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10:35 AM ET, October 7, 2015


 Top News: 
Josh Kosman / New York Post:
Sources: Media General drops plans to buy Meredith for $2.4B  —  Media General drops bid to acquire Meredith  —  Media General's $2.4 billion agreement to acquire Meredith Corp. is dead, two sources close to the deal said.  —  One day after The Post reported exclusively …
Lisa Campbell / Bookseller News:
Waterstones, the UK's largest book retailer, removes Kindles as sales continue to decline  —  Waterstones is removing Kindles from stores  —  Waterstones is removing Amazon's Kindle devices from many of it stores as sales “continue to be pitiful”.  —  The company's m.d James Daunt …
New York Times:
New York Attorney General opens inquiry into fantasy sports sites, asks DraftKings and FanDuel for internal data and details on how they prevent fraud  —  New York Attorney General Opens Inquiry Into Fantasy Sports Sites  —  The New York attorney general began an inquiry Tuesday into the prospect …
Chris Littmann / Sporting News:
ESPN anchor says network pulling sponsored daily fantasy sports segments after accusations that fantasy sports firms' employees bet with inside information
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:
Pandora Acquires Ticketfly For $450m In A Bid To Sell Tickets To Live Music Shows  —  Pandora has a new tool in its belt to fight against Apple Music and Spotify.  The music streaming just announced it will purchase Ticketfly, a TicketMaster-type site, for $450m in cash and stock.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Johnston Press announces closures of 11 free titles to focus on ‘digital offering’  —  Johnston Press has announced the closures of 11 free newspapers.  The regional publisher has axed eight free print titles in the Midlands and folded a further three into paid-for titles in the North West and South.
Alex Spence / Politico:
EU publishers push European Commission to enact rules entitling them to compensation from news aggregators and search engines  —  EU newspaper barons push Brussels to bash Google  —  Industry wages an uphill battle against Silicon Valley giants.  —  LONDON — Battered by the transition …
Discussion: @politicoeurope
Wall Street Journal:
Increasing concerns about Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone's health raise succession questions; seven-person trust will control Viacom and CBS after his death  —  Battle Brews Atop Media Giant Viacom  —  Concern about health of Chairman Sumner Redstone sparks questions over who will succeed him
Agence France-Presse:
Freed Canadian Jazeera journalist Fahmy leaves Egypt  —  Cairo (AFP) - Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist with Al-Jazeera television freed from an Egyptian jail last month after a presidential pardon for broadcasting “false” news, announced Tuesday he was leaving the country.
Discussion: Associated Press
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Twitter Moments Are Like Snapchat's Live Stories, Except They're on Twitter  —  Let's say you're a person who doesn't care about Twitter's stock price, org chart or MAU growth.  What's the best way to describe “Moments,” the new multimedia feature the company launched today?  —  It's like Snapchat's Live Stories.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Twitter releases editorial guidelines for Moments, stating rules to keep curators free from bias and conflicts of interest
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Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Walt Disney Co. owned cable network ABC Family to be renamed Freeform beginning 2016
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Ben Wolford / Medium:
Latterly, a small, ad-free digital magazine for narrative international reporting, buys travel-oriented Compass Cultura, which had a similar business model
Lucinda Southern / Digiday:
Bauer Media diversifies with investment into Dabbl, a new e-commerce voucher product
Todd Spangler / Variety:
BBC News Inks Yahoo Video-Distribution Deal for North America
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Brad Stone / Bloomberg Business:
At Twitter, problems facing Jack Dorsey include user retention, online abuse
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Major TV networks, including CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS, sign onto Global Safety Principles and Practices, a list of guidelines on safety for freelancers