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1:10 PM ET, November 25, 2014


 Top News: 
First Look Media:
The team Matt Taibbi hired at First Look Media is being let go  —  Update  —  Since Matt Taibbi's departure, we've been working with the team he hired to consider various options for launching a project without him.  After multiple explorations, we've decided not to pursue the project.
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
First Look Media ends ‘Racket’ project, fires staff  —  First Look Media has decided to pull the plug on “Racket,” its would-be digital magazine, and to fire the staff that had been hired for the project.  —  “Racket,” which was to train a humorous eye on political and corporate corruption, never got off the ground.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Adds The Wall Street Journal To Its News Discovery Apps  —  Flipboard has spent the last several years tying to convince publishers the value of having their content show up in its apps.  Today the Wall Street Journal, one of the last major holdouts in the U.S., will allow Flipboard users to view its news stories there.
Discussion: MediaPost and Talking Biz News
New York Times Company:
New York Times names former senior NPR exec Kinsey Wilson as editor, innovation and strategy  —  The New York Times Names Kinsey Wilson Editor for Innovation and Strategy  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)— The New York Times announced today that Kinsey Wilson will become Editor for Innovation and Strategy …
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Bidding in Government Auction of Airwaves Reaches $34 Billion  —  WASHINGTON — A government auction of airwaves for use in mobile broadband has blown through presale estimates, becoming the biggest auction in the Federal Communications Commission's history and signaling that wireless companies expect demand …
Abigail Edge /
Former AP social media and UGC editor Fergus Bell joins verification startup SAM  —  Fergus Bell to head up London team for UGC verification startup  —  Bell, former social media and UGC editor at AP, will begin his new role as SAM's head of newsroom partnerships and innovation in January 2015
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Former Gawker Editor AJ Daulerio launches Ratter, a network local tabloid network, on Gawker's Kinja platform  —  A.J. Daulerio's ‘Ratter’ officially launches  —  Ratter, the new “network of local city tabloids” from former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio, launched a homepage on Monday.
Brian R. Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter CFO Anthony Noto, in apparent “DM fail”, expresses support for buying unnamed company  —  Twitter CFO Appears to Succumb to the ‘DM Fail’ While Talking M&A  —  Anthony Noto is one of us now.  —  Twitter 's financial chief appeared to commit the classic “DM fail” …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Sale of Flickr images upsets some photographers despite Yahoo acting within CC license rules  —  Some photographers bristle over Flickr's selling of photos  —  According to the Wall Street Journal, some photographers are upset the Yahoo-owned site is selling prints of photos they meant to give away for free.
Katherine Bindley / New York Times:
Fellowship or Internship?  In Media, the Definition Has Become Fluid  —  Since graduating from Wesleyan University last year, Rachel Pincus has completed two journalism internships and one in publishing.  But now Ms. Pincus is pursuing fellowships.  —  “I'm trying at this point …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Newsquest's pro-independence Scottish daily sells all 60,000 copies of debut edition as title looks to recruit more staff for pilot period  —  Newsquest's pro-independence Scottish daily sells all 60,000 copies of debut edition, with 10,000 digital subscriptions sold
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Rachel Zarrell / BuzzFeed:
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Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
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Associated Press:
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Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
Australia's ABC cutting 400 jobs by using skills audits of journalists in competitive pools
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Dave Winer / Scripting News:
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Andrew Smith / Guardian:
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Discussion: @helensteel12
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Deception? Price gouging? Subscription scam? Top magazine titles won't say a thing
East Bay Ray / The New York Observer:
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Mike Fleming / Deadline:
Sony Paralyzed By Computer Hacker Attack With Ominous Message
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How a virus demanding a bitcoin ransom almost destroyed a public radio station's archives
Discussion: @kbia_engineer