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8:25 AM ET, November 17, 2014


 Top News: 
Jacqui Shine / The Awl:
The history of the Styles section of the New York ‘Times’—and the real New Journalism  —  Bonfire of the Inanities  —  The story arrived in November of 1992—more than a year after the video for Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit” premiered on MTV's “120 Minutes.”
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Vice Hires Alyssa Mastromonaco, Former Official in Obama White House, as Top Executive  —  Vice Media, the news and entertainment group, is expected to announce Monday that it has hired Alyssa Mastromonaco, a former Obama administration official, as its chief operating officer.
Grady Smith / Guardian:
Forgoing streaming and iTunes sales, Garth Brooks sees meager sales for his comeback album  —  How Garth Brooks took on the internet - and lost  —  The poor sales of his comeback album Man Against Machine show that taking a stand against the modern music business only works if you're Taylor Swift
Jane L. Levere / New York Times:
Airbnb Introducing Print Magazine, Pineapple  —  Following in the footsteps of other digital brands like CNET and WebMD, Airbnb is getting into the print magazine business.  —  At a convention in San Francisco on Friday for its hosts — people who rent rooms or apartments to travelers …
Discussion: @besvinick
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom investigating Vine spin-off TV show following complaints  —  Ofcom launches Dapper Laughs inquiry after receiving 99 complaints  —  Broadcasting regulator to rule on whether comedian Daniel O'Reilly's ITV2 show, which was cancelled last week, met standards
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
ESPN's new mobile strategy: fewer apps on more screens  —  Take a first look at ESPN's upcoming mobile app, and the responsive website the sportscaster plans to launch in a few months.  —  ESPN's new mobile strategy: fewer apps on more screens originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014.
Anna Clark / Columbia Journalism Review:
What can Jim Brady's new site do for Philadelphia journalism?  —  DETROIT, MI — “Can it last?”  That was the question we asked a year ago about AxisPhilly, an ambitious nonprofit journalism outlet in Philadelphia.  The answer, sadly, was no. Over the summer, it went the way of Metropolis …
Discussion: @sacmcdonald, @cjr and @jimbradysp
Bill Keller / The Marshall Project:
Nonprofit news site The Marshall Project, edited by Bill Keller, launches to cover America's criminal justice system  —  A Letter from Our Editor  —  In March I left The New York Times after 30 years there as a reporter, editor and columnist to help launch something new …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff to leave at the end of the year, CFO will take over during CEO search  —  Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff Heads for the Door.  (Memo)  —  Rio Caraeff, who has run the Vevo music video service since its creation in 2009, is leaving at the end of the year.
Michael Rondon / Folio:
How magazines like Scientific American, The Atlantic, and Vogue are monetizing their archives  —  How America's Oldest Magazines Are Modernizing (And Monetizing) Their Archives  —  Iconic magazines have different strategies for surfacing their pasts.  —  TIME launched its digital archive …
Discussion: @foliomag
John Herrman / The Awl:
A comparison of the number of social interactions on web sites embedding John Oliver videos  —  The John Oliver Video Sweepstakes: Finale  —  Each week, the Content industry observes a sacred ritual: Together, but not quite in sync, dozens of websites embed and then post the longest segment …
Discussion: New York Times
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
With theBomb, The Makers Of theChive Aim To Create A Viral Video Hub  —  Resignation Media, the startup behind the popular photo site theChive, is moving into the viral video business with the launch of a new property, theBomb.  —  Even if you're not a regular Chive visitor (or …
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Kara Swisher / Re/code:
Why Is Investor Shervin Pishevar Amassing a Stake in Demand Media? He Likes the CEO.
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Bill Mickey / Folio:
WhoSay Boosts Distribution Through Huffington Post, Flipboard and Tango Partnerships
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
President Barack Obama seems to oppose James Risen jailing
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The Poynter Institute lost $3.5 million in 2013, makes progress toward new revenue sources
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Poynter
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Disney Movies Anywhere is coming to Walmart's Vudu
Discussion: Variety