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9:55 PM ET, October 3, 2014


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ex-News of the World lawyer will not face prosecution  —  Evidence emerged at Rebekah Brooks trial that Tom Crone's office safe contained transcripts of David Blunkett's voicemails  —  The former legal manager at the News of the World, whose office safe contained transcripts …
Discussion: Press Gazette and @ryanchittum
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: News of the Worlds Ian Edmondson pleads guilty  —  Ex-news editor was one of original eight defendants, alongside Rebekah Brooks, but was later deemed unfit to continue  —  A former News of the World news executive has admitted he was involved in phone hacking …
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Dave Cohn to leave Circa, Anthony De Rosa will lead all editorial; Circa plans to double editorial staff as it prepares website  —  As David Cohn exits, Circa looks to double its editorial team  —  Circa's chief content officer David Cohn will exit the company after two-and-a-half years …
Discussion: Medium, @digidave, @rafat and @mg
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Panorama to scale back investigative journalism in shake up  —  BBC's flagship current affairs show has suffered falling ratings and will now feature more news analysis programmes  —  The BBC's Panorama is to scale back its investigative journalism and feature more analysis and familiar faces …
Discussion: @tomjharper and @dansabbagh
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Industry Scuttlebutt: Bill Simmons Wants Out Of ESPN, And The Offers Are Already Coming In  —  A couple of weeks ago, star ESPN columnist/talking head/"shadow president"/podcaster Bill Simmons called the commissioner of the NFL a liar and challenged his ESPN bosses to punish him for it.  —  They did.
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
Judge orders Guantánamo Bay force-feeding videos to be released  —  Judge orders US government to prepare public versions of 28 videos showing force-feeding of hunger-striking Syrian detainee  —  A federal judge has ordered the disclosure of videotapes that show the force-feeding of an inmate at Guantánamo Bay.
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Deputy editor Dodai Stewart leaves Jezebel to become director of culture coverage at Fusion  —  Dodai Stewart leaves Jezebel for Fusion  —  Jezebel deputy editor Dodai Stewart is leaving the Gawker Media site to become Director of Culture Coverage at Fusion, digital editor-in-chief Jane Spencer announced in a note to staff today.
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Reuters plans to launch Reuters.TV for iPhones and iPads in early 2015  —  Reuters Is the Latest to Try Reinventing News With Digital TV Service  —  Reuters.TV Will Bow In Early 2015  —  How to Make Credible Green Marketing Claims  —  Reuters is the latest news organization attempting …
Discussion: Talking Biz News and
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Paul Cantlie asks captors to allow photojournalist son to return home safely in message recorded from hospital bed  —  Paul Cantlie asks captors to allow photojournalist son to return home safely in message recorded from hospital bed  —  The elderly father of the British journalist John Cantlie …
Discussion: BBC and Associated Press
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
The Washington Post takes its ‘native’ ads to print  —  When is a print advertorial a native ad?  The Washington Post published an ad for Shell in Thursday's print edition that it's touting as its first native ad in print.  Shell used the ad, which ran on A13, to tell readers about the work it's doing to improve energy efficiency.
Discussion: @niemanlab and @digiday
James Dutton / TheMediaBriefing:
News Corp's Rahul Chopra: 'Videos and images don't just improve the story, they are the story'  —  “In the sharing age videos and images don't just improve the story, they are the story”, Storyful and News Corp's Rahul Chopra told Monetising Media yesterday.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Times eliminates some two dozen jobs on business side  —  While New York Times journalists brace for a round of voluntary buyouts that aims to shave dozens of salaries from their newsroom, the business side is bidding farewell to employees who have been informed that their positions are being eliminated.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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