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8:40 AM ET, September 17, 2015


 Top News: 
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers for a year, including three BBC reporters, citing threats to national interest, security, and sovereignty  —  Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers  —  New York, September 16, 2015—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores …
Alec Luhn / Guardian:
Ukraine allows BBC journalists to remain  —  President Poroshenko reverses decision to ban British trio after they were on a list of correspondents who pose a ‘threat to national security’  —  President Petro Poroshenko has reversed his decision to ban three BBC journalists from Ukraine after an international outcry.
Altice buys Cablevision for $17.7B including debt  —  Altice to buy Cablevision in $17.7B deal  —  It's surprising they're paying this much, says Rich Greenfield, BTIG analyst, sharing his thoughts on Cablevision's agreement to sell itself to European telecom giant Altice.
Kara Andrade / The Huffington Post:
Inside Mexicoleaks, Mexico's version of Wikileaks, and the scandals it has uncovered since launching earlier this year  —  Inside Mexico's Very Own Wikileaks  —  A new congress took office in Mexico this month after what proved to be among the country's most violent elections …
Bloomberg L.P.:
Twitter and Bloomberg sign licensing deal increasing Twitter data available in terminals and offering a curated feed of financial tweets  —  Bloomberg and Twitter Sign Data Licensing Agreement  —  Bloomberg adds enhanced custom alerts and tools to its Twitter offering
Peter Sterne / Politico:
SEC filing indicates BuzzFeed aims to raise an additional $100M to add to earlier $200M from NBCUniversal  —  Buzzfeed could raise another $100 million in current funding round  —  Buzzfeed could raise an additional $100 million as part of its current funding round, according to documents that the company filed with the SEC today.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Wall Street Journal Europe to print 50 per cent more content as it switches back to broadsheet  —  The European edition of the Wall Street Journal has switched to broadsheet format ten years after it moved to being a tabloid.  —  The switch has not been accompanied by an investment in journalism but does …
Matthew Kassel / The New York Observer:
Changes at NYT Mag: Ana Marie Cox Takes Over ‘Talk’ and ‘Ethicists’ Goes Solo  —  Nearly seven months after its much-heralded relaunch, The New York Times Magazine is changing yet again.  Ana Marie Cox has been named its new Talk interviewer, conducting weekly question-and-answers in the back of the book …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Microsoft's Zune services wind down November 15th  —  If you're still relying on what's left of Microsoft's Zune services to feed your Zune HD with fresh content... well, you'd better have backup plans.  Microsoft is warning that it will shut down Zune services on November 15th …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Facebook to start using browsing data from Like and Share buttons in its ad targeting system starting next month, opt-out setting available  —  Facebook's Like Buttons Will Soon Track Your Web Browsing to Target Ads  —  Facebook's “Like” buttons have been logging data on our browsing for years …
Discussion: Facebook and @dangillmor
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
CBS All Access now available for Android TV, sources say coming to Apple TV and other platforms soon  —  CBS plans to bring All Access service to Apple TV, other platforms in the near future  —  CBS plans to bring its $5.99/month All Access subscription service, which offers a mix …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today's FTW have continued talking with readers after shutting off comments  —  What happened after 7 news sites got rid of reader comments  —  Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge …
Discussion: @burgos
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Janko Roettgers / Variety:
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
Kim Dotcom gets support fighting US extradition in Megaupload copyright case from Larry Lessig
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
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