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11:10 PM ET, October 18, 2014

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Guardian:
Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper  —  Whisper: the facts  —  Executives from the anonymous social media app have dismissed as a ‘pack of lies’ the Guardian's revelation that they track users.  But the evidence is clear
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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 …
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
Newspapers increasingly abandon endorsements as they see a risk to their credibility  —  Why some newspapers are abandoning endorsements  —  Editors see a risk to credibility, and search for different ways to foster debate  —  DETROIT, MI — The newspaper endorsement …
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Hollywood tycoons and directors at Vanity Fair's recent summit weren't sure if the technology moguls wanted to join forces, buy them or destroy them  —  Silicon Valley Stirs Up Hollywood  —  Last week in San Francisco, Vanity Fair held its New Establishment Summit, where old-media titans …
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 …
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.
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 …
 
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
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Martin Peers / The Information:
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Christopher Bodeen / Associated Press:
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Professional Publishers Association:
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