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1:15 PM ET, November 7, 2014


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Chris Grygiel / Associated Press:
FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter  —  1 photo  —  SEATTLE (AP) — FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation, a ruse the news organization says could undermine its credibility.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed doesn't do clickbait, defined as under-delivering what's over-promised in a headline  —  Why BuzzFeed Doesn't Do Clickbait  —  You won't believe this one weird trick.  —  Jon Stewart was asked about BuzzFeed and Vice the other day, and had this to say:
Marc Graser / Variety:
Disney Downplays a la Carte Plans as ESPN Preps OTT Services  —  Disney chief Bob Iger likes experimenting with digital platforms.  Yet while ESPN — one of Disney's biggest moneymakers — is getting ready to launch over-the-top services to stream more sports programming …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Mazher Mahmood injunction bid fails but BBC warned by Attorney General not to broadcast Panorama expose of reporter  —  Suspended Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood has failed in a bid to stop the BBC from publishing his image.  —  But the Attorney General has issued a warning to the corporation …
Discussion: Guardian, @bengoldacre and @jamesrbuk
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
Can Berkeleyside turn an engaged community into a profitable membership program?  —  If you were a resident of Berkeley, California with free time on your hands and a sense of curiosity, you might have found yourself a couple of weekends ago at Uncharted, an “ideas festival” put on by local news site Berkeleyside.
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter collaborating with advocacy group Women, Action & the Media to help report abuse and harassment  —  New Online Tool Lets Twitter Users Report Harassment  —  Twitter is collaborating with a women's advocacy group that will review and escalate reports of harassment on the social media service.
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
In Q3 pay-TV lost 179K customers, compared to 83K last year, as cable and satellite companies see move to digital  —  Pay-TV ‘Cord Cutting’ Accelerates  —  Subscriber Defections Begin to Hit Satellite TV; Price of Bills Cited  —  The pay-TV industry contracted in the third quarter …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
HuffPost defends disciplinary actions against reporters, editors  —  The Huffington Post's newsroom is on edge following recent incidents in which several employees were disciplined and a major story was put on pause.  —  Two of the incidents involved journalists who were suspended after publishing sensitive articles.
Discussion: @joepompeo and @genlakhyenrab
Lene Bech Sillesen / Columbia Journalism Review:
Justin Hall's 20-year-old website shows how opportunities in online journalism slowly developed  —  Justin Hall's 20-year-old website shows how opportunities in online journalism slowly developed  —  Justin Hall runs a blog that has landed him several jobs in journalism.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
White House background briefings: Good journalism or anonymous government spin?  —  Every so often, a group of handpicked journalists gets the equivalent of a tap on the shoulder from a White House functionary.  They're invited to a background briefing, one of Washington's most common …
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