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12:30 PM ET, October 13, 2014


 Top News: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Leaning Forward, MSNBC Loses Ground to Rival CNN  —  Rachel Maddow, the biggest star on the MSNBC cable network, just posted her lowest quarterly ratings results ever.  —  “Morning Joe,” MSNBC's signature morning program, scored its second-lowest quarterly ratings, reaching an average …
David Carr / New York Times:
YouTube's New York production studio set to open in November with a dedicated space for brands  —  YouTube Takes Manhattan  —  A few weeks ago, Zayna Aston, a communications executive at Google, met me at the company's offices in Manhattan to show me around YouTube Space New York …
Discussion: Capital New York, @acoyne and @moth
The Nation:
The Government War Against Reporter James Risen
Discussion: @thenation
Todd Spangler / Variety:
BSkyB invests $500K in web-video aggregator  —  BSkyB Invests in Internet-Video Startup Pluto.TV  —  British satcaster takes $500,000 stake in company, whose other backers include UTA's Jeremy Zimmer and Terry Semel  —  U.K. satcaster BSkyB has invested $500,000 in web-video aggregator Pluto.TV …
Washington Post:
The Post to power technology at the University of Maryland, Columbia University student newspapers  —  The Washington Post today announces it will provide software and technology to the student newspapers at the University of Maryland (The Diamondback) and Columbia University …
Gary Merson / HD Guru:
Netflix Quietly Raises its 4K Ultra High Definition Subscription Rates  —  Netflix, the leader in 4K Ultra High Definition streaming services, has raised their rates, while continuing to add more 4K content with the recent additions of The Blacklist and Smurfs 2.  —  We contacted Netflix today for the details.
Eve Fairbanks / Washington Post:
How personal essays conquered journalism — and why they can't cut it  —  “My Life as a Little Person.”  “I Still Dreamed of the Abuser I Once Thought of as My Father.”  “My Startup Failed, and This Is What It Feels Like.”  “The Worst Day of My Life Is Now New York's Hottest Tourist Attraction.”
Dave McNary / Variety:
Time Inc. Magazine Employees Turn Down Contract Proposal  —  More than 200 union-represented employees of Time Inc. have turned down the conglomerate's final contract offer following months of negotiations between the Newspaper Guild of New York and the company.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Lee Hyo-won / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Bros. Korea to Debut Some Films Via Streaming Services  —  The local premiere of Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler rom-com ‘Blended’ will come on IPTV services  —  Amid the surge of the South Korean online market for movies in recent years, Warner Brothers Korea will make films without …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Six Sun journalists go on trial over alleged payments to public officials  —  News editors and reporters variously accused of plotting with police, armed forces, prison officials and staff at Broadmoor  —  Six former and current journalists from the Sun newspaper are going on trial …
Patrick Wintour / Guardian:
British police's use of Ripa powers to snoop on journalists to be reined in  —  Change to surveillance law will mean police will require a judge's approval to access journalists' phone records  —  The UK government will reform the law to prevent the police using surveillance powers …
Lessley Anderson / Vanity Fair:
HBO Head Richard Plepler: “Our Model Is Building Addicts”  —  “Our model is building addicts—as many as we can, across the most franchises,” Richard Plepler, chairman and C.E.O. of HBO, said at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit on Thursday in San Francisco.
Discussion: MediaWire Daily
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Martin Moore / LSE:
Why we need a UK equivalent of the Knight News Challenge
Discussion: @jeffjarvis and Guardian
Josh Peter / USA Today:
NFL, MLB, NBA and other leagues claim piracy has cost them millions of dollars
Discussion: @benfowlkesmma
Brody Mullins / Wall Street Journal:
University of Michigan Inks Deal to End Early Release of Survey
BoF - The Business of Fashion:
How the Apple Watch landed on the cover of Vogue China for its fashion editorial debut
Discussion: FishbowlNY, @monkbent and Mashable
 Earlier Picks: 
Aaron Couch / Hollywood Reporter:
Box Office Mojo Returns After Disappearing Friday
Discussion: Variety and The Wrap
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SoundCloud Posted A $29M Loss In 2013 On Revenues Of $14M
Discussion: hypebot, @briancvc and RAIN News
Les Echos focuses on getting to know its audience through data
Discussion: @ampress
Josh Warwick / Telegraph:
Meet the 21-year-old YouTuber who made millions playing video games
Discussion: @telegraphmen