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7:10 AM ET, October 16, 2014


 Top News: 
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
HBO's taking on Netflix like never before.  But now they'll share the same headaches, too.  —  HBO is finally caving to consumer pressure and will be offering its streaming service, HBO Go, as a standalone subscription next year.  This is a huge deal for cord-cutters, people …
Discussion: The Verge, @chashomans and @niteshm2
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
HBO will offer a stand-alone streaming service in 2015
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
How a small experiment at The Washington Post revolutionized its content management platform  —  About three years ago, The Washington Post embarked on a complete overhaul of the way it creates and publishes content online.  —  The project was ambitious.  The Post — which then relied primarily …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Time Warner's Vision: How Media Giant Wants to Do More With Less  —  It was an extraordinary day for Time Warner.  Even as high profile cancellations were unfolding at the CNN news division, CEO Jeff Bewkes was out in public promising shareholders he would double earnings at the media giant in the next couple of years.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Q3 earnings: profit of $59.3M on revenue of $1.41B; shares fall over 25% on lower-than-projected subscriber numbers  —  Netflix Blames Missed Sub-Growth Targets on Price Increase, as Stock Gets Hammered  —  Shares fall 25% in after-hours trading on lower-than-expected subscriber additions
Simon Zekaria / Wall Street Journal:
BSkyB Lifted by Demand for On-The-Go Entertainment  —  Pay-TV Company Reports Rise in Profit, Boosted by Demand for New Products  —  LONDON— British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC on Thursday sounded an upbeat tone as it reported a rise in quarterly profit, lifted by customers' demand to watch and download entertainment on the go.
BBC Blog:
BBC's Genome project digitizes all Radio Times magazine listings, from 1923 to 2009, puts them online  —  Genome - Radio Times archive now live  —  Genome - the BBC project to digitise the Radio Times magazines between 1923 and 2009 is now live.  On the site you can find BBC broadcast information …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Investigative News Network's INNovation fund awards $226K to 8 projects by nonprofit newsrooms  —  Events, a speakers bureau, and education partnerships: 8 projects at news nonprofits get funded  —  INNovation fund backs eight projects from news nonprofits with an eye towards sustainability
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Regional-paper readers really like getting Washington Post content with their subscriptions  —  This spring, the Washington Post launched a program that let subscribers to partner newspapers access its paywalled content.  165 have signed up so far.  —  New research the Post's research …
Marc Schneider / Billboard:
Neil Young Readies Pono Store, Says Partnerships With Lincoln, Tesla in Works  —  Neil Young speaks about ‘Pono’, his new audio system being financed through Kickstarter at the Austin Convention Center during South By Southest on March 11, 2014 in Austin, Texas.  —  Gary Miller/FilmMagic
Discussion: Gigaom
Dave McNary / Variety:
Record Labels Win Key Ruling Over Sirius XM's Airplay of Pre-1972 Songs  —  A California state judge has ruled in favor of the record industry's suit to secure compensation for pre-1972 recordings from services like SiriusXM and Pandora.  —  The ruling was isued Tuesday by Judge Mary Strobel …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review:
After a decade online, Guernica releases a print mag  —  The digital title aims to publish annual print editions as it increasingly explores funding opportunities  —  Ten years ago, the founders of Guernica Magazine were ahead of the publishing curve when they released their free, digital-only magazine.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Journalism Center on Children and Families will shut down  —  JCCF  —  The Journalism Center on Children and Families is closing at the end of the year due to lack of financial support from its primary funder, the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  —  Julie Drizin, the center's director …
John McDuling / Quartz:
YouTube is making itself increasingly indispensable to the music industry  —  If there were any lingering doubt about YouTube's status as the biggest streaming music service on the planet, then this fact should dispel it: The Google-owned site has now paid out more than $1 billion in royalties …
Discussion: @jmcduling
China asks foreign media to report Hong Kong unrest “objectively”  —  A Chinese official told foreign media in Hong Kong on Wednesday that China has seen interference in the city's pro-democracy protests from outside forces and called on international journalists to report “objectively”.
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
European Court of Human Rights finds Polish courts breached freedom of expression rights of journalists and their paper
David Crary / Associated Press:
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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