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5:30 AM ET, October 15, 2014

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Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The new Vox daily email, explained  —  he old email newsletter continues its remarkable return to prominence.  The latest move: Vox wants to make explaining the news a little more manageable by telling you everything you need to know in the comfort of your inbox.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
BuzzFeed growth chief Dao Nguyen promoted as Publisher, to head tech, product, data, platform  —  BuzzFeed's Growth Czar Is Now Its Publisher  —  For the last couple of years, Dao Nguyen has been the person in charge of data and growth at BuzzFeed, which means she has done a very big job very well …
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:   BuzzFeed has reinvented the Publisher role, focusing on tech instead of editorial
Joe Eskenazi / SFWeekly:
San Francisco Bay Guardian Closed by San Francisco Media Company  —  Employees of San Francisco Print Media Company, the parent company of the Examiner, SF Weekly, and San Francisco Bay Guardian were this morning informed that the latter paper will be shuttered after 48 years.
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Will Oremus / Slate:
The Decline and Fall of the San Francisco Bay Guardian  —  Another alt-weekly is dead.  But this one wasn't just another alt-weekly.  It was the San Francisco Bay Guardian, one of the most venerable, staunchly independent, and defiantly weird of America's great alternative weekly newspapers.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Layoffs hit CNN and other Turner properties like TNT and TBS as Time Warner cuts costs  —  ‘Turner 2020’ cuts hit CNN  —  CNN faced significant layoffs on the editorial side of its business Tuesday, as parent company Time Warner continued to cut costs.  —  Capital has learned …
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Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner to Lay Out Its Plan Forward
Discussion: @richbtig
Shan Li / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times sues O.C. Register alleging breach of contract  —  The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Orange County Register, accusing the embattled newspaper of breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.
Discussion: LA Observed, @ckrewson and ABC News
Marc Graser / Variety:
Walmart Launches InstaWatch to Increase Digital Downloads from Discs  —  The addition of digital copies of movies with Blu-rays was meant to help make the physical discs more popular to consumers.  Few shoppers are actually redeeming the codes, however, with some saying the process is too time consuming or just plain confusing.
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD Media Headlines:
Bauer Media introduces flat $9.99/month fee for digital titles in Germany, UK, and US  —  Bauer Media Group Introducing Flat Fee for Digital  —  The Bauer Media Group is introducing a flat fee for its digital products.  —  The Hamburg, Germany-based media firm has partnered with rate provider Readly.
Discussion: MediaPost
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Inside Gannett's editorial innovation lab  —  When Gannett Digital created an interactive feature for the Des Moines Register called Harvest of Change, it wasn't just notable because it incorporated cutting-edge technology, virtual reality headset Oculus Rift.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Rolls Out Archive of Vintage Print Ads, Asks for Help ID-ing Them  —  ‘Madison’ Debuts With Ads From the 1960s  —  Vintage ads that appeared in The New York Times are getting their own digital archive that will live on the Times' website.  Called Madison in reference to Madison Avenue …
Ishbel Macleod / The Drum:
BBC looks to develop ‘hybrid’ radio to allow mobile users to listen without the internet  —  The BBC is one of the companies looking to develop a ‘hybrid’ radio for mobile phones, which will combine the strengths of broadcast radio - free-to-receive, robust reception and reliability …
Discussion: Engadget, Telegraph and media.info
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
California Sunday Magazine has a solution for how to find readers: Pay newspapers for them  —  California Sunday Magazine, which launched conceptually in January and physically earlier this month, was beloved before its first issue was even printed.  The magazine, a project of Douglas McGray's …
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
German publisher Axel Springer invests $20M in California digital magazine startup Ozy  —  With $20 million, digital magazine Ozy wants to get louder  —  The Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen made waves earlier this year when he declared himself bullish about the future of the news industry.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Netflix Leads In U.S. Digital Video Subscriptions In Home And Among Millennials  —  Companies like Amazon, Apple, pay-TV operators, broadcasters and many others are working hard to be the leading consumer brands of the digital video world.  For now, they are all chasing one: Netflix.
 
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Deron Lee / Columbia Journalism Review:
Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Vine launches on Xbox One, available only to Xbox Live members in 34 countries
Associated Press:
Editor in chief, four deputies, quit at leading Slovak newspaper to protest proposed sale
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Condé Nast to Lay Off 70 to 80 Employees
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Washington Post's chief revenue officer heads for Yahoo
Discussion: AdAge, @petersontee and @mikeisaac
John McDermott / Digiday:
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