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9:40 AM ET, October 1, 2015


 Top News: 
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline:
Christopher Miller and Phil Lord to develop a cable series for Fox 21 TVS that documents the making of Serial as it follows a case  —  ‘Serial’ TV Series Based On Podcast Set At Fox 21 With Chris Miller & Phil Lord  —  Serial is headed to television.  Writer/producer/directors Chris Miller …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
A growing number of new media companies like Vice Media, BuzzFeed, and Vox Media are avoiding automated ad sales from third-party firms  —  Publishers That Say No to Automated Ad Sales  —  Some websites believe they can make more money on their own and reduce annoyance
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Tests of top 50 news sites with three ad-blockers on iPhone show significant decrease in load times for many sites, modest increase in battery life  —  Putting Mobile Ad Blockers to the Test  —  To block ads or not to block ads on your mobile device?  That's the philosophical dilemma …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Independent board to determine which ads are “acceptable” for Adblock Plus whitelist in first half of 2016
Sources: Jack Dorsey to be named permanent Twitter CEO, continue at Square, as soon as Thursday after board settles status of Adam Bain and Anthony Noto  —  Sources: Jack Dorsey to Be Named Permanent Twitter CEO  —  Jack is back — for good this time.  —  Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
News Corp offers Times and WSJ digital bundle for corporate users  —  Push for City readers follows relaunch of the Wall Street Journal's European and Asian editions last week  —  News Corp is bundling together digital access to the Times and Wall Street Journal for corporate customers …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google to host event next Wednesday in New York, likely to unveil its open-source project similar to Instant Articles  —  Google Plans to Unveil Its Version of ‘Instant Articles’ Next Week  —  Three weeks ago, we told you about plans Google was hatching to launch a publishing tool to serve up articles on mobile devices.
Sam Sanders / NPR:
Twitter Has A 136-Page Handbook For Politicians' 140-Character Tweets  —  Twitter seems simple — just type in 140 characters and hit enter, right?  But Twitter can be tough.  Building an audience.  Keeping that audience.  Finding a voice.  Cutting through all the chatter.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel resigns, to be replaced by Ellen Pollock  —  Ellen Pollock to lead Bloomberg Businessweek  —  On Thursday, Bloomberg Businessweek announced that deputy editor Ellen Pollock will become editor.  Josh Tyrangiel was previously in the role.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
SiriusXM, Fox News To Launch Breaking-News Channel October 5  —  Fox News Channel is readying its entrance into the world of breaking-news radio.  —  “Fox News Headlines 24/7” will offer SiriusXM subscribers real-time headlines on breaking news, national stories, politics, business …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Reporta, an app from the International Women's Media Foundation, allows reporters to check in to locations and send SOS alerts during a crisis  —  Reporta, a new app, offers journalists a lifeline in hazardous situations … Journalism, never the safest profession to begin with, has only gotten more hazardous in recent years.
Discussion: @rorypecktrust
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google Ads SVP Sridhar Ramaswamy: we need to deal with ad blocking as an industry by defining what an acceptable ad is and improving the user experience  —  Google Ads Boss: ‘We Need to Deal With’ Ad Blocking as an Industry  —  Sridhar Ramaswamy, Google's top advertising executive …
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Publisher-backed Next Issue, a Netflix-like service with 160 magazines, is relaunching with app and new name, Texture, for $9.99/month basic, $14.99 premium
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Jamaican-based wireless operator Digicel will soon block ads except on some popular local news sites, saying firms like Google, Facebook should pay to serve ads
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Coding school General Assembly raises $70M Series D led by Advance Publications, owner of Condé Nast
Discussion: SiliconANGLE and TechCrunch
Jay Rosen / LinkedIn:
Twitter's Adam Sharp and Niketa Patel talk to Jay Rosen about the firm's news curation effort, Project Lightning, editorially independent and launching in fall
 Earlier Picks: 
Northeast Times:
Philadelphia City Paper to cease print publication as of October 8 after purchase by Broad Street Media; website to be merged with Philly Weekly
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Thrillist and e-commerce site JackThreads raise a combined $54M as they split into separate entities