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1:05 PM ET, November 20, 2014


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jeff Bezos Makes His Mark on Washington Post With New Kindle App  —  WASHINGTON — In recent months, The Washington Post has been worried about reducing cognitive overhead.  The phrase, borrowed from its new owner, the billionaire Amazon founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, refers to the number …
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post launches twice-daily tablet editions on Amazon Fire app  —  The Washington Post tablet app for Kindle Fire is a highly visual news experience aimed at a national and international readership.  It offers two editions a day, as well as updates for breaking news.  (The Washington Post)
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Jack Shafer on losing his job, and the state of things  —  I called up the legendary media critic Jack Shafer after word got out he'd been laid off at Reuters.  There was some idea of putting it all together into an article but he speaks too well for himself for us to publish it any other way than as a Q and A. So here you go.
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Valleywag Editor-in-Chief Nitasha Tiku Joins The Verge  —  Less than one month ago, Nitasha Tiku was promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Gawker's tech lifestyle section, Valleywag, in place of Sam Biddle.  —  She seemed committed, telling us that Valleywag was well-positioned …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Billboard Top 200 album chart will incorporate streaming data starting Dec. 3 from services including Spotify, Beats Music, Google Play, Xbox Music  —  Billboard, Changing the Charts, Will Count Streaming Services  —  Streaming music services like Spotify have brought big changes to the music industry.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Jennifer Preston on leaving The New York Times, joining the Knight Foundation, and spurring innovation in newsrooms  —  Jennifer Preston has plenty of experience in the journalism business: “I've worked as a city hall bureau chief, a circulation marketing manager, a deputy metro editor, a senior newsroom manager.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Netflix Still Dominates Streaming, but Amazon Is Picking Up Steam  —  Netflix is still king of the video streamers, followed by YouTube.  But Amazon, which has lagged far behind for many years, is beginning to make a move.  —  That's the takeaway from a new report from Sandvine …
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Oyster is launching a new online literary journal, to be called The Oyster Review  —  Oyster, the e-book subscription service, is getting into the content-creation game.  —  The service, which has been likened to a “Netflix for books,” has unveiled a new online, literary journal called The Oyster Review.
Digital Book World:
Simon & Schuster Strips “Buy It Now” Requirement from Library Ebook Program  —  When Simon & Schuster launched its library ebook program in June, it stipulated that participating libraries must offer a “Buy It Now” button allowing patrons to purchase the ebooks they borrow.
Discussion: Publishers Weekly
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
NBCUniversal invests in analytics startup Kensho for deeper news analysis and statistics at CNBC starting Thursday  —  A Partnership With CNBC Adds Context to Its News  —  Fans of CNBC will wake up on Thursday to see a new set of sophisticated analytics putting daily financial news into historical context.
Discussion: @thedomino and PR Newswire
Steve Albini / Guardian:
Music producer Steve Albini discusses how the music industry is thriving on the internet, the death of labels, and copyright law  —  Steve Albini on the surprisingly sturdy state of the music industry - in full  —  The music producer, Shellac frontman and author of seminal 1993 essay …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Music agents rely on data to identify potential hits, entrenching repetitive, derivative songs  —  The Shazam Effect  —  Record companies are tracking download and search data to predict which new songs will be hits.  This has been good for business—but is it bad for music?
Jackie Dove / The Next Web:
Moleskine launches Adobe Creative Cloud connected Smart Notebook; pre-orders start today for $32.95, ships in December  —  Moleskine launches Adobe Creative Cloud Connected Smart Notebook targeted to on-the-go designers  —  Even graphic designers who grew up in the digital age cannot help …
Sharky Laguana / Medium:
Change How Streaming Royalties Are Calculated And Save The Full-length Album While You Are At It  —  Change How Streaming Royalties Are Calculated And Save The Full-length Album While You Are At It  —  Streaming services, most notably Spotify (by far the largest) use what could be called …
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
A Tabloid ‘Fake Sheikh,’ Bane of Crooks and Royalty, Finds He's Now the Story  —  LONDON — Mazher Mahmood was 21 when he first posed as a wealthy sheikh.  A reporter from Birmingham, England, intent on exposing a prostitution ring at a local hotel, he donned a white robe he had bought …
Discussion: Spectator
Reporters Without Borders:
Freedom of information in decline for past two years in Iceland  —  What with an interior ministry official seeking jail terms for two journalists in a criminal libel prosecution and major budget cuts for public TV and radio stations that the ruling coalition has accused of bias …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Closed trial for Chinese journalist Gao Yu, facing a life sentence for leaking internal CCP documents, begins Nov. 21  —  Chinese journalist facing life sentence for leaking to magazine  —  Trial of Gao Yu, 70, will be held in secret  —  A 70-year-old Chinese journalist, Gao Yu …
Discussion: Human Rights Watch, RFA and DW.DE
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Ofcom to reclaim digital TV airwaves for mobile broadband to meet growing on-the-move data demand  —  Broadcast regulator Ofcom has announced that it will transfer some of the radio bandwidth allocated to digital TV to mobile data carriers to meet the growing demand for data.
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
MailOnline to change to in US for brand recognition, higher ad revenue  —  MailOnline Wins Readers, Will Target Profit  —  Aggregation Approach, Focus on Scandal and Celebrities Pay Off  —  MailOnline, the website of Britain's Daily Mail tabloid newspaper …
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Human rights groups release open-source Detekt anti-surveillance software for activists, journalists; available for free, only on Windows for now
David L. Ulin / Los Angeles Times:
2014 National Book Awards go to Phil Klay, Evan Osnos, Ursula Le Guin
Discussion: GalleyCat and Guardian
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
8tracks introducing recommendations to make the site more user-friendly to newcomers
Al Franken:
Sen. Al Franken asks Uber CEO Travis Kalanick for answers on privacy, God view tool, discipline for Emil Michael, and tracking journalists
 Earlier Picks: 
Angela Doland / AdAge:
For the First Time, TV Will Account For Less Than Half of China's Ad Spending This Year
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Apple partnering with Rubicon Project to sell iAds through company's automated marketplace
Discussion: SlashGear and AppleInsider
Kim Willsher / Guardian:
French journalism school executive accused of plagiarism
Discussion: Poynter
Dara Lind / Vox:
An interview with founder Neil Barsky and editor Bill Keller of The Marshall Project on the state of criminal justice journalism