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11:55 AM ET, October 27, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
As Facebook considers hosting content on mobile, publishers worry about losing control  —  Facebook Offers Life Raft, but Publishers Are Wary  —  For publishers, Facebook is a bit like that big dog galloping toward you in the park.  More often than not, it's hard to tell whether he wants to play with you or eat you.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism  —  MENLO PARK, Calif. — Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy.  —  Mr. Marra's team designs the code …
Michael Bolen / The Huffington Post:
Meet Jesse Brown, The Man Who Broke The Explosive Allegations About Jian Ghomeshi  —  Jesse Brown doesn't mince words.  —  The man who was the first to report on Jian Ghomeshi's “leave of absence” from the CBC — which quickly turned into a permanent one — has spent the last year revolutionizing media criticism in Canada.
James Bradshaw / Globe and Mail:
Canadian radio host Jian Ghomeshi fired from CBC over public revelations of his private sex life, plans to sue for $50M  —  Ghomeshi says he was fired from CBC over sex life being made public  —  The CBC has ended its relationship with renowned broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi after receiving information that …
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Egyptian Media to Limit Criticism of Government  —  CAIRO — A group of Egyptian newspaper editors pledged Sunday to limit their criticism of state institutions, a day after Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, warned of a “conspiracy” behind a militant attack last week that killed at least 31 soldiers.
Discussion: @dlepeska and
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Condé Nast CTO Joe Simon departs, Fred Santarpia to become EVP and Chief Digital Officer  —  Another executive out at Condé Nast  —  Continuing the shakeup of its leadership team, Condé Nast announced Monday the departure of chief technology officer Joe Simon.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @poynter
Jay Rosen / The Conversation:
Journalists need a point of view if they want to stay relevant  —  If extreme polarization is now an enduring feature of American politics — not just a bug — how does that change the game for journalists?  I have some ideas, but mainly I want to put that question on the...
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Ben Bradlee Could Teach Us All a Thing or Two About Real Disruption  —  When he died this week at 93 years old, the kudos for and remembrances of former Washington Post editor extraordinaire Ben Bradlee flooded across the Internet in a blast-from-the-past exudation.
Brendan Nyhan / New York Times:
Studies show Americans don't in fact live in information cocoons of like-minded media sources  —  Americans Don't Live in Information Cocoons  —  In this polarized age, have citizens retreated into information cocoons of like-minded media sources?  —  A new Pew Research Center report found …
Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
Blendle, a Dutch news aggregator that charges by the article, announces $3.8M in funding from NYT and Axel Springer for European expansion  —  Today our journalistic startup got backed by The New York Times and Axel Springer  —  Less than six months ago we launched our journalism startup Blendle out of Utrecht in The Netherlands.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Q&A with Nate Silver on launch of Signals, FiveThirtyEight's data-driven film project  —  Nate Silver's model shows digital video winning for FiveThirtyEight  —  Seven months after launching FiveThirtyEight as an standalone site under ESPN, founder Nate Silver is bringing his data-flavored journalism to video.
Roy Peter Clark / Poynter:
From AIDS to Ebola: Journalism, disease, and the mentality of fear  —  I remember a day back in the 1980s when I first met a person who I thought had AIDS.  I was sitting at the front desk of the old storefront building of the Poynter Institute when a tall gaunt man entered through the glass doors and approached me with a question.
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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Financial Times launches aggregation service FirstFT, curating must-reads from across the web
Discussion: Financial Times
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
The biggest threat to press rights may be a failure to understand them
Discussion: @cjr
John McDermott / Digiday:
The NYT loves native, not so much programmatic
Discussion: @digiday
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Nate Hoffelder / The Digital Reader:
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Discussion: Techdirt
Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks
Discussion: Iranwire