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2:45 PM ET, December 11, 2014

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Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Internal dissension over gamergate contributed to Gawker reorganization and cost company seven figures in ad revenue  —  Gawker discusses cost of ‘gamergate’  —  The “gamergate” controversy cost Gawker Media “seven figures” in lost advertising revenue, the company's head of advertising Andrew Gorenstein …
Al Jazeera English:
Mahran Al Deeri of the Al Jazeera Arabic website dies while covering battles in city of Al Sheikh Maskin in rural Daraa.  —  Al Jazeera Media Network has announced the death of its Arabic correspondent in Syria, Mahran Al Deeri, while covering battles in the city of Al Sheikh Maskin in rural Daraa.
Allie Townsend / Facebook Media:
Facebook releases new tools for publishers to offer greater automation and better targeting, improves Insights, fixes referrer data bug for iOS  —  New Tools and Insights for Publishers  —  Over the past few months, we've listened to publishers around the world to better understand …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
New tools amplify Facebook's effort to encourage publishers to move more content onto its site
Matthew Zeitlin / BuzzFeed:
Bloomberg Passed Over Its Top Woman Editor In Hiring A New Boss  —  When the memo dropped on Tuesday morning, Bloomberg's Manhattan newsroom went silent.  Office banter ceased and keyboards stopped clacking, as reporters and editors read the note from Michael Bloomberg announcing …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Spotify Now Converts What Friends Listen To Into A “Top Tracks In Your Network” Playlist  —  Now you can listen to Spotify like you read the Facebook News Feed.  Spotify's new “Top Tracks In Your Network” is a personalized, constantly updated playlist based on what the people you follow are listening to.
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google News to shut down in Spain Dec. 16 in response to recently passed Spanish copyright law  —  Strict New Copyright Law Forces End Of Google News In Spain  —  Google has decided to shut down Google News in Spain.  This drastic step will occur next week (December 16) …
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Talk that Clarity Media Group might restart the Rocky Mountain News could be a bargaining chip in negotiations to buy the Denver Post  —  Will Denver really have a newspaper war?  —  As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Netflix wants its app on cable providers' set-top boxes, may be nearing a deal with AT&T  —  Netflix wants to hook up with your cable company in 2015  —  Netflix's new strategy to take on cable involves becoming best friends with cable: The video streaming service has been working hard …
Alex Howard / E Pluribus Unum:
Deadline is Thursday for US House to pass Freedom of Information law reforms  —  With hours of sunshine left, passage of FOIA reform in the U.S. House hangs in the balance  —  Imagine if an important reform to public access to government information hung in the balance in the United States Congress …
Reuters:
Dish wants to keep broadcasters out of basic Web TV service -WSJ  —  Dish Network Corp does not want to include broadcast channels in the basic package for its planned online TV service, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Met accused of illegally accessing 20m News UK email records as it fights legal bid to return them  — News UK handed over physical possession of ‘back-up’ tapes for ‘political’ reasons during hacking scandal  — Met Police did not seek ‘judicial approval’ for access to tapes containing data from 2,000 systems
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Guy-Oriented Web Content Startup Woven Digital Raises $18 Million in Series A Funding  —  Another fast-growing digital media company has nabbed venture funding-though this time it's a brand that is far less hyped than the likes of Vox Media, BuzzFeed and Vice Media.
 
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