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12:20 PM ET, November 26, 2014


 Top News: 
Chris Lehmann / In These Times:
Reports from Inside First Look Media Suggest That Maybe Silicon Valley Shouldn't Manage Journalists  —  Journalists on the Left have always had problems with institutions.  I'm not referring here to these scribes' honorable muckraking pedigrees, or their principled distrust of the national security state and the corporate boardroom.
Discussion: The Week
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
First Look Media ends ‘Racket’ project, fires staff
First Look Media:
The team Matt Taibbi hired at First Look Media is being let go
Globe and Mail:
Jian Ghomeshi faces five charges in sexual assault investigation  —  Former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi is facing five charges in relation to a sexual assault investigation.  —  Mr. Ghomeshi, 47, has been charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count of “overcome resistance - choking,” Toronto police said in a news release.
James Bradshaw / Canadian Press:
Former radio host Jian Ghomeshi withdraws $55-million lawsuit against CBC
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mail Online revenues grow 41% to £62m in 2014  —  Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday's continuing decline in advertising and sales offset by digital platform's increases  —  Mail Online has grew revenues by more than 40% to £62m in 2014, almost completely offsetting the advertising …
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
European MP urging breakup of Google counsels law firm that represented German Magazine Publishers association, earns $15-75K annually from it  —  European Legislator Urging the Breakup of Google Has Ties to a Law Firm  —  Andreas Schwab, a German member of the European Parliament …
Mehreen Zahra-Malik / Reuters:
Pakistan TV mogul gets 26 years' jail for blasphemy  —  Pakistan's largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between the station and the military.  —  A court sentenced Mir Shakeel-ur-Rehman …
Lilian Lin / Wall Street Journal:
As China Cracks Down on Illegal Videos, Lovers of Foreign TV Mourn … Chinese film and TV show buffs who love foreign flicks mourned this week after the launch of a new anti-piracy crackdown.  —, a local site that offers Chinese and English subtitles for pirated overseas online content, was shut down over the weekend.
David Gilbert / International Business Times:
EU pushes Google to obey right to be forgotten requests from EU residents worldwide, including .com domains  —  EU Regulators Want ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Ruling Extended to  —  Regulators in Brussels have announced they believe links removed from search engines under …
Hollywood Reporter:
Vimeo earned more in 2 days for High Maintenance than potentially 2 years of YouTube ad sales  —  Vimeo Charging $8 for Six Episodes of ‘High Maintenance’  —  The company is continuing to test the pay model with the project it picked up from FX  —  A version of this story first appeared …
Discussion: @whatthebit
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Comedy Central, Nickelodeon Head to Google Chromecast  —  The streaming video stick has added seven new apps  —  Google is boosting content on its Chromecast streaming stick ahead of the holiday season.  The company announced Tuesday that it has added seven new apps including Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street Go.
Discussion: Google Chrome Blog
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK recording industry seeks review of law allowing fans to copy music  —  Copyright legislation permits people who have legally purchased music to make duplicates, prompting legal action from industry bodies  —  The UK music industry is seeking a judicial review of new legislation allowing music fans …
Discussion: Press Association
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
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