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10:35 AM ET, October 22, 2014


 Top News: 
Robert G. Kaiser / Washington Post:
Ben Bradlee, legendary Washington Post editor, dies at 93  —  Benjamin C. Bradlee, who presided over The Washington Post newsroom for 26 years and guided The Post's transformation into one of the world's leading newspapers, died Oct. 21 at his home in Washington of natural causes.  He was 93.
David Remnick / New Yorker:
The Bradlee tales: He protected reporters, colored his speech with salty language, and showed neither self-doubt nor self-restraint  —  Postscript: Benjamin C. Bradlee (1921-2014)  —  Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee, the most charismatic and consequential newspaper editor of postwar America, died at the age of ninety-three on Tuesday.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Bloomberg hires Business Insider Executive Editor Joe Weisenthal to edit new site focusing on markets and economics, host TV show  —  Bloomberg Drops Huge Cash, Poaches Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal To Host New TV Show  —  Joe Weisenthal, executive editor of Business Insider, is leaving the company.
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Digital Ad Revenue Hits $23 Billion In First Half Of 2014  —  Internet ad revenue rose 15% to $23.1 billion during the first six months in 2014, compared with the same time period in 2013, per an IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released Monday by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead backs licence fee  —  Rona Fairhead, the new head of the BBC Trust, says she believes the licence fee is the best way to fund the BBC.  —  Speaking in front of MPs on the culture, media and sport committee, Ms Fairhead said the public was also broadly in favour of the fee.
Discussion: Telegraph and Radio Times
Alasdair Glennie / Daily Mail:
New chairman of BBC Trust looks likely to rubber stamp move of youth channel BBC Three to internet only
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Privacy researcher Ashkan Soltani, who helped Washington Post with its Snowden reporting, named FTC's chief technologist  —  Federal Trade Commission names Ashkan Soltani chief technologist  —  The Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday that Ashkan Soltani, an independent privacy researcher …
Jon Healey / Los Angeles Times:
Pandora launches Artists Marketing Platform to share data with bands and their managers  —  Pandora Media, the king of personalized online radio services, pays recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers close to $300 million a year in royalties.
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo: Tumblr to Make Over $100 Million in Revenue Next Year  —  Tumblr is expected to generate more than $100 million in revenue in 2015 thanks to a growing user base and a successful introduction of sponsored advertising, Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Tuesday.
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Telegraph journalists warned to brace themselves redundancies - around 55 jobs could go  —  Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.  —  Press Gazette understands that around 55 journalism jobs are at risk.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Google Merges Songza Into Subscription Music-Streaming Service  —  Google is folding in music-discovery features from Songza, the startup it acquired this summer, into the Google Play Music subscription service.  Google Play Music users now will be prompted to pick a radio station based on mood …
Jason McGahan / The Daily Beast:
She Tweeted Against the Mexican Cartels.  They Tweeted Her Murder.  —  No newspaper dares to publish the truth about the drug lords in Tamaulipas.  Those who break the silence on Twitter and Facebook are marked for death.  —  MEXICO CITY—She was a crusading Twitter journalist in a bastion …
Fiona Law / Wall Street Journal:
A Hong Kong Media Mogul and His Protest Tent  —  Jimmy Lai has spent time at a protest encampment next to the government complex in Hong Kong's Admiralty district for 25 days now.  —  “I just feel that it's my responsibility to be part of it,” said the media mogul on Wednesday in his blue tent …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Express titles may cut number of pages by up to a quarter  —  Richard Desmond papers believed to be cutting pagination as part of savings drive that also led to voluntary redundancies  —  Richard Desmond's Express Newspapers is understood to be planning to cut pagination for its four titles by up to 25% …
Discussion: allmediascotland and @richleighpr
John Boudreau / Bloomberg:
Vietnam Blogger Dieu Cay Freed From Prison, Travels to U.S.  —  Prominent Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Van Hai traveled to the U.S. after being released from jail, where he was serving a 12-year term for spreading anti-government propaganda.  —  Hai, who was convicted in 2012 and who is known as Dieu Cay …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Media jobs website Gorkana sold to Cision in £200m deal  —  Digital PR employment and industry information firm bought as part of Cision parent company GTCR's expansion strategy  —  Gorkana has been bought by Cision in a £200m deal as part of US private equity firm GTCR's expansion strategy
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