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10:05 AM ET, December 31, 2014


 Top News: 
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
After two months in Kindle Unlimited program, profits for one Amazon author dropped 75%  —  Amazon Offers All-You-Can-Eat Books.  Authors Turn Up Noses.  —  Authors are upset with Amazon.  Again.  —  For much of the last year, mainstream novelists were furious that Amazon was discouraging …
John Scalzi / Whatever:   Finite revenue pool makes Kindle Unlimited a zero-sum game for writers and publishers
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Disney enlists Maker Studios to create “Star Wars” short-form sponsored videos online ahead of next film release in December 2015  —  Disney Enlists Maker to Create ‘Star Wars’ Series Online  —  Maker Studios, the Web video network owned by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) …
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Michal Lev-Ram / Fortune:
How Disney CEO Bob Iger uses technology to keep every division of his company relevant  —  Disney CEO Bob Iger's empire of tech  —  Even in a dress-down gray sweater, Bob Iger looks a bit mechanical.  His mouth is almost geometrically straight, his face constructed of some cool alloy.
Kevin Draper / The Concourse:
46 Vox posts that misinformed readers, and the corrections that show magnitude of the mistakes  —  46 Times Vox Totally F**ked Up A Story  —  If you work in the media, you're going to get things wrong.  Accuracy and timeliness are in conflict, and when you're dealing with vast amounts of information, accuracy will sometimes suffer.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The New Republic's managing editor Linda Kintsler and three others resign  —  Four more resign from TNR  —  Four more members of The New Republic's masthead resigned this week, dealing yet another blow to the already depleted magazine, POLITICO has learned.
Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Skift travel site to launch print magazine Jan 13 that focuses on annual travel trend forecast  —  Travel industry site Skift tries print  —  Skift, the travel-industry site, is the latest digital media operation to launch a print magazine, which comes out Jan. 13.
Ben Preston / RadioTimes:
BBC pulls controversial documentary about death of Princess Diana after Royal family lawyers intervene  —  BBC pulls controversial royal documentary about spin after death of Princess Diana  —  Radio Times reveals last-minute decision to postpone BBC2 broadcast followed legal intervention
Egypt- Al Jazeera journalists await Thursday appeal session, hopes are on ‘intervention’  —  (MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The three Al Jazeera English journalists imprisoned in Egypt await an appeal on Thursday, while their hopes largely rely on foreign pressure on the Egyptian authorities.
Ben Quinn / Guardian:
Photojournalist arrested after filming with drone near Gatwick airport  —  Eddie Mitchell, with approval from the CAA to commercially operate small unmanned aircraft, held for hours by police  —  A freelance photojournalist who carries out aerial photography work using a flying drone …
Newly released government files show British PM Thatcher considered forcing BBC to run ads  —  Margaret Thatcher considered forcing BBC to run advertising  —  Newly released government documents reveal Tory prime minister's concerns over the 'extravagance of some of the BBC's spending'
Jeremy Barr / Capital New York:
Tim Marchman named editor of Deadspin  —  Tim Marchman is to be the next editor of Deadspin, the Gawker Media sports blog, outgoing editor Tommy Craggs confirmed to Capital.  —  Craggs, who is moving to a new position as executive editor of Gawker Media, announced the news on …
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