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4:55 PM ET, October 1, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
New York Times to cut 100 jobs through buyouts and layoffs, NYT Opinion to be shuttered  —  New York Times Plans Cutbacks in Newsroom Staff  —  The New York Times plans to eliminate about 100 newsroom jobs, as well as a smaller number of positions from its editorial and business operations …
Steve Pond / The Wrap:
PBS, CBS Are Big Winners at News and Documentary Emmy Awards  —  PBS and CBS dominated the 35th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards on Tuesday night at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, with PBS winning 11 awards and CBS taking 10.
Agence France-Presse:
Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive  —  AFP Hong Kong demos throw Beijing propaganda machine into overdrive  —  Beijing (AFP) - Fearful of comparisons to the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown, Beijing has launched a dual effort to suppress news of swelling pro-democracy protests …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
What We're Doing To Keep Building A Diverse Editorial Operation  —  Diversity in BuzzFeed's editorial operation isn't a side project or special initiative.  It's core to how we operate and how we hire.  —  As we enter another round of intense growth and hiring, I thought it was important …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Netflix's Chief Executive Pushes Net Neutrality in Europe  —  On Wednesday, Reed Hastings, the Netflix chief executive, took his net neutrality bandwagon to Europe.  —  Speaking at a conference in Brussels, Mr. Hastings — who has been a vocal critic of plans that would allow Internet service providers …
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
Internet Companies Take Aim at Wireless Net Neutrality As Debate Rages On
Discussion: The Hill
Wall Street Journal:
Disney close to settling dispute with Amazon as its movie DVDs become available for preorder  —, Disney Back at Peace  —  Disney Movies Available for Preorder from Amazon After Nearly Two-Month Absence  —  “Maleficent” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” are back in the biggest store on the Internet.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Legendary, Derek Jeter Launch Digital Media Startup for Pro Athletes to Post ‘Unfiltered’ Content  —  Derek Jeter, the now-retired New York Yankees ballplayer, has a new career: multimedia entrepreneur.  —  Jeter is teaming up with movie studio Legendary Entertainment to launch The Players' Tribune …
John Glenday / The Drum:
YouGov study affirms growing clout of Facebook as a news medium  —  Whilst social media platform of the moment Ello has been hogging headlines Facebook has been quietly growing as a news portal in its own right, according to the latest YouGov report on the medium.
Discussion: Prolific North
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Sky News relaunches website with mobile-friendly design  —  Sky News today relaunched its website in a mobile-friendly format.  —  The tile-based design means that the site has the same design for mobiles, tablets and desktops and automatically reformats itself depending the size of screen the reader is using.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT's ad chief defends native advertising, focuses on growing video and mobile revenue  —  Going native at the Times  —  Meredith Kopit Levien's iPhone died on her return trip from an early August weekend in the Hamptons.  So when the 43-year-old New York Times advertising chief got to work …
Hollywood Reporter:
Elisabeth Murdoch Leaving Shine Once Endemol Deal Closes  —  Rupert Murdoch's daughter is currently non-executive chair of the Shine Group  —  Shine Group non-executive chair Elisabeth Murdoch is set to leave the 21st Century Fox subsidiary when its consolidation with Endemol and Core Media is completed …
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
More Cable Companies Take TV Off Menu  —  Customers Care More About Broadband, They Say, and Programming Has Gotten Too Expensive  —  A growing group of small cable-TV providers are realizing that both they and their customers can live without expensive TV channels.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Twilight’ to Be Revived in Short Films on Facebook  —  LOS ANGELES — Two years after Lions Gate released the fifth and supposedly final installment of its “Twilight” movie series, the studio has devised an unusual franchise-rekindling effort — and it may hold clues about Facebook's future in Hollywood.
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results  —  In a move to minimize legal risks, Google has stopped showing news snippets and thumbnails for some well-known German news sites in search results.  —  Google will show just a link to a story along with the headline …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast's Cloud DVR Now Streams Recordings over Any U.S. Internet Connection  —  Internet-based DVR access and in-home TV streaming now available in 50% of cable giant's footprint  —  Comcast is adding a new wrinkle to its X1 network DVR service: Subscribers can now access their personal recordings …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
News website in the Maldives under attack after abduction of reporter  —  An online news outlet in the Maldives is being subjected to continual intimidation.  One member of staff has been abducted.  Editors have been threatened.  Its offices have been declared unsafe.
Discussion: Haveeru Online and Minivan News
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
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Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google searches for right note in online music business
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