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12:05 PM ET, October 10, 2014

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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 …
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.
Robin Emmott / Reuters:
European Commission clears Ziggo-Liberty Global deal  —  The European Commission said on Friday it approved Liberty Global's takeover of Dutch peer Ziggo but the U.S. cable TV provider must end limits on broadcasters' freedom to offer programmes on the Internet.
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 …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
21st Century Fox and Apollo Seal Deal to Merge Shine, Endemol and Core  —  21st Century Fox and Apollo Global Management have finalized the joint venture that will create a global production powerhouse comprised of Shine Group, Endemol and Core Media Group.  —  The roll up of the three …
Martin Fackler / New York Times:
Japan Protests Indictment of Journalist by South Korea  —  ASAHIKAWA, Japan — Japan's Foreign Ministry summoned a South Korean diplomat on Thursday to protest the filing of charges against a Japanese journalist in Seoul, in the latest spat to divide the two countries.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
Disney CEO on unbundling: It'll cost you  —  Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger  —  At the VF New Establishment Summit Disney boss Bob Iger isn't afraid of cable unbundling.  —  Iger, whose magical kingdom includes ESPN and its many sister channels, admitted the sports programming powerhouse …
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 …
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 …
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
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
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.
 
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Amazon Studios Wants Big Comedies, Ready to Pay $4 Million for Pilots: Sources
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