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11:20 AM ET, November 14, 2014

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Bloomberg:
Owner of the Onion, A.V. Club, and Clickhole sites hires GCA Savvian bankers to explore sale  —  Satirist Onion Inc. Said to Hire Adviser for Sale  —  Everything in this story is actually, honestly true.  —  Onion Inc., owner of the satirical news site the Onion and the entertainment site the A.V. Club …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Say Media selling content sites including XoJane and ReadWrite, which never achieved the scale needed to compete  —  Platishers, beware: Say Media gives up on publishing  —  Three years ago, Jane Pratt celebrated the launch of her new site XoJane with Say Media by throwing a party at the Jane Hotel …
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Trinity Mirror to close seven regional newspapers with loss of 50 jobs  —  Trinity Mirror has announced the closure of seven regional newspapers, with the loss of 50 jobs expected.  —  All three of the publisher's Berkshire titles - the Reading Post, GetReading and the Wokingham and Bracknell Times …
Mica Rosenberg / Reuters:
Condé Nast agrees to $5.8 mln settlement in suit over intern pay  —  Condé Nast agreed on Thursday to pay $5.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns at the publisher who said they were underpaid for work at the company's high-end magazines.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
StoryTracker is a new tool to track how news homepages change  —  Hopefully you know about PastPages, the tool built by L.A. Times data journalist Ben Welsh to record what some of the web's most important news sites have on their homepage — hour by hour, every single day.
Discussion: @jbenton
Amy Schatz / Re/code:
CBS, Disney, Viacom, other media firms ask appeals court to keep contracts private in FCC merger reviews of Comcast-TWC and AT&T-DirecTV  —  TV Networks Ask Courts to Keep Contracts Private in Comcast Merger Review  —  CBS, Walt Disney Co. and other media companies asked …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Kindle Software Update Lets You Share Your Amazon Library With A Partner And More  —  Kindle has a new update rolling out to its Kindle e-reader device hardware, which includes new features for the latest Kindle, Kindle Voyage and Kindle Paperwhite devices.  The update includes …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Streaming Video Alliance Trade Group Launches, Without Netflix or YouTube  —  A group of 17 service providers, content companies and tech vendors has formed the Streaming Video Alliance, aimed at formulating industry-wide standards and establishing best practices for high-scale Internet video services.
Discussion: MarketWatch and The Next Web
Dan Singer / American Journalism Review:
Music Critics See Their Role and Influence Waning in The Era of Digital Music  —  Nate Patrin's career trajectory in music journalism was once the norm.  —  Patrin grew up reading Spin and Rolling Stone in the 1990s and wrote music reviews for his high school newspaper.
Discussion: @simonretromania and @keyescore
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
In Amazon/Hachette deal, ebook agency pricing is a winner  —  In the deal that Amazon and Hachette Book Group finally reached Thursday after months of bitter negotiations, we don't really know which side “won,” if one side did.  But one survivor — perhaps surprisingly — was agency pricing for ebooks.
Discussion: Re/code, CNET, CNBC, Bloomberg and Gigaom
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon and Hachette Resolve Dispute
Katie Campbell / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Vox.com has hit 2015 traffic and revenue goals, co-founder Melissa Bell says  —  Vox.com Hits 2015 Traffic, Revenue Goals  —  In just over six months, Vox.com has already surpassed its traffic expectations and met its revenue goals for next year, its co-founder said yesterday.
Irish Independent:
Six Sun journalists cleared of conspiracy charges in corruption case  —  Six journalists and senior staff at the Sun accused of corrupting public officials have been cleared of an “overarching” conspiracy, a court has heard.  — Google  —  Judge Richard Marks QC ruled at Kingston Crown Court …
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
 
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
BuzzMyVideos Closes $2.5M Series A Funding As Eyeballs Switch To Online Video
Discussion: @buzzmyvideos
Kent Gibbons / Multichannel News:
Nielsen: TV Industry Needs New Ratings Standards
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Rdio matches Spotify by lowering the price of its family subscription plan to $5 for each extra member
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns, Ellen Pao to be interim CEO, Alexis Ohanian back full time as executive chairman
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Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Major record labels pressure digital services to curtail free-trial periods but execs say free drives paid
Guardian:
Google's French arm faces daily €1,000 fines over links to defamatory article
Discussion: Search Engine Land
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom Plans to Boost Non-Nielsen-Based U.S. Ad Sales to 50 Percent