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9:10 AM ET, October 10, 2014

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Barry Levine / VentureBeat:
Online magazine StoryBy launches, will share two-thirds of its revenue from affiliate links and advertorials with contributors  —  New StoryBy online magazine shares most of its revenue with storytellers  —  Above: A sample screen from the system-generated Travel section in the StoryBy online magazine.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
A tip for media companies: Facebook isn't your enemy, but it's not your friend either  —  Facebook seems to produce a kind of existential dread in news organizations and journalists, since it plays an increasingly large role in whether anyone sees their content.
Discussion: metamedia, @stevebuttry and Mashable
Matt Apuzzo / New York Times:
Unsealed court documents show Fox reporter's battle against DOJ subpoena in Somalia leak probe  —  Fox News Reporter Fought Subpoena in Justice Dept. Leak Inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — When the Justice Department was hunting for government leakers in 2011, it said that Mike Levine …
Discussion: @mattapuzzo
Joe Murphy / London Evening Standard:
London Mayor Boris Johnson, who previously supported police snooping on journalists, has now changed his mind  —  police should go to judge before accessing journalists' phone records  —  Police should be banned from trawling journalists' phone calls to identify whistleblowers without judicial approval …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
David Plotz seeks investors for Atlas Obscura, the new Nat Geo (or, 'Nice Vice')  —  When David Plotz stepped down as editor in chief of Slate in July, he didn't know what his next project would be.  —  Yesterday, Plotz announced on Twitter that he has taken a new job as chief executive of Atlas Obscura …
Discussion: Washington Post
Billboard:
Apple says U2's free “Songs of Innocence” had 26M complete downloads since September 9  —  The Download Heard 'Round the World: iTunes Numbers Show 81 Million ‘Experienced’ U2 Album
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Yahoo still wants to poach YouTube stars, hopes to host their new channels on Tumblr  —  Marissa Mayer's Secret Plan For Tumblr Revealed: Make It YouTube  —  Just after Yahoo bought Tumblr for $1.1 billion in the spring of 2013, several of Marissa Mayer's top product and media executives presented …
Karen Lee Ziner / Providence Journal:
Providence Phoenix to cease publication after 36 years  —  PROVIDENCE, RI — The Providence Phoenix, which has served for 36 years as Rhode Island's alternative news and arts weekly, is ceasing publication, Phoenix Media/Communications Group owner and publisher Stephen M. Mindich announced Thursday.
Discussion: WPRI-TV and Poynter
Michael Carney / PandoDaily:
StubHub hires its first Editor-in-Chief, looks to become a destination for sports and music fans  —  StubHub has an image problem.  Consumers think of the ecommerce platform as a place to find tickets to events that they know about.  But rarely do they visit the site to discover and browse …
Jacob Weisberg / Slate:
President Erdogan's new style of media censorship is less brutal—and much more effective  —  As recently as last year, Turkey ranked as the world's top jailer of journalists, ahead of even Iran and China.  On a mission last week with the Committee to Protect Journalists …
Discussion: ABC
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon opening first physical store this year in Manhattan, will handle pickups and returns  —  Amazon to Open First Brick-and-Mortar Location  —  The New York City Site to Handle Same-Day-Delivery Inventory, Product Returns  —  Online retail giant Amazon.com Inc. plans to open its first brick …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Scripps expands digital investment by buying Weathersphere, with apps RadarCast, Hi-Def Radar  —  Scripps Acquires WeatherSphere, Publisher Of 3 Top 10 Weather Apps On iTunes  —  WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of three of the Top 10 Paid weather apps …
 
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Deezer partners with Vodacom in South Africa: one-month free Premium+ service, bundled billing
Discussion: Bloomberg, ITWeb, TechCentral and Billboard
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Christian Science Monitor plans Passcode, a cybersecurity vertical
Brady Dale / Technically Brooklyn:
Alex Blumberg's podcast network just raised $675K
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon Studios Wants Big Comedies, Ready to Pay $4 Million for Pilots: Sources
Discussion: Business Insider and Digital Spy
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hispanic Digital-Media Company ‘Latin Everywhere’ Formed via GoTV, Latin Anywhere Merger
Discussion: ScreenDaily and Hollywood Reporter
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Music Industry Pushes for New York Tax Credits Like Film Industry's
Discussion: Billboard, FDRMX and NCPR Daily News
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Hearst UK sees pre-tax profits fall by more than a quarter
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Last.fm made loss of £2.1m last year
Discussion: Complete Music Update