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10:40 AM 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 …
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 …
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 “The Guardians of the Galaxy” are back in the biggest store on the Internet.
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
Russian State Media Portray Hong Kong Protests as U.S. Plot  —  Echoing Kremlin Line on Protests in Moscow and Kiev, State TV Sees U.S. Hand in Pro-Democracy Movement  —  MOSCOW—Russian state news outlets have begun airing reports casting the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as a U.S.-organized plot …
Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest
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 …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
‘Twilight’ Will Be Revived via 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.
Gannett Company, Inc:
Gannett Completes Acquisition of Remaining 73% Interest in Cars.Com  —  Rapidly Growing Business Doubles Gannett's Digital Portfolio  —  Announces October 29th Investor Meeting Focused on Company's Digital Portfolio  —  McLEAN, VA - Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today completed …
Alexei Oreskovic / Reuters:
Google searches for right note in online music business  —  (Reuters) - Google Inc is planning new and revamped streaming-music services in coming weeks, searching for a way to stand out in an increasingly crowded field of rivals from Apple Inc and Inc to Spotify.
Discussion: RAIN News and Music Week
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.
Discussion: Sky News and
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.
Gideon Spanier / London Evening Standard:
Tesco looks at sale of Blinkbox with 300 jobs at risk  —  Up to 300 jobs at Tesco's online entertainment service Blinkbox were today under threat after the embattled parent company warned staff it was looking at all options, including a sale or closure.  New Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis …
James Doleman / The Drum:
Rebekah Brooks drops multi-million pound bid for costs refund after judge's ruling  —  In a surprise move the former editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks has withdrawn her bid to recover up to £20 million in legal fees after a judge ruled the actions of News International over phone-hacking was relevant to the case.
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