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2:35 PM 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.
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.
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 …
BBC Trust boss Rona Fairhead backs licence fee
Discussion: Telegraph and Radio Times
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).
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.
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.
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 …
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
Ivan Nechepurenko / The Moscow Times:
Journalists move to Latvia to escape Kremlin control, launch Russian news aggregator Meduza  —  Russian Journalists Move to Riga to Escape Kremlin Control  —  Seven months ago, was riding a wave of success as Russia's most-visited news website.  —  After a major site redesign …
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.
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 …
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