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1:35 AM ET, November 11, 2014


 Top News: 
What President Obama's Net Neutrality Proposal Means  —  President Obama's broadband announcement seems like a big victory for net neutrality activists, as well as Web content companies like Netflix.  —  But it's important to remember that his announcement is just that — a statement, not a law.
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Obama tells the FCC to implement real net neutrality. And he's serious.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Russia Today threatened with Ofcom sanctions due to bias  —  Kremlin-backed news channel found guilty of breaching UK broadcasting regulations in coverage of Ukraine crisis  —  Russia Today has been threatened with statutory sanctions by media regulator Ofcom after the Kremlin-backed news …
Allison Quinn / The Moscow Times:
Kommersant Editor Steps Down Amid Rumors of Pressure From Above  —  The editor-in-chief of business daily Kommersant has resigned, triggering speculation Monday that he was forced out over a recent article in the newspaper about oil giant Rosneft.  —  While theories behind the move multiplied …
Discussion: TASS
Tom Parfitt / Telegraph:
Russia launches ‘Sputnik’ media offensive to counter US propaganda
Hanna Rosin / The New Republic:
Disgraced reporter Stephen Glass opens up to an old colleague and apologizes, 16 years after his fall  —  Hello, My Name Is Stephen Glass, and I'm Sorry  —  He nearly destroyed this magazine.  Sixteen years later, his former best friend finally confronts him.
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
BuzzFeed's deal with Facebook to measure political sentiment has one major flaw  —  BuzzFeed has formed a partnership with Facebook that gives it access to the social network's “sentiment analysis” data on millions of users — but Facebook's algorithm is going to influence the thing that BuzzFeed …
Matt Buchanan / The Awl:
Modified paywall returns Tuesday to New Yorker, with 6 free articles/month, no free archive  —  A Paywall Rises  —  We are quite reliably told that tomorrow, the Web site of the New Yorker, the last magazine in the world, will no longer offer the entirety of its archives, going back to 2007, for free.
Matt Wilstein / Mediaite:
Glenn Beck of The Blaze announces that he's recovering from debilitating neurological illness  —  Glenn Beck Suffering From Rare Neurological Illness That ‘Made Me Look Crazy’  —  On Monday evening, Glenn Beck revealed to his audience at TheBlaze that for the last five years he has been suffering …
Alana Semuels / The Atlantic Online:
Amidst the rise of digital upstarts like Gawker, local news continues to suffer  —  Is There Hope for Local News?  —  Tim Redmond was another casualty of the shrinking news business.  But he's not going to give up on covering his city.  —  SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—Tim Redmond is a local news guy.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
NBC News Teams Anew With Facebook To Promote Ebola Journalism Effort  —  NBC News and Facebook have joined forces several times in the recent past - in January, 2012, for example, NBC streamed its coverage of a Republican presidential debate on the popular social network …
Discussion: The Wrap
Rafat Ali /
The ultimate metric for media startups is how much it would be missed if it disappeared  —  The Ultimate Metric For Media Startups  —  About 10 days ago I wrote this post here about the coming correction in media startupland that got lots of conversations going in media, social media, and in private emails.
Tamar Wilner / Columbia Journalism Review:
Knoxville's alt-weekly wasn't losing money.  It got shut down anyway  —  Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily  —  In mid-October, the entire staff of Metro Pulse, Knoxville's alt-weekly, was laid off.
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
How to be literate in what's changing journalism  —  In my ‘digital thinking’ class, the goal is for students to emerge fully literate in the changes affecting journalism.  Here are the main currents and trends that I expect them to master by the close of the term.
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