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6:55 PM ET, December 8, 2014

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
TNR Chief Exec Guy Vidra says he failed to articulate his vision for the mag to staff  —  An interview with TNR's Guy Vidra  —  Guy Vidra says he doesn't want to change The New Republic.  —  “It is absolutely absurd to suggest that I would come to this institution to do anything …
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Corey Robin / Jacobin:   Don't Mourn the New Republic - It's been dead for years
Chris Hughes / Washington Post:
Amid editorial departures, Chris Hughes plans to continue investing in The New Republic as a sustainable business not reliant on “an unpredictable few”
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Pulitzers accepting entries from online and print magazines for investigative reporting and features  —  Pulitzers open up to magazines  —  The Pulitzer Prizes announced today two substantial changes in a press release:  — The contest will consider entries from online and print magazines …
Emily Clark / The Cavalier Daily:
Friend of “Jackie”, subject of Rolling Stone story, criticizes magazine, insists story is true  —  A letter from a friend: Jackie's story is not a hoax  —  My name is Emily, and I was Jackie's suitemate first year.  I am writing to you in regards to Rolling Stone's recent statement of “misplaced trust” in Jackie.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Jessica Lustig named deputy editor at NYT Mag  —  New York Times staff editor Jessica Lustig will be a deputy editor at The New York Times Magazine, according to a staff memo from Jake Silverstein, the magazine's editor-in-chief.  —  Lustig, who currently works for The New York Times Op-Ed/Sunday Review …
Discussion: Capital New York and FishbowlNY
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Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:   Jenna Wortham joining New York Times Magazine
Rolfe Winkler / WSJ:
YouTube offers some stars bonuses to post exclusively to the service before posting to rivals  —  YouTube Offering Its Stars Bonuses  —  Vessel, a Video Startup, Has Been Aggressive in Trying to Lure Away Celebrities  —  Google Inc. 's YouTube unit is racing to lock up its top stars …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
To restore its reputation, Rolling Stone must be honest with readers about what happened  —  How to Survive a Journalistic Disaster 101  —  How does a journalistic institution respond to a soul-shaking crisis?  Rolling Stone magazine is dealing with that question at the moment …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Senate approves Freedom of Information law update in key vote, giving time for possible full approval this year  —  Senior Dem backs off plan to thwart FOIA update  —  With just hours to go before it would have died for the year, Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) backed off opposition …
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Vimeo starts letting Pro users upload videos in 4K  —  Vimeo today announced that Vimeo Pro subscribers will now be able to upload their videos in 4K, aka ultra high-definition video quality.  —  Vimeo is far from the only online video service starting to offer content in 4K.
Peter Preston / Guardian:
Is a profit worth the price of the Times's paywall?  —  Murdoch's flagships are locked behind a barrier that throttles traffic and, arguably, relevance.  But they made £1.7m last year  —  ewspaper economics used to be dead simple.  You charged a cover price and you billed advertisers.
Discussion: @uniwave, @stephenpollard and @raju
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google Fiber's broadband dreams aren't making cable TV any better  —  Fiber TV doesn't yet live up to those amazing internet speeds  —  Would you uproot your life for an internet connection?  Google says people are doing exactly that; they're picking up and moving to Kansas City or Provo …
Itay Hod / The Wrap:
CBS This Morning closing the viewership gap with Today and GMA, growing 23% since 2012 debut  —  Who's Really Winning the ‘GMA’ vs. ‘Today’ Morning Show War?  The Answer Might Surprise You  —  As “Today” and “Good Morning America” continue to duke it out for morning television's top spot …
Jared Newman / PC World:
Grooveshark will launch $0.99 streaming radio service called Broadcasts in January, pay Pandora-like royalties  —  Grooveshark gives fully-legal streaming a shot with ‘Broadcasts’ radio service  —  After years of battling with record labels and ultimately getting outdone by Spotify, Grooveshark is taking on Pandora instead.
 
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
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Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Hachette to Experiment With Selling Books on Twitter
Discussion: Gigaom and GalleyCat
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Northeastern journalism school partners with Esquire mag to explore digital storytelling
Discussion: @dankennedy_nu
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Andy Carvin launches social-media reporting team for First Look
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Met Police issues harassment warning after MoS reporter sends three emails to subject of story
Discussion: @dbanksy
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Ireland to introduce cross-media ownership rules
Discussion: The Irish Times
Tommy Wilkes / Reuters:
Huffington Post launches in India, sets sights on China
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Monocle creators launch The Forecast, an annual publication to fill gap between Monocle issues