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7:25 PM ET, September 29, 2014


 Top News: 
Instagram, Chinese Media Restricted as Hong Kong Riots  —  Media in mainland China has limited its coverage of the severe social unrest taking place on the streets of Hong Kong.  —  In contrast, Hong Kong and international media have been carrying non-stop reports from the barricades …
Patrick Boehler / South China Morning Post:
Hongkongers flock to ‘off-grid’ chat app FireChat amid fears of internet shutdown
Jack Gillum / Associated Press:
Ferguson officials charge news outlets thousands of dollars to retrieve public records about Brown shooting  —  Ferguson Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files  —  2 photos  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureaucrats in Ferguson, Missouri, responding to requests under the state's Sunshine Act …
Andrew Nusca / Fortune:
In the fight against clickbait, Chartbeat pursues attention metric  —  Chartbeat, a web analytics company that serves online publishers, believes it has a better way to measure readers' attention.  There aren't many things that can capture a busy journalist's attention.  A juicy scoop, for one.
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
With Perspective From Both Sides of His Desk, F.C.C. Chairman Ponders Net Neutrality  —  WASHINGTON — As a lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries, Tom Wheeler played a role in shaping almost every major telecommunications policy and innovation over the last three decades.
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Literary Lions Unite in Protest Over Amazon's E-Book Tactics  —  The authors are uniting.  —  Last spring, when Amazon began discouraging customers from buying books published by Hachette, the writers grumbled that they were pawns in the retailer's contract negotiations over e-book prices.
Wall Street Journal:
SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool  —  Two Sides Still Could Renew Talks or Agree on a Content Partnership  —  SoftBank Corp.'s discussions to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. have cooled, according to people familiar with the matter, less than two days after word first emerged of the talks.
Discussion: Deadline
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
eMusic will no longer offer songs from big labels, focusing only on indies starting Oct. 1  —  EMusic Returns to Indie Roots Amid Shift in Online Market  —  EMusic, a pioneering digital music store that has struggled to find its place in the rapidly shifting online market, has changed directions again.
Discussion: Gigaom and Engadget
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
Universal Music Group to introduce native in-video advertising in streaming music videos  —  Your Favorite Old And New Music Videos Are About To Get A Brand Makeover  —  Universal Music Group, the world's largest record label, advertising agency Havas, and ad tech company Mirriad have teamed …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Thom Yorke Solo Album 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes' Downloaded 400,000 Times Over Weekend via BitTorrent  —  Downloads of Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke's first solo album in eight years, “Tomorrow's Modern Boxes,” topped 400,000 in the first three days of he surprised fans with its release on the BitTorrent file-sharing network.
Discussion: USA Today and NME
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Newsweek places editor's note over Zakaria archives  —  This editor's note now sits on Newsweek's author page for Fareed Zakaria: … Zakaria's last story for Newsweek was published in September 2010, according to the archive.  (The note is on that story, and others in the archive, as well.)
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
NYC radio and TV stations team up to relaunch in English/Spanish  —  Revamped Website to Offer News on New York City Public Schools  —  The New York public radio station WNYC and the commercial television station WNBC have forged an unusual relationship in recent months …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Vimeo Starts Attracting More Web Video Series, Viewers, But Advertisers Not Welcome  —  Call it the anti-YouTube.  —  Each month, when comScore releases its monthly rankings of the top Web video properties, there are the usual suspects: YouTube, Facebook, Yahoo , AOL.
Discussion: @modestproposal1
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Philip Blenkinsop / Reuters:
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Discussion: Variety and Multichannel News
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
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Discussion: @dannysullivan
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Press Gazette:
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