political dissidents and others.
David Chazan / Telegraph:
Netflix launches in France to hostile reception  —  The subscription-based video streaming service launches in France to frosty reception from local media although it is funding Gallic answer to its “House of Cards” series  —  The American video streaming service Netflix launches …
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Jim Romenesko:
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism proposes a $10,250 per year supplemental fee  —  Ed Wasserman, dean of UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, says in a memo to the j-school community that “the amount students now pay does not reflect what their degrees cost to provide [and] …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
BuzzFeed Going Hollywood in a Big Way, Jonah Peretti explains  —  COLOGNE, Germany - BuzzFeed is quickly growing its video audience to some 400 million monthly views says Jonah Peretti, founder and CEO in this interview with Beet.TV.  It has build a substantial Hollywood production center …
Thanks:@beet_tv
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Flipboard is testing fullscreen video ads; Jack Daniel's and Gucci amongst first advertisers  —  Flipboard Presses Play on Full-Page Video Ads  —  Flipboard's brand advertising playbook has culled not only from print magazines but now TV as well.  The news-reading service …
David Carr / New York Times:
TMZ displays its power by exposing Ray Rice's attack, imperiling the NFL and its commissioner  —  In Ray Rice Scandal, TMZ Scores on a Fumble  —  The N.F.L., arguably the three most powerful letters in branding, bumped into three other letters — TMZ — and was thrown for a huge loss.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Gender has been an advantage for most of my career  —  My gender has been an undeniable advantage for most of my journalism career.  —  I think I deserved every job or promotion and I think I've performed well in each job.  But I know that I got more breaks and opportunities than deserving female colleagues.
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Anna Griffin / Nieman Reports:
Why we need more female newsroom leaders
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
NPR Adds to Live Shows, With Almost 24 Planned  —  NPR, following the lead of other news and radio organizations, is widely expanding its live stage shows, with a slate of nearly two dozen events planned nationwide in the coming months.  —  The most ambitious of three “NPR Presents” series …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT will run 4 native ads on Mashable  —  The New York Times has placed a series of native ads on Mashable.  It's the first time the news organization has launched a native ad campaign, Times spokesperson Linda Zebian tells Poynter.  —  The first ad, “11 Inspiring Videos That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity,” ran 5 days ago.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Al Jazeera's digital news venture AJ+ launches with a dedicated iPhone app  —  Al Jazeera is officially unveiling AJ+ and the AJ+ iPhone app, which aims to bring news and context to people who don't watch news on TV anymore.  —  How can a traditional TV news organization cater to people …
Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
TMZ's Harvey Levin to Kurtz: Fox Has Been ‘Spoon-fed’ Our Stories for Years  —  TMZ founder Harvey Levin didn't give an inch in an interview with MediaBuzz's Howard Kurtz Sunday morning, disputing characterizations of his website as a trashy tabloid and dismissing concerns that TMZ paid for videos as par for the course.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Politico magazine editor Susan Glasser expected to be promoted to No 2. editor in newsroom
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
German non-profit newsroom sharing all data and stories
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review:
A look at how a pan-European outlet might fit into the continent's news landscape, as Politico branches out
Scott Butterworth / Washington Post:
The end of the iPod: Goodbye to the little box that changed everything
Discussion: ITProPortal and @howardkurtz
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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Britannica shifts its online-only encyclopedia toward a free, advertising-supported model
Jacob Gershman / Wall Street Journal:
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