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4:30 PM ET, November 21, 2014


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Chet Kanojia / All Aereo:
Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, says “challenges have proven too difficult to overcome”  —  The Next Chapter  —  A little over three years ago, the team at Aereo set out to build a better television experience for the consumer.  —  We began this journey because we were frustrated …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Aereo CEO: Court Made Incredibly Wrong Decision, Cord-Cutting Is Inevitable  —  This morning, Aereo filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11, marking the end of the road for the cloud-based TV startup.  The company launched in 2012 using micro-antennas and cloud DVR technology to provide near-live TV access …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian  —  Poynter's news editor, Andrew Beaujon, announced to staff Friday that he's leaving for Washingtonian, where he'll be a senior editor.  —  “I'm grateful that Poynter gave me a shot as a media blogger,” Beaujon said.  “I've loved my time here and care deeply about my coworkers.
Discussion: @abeaujon
Catalina Albeanu /
Changes at FT to promote thinking ‘in digital terms’  —  Editor Lionel Barber says changes are planned for next year to reflect the importance of multimedia journalism  —  The Financial Times is planning “big changes” in the newsroom for 2015 as its journalists “increasingly …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Pro-independence daily paper the National to launch in Scotland  —  Pilot launch of new daily tabloid, from the same stable as the Sunday Herald, will cost 50p and have print run of 50,000  —  Scotland is to get a new newspaper, the National, which will be the first Scottish daily to support independence.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Andy Coulson leaves prison after serving five months of 18-month term  —  Ex-News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss will have to wear electronic tag as condition of early release  —  Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss, has been released from prison.
Leela de Kretser / Capital New York:
Rebekah Brooks spotted in New York Post offices as speculation grows about her future role at News Corp
Ryan Faughnder / Los Angeles Times:
Turner, Dish agree to restore CNN, Cartoon Network and others  —  CNN, Cartoon Network and other Turner Broadcasting channels are returning to Dish Network's satellite television service.  —  Dish and Turner on Friday said they have reached an agreement to restore service of CNN …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS, Dish Network Agree to Short-Term Extension to Avoid Blackout
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
New York magazine creates ‘pop-up blogs’  —  Since May, New York magazine has launched an irregular series of “pop-up blogs” to expand its coverage on a variety of topics including relationships, the arts and travel.  —  The blogs focus on a specific theme — exploring Paris …
Discussion: @poynter
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Future Publishing cuts more than 400 jobs as part of restructure  —  Total Film publisher reports £35.4m loss in year to end of September, with digital making up 63% of total ad revenue  —  Future Publishing has reported a £35m loss, as the embattled publisher revealed it has cut …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Plans A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service, Says New Report  —  Amazon has been gaining ground on Netflix as the most popular video streaming service in the U.S., and now it is planning something that could see it overtake its rival.  According to a report in the New York Post …
Agence France-Presse:
Libya journalist sentenced to 5 years jail for defamation  —  A Tripoli court has sentenced a Libyan journalist to five years in jail and slapped him with a hefty fine for defamation and insulting the judiciary, his lawyer said Friday.  Amara Abdallah al-Khitabi, 68, editor-in-chief …
Murray Stassen / Music Week:
Technics to launch hi-resolution music download service in Germany and UK in January  —  Technics launches high-res music download service  —  Audio brand Technics is launching Technics Tracks, a 24-bit hi-resolution download service.  —  Available in the UK and Germany from January 2015 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith Says His Uber Scoop Didn't Need a Disclosure  —  Ben Smith and BuzzFeed had a whopper of a story on Monday, when BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief reported on an Uber executive's plan to smear journalist Sarah Lacy.  —  A few days later, in some corners of the Internet, Smith and BuzzFeed are now the story.
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber document shows it sought to hire researcher to “weaponize facts” against incumbent taxi and limo industry, not journalists
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