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5:00 PM ET, October 22, 2014

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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.
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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.
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
More than 300 New York Times staffers express interest in buyouts  —  NYT staffers clamor to exit amid buyout offer  —  Arthur Sulzberger Jr., chairman and publisher of the New York Times.  —  It looks as though there may be a veritable stampede for the exits prompted by the New York Times buyout offer.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter.:
Reporter quits Sun-Times, cites ‘chilling effect in the newsroom’  —  Chicago Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney has resigned from the newspaper, saying, “I'm convinced this newspaper no longer has the backs of reporters like me” in a letter to Michael Ferro, chairman of Sun-Times owner Wrapports LLC.
Billy Penn:
Jim Brady and colleagues launch mobile-focused Philadelphia news site Billy Penn  —  Introducing Billy Penn: Welcome to version 1.0  —  In 1681, William Penn launched the beta version of what has become the modern-day Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Today, we're proud to launch the beta version …
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).
Alasdair Glennie / Daily Mail:
New chairman of BBC Trust looks likely to rubber stamp move of youth channel BBC Three to internet only  —  THE BBC's new chairman has backed a controversial plan to move its youth channel online, saying the idea is ‘in and of itself good’.  —  Despite mounting opposition from presenters …
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BBC:
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead backs licence fee
Discussion: Telegraph and Radio Times
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.
Malina Saval / Variety:
Quora Q&A Optioned as Potential TV Series  —  In a world where Twitter feeds net book deals ("Tween Hobo," “White Girl Problems") and a Meme-generated feline ("Grumpy Cat") inks a movie contract, it's no surprise that Quora, the community-powered Q&A site, is the latest idea pool to attract the attention of Hollywood.
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.
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.
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
How Bolivia's vice president used media to control his image—and that of the government  —  Álvaro García Linera's savvy use of the media helped him make the leap from Marxist guerrilla to vice president of Bolivia.  But critics contend that as the country's second-highest elected official …
Alison Flood / Guardian:
UK publishes more books per capita than any other country, report shows  —  UK tops chart of publications per million inhabitants by a huge margin, with only China and US publishing more titles in absolute terms  —  UK publishers released more than 20 new titles every hour over the course of 2014 …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sports apps are on the rise, and that may make TV broadcasters worry  —  Sports fans are spending more time in apps using their mobile devices, with time spent in sports apps growing 210 percent from a year ago.  That should make the traditional sports TV industry worry, according to new data from Yahoo's mobile analytics firm Flurry.
 
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Ivan Nechepurenko / The Moscow Times:
Journalists move to Latvia to escape Kremlin control, launch Russian news aggregator Meduza
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Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Privacy researcher Ashkan Soltani, who helped Washington Post with its Snowden reporting, named FTC's chief technologist
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Poynter to host African journalists turned away from USF St. Petersburg
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Express titles may cut number of pages by up to a quarter
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D.B. Hebbard / Talking New Media:
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