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4:50 PM ET, September 17, 2015

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Facebook Media:
Facebook launches Signal, a discovery and curation tool for journalists to find and embed content from Facebook and Instagram  —  Introducing Signal for Facebook and Instagram  —  By Andy Mitchell, Director of Media Partnerships  —  We've heard from journalists that they want an easy …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Independent publishers are collateral damage in the war over ad revenues between Google, Apple, and Facebook  —  Welcome to hell: Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web  —  So let's talk about ad blocking.  —  You might think the conversation about ad blocking …
Harro ten Wolde / Reuters:
Sources: Axel Springer exploring €500M deal to gain controlling stake in Business Insider  —  Axel Springer eyes controlling stake in Business Insider: Manager Magazin  —  German publisher Axel Springer (SPRGn.DE) may want to increase its current 7 percent stake in U.S. news website Business Insider …
Discussion: @edmundlee and @agrafemeyer
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The Times-Picayune:
Times-Picayune and NOLA.com newsroom shrinks by 21%, lays off 28 full-time and 9 part-time staffers  —  NOLA Media Group implements newsroom restructuring  —  NOLA Media Group announced today that it is restructuring its news operation to reinforce its core journalistic mission.
Discussion: Poynter and @erikwemple
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 …
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Alex Spence / Politico:
BBC to launch Netflix-style U.S. streaming service  —  CAMBRIDGE — The BBC will launch a Netflix-style video subscription service for American audiences next year, the head of the U.K.'s public broadcaster said Thursday.  —  Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC's director-general …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
Apple will ask Supreme Court to hear its ebooks price-fixing case  —  Defying the expectations and desires of some—who thought it might be time to move on—Apple AAPL will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal judge's finding that it conspired to fix the prices of ebooks …
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 …
Paul Schemm / Associated Press:
Moroccan journalist Maati Monjib goes on hunger strike after being stopped from traveling to international conference  —  Moroccan journalist on hunger strike, barred from leaving  —  RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan historian and journalist said Thursday he has gone on hunger strike …
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
29 US media organizations and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press object to France's rules for deleting links under right to be forgotten  —  The Reporters Committee and US media groups join the fight over ‘right to be forgotten’ rules  —  Since a European high court ruled …
Egyptian Streets:
Egypt sets December 12 trial date for photojournalist Mohammed Abu Zeid, aka Shawkan, who has been detained for more than two years  —  After 760 Days in Prison, Photojournalist Shawkan Finally Gets a Trial Date  —  Imprisoned photojournalist Mohammed Abu Zeid - popularly known as Shawkan …
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Apple News is fine for light media-grazers but those with more nuanced media diets will find it lacking  —  Apple News Is Better Than Newsstand, But That's Not Saying Much  —  Well iOS 9 is here and it's the most minor major—or maybe the most major minor—upgrade to the Apple's mobile software in recent memory.
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 …
 
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Vanessa Gera / Associated Press:
Human rights group demands Hungary stop harassing reporters
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
LA City Council members join chorus to restore local leadership at LA Times
Discussion: USA Today and Bloomberg View
Variety:
Penske Media partners with digital media firm Tokyo Sangyo Shimbun to launch Variety Japan; first edition goes online Sept. 28
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Wall Street Journal Europe to print 50 per cent more content as it switches back to broadsheet
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
CBS All Access now available for Android TV, sources say coming to Apple TV and other platforms soon
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CNBC:
Altice buys Cablevision for $17.7B including debt
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
Discussion: @burgos
Peter Sterne / Politico:
SEC filing indicates BuzzFeed aims to raise an additional $100M to add to earlier $200M from NBCUniversal
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Warner Bros. Sells Digital Content Distribution Service to Vubiquity as It Trims Costs
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
AT&T Taps Former Sirius XM, Cisco Exec as Video and Internet CTO
Discussion: Multichannel News