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10:15 PM ET, December 1, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
What the forces of disruption look like inside NYT, where another buyout deadline is approaching  —  When the Forces of Disruption Hit Home  —  I've been around long enough to have once marveled at the improbability of the fax machine — that can't be real! — but I like to think of myself as modern.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bill Carter, Veteran New York Times TV Reporter, Taking Buyout  —  NEW YORK — Bill Carter, who has covered the television industry at The New York Times for more than 25 years and remains one of the best known writers on the industry, is taking a buyout.  —  Carter told The Huffington Post …
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
David Carr on the state of media: ‘The consumer is making out really well’  —  From media columnist David Carr's perch at The New York Times, it's a good time to be in publishing.  In local news, as he pointed out in a recent column, the Texas Tribune is evidence of a thriving site.
Discussion: @tessag_tweets, Thanks:@steverubel
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times didn't publish police officer Darren Wilson's address; executive editor Dean Baquet outraged at targeting of two reporters  —  Should The Times Have ‘Left It Out’ — and What, Exactly, Was ‘It’?  —  When in doubt, leave it out.  So goes the old expression about editing a news story.
David Weigel / Bloomberg Politics:
NYT reporters Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson harassed by Darren Wilson supporters after publishing name of street where he owns home  —  Darren Wilson supporters target NYT reporters for publishing name of street where he owns home  —  On August 15, after the killing of Ferguson …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Number of full-time US daily newspaper journalists has plunged to 36,700 from 55,000 pre-2008  —  Taking stock of newsroom head counts  —  During an appearance at New York University in October, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and deputy executive editor for digital Ian Fisher …
Discussion: LA Observed and @mathewi
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
AOL Adds More Video Help by Buying Content Syndicator Vidible for Around $50 Million  —  AOL CEO Tim Armstrong has spent a lot of time building out his video business.  Now he is buying Vidible, a startup that's supposed to make it easier for publishers to get their video on other people's websites.
Agence France-Presse:
Vietnam arrests anti-China blogger for posting ‘bad content’  —  20 hrs ago  —  Vietnamese police said they had arrested a blogger for posting “bad content” about the government, as part of a long-running crackdown on online dissent in the communist country.
Discussion: Reuters, Associated Press and RFA
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple going to trial this week for decade old iTunes DRM lawsuit, faces potential $350M in damages  —  Star Witness in Apple Lawsuit Is Steve Jobs  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Three years after his death, Steve Jobs is very much a presence in courtrooms across the country.  —  And that's not necessarily good news for Apple.
Nick Cumming-Bruce / New York Times:
Ailing U.N. News Service Gets $25 Million  —  GENEVA — Media enterprises have not figured on the list of billion-dollar deals backed by the Hong Kong-based investor Jho Low in recent years, but his family's charitable foundation is putting up $25 million to save an ailing United Nations-owned news service …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
UK set to be first country in which more than half of ad spend goes digital  —  More than 50% of £15.7bn advertiser spend will go on digital and online media in 2015 beating print, cinema, buses, billboards, TV and radio combined  —  The UK is predicted to become the first country …
Discussion: Poynter
Wanda Holds Talks to Buy Lions Gate, MGM in Hollywood Push  —  Dalian Wanda Group Co., which controls the second-biggest U.S. cinema chain, is in talks to acquire a stake in film studio Lions Gate (LGF) Entertainment Corp., billionaire chairman Wang Jianlin said.
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
Despite having similar reach, Vox is valued at less than half of BuzzFeed  —  Why has Vox Media been valued at less than half of BuzzFeed?  —  Vox Media's $380 million funding round announced today makes the company theoretically much more valuable than the Washington Post's sale price …
Discussion: Gigaom, New York Times, The Awl and Mashable
Jim Bankoff / LinkedIn Pulse:
Vox Media CEO lists four key areas of focus in “memo” to employees on occasion of $46M round, announces 150M monthly unique visitors across all sites
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Darren Davidson / The Australian:
Foxtel and Discovery plan lowball bid for Australia's Ten Network, valuing it at $510M-$664M
Discussion: Reuters
Aisha Gani / Guardian:
Post-referendum, Scots turn to alternative media over newspapers and broadcast
Greg Gilman / The Wrap:
Sony Hack Attack: Studio Has Made Progress in Restoring Critical Business Systems, Insider Says
Discussion: Gawker, Rolling Stone, Variety and Variety
Associated Press:
Murder case behind Serial podcast phenomenon heads to appeals court
Discussion: Junkee and Jezebel
 Earlier Picks: 
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
ESPN gives Janay Rice control over as-told-to piece
Christopher Williams / Telegraph:
Vodafone in talks for Tesco's loss-making pay-TV service
John Seabrook / New Yorker:
Daniel Ek and Sean Parker on Spotify and the complexities of the current music industry
Chris Smith / Digiday:
Inside the BBC's visual journalism unit