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3:25 PM ET, September 18, 2014


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Susan Glasser named Editor of POLITICO  —  Susan Glasser, the editor of POLITICO Magazine, has been promoted to Editor of POLITICO, a new title that will give her “full authority” over the site's core coverage, magazine and Pro verticals, the company's leadership announced early Thursday morning.
BBC team under attack in southern Russia  —  A BBC team has been attacked in the southern Russian city of Astrakhan.  —  They had gone to investigate reports of Russian servicemen being killed near the border with Ukraine.  —  The team's cameraman was beaten up and the camera smashed during the attack.
BBC calls on Russian authorities to conduct investigation after attack on news crew  —  BBC News statement on intimidation in Russia  —  The BBC has today lodged a formal protest with the Russian authorities after a news team from our Moscow bureau was attacked in southern Russia whilst …
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Fighting back against government secrecy  —  CHICAGO — It's come to this.  —  A transportation reporter for the Associated Press was told by federal government sources that they would be fired if they provided information to the journalist, AP Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee says.
Discussion: @remrieder, @cofoic and @tbridis
Michael Tarm / Associated Press:   Journalists criticize White House for ‘secrecy’
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Media buccaneer Rupert Murdoch dares to complain about Google's ‘piracy’  —  Help me please.  Does the appeal by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation to the European Commission about Google amount to an irony?  Or is a paradox?  Or maybe it's just an example of rank hypocrisy?
Discussion: Business Insider and @jackofkent
NewsCorp: Google is a ‘platform for piracy’
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
News Corp CEO Robert Thomson sends letter to EU calling for tougher stand on Google
Discussion: News Corp and Guardian
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Pink slips to fly at Parade after sale of magazine  —  The latest issue of Parade pairs Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett on the cover.  —  The sale of 73-year-old Parade magazine will lead to layoffs for most of the 85 staffers in its New York office, The Post has learned.
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
The Next Web signs exclusive deal with Tencent to republish articles in Chinese  —  Tencent has signed a deal with western tech blog The Next Web to be the latter's exclusive content partner for Greater China.  The announcement published today says Tencent has exclusive rights to translate The Next Web's content into Chinese.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
iOS 8: How 5 news orgs have updated their apps for Apple's new operating system  —  As iPhone users frantically delete apps and photos from their phones to make space for the iOS 8 update, many news organizations are also taking advantage of Apple's new mobile operating system to release …
Natalie Jomini Stroud / American Press Institute:
From free to fee: How U.S. dailies decide to use paywalls  —  Before charging for digital content, doing research seems like good business.  It can help publishers learn how particular audiences will react to a transition from free content to paying for content.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Baquet's new New York Times masthead said to be imminent  —  Four months after replacing Jill Abramson in The News York Times' top newsroom position, executive editor Dean Baquet is said to be close to announcing some changes to his masthead.  —  One likely scenario that's being talked about internally …
Discussion: @rustyk5 and @sulliview
Knight Foundation:
News for high schools: Digital media plus teaching equals support for freedom  —  Report summary: A Right to Speak Out/Our Business is None of Yours.  Credit: Column Five.  —  Some experts say smartphones make young people stupid.  Others say technology makes them smarter.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Twitter Quantifies Impact Of Live-Tweeting On TV Engagement  —  Everyone in the TV business knows the story of how the enthusiastic embrace of Twitter by Shonda Rhimes and Kerry Washington helped “Scandal” go from living on the cancellation bubble to being a ratings hit.
Discussion: Re/code
Colin Stutz / Billboard:
Spotify & The Echo Nest Release Study on Most Musical Universities, Students' Listening Habits  —  After announcing the launch of its new Echo Nest-fueled Insights data blog last week with a review of European-originating music that's spanned the globe, Spotify is now investigating college listening statistics …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
YouTube is a big success on cable boxes in Hungary.  So when will it launch elsewhere?  —  Cable subscribers in Hungary have been watching a million minutes of YouTube every day since the video service became available on their set-top boxes.  —  TV viewers love YouTube …
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
CBS May Offer Standalone Showtime to Non-U.S. Viewers  —  CBS Corp. (CBS) may offer international consumers direct access to programs from its Showtime cable network, as competitor HBO has done in Nordic countries.  —  The broadcaster may also offer more choices to viewers in the U.S. as part …
Discussion: Deadline
Committee to Protect Journalists:
New cybercrime law could have serious consequences for press freedom in Qatar  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the Qatari government to abolish parts of a restrictive cybercrime law that passed this week, despite assurances from its prime minister last year that the legislation …
Russell Frank / The Hill:
Whoa, there!  Journalism's new code of ethics  —  The journalism profession is trying to reduce speeding on the information superhighway.  —  The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) adopted a new code of ethics this month and the main difference between the revamped code …
Discussion: @russellfrank
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple, Amazon offer family sharing for digital media  —  If you spend any time at all buying digital music, movies or other media, you get used to dealing with nonsensical rules about what you can and can't do with the things you bought.  But every so often the digital media business surprises you and gets it right.
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Amazon unveils six new tablets and e-readers, moving even further into hardware
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Discussion: Gigaom
Jason Lynch / Quartz:
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Discussion: @qz and Variety