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9:55 AM ET, October 18, 2014


 Top News: 
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Silicon Valley Stirs Up Hollywood  —  Last week in San Francisco, Vanity Fair held its New Establishment Summit, where old-media titans like Bob Iger of Disney could schmooze with new techies like Evan Spiegel of Snapchat.  —  But not everyone was sure what they were doing there.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Whisper's Neetzan Zimmerman says the Guardian's coverage deliberately misrepresents how the service works  —  Neetzan Zimmerman, who runs the editorial operation at Whisper, said in an interview that a series of stories by The Guardian that raised concerns about the anonymous app's privacy …
Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper
Brendan Sasso / National Journal:
FCC Chief Says He Agrees With Obama on Net Neutrality.  Advocates Don't Buy it.  —  The chairman's proposal would allow for Internet “fast lanes” in some cases.  —  The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday that he and President Obama agree on the importance of protecting net neutrality.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
BuzzFeed now has editorial and product people in place for its forthcoming news app  —  Shortly after being hired as head of product for BuzzFeed's new news app, Noah Chestnut started spending more time with his phone, downloading leading news apps, reading email newsletters, and generally checking out the competition.
John Beck / VICE News:
Turkey's Arrest of German Journalists Highlights Deteriorating Press Freedoms  —  Turkey's woeful record on press freedom came to international attention again this week when three German photojournalists were arrested and detained on October 11 in south-eastern Diyarbakir, accused of being spies and provocateurs.
Discussion: Today's Zaman …
D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
Washington Post to launch a 24-page national tabloid edition to be inserted into weekend papers  —  The Washington Post today said that it would premiere a new 24-page national edition to be inserted into The Dallas Morning News and other newspapers.  The tabloid insert will feature local …
Discussion: @michaelroston
NetNewsCheck Latest:
NYT Launches Its International Weekly In U.S.  —  The New York Times today announced that it will begin offering its International Weekly supplement to U.S.-based publishers, starting with an agreement with The Dallas Morning News.  The New York Times International Weekly is distributed …
David Folkenflik / NPR:
In Forcing Out Senior Executive, New CEO Mohn Puts Stamp On NPR  —  The ouster earlier this month of NPR's chief content officer, Kinsey Wilson, did little to stir outcry or concern among public radio listeners.  —  Yet because of Wilson's prominent role in seeking innovative ways for the network …
Larry Ong / The Epoch Times:
Getty photographer Paula Bronstein detained while covering Hong Kong protests  —  Paula Bronstein Arrest: Getty Photojournalist Detained While Covering Hong Kong Occupy Central Protests (+Photo)  —  Hong Kong police have arrested photojournalist Paula Bronstein.
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Netflix Forces French Biz to Try to Modernize Digital Landscape  —  The launch of Netflix has prompted French industryites and lawmakers to think harder about solutions to modernize the country's digital landscape.  So it's no coincidence that the annual Rencontres Cinematographiques de Dijon …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch: Acquired By Warner Music Group  —  In early July we reported exclusively that Spotify community and playlist sharing site was in acquisition talks, with one suitor — a prominent music industry company — in the lead.  Well, today comes official confirmation …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
You can now listen to a podcast in a tweet (and keep on scrolling)  —  You can add audio and video players inside your tweets, just as WNYC did for a Maya Angelou interview  —  Back in May, we told you about how WNYC was using a Twitter Player Card to embed audio into its tweets.  It was pretty nifty!
Martin Peers / The Information:
HBO's standalone online streaming service won't be less than pay TV retail price of $15/month  —  HBO's Online Pricing Trap  —  HBO's broadband service looks doomed even before it starts.  —  While HBO hasn't disclosed details, pricing of the new broadband offering most likely won't be less …
Discussion: WebProNews and Business Insider
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Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Why the Guardian and Telegraph's ‘Audience not Platforms’ partnership could lead to much more
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Getty fails to get injunction on Microsoft image widget
Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
China jails 2 reporters accused of faking stories
Professional Publishers Association:
Condé Nast has unveiled plans that will see it launch Ars Technica in the UK in Spring 2015.
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Ben Riley-Smith / Telegraph:
We will continue to use Ripa powers against journalists, says Met's assistant commissioner
Richard Byrne Reilly / VentureBeat:
Neil Young officially unveils new high-tech music player and streaming service
Discussion: Music Week
Hurriyet Daily News:
Turkish journalist briefly detained for tweets in first ‘reasonable doubt’ raid: Lawyer
Discussion: Today's Zaman …