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9:50 AM ET, October 6, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
The Washington Post Regains Its Place at the Table  —  Nothing in God's creation is ever as good as it once was, but The Washington Post is coming pretty close.  —  The once-embattled newspaper is in the middle of a great run, turning out the kind of reporting that journalists — and readers — live for.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Peter Canellos named POLITICO executive editor  —  Peter Canellos has been named executive editor of POLITICO, Editor Susan Glasser announced in a memo to staff Monday morning.  —  Canellos, who until September had been editorial page editor of the Boston Globe, had been with the Globe for 26 years …
Nick Craven / Daily Mail:
Police used anti-terror laws to seize Mail on Sunday's phone records to track protected source  —  How police hacked Mail on Sunday phone: Officers used anti-terror laws to track down judge-protected source who exposed Chris Huhne's speeding points fraud  —  Police used anti-terrorism powers …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Jeff Zucker Has Endured Cancer, Hollywood, and Being TV's Wunderkind.  So Why Not Take on CNN?  —  The headache started in the morning.  It was a Thursday last June, and Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, was working on the final preparations for New Day, the morning show he was set to debut four days later.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Bloomberg Politics launches with splashy website, feature on Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions  —  Bloomberg Politics kicks off  —  Bloomberg's new politics vertical kicked off on Sunday with a splashy new website and features, including a piece about Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions …
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Iran frees wife of Post's Tehran correspondent, but he remains in custody  —  An Iranian journalist detained in Iran since July along with her husband, The Washington Post's bureau chief in Tehran, has been released from custody, a family member said Sunday.
Derek Mead / Motherboard:
Adrianne Jeffries named Managing Editor of Motherboard's English sites  —  Hey, Look Who's Joining Motherboard  —  Motherboard's editorial team has grown by one more: Adrianne Jeffries starts this week as managing editor for our English sites.  As it stands, I'm proud to work with our killer team …
Discussion: Poynter
Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Startup De Correspondent experiments with community features, only lets paying members comment  —  Dutch website De Correspondent responds to negative comments sections with a new kind of quality engagement  —  Dutch website De Correspondent responds to negative comments sections with a new kind of quality engagement
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @cjr and @_arianna
National Post:
Postmedia buys Sun Media's English titles for $316-million including flagship Toronto Sun  —  Postmedia Network today announced it is buying 175 English language newspapers, specialty publications and associated digital properties of Sun Media Inc. - including its flagship …
Amadou Diallo / Forbes:
FCC pauses Comcast-TWC merger review until Oct. 29, says responses from cable cos inadequate  —  Comcast Merger Review Put On Hold By FCC  —  In a public letter to Comcast and Time Warner Cable executives, the FCC announced that it is hitting the pause button on its review of the proposed $45 billion merger.
Wall Street Journal:
NBA and ESPN plan streaming service for regular season games, no cable subscription required  —  NBA Reaches Long Term Rights Deals with Disney, Time Warner  —  The National Basketball Association reached long-term media rights deals with ESPN majority-owner Walt Disney Co …
Azam Ahmed / New York Times:
Afghanistan reverses expulsion of New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg  —  New President of Afghanistan Welcomes Back Times Reporter  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — A New York Times correspondent expelled this summer by the government of Afghanistan will be allowed to return …
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