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1:25 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 …
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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 …
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 …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon Moves Closer To A Free, Ad-Supported Video Service  —  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, the e-commerce giant is preparing a free video service.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS, Dish Network Agree to Short-Term Extension to Avoid Blackout  —  CBS and Dish Network are avoiding a blackout by agreeing to a short-term contract extension Thursday evening while negotiations continue.  —  The crux of the deal involves the expiration of Dish's deal to carry CBS' 29 O&O stations in 17 local markets.
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.
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Leela de Kretser / Capital New York:
Rebekah Brooks spotted in New York Post offices as speculation grows about her future role at News Corp
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.
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
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 …
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 …
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 …
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber document shows it sought to hire researcher to “weaponize facts” against incumbent taxi and limo industry, not journalists  —  Uber Sought To Hire Opposition Researcher To “Weaponize Facts”  —  A document obtained by BuzzFeed News points to taxi industry targets, not journalists.
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith Says His Uber Scoop Didn't Need a Disclosure
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube Music Awards to Return in 2015, But Not as a Live Event  —  Vidsite pacts with Vice Media to produce original content for March 2015 event  —  YouTube, as part of its stepped-up push into the music biz, will bring back the YouTube Music Awards next March and has renewed a pact with Vice Media to produce it.
Dan Adams / Boston Globe:
New Media Investment Group, parent of Gatehouse Media, buys Halifax Media Group for $280M cash  —  Worcester Telegram and its parent company sold to New Media  —  The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, which was sold in May by Boston Globe owner John Henry to the Halifax Media Group of Daytona Beach, Fla., was sold again Thursday.
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Karl Bode / Techdirt:
Yet Another Study Shows US Satire Programs Do A Better Job Informing Viewers Than Actual News Outlets
Rob Evans / Guardian:
London police face legal action from 6 journalists for keeping database of their activities
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Web-Video Startup Pluto TV Raises $13 Million from U.S. Venture Partners, UTA, Sky and Others
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
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