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12:45 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 …
John Herrman / The Awl:
NYT Opinion was interesting software but op-ed franchise stopped accumulating fans decades ago  —  The “Times” Opinion Curse  —  A scene from June: … This was not just a huge party for a new app.  It was an enormous vote of confidence in the New York Times opinion franchise …
Discussion: @ravisomaiya
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.
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.
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Newsquest reports 11% fall in profits  —  Regional newspaper company's adjusted profits last year fell to £67.3m, and parent company Gannett UK's titles dropped 5.4%  —  Newsquest has reported an 11% slump in adjusted profits to £67.3m last year, as the regional newspaper company's …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
News Corp. CEO Thomson received $12.5 million in compensation  —  Robert Thomson, the chief executive officer of Wall Street Journal parent News Corp., received total compensation valued at $12.5 million during the 2014 fiscal year, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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 …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
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