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3:15 PM ET, November 19, 2014


 Top News: 
Michael Wolff / USA Today:
BuzzFeed misled by suggesting everyone present at Uber dinner heard Emil Michael's remarks  —  Behind the scenes at Uber/BuzzFeed fracas  —  Uber is at the forefront of a vast reordering of ground transportation and how we use cars.  It is also in the middle of many publicity storms.
Uber investigating its New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, for tracking BuzzFeed journalist's location without her consent  —  Uber Is Investigating Its Top New York Executive For Privacy Violations  —  Uber said Tuesday that it is investigating its top New York executive for tracking …
Maya Kosoff / Business Insider:
Uber investor Ashton Kutcher defends digging into “shady” journalists' private lives  —  Ashton Kutcher Defends Uber Against ‘Shady Journalist’  —  One day after Uber's SVP of business suggested his company spend millions of dollars hiring people to investigate the private lives …
Nitasha Tiku / Gawker:
Ten good questions Travis Kalanick failed to address in his tweetstorm apology
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Beats Music to Be Bundled Into iOS Early Next Year, Will Remain Paid Subscription Service  —  As part of Apple's revamp of its recently acquired Beats Music streaming service, the company plans to bundle Beats directly into iOS, reports Financial Times.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Former Huffington Post M.E. Jimmy Soni lands gig at New York Observer  —  Jimmy Soni's departure several months ago from The Huffington Post, after having risen quickly through the ranks there from serving as Arianna Huffington's chief of staff to becoming the site's powerful …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Gawker
Wall Street Journal:
Nielsen to Measure Netflix Viewing  —  Effort Is Meant to Help Content Owners Gauge Impact of Licensing Shows  —  Even as Netflix Inc. and other streaming-video providers have expanded to reach 40% of American homes, they have largely remained black boxes.
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
ABC and SBS funding to be cut by $308m over five years  —  Malcolm Turnbull says the Coalition's budget cuts to the public broadcasters should not affect what Australians see and hear  —  The budgets of the ABC and the SBS will lose almost $308m over five years, but it should not affect …
Discussion: Malcolm Turnbull MP
The Age:
ABC cuts: Malcolm Turnbull announces budget reduction of $250 million
Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal:
Scribner's Magazine to Be Reincarnated as Literary Website  —  Scribner's Magazine, a literary journal that rivaled Harper's Monthly and the Atlantic Monthly from 1887 until 1939, is being reincarnated as a new literary website launching Wednesday.  —  The new project is called Scribner Magazine.
Discussion: GalleyCat and @sarahw
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 …
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
China says controls on Internet needed to maintain stability  —  Chinese officials called on Wednesday for controls on the Internet to preserve stability, saying its model for cyberspace regulation can be the framework for spawning commercial successes like Alibaba Group Holding Ltd .
Dara Lind / Vox:
An interview with founder Neil Barsky and editor Bill Keller of The Marshall Project on the state of criminal justice journalism  —  Why Bill Keller left the New York Times to put a spotlight on criminal justice  —  This week marks the launch of the Marshall Project, a nonprofit journalism …
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Xiaomi And Shunwei Capital Make $300M Strategic Investment In iQiyi, One Of China's Largest Online Video Platforms  —  Xiaomi, which announced earlier this month that it plans to invest $1 billion in online video content, has been very busy spending that money.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
NBC Pulls Bill Cosby Comedy Project Amid Rape Allegations  —  NBC has dropped its Bill Cosby comedy project as the scandal of rape allegations leveled at the comedian by multiple women made it untenable for the network to keep it in development, according to multiple sources.
Lynn Elber / Associated Press:
Netflix postpones launch of Cosby comedy special
Paul Carsten / Reuters:
China's internet TV sites in $1 billion battle for foreign shows  —  (Reuters) - China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers, but risk bumping up against regulators protecting the domestic TV and film industry.
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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Discussion: Press Association
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Johnston Press, Newsquest, and Local World to launch 1XL digital ad platform to better compete with tech companies like Google, Facebook
Discussion: Press Gazette and Prolific North
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
In Shakeup, Time Inc. Names New Publisher of InStyle
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Mashable editor Jim Roberts on how he approaches the news
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Discussion: Radio & Television … and WWD
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
HLN, The Daily Dot Partner for Co-Branded TV, Digital Segments
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
BuzzFeed Jumps Aboard The Messaging App Train, Starting With WeChat
Discussion: MediaNama and @scottlamb