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11:00 PM ET, November 18, 2014

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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
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Nitasha Tiku / Gawker:
Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology  —  Uber CEO Posts 13-Tweet Apology Without Answering a Single Question  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just responded to privacy and ethics concerns about Emil Michael, after the top executive publicly suggested paying $1 million …
Alex Hern / Guardian:
Uber executive apologises after suggesting the firm dig dirt on hostile journalists
The Age:
ABC cuts: Malcolm Turnbull announces budget reduction of $250 million  —  The Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull, has detailed a $254 million funding cut to the ABC in a move that could result in job losses and the closure of foreign bureaux.  —  Mr Turnbull on Wednesday announced …
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Amanda Meade / Guardian:
Australian communications minister says ABC budget will be cut by 5%, or $50M/year, will result in loss of up to 500 jobs by year end
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 Time.com.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen to Reportedly Measure Netflix and Amazon Viewership  —  Netflix originals ‘Orange is the New Black’ and ‘House of Cards’ could soon see their viewership outed  —  One of TV's bigger mysteries may soon be solved.  Nielsen Media, the company with the standard measurement of U.S. TV ratings …
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Meredith Increases Its Bet On Wedding Media  —  Company adds Mywedding.com 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 Mywedding.com.
Discussion: Radio & Television … and WWD
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.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube's Refusal to Remove 20,000 Songs Leads to New Irving Azoff Warning  —  The standoff involves works by Pharrell Williams and other popular songwriters  —  YouTube has apparently made the decision not to immediately remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles …
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 …
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
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 …
 
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