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5:50 PM ET, September 30, 2014

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Ernst-Jan Pfauth / Medium:
Out of De Correspondent's nearly 19K backers, 11K renewed their subscription after a year  —  Here's what happened to that world-record in journalism crowdfunding  —  In November 2013, GigaOm's Mathew Ingram reported on the Dutch journalism crowdfunding campaign which led to the founding of our publication, De Correspondent:
Discussion: Nieman Lab, @davidbauer and @kevglobal
Rem Rieder / USA Today:
Founder of “Syria Deeply” Lara Setrakian plans to launch “Ebola Deeply” in October  —  Rieder: A new website totally focused on Ebola  —  Lara Setrakian, the impresario behind the deeply immersive and critically acclaimed website Syria Deeply, is about to take the same approach to Ebola.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
The Toast hires Roxane Gay to lead new sister site ‘The Butter’  —  The Toast, the women's site co-founded by Mallory Ortberg and Nicole Cliffe, has hired author Roxane Gay to lead a new sister site called The Butter, Toast publisher Nick Pavich told Capital.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Piers Morgan joins Daily Mail Online as Editor-at-Large for the US  —  Piers Morgan joins Daily Mail Online  —  Piers Morgan, the former CNN anchor, has joined the UK-based Daily Mail Online as Editor-at-Large for the United States, where he will write commentary “several times each week” on major news stories.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Amy O'Leary: Why the New York Times didn't publish its Innovation report  —  In a post earlier today, I asked the question I would have asked Friday at a panel on the New York Times Innovation report (I was at the microphone, next to speak, when time ran out).  —  My question:
Discussion: Poynter, @jayrosen_nyu and @ivanlajara
Phillip Swarts / Washington Times:
Homeland Security settles with Washington Times over reporter notes seizure … The Homeland Security Department has ordered a review of training for its Coast Guard criminal investigators as part of a broad legal settlement with The Washington Times over the improper seizure of a reporter's interview notes involving sources.
Discussion: Associated Press
Karin Matussek / Bloomberg:
Google Ordered to Change Handling of User Data in Germany  —  Google Inc. (GOOG) was ordered by a German regulator to limit how it combines user data that could be used to find out customers' personal preferences, including marital status or sexual orientation.
Discussion: Computerworld and Reuters
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Long-serving deputy Julia Turner takes the reins at Slate  —  “Continuity is the theme of editorial at Slate,” Gawker founder Nick Denton told Capital at a party feting the online magazine's new editor in chief, Julia Turner, on Tuesday night.  —  Turner said as much herself in a statement published …
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Popcorn Time app for streaming video torrents arrives for jailbroken iPhones and iPads  —  Popcorn Time Finally Comes To iOS  —  Popcorn Time, the so-called Netflix for pirates, is now on iOS.  It's never been easier to watch pirated movies and TV shows on the iPhone or Android device.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Judge Modifies $48 Million Verdict Against ‘Manipulative’ MP3Tunes Founder  —  The new ruling comes after a trial in March against Michael Robertson  —  U.S. District Judge William Pauley, who since 2007 has presided over what might be the most complex copyright lawsuit of all time …
Discussion: Techdirt, Plagiarism Today and Reuters
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Spotify officially arrives for everyone in Canada  —  It was a long time coming, but Spotify is finally live for one and all in Canada.  —  Following an invite-only period that kicked off earlier this summer, Canadians can now access the music-streaming service that has steadily been taking the world by storm over the past six years.
Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Reddit raises $50M round led by Y Combinator president Sam Altman, investors plan to allocate 10% of the round's equity to Reddit users  —  Reddit Raises $50 Million, Plans to Share Stock With Community Members  —  Reddit, the Internet's favorite place to share links, has raised about $50 million in funding.
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Japan's SoftBank Eyes Stake in Legendary as DreamWorks Animation Talks Break Down  —  CEO Masayoshi Son has been negotiating with Thomas Tull's studio on a track separate from DWA talks  —  Japanese giant SoftBank has backpedaled from an active negotiation to acquire DreamWorks Animation, but it is not done shopping in Hollywood.
Jessica Davies / The Drum:
Publishers would be ‘fools’ to disregard wearables, says FT's CTO John O'Donovan as he discusses smart-watch opportunities and responsive-design pitfalls  —  The Financial Times' foray into smart watches has marked a major step in its strategy to build a contextualised, API-based digital portfolio …
 
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Alina Selyukh / Reuters:
U.S. FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
FCC may treat some online video services like cable and satellite TV providers
Discussion: Multichannel News, Variety and Mashable
Deron Lee / Columbia Journalism Review:
How Iowa reporters are teaming up to cover a tight Senate race
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Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case
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Netflix, Weinstein Co. to simultaneously release “Crouching Tiger” sequel on Netflix and IMAX
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Survey: city and regional mags rely on print revenue heavily; 40% plan new print products
Discussion: @mediatronic
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
The Guardian has a new format for liveblogs to make them more readable
Discussion: Capital New York and Guardian beta