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2:35 AM ET, November 2, 2014


 Top News: 
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Pianist asks The Washington Post to remove a concert review under the E.U.'s ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling  —  The pianist Dejan Lazic, like many artists and performers, is occasionally the subject of bad reviews.  Also like other artists, he reads those reviews.  And disagrees with them.
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Why podcasts are back: shows are better and cheaper, playing smartphone audio in a car is easy  —  What's Behind the Great Podcast Renaissance?  —  The mid-aughts audio scene is making a big comeback.  —  In 2001, Steve Jobs announced the original iPod, a music player that would make it possible …
Discussion: @dkthomp, @dooezer and @lpolgreen
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
All-Christmas Radio Is an Enduring, and Profitable, Tradition  — It was still two weeks before Halloween when WEZW-FM, the easy-listening standby of Cape May County, pushed the Christmas button.  Not to miss out on the merriment, two rival stations in Birmingham, Ala. …
Discussion: @joshualambier and
Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
Should journalism worry about content marketing?  —  Corporate brands now compete for audience with an aggressive storytelling strategy  —  At a glance, the Daily Growl could be any morning news meeting held in the “win the internet through pet videos” bureau of a lavishly funded media startup.
Discussion: @zimbalist, @rafat and @jeffjarvis
Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA:
Newly appointed Quartz Executive Editor S. Mitra Kalita on authentic journalism, smart audiences, global expansion, and the essence of a good headline  —  She broke new ground as the innovative Ideas Editor for Quartz and now S. Mitra Kalita has been announced as the new Executive Editor …
Discussion: MinOnline and @mitrakalita
Max Fisher / Vox:
The video of Sharyl Attkisson getting “hacked” actually just shows a stuck delete key  —  Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has become something of a hero among segments of the right ever since she was pushed out from the network this spring over concerns that her reporting had taken an anti-Obama bias.
Eric Blattberg / Digiday:
Inside The New York Times' video strategy  —  One big part of The New York Times' post-newspaper strategy: video.  —  The publisher rolled out a new video player this week.  It swallows four times the screen real estate of its predecessor, spanning the Times homepage edge to edge.
Tim Carmody / Nieman Lab:
From rumor to out: Tim Cook reminds us that “unpublishable” facts don't live in a vacuum online  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook's public acknowledgment that he's gay is a welcome moment for dozens of reasons.  Cook becomes the first out CEO of a Fortune 500 company, at the most successful company in the world …
Tom McCarthy / Guardian:
Matt Taibbi returning to Rolling Stone after split from First Look Media  —  Journalist who controversially left eBay founder Pierre Omidyar's organisation just days ago will have story in forthcoming Rolling Stone  —  Matt Taibbi is gathering no moss.  The former Rolling Stone journalist …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Trent Reznor Working on ‘Challenging’ Music Delivery Project at Apple  —  Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, who serves as Chief Creative Officer of Beats Music, became an Apple employee alongside Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre when Apple acquired Beats back in May.
Ruth Reader / VentureBeat:
You can now connect to Facebook despite Internet censorship via new Tor link  —  In an early morning blog post, no doubt targeted at overseas users, Facebook said it is experimenting with providing direct access to it social network over the Tor network.  —  Tor is a secure network …
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Globe and Mail:
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Micah L. Sifry / Mother Jones:
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