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5:35 PM ET, October 19, 2014

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Why Did The Washington Post Name The White House Volunteer Accused In Prostitution Scandal?  —  NEW YORK — On the night of Oct. 8, The Washington Post reported that White House aides had received information in April 2012 “suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest” …
Discussion: @woodhouseb
Wall Street Journal:
Cable Cord-Cutters Beware: Prices Could be Higher, Not Lower  —  As HBO, Others Launch Paid Streaming, Old Cable Bundles May Look Like a Deal  —  With HBO and CBS planning stand-alone streaming services, the oft-maligned pay-TV bundle has begun to loosen.  But it's not clear the brave …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
High Times Hits Middle Age: How the Marijuana Magazine Stays Relevant  —  Celebrating 40 years and legalization with the former outlaws.  —  Yes, High Times is still around.  Why wouldn't it be?  —  Founded in 1974 by a drug-smuggling underground journalist named Tom “King” Forçade …
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 …
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 …
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Guardian responds to Whisper's denials, stands by its claims, urges media and users to keep pressing Whisper
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.
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
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.
 
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