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11:20 AM ET, September 15, 2015


 Top News: 
James Warren / Poynter:
One week after ouster of Los Angeles Times publisher Austin Beutner, 80 positions to be cut in Tribune newspapers  —  Big cuts coming to L.A Times, likely other Tribune papers amid tumult  —  Significant newsroom cuts are being planned at the Los Angeles Times one week after the ouster of its publisher.
Discussion: LA Observed
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
US appeals court rules copyright owners must consider fair use before issuing takedown notices, siding with EFF  —  Appeals court strikes a blow for fair use in long-awaited copyright ruling  —  Copyright owners must consider fair use, and Universal now faces a trial over it.
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
S. Mitra Kalita, managing editor for editorial strategy, talks about how the LA Times is using new beats like Black Twitter and platforms like Snapchat  —  California dreaming: How the L.A. Times is introducing new beats and platforms to grow its audience  —  When the Los Angeles Times announced …
Discussion: @ylichterman
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Two-thirds of Wired's revenue is digital, and brand content is why  —  The sponsored content market is packed to the gills with publishers looking to carve out their own niche in the space.  A core part of Wired's formula: tapping its community of editorial freelancers.
Discussion: Media Wire Daily and @rafat
Jeremy Barr / Politico:
Huffington Post to publish 59K word “DocuSerial” from Steven Brill, over 15 days  —  Steven Brill's next project: 59,000 words in 15 days  —  At 26,000 words, Steven Brill's 2013 exposé into the health care industry was referred to as the longest single-authored piece in the history of Time magazine.
Evie Nagy / Fast Company:
Creator of Dash Radio, Scott Keeney, says Apple's Beats 1 borrowed his idea; he thinks both can succeed  —  The DJ Behind Dash Radio Believes Apple Swiped His Idea For Beats 1—And That's A Good Thing  —  When Apple introduced its revamped Apple Music ecosystem in June …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
WSJ to revamp Money and Investing, Greater New York sections  —  More changes are coming to The Wall Street Journal, including overhauls of two print sections and a new product launch in the UK.  —  Editor in chief Gerard Baker told employees Monday that the Journal will be …
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The New Yorker Minute newsletter condenses the magazine's must-reads  —  There is a solution to the problem of your giant stack of unread New Yorker magazines  —  The New Yorker was never a quick read, but nowadays it seems to take longer to get through an issue than ever.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Techmeme at 10: Lessons from a decade in the aggregation business  —  Techmeme celebrated its tenth birthday on September 12, and founder Gabe Rivera took the occasion to look back at how the site works and how it has stayed independent.  If you're a media or tech reporter …
Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Condé Nast's new CEO Bob Sauerberg to build on 5-year digital growth from 17.2M to 87.3M monthly uniques, with Reddit making up 37.6% of total visits in July  —  Condé Nast Looks to Enter Digital Age Under New CEO Bob Sauerberg  —  Condé Nast 3.0 is under way.
Discussion: Poynter, @bluechoochoo and Politico
Wall Street Journal:
Facebook is working on a standalone video app that will support 360-degree footage; launch details uncertain  —  Facebook Looks to Bring Virtual Reality to Mobile Devices  —  360-degree video app would allow users to change viewing perspective by tilting their phones
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Discussion: @gavinsblog
Vivienne Zeng / Hong Kong Free Press:
China's Southern Metropolis Daily prints full page of black ink after advertiser buys space to protest new digital media advertising laws
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Spotify says its subscriber base growth accelerated after Apple Music launch
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Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
SEC settles for $30M with two defendants that hacked Business Wire, Marketwired, and PR Newswire for insider info; litigation continues against others
Discussion: PCWorld and New York Times
Paul Linford / HoldTheFrontPage:
Trinity Mirror confirms talks with Local World over merger deal
Garrett Quinn / Boston Magazine: Editor-In-Chief Tim Molloy Is Out
Discussion: Media Nation and @dankennedy_nu
Jordan Chariton / The Wrap:
Dan Rather Rips NBC for Throwing Brian Williams ‘Under the Bus’
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:
New York Daily News staff prepare for expected new round of layoffs this week
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @gabrielarana