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9:15 PM ET, November 18, 2014


 Top News: 
Staci D. Kramer / Storify:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says exec's remarks on targeting the press “a departure from our values”  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Responds  —  To Buzzfeed report on comments made by Uber exec Emil Michael about targeting press, particularly PandoDailyEiC Sarah Lacey, & the ensuing firestorm
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Uber executive apologises after suggesting the firm dig dirt on hostile journalists
Sarah Lacy / PandoDaily:
Sarah Lacy, the journalist named as a target by Uber's Emil Michael, says Uber went too far
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Uber exec, at NYC dinner with CEO present, suggested digging up dirt on critical journalists
Discussion: Guardian, San Francisco magazine, Vox, The Wrap, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Bloomberg View, PandoDaily, The Next Web, Boing Boing, Wall Street Journal, @emilmichael,, New York Times, The Verge, Gizmodo, Business Insider, Gawker, Forbes, @buzzfeedben, Businessweek, Gawker, Poynter, The Hill, Mashable, @emilmichael, Re/code, Talking Points Memo, Skift, The Daily Caller, USA Today, Engadget, VICE, @athertonkd, @gaberivera, Newsy, Street Fight, New York Magazine, @leadinglatte, @bplewis, @mat, @jbarro, @dancow, @dangillmor, @tomgara, @sacca, @tonyromm, @tomgara, @robertmackey, @daveweigel, @pkafka, @lifewinning, @kenlerer, @nitashatiku, @kagrox, @thegarance, @anildash, @amir, @sg, @daweiner, Vanity Fair, @tomgara, @zpower, @heoj, @jmbooyah, Talking Biz News, @jackshafer, @sarahcuda, @bydanielvictor, @errorjustin, @spacekatgal, @borthwick, The New York Observer, FishbowlNY, @grigs, @jembradshaw, SiliconBeat, BetaBoston, Forbes, The Week, @dylanbyers, The Technology Chronicles, @oliverburkeman, @andreagrimes, @whosdrivingyou, Daring Fireball, @dhh, @caseynewton, Gigaom, @thom_wong, @andykroll, @over_rated, @jpressler, @hodgman, @juliebosman, @lpolgreen, @jamilsmith, BBC, @espiers, @biancorobert, @tomcheshiresky, @atotalmonet, @markamesexiled, @carr2n, VatorNews, @flaneur, @moorehn, @jessicaelgot, @janinegibson, @glinner, The Technology Chronicles, @dovseidman, @shaneferro, @clarajeffery, @elisewho, @clarajeffery, @billmon1, The Daily Beast, @cerenomri, @emjbanks, @doreeshafrir, @jason_pontin, @markberman, @fieldproducer, @funnymonkey, @heyheyesj, @darlin, @ryanlawler, @heyfeifer, @digiphile, @mikeindustries, @mollywood and @karaswisher
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Outbrain strikes $100M deal with Time Inc. to become exclusive external provider of recommended stories  —  Time Inc. Locks in Outbrain's Headline Recommendations in $100 Million Deal  —  Content Recommendation Widgets Push Traffic Around the Web  —  An Outbrain box that appeared beneath an article on
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
ONA and Poynter announce leadership academy for women  —  The Poynter Institute and the Online News Association have announced a partnership to create the ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media.  —  The academy, which will be held at Poynter in April of next year …
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Meredith Increases Its Bet On Wedding Media  —  Company adds to its portfolio.  —  A month after Meredith announced its licensing agreement with Martha Stewart Ominimedia-which included Martha Stewart Weddings-the company announced it has acquired
Discussion: Radio & Television … and WWD
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Serial podcast breaks iTunes records as it passes 5m downloads and streams  —  Apple says real-life murder mystery from This American Life is the fastest podcast ever to reach that milestone  —  Episodes of This American Life's Serial podcast have been downloaded and streamed more than 5m times …
Natalie Mortimer / The Drum:
Mashable opens UK site with Blathnaid Healy at helm  —  Mashable has officially launched its UK website as the latest step in its ongoing international expansion drive.  —  The new site, which launched today (18 November) will be run by former RTE journalist Blathnaid Healy as UK editor, along with Tim Chester as deputy UK editor.
Discussion: @nycjim
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
In Shakeup, Time Inc. Names New Publisher of InStyle  —  Nina Lawrence Succeeds Karin Tracy  —  Ad Spending for 100 Largest B-to-B Marketers Nears $5 Billion  —  InStyle magazine has hired Wall Street Journal executive Nina Lawrence to serve as its publisher.  She succeeds Karin Tracy, InStyle's publisher since May 2013.
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Huge change: No more set vacation or sick days at LA Times  —  First, a little background.  Dating to even before Tribune Company ownership of the LA Times, the cost cutters looked for a way to reduce the huge commitment on the books to pay for vacation days banked by employees.
Brian Stelter /
Partnering with Bill Cosby puts Netflix and NBC in tough spot after NPR interview on rape allegations  —  Bill Cosby allegations put Netflix and NBC in tough spot  —  Netflix and NBC have tough decisions to make about Bill Cosby.  —  Allegations against the comedy icon …
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
With hires like Joe Weisenthal, Bloomberg is trying to expand beyond its traditional audience  —  Can Joe Weisenthal Change Bloomberg Before Bloomberg Changes Him?  —  The hyperactive financial news addict made Business Insider a major destination for business news.
Discussion: @sapna, @mattzeitlin and @rafat
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Mashable editor Jim Roberts on how he approaches the news  —  Jim Roberts, who left the New York Times to become editor-in-chief of Mashable, told a group of journalists that the social element of journalism has become the most important factor in how news is distributed — and also in how it is created
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Russ Mitchell / Los Angeles Times:
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