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11:00 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 …
France's Orange to market Netflix in November - CEO  —  France's biggest telecom operator Orange has reached an agreement with Netflix to offer the video streaming service on its set-top boxes from November, its chief executive Stephane Richard told Le Monde newspaper on Wednesday.
Discussion: Bloomberg
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Report: Netflix Attracts Over 100,000 French Subscribers in Two Weeks  —  PARIS- Weathering protests and skepticism from French industryites, Netflix has managed to have a successful start in Gaul.  —  The U.S. company has already lured over 100,000 subscribers since its launch in Gaul on Sept. 15 …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egypt Seizes Newspapers to Censor an Article  —  CAIRO — The Egyptian authorities on Wednesday confiscated all the copies of one of the country's largest private newspapers in order to censor an article, just days after President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi vowed in an American television interview that there was …
Mike Farrell / Multichannel News:
Viacom Blocks Suddenlink Subs' Online Access To Shows  —  No SpongeBob, Daily Show Online After carriage Deal Expires  —  As expected, Viacom is blocking Suddenlink Communications' customers' access to its online content in the wake of its failure to reach a carriage renewal agreement wit the pay TV provider.
Discussion: Variety, Gigaom and Variety
Lenny Bernstein / Washington Post:
Reporting on Ebola: First rule is you don't touch anyone  —  MONROVIA, Liberia — I was goofing around with a small group of young children outside their home on a muddy, cratered road in the New Kru Town slum here.  I made a scary face and the kids skittered, giggling, behind a low wall at the front of their shanty.
Discussion: @jfdulac and @matthewltully
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 …
Loek Essers / Computerworld:
Google removes news snippets for some German sites after publishers sought cut of ad revenue  —  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.
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 …
Discussion: Forbes
Denise Lavoie / Associated Press:
New York Post settles lawsuit over “bag men” cover  —  BOSTON (AP) — The New York Post has settled a defamation lawsuit over a cover three days after the Boston Marathon bombing that featured a photo of two Massachusetts residents with the headline “Bag Men.”  —  Neither side would disclose terms of the settlement.
Discussion: Mediaite
Kelly Golnoush Niknejad / Columbia Journalism Review:
How US-based The Tehran Bureau uses crowdsourcing and social media to report on Iran  —  This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran  —  Its reporting model, using undercover journalists and distant editors, is one way to cover closed societies  —  At the turn of this century …
Discussion: @mathewi and @cjr
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Tests A New Homepage Highlighting Magazines, Talent... And Twitter  —  For the past year or so, Yahoo has been working through a major design overhaul under CEO Marissa Mayer, and it looks like it has now started testing out new formats for its biggest property of all,
Discussion: WebProNews
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Why The Daily Pennsylvanian is spending $100,000 over the next two years to foster innovation  —  With staffs full of technology savvy millennials and comparatively few overhead costs, you might think that college newspapers would be among the most digitally innovative news organizations.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
One year after Tina Brown exit, Daily Beast traffic surges  —  It's been one year since Tina Brown left The Daily Beast, and the site seems to be doing better for it.  —  In a memo to staff on Wednesday, Editor-in-Chief John Avlon said internal numbers on all platforms showed 21.3 million unique visitors …
Discussion: @olivianuzzi
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 …
Patrick Strickland / The Electronic Intifada:
Palestinian Authority arrests two journalists for Facebook posts  —  The Palestinian Authority's recent arrests of two journalists in the occupied West Bank are part of a broader pattern of monitoring and censoring social media activity, according to the Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA).
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Josh Ong / The Next Web:
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Discussion: Inside Mobile Apps
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
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Discussion: @talkingbiznews
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Sky News relaunches website with mobile-friendly design
John Glenday / The Drum:
YouGov study affirms growing clout of Facebook as a news medium
Discussion: Prolific North
Wall Street Journal:
Disney close to settling dispute with Amazon as its movie DVDs become available for preorder
Steve Pond / The Wrap:
PBS, CBS Are Big Winners at News and Documentary Emmy Awards