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8:05 AM ET, October 23, 2014

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Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Comcast 3Q Net Income Soars Nearly 50% On Tax Adjustment, NBCU Results  —  Cable and entertainment giant Comcast Corp. saw its third-quarter net income soar nearly 50%, thanks to a favorable tax adjustment and improving performance at its NBCUniversal unit.  The Philadelphia...
Gay Alcorn / Guardian:
Lachlan Murdoch attacks special laws to jail journalists for up to 10 years  —  ‘Our freedom of speech and freedom of the press are not things we should blindly entrust to anyone’  —  Lachlan Murdoch has attacked new laws that could see journalists jailed for up to 10 years if they disclose information …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
German publishers grudgingly allow Google to display news snippets in search results without compensation  —  German Publishers Bow To Google's Market Power In Ongoing Text Snippets Fight  —  A tug of war between Google and German publishers over how online news content is displayed …
Discussion: Gigaom and @stkonrath
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.
Tilmann Knoll / INMA:
Media organizations compete with and need to learn from tech start-ups in recruiting young talent  —  How much start-up culture do we need to attract young talent?  —  Young professionals seek careers in start-ups because they want to work in a creative environment while playing a direct role in shaping a company's future.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
CBS News readies 24-hour ‘CBSN’ digital network  —  CBS News 24-hour digital news channel will be called CBSN, Capital has learned, and the network is preparing to launch a marketing campaign around it, a source told Capital, featuring the tagline “CBS News.  Always On.”
Discussion: TVNewser and @alexweprin
Max Read / Gawker:
Gawker posts belated retort to Gamergate campaign targeting advertisers and partners, says thousands in revenue lost  —  How We Got Rolled by the Dishonest Fascists of Gamergate  —  On October 1, the computing giant Intel pulled its ads from Gamasutra, a trade website for game developers …
Michael Wolff / Hollywood Reporter:
Michael Wolff on HBO, CBS Streaming: TV Is Disrupting the Internet  —  Streaming services from the two networks don't signal television's capitulation to Netflix and the web; it's actually the opposite, as the medium expands yet again to gobble up more revenue
Tim Herrera / Washington Post:
Inside the contradictory world of Thought Catalog, one of the Internet's most reviled sites  —  “Transphobia Is Perfectly Natural,” and “Ferguson, Missouri Looks Like A Rap Video”: So declared headlines on two consecutive days this past August from early adulthood-angst purveyor Thought Catalog, a Web site for and by millennials.
Discussion: @newsliteracy
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
How Entertainment Companies Are Fighting Lawsuits Over Disclosures of Who's Watching  —  As HBO, CBS and ESPN launch online subscription services, they will have to be mindful of a 1988 law that has sparked widespread privacy claims  —  It's no secret that privacy is a scorching hot issue in the tech world …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
New media and legacy media came together at the second weekend-long “hackathon” hosted by the Society for News Design.  —  The Society for News Design hosted its second #SNDMakes hackathon in Boston this past weekend.  The last iteration of the event was held in Indianapolis …
Lisa de Moraes / Deadline:
Barbara Walters' ‘10 Most Fascinating People’ Resurrected  —  “Never mind,” ABC said — or words to that effect — about last year's announcement Babs Walters was ending her 10 Most Fascinating People Of Fill In The Year franchise.  This morning, the network announced it has decided to bring …
 
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Joan E. Solsman / CNET:
Rhapsody revives CEO position after four-year absence, appoints David Hose as interim chief
Discussion: @pkafka
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Roku raises $25 million in additional funding
Discussion: VentureBeat
Hollywood Reporter:
What's Behind Big Media's Big TV Push Into Europe
John Otis / Committee to Protect Journalists:
How Bolivia's vice president used media to control his image—and that of the government
Ivan Nechepurenko / The Moscow Times:
Journalists move to Latvia to escape Kremlin control, launch Russian news aggregator Meduza
Alison Flood / Guardian:
UK publishes more books per capita than any other country, report shows
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
 Earlier Picks: 
Fiona Law / Wall Street Journal:
A Hong Kong Media Mogul and His Protest Tent
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Privacy researcher Ashkan Soltani, who helped Washington Post with its Snowden reporting, named FTC's chief technologist