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6:40 PM ET, November 12, 2014


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
FCC's Tom Wheeler signals split with Obama on net neutrality: “I am an independent agency”  —  The FCC weighs breaking with Obama over the future of the Internet  —  Hours after President Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to pass tougher regulations …
The Huffington Post:
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Tells Silicon Valley He's Open To Obama Net Neutrality Plan  —  WASHINGTON - On Monday, President Barack Obama went public with his support of an aggressive approach to protecting net neutrality.  Shortly after that, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told …
David L. Cohen / Comcast Voices:
Being for net neutrality and against Title II is completely consistent
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
CNN Digital gets a new executive team  —  CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker announced new leadership for its CNN Digital team Wednesday morning.  —  Andrew Morse, who oversees domestic newsgathering as S.V.P. for CNN US, will also now oversee editorial and operations for CNN Digital as well, adding the title of G.M.
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago Tribune managing editor leaves to pursue personal interests  —  Jane Hirt, who helped lead the Chicago Tribune newsroom through the dark days of bankruptcy and into an unfolding digital future, is stepping down as managing editor to pursue personal interests, the Tribune announced Wednesday.
Sudarshan Varadhan / Reuters:
Tribune shareholder urges asset sale, share buyback
Discussion: PR Newswire
Marc Graser / Variety:
Live Nation, Vice Media Form Digital Platform for Music Programming  —  Live Nation Entertainment and Vice Media have formed a joint venture to produce and distribute music programming on digital platforms.  —  The new digital network will launch in early 2015, and feature hundreds of hours …
Discussion: AdAge, Tubefilter, Reuters and @withdrake
Top Yahoo shareholders, unhappy with Marissa Mayer, make direct plea to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong to explore merger  —  Exclusive: Some unhappy Yahoo investors asking AOL for rescue  —  (Reuters) - At least two top-10 Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) shareholders are so unhappy with Chief Executive Marissa …
Catalina Albeanu /
Kickstarter-funded Latterly, an online mag for narrative journalism, to launch this month  —  Stories not ‘clicks’: new online magazine won't monitor web traffic, say founders  —  Latterly, an ad-free publication for narrative journalism, will finance itself through crowdfunding and user subscriptions
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
At press conference with Obama, China leader lectures U.S. media  —  BEIJING — Moments of high drama played out at President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping's joint press conference here Wednesday, as the Chinese leader appeared to be snubbing the U.S. by ignoring …
Mark Joyella / TVNewser:
ABC News Sent 10 Million Election Day Push Alerts While Avoiding ‘Extreme Overkill’  —  On Election Day, ABC News sent a staggering 10 million push alerts to users of the ABC News app who'd signed up for alerts.  Peter Roybal, Head of Mobile for ABC News, knew full well that volume of information risked extreme overkill.
Discussion: SocialTimes, TVSpy and Lost Remote
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
MPAA launches WhereToWatch site, listing legal movie and TV streams in continued fight against piracy  —  Here's Another Movie and TV Search Site.  This One's From Hollywood.  —  There are so many places to find movies and TV shows.  They're on TV!  They're on the Internet!
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi invests $300M in Baidu's online video site, iQiyi  —  China's Xiaomi to Invest $300 Million in Baidu's Online Site iQiyi  —  Xiaomi has also partnered with Youku Tudou to jointly invest in the production and distribution of online video content and movies
Today's Zaman:
Turkish journalist Mehmet Baransu faces sentence of 2 to 7 years on charges of insulting President Erdogan on Twitter  —  Journalist Baransu faces 7 years for insulting Erdoan on Twitter  —  A prosecutor from the Anatolia Courthouse has opened a criminal case against well-known Turkish …
Discussion: @wexler
Ece Toksabay / Reuters:
Turkish state TV fined for favoring Erdogan in election coverage  —  (Reuters) - Turkey's state-run broadcaster has been penalized for favoring President Tayyip Erdogan in its coverage of the country's first popular vote for head of state, the national election board said on Wednesday.
Discussion: Today's Zaman …
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Time launches The Vault, giving subscribers online access to every magazine since 1923  — opens its ‘Vault’  —  Is 2014 the year of the legacy media archive?  —  In May, The Nation launched a blog called “Back Issues” that highlights selections from its 149 years of weekly publication.
Discussion: The Nation and New Yorker
Arif Durrani / MediaWeek:
News UK neuroscience study finds ads and content on both print and tablet deliver equal memorability and engagement  —  News UK finds tablet ads as memorable as print  —  The content and advertising in tablet editions of newspapers are processed by readers in a way far closer to the print experience …
Discussion: @jaspjackson, MediaTel and The Drum
Susan E. McGregor / Nieman Lab:
Mesh networks and offline wireless tools could help news orgs to deliver news without the web  —  Can mesh networks and offline wireless move from protest tools to news?  —  In the rush to get from here to there, not many travelers in Boston's South Station are likely to notice …
Discussion: @knightlab, @emilybell and @lifewinning
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