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5:00 PM ET, October 11, 2015


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Source: Apple disables Apple News in China, likely to avoid requirement to censor content  —  Apple Is Said to Deactivate Its News App in China  —  HONG KONG — Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign …
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Washington Post's Jason Rezaian sentenced in Iran; verdict is unknown  — A verdict has been issued in the espionage trial of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian  —  (CNN)An Iranian court has handed down a verdict in the espionage trial of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Dish and Tegna reach a multiyear carriage deal, ending 24-hour blackout on 46 TV stations in 38 markets  —  Dish Network, Tegna Reach Deal Ending Station Blackout in 38 Markets  —  Dish Network is restoring 46 Tegna-owned network affiliate stations to its lineup, ending a more than 24-hour blackout in 38 markets.
Discussion: The Wrap and Business Wire
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
With Moments, Twitter reinvented the newspaper and has the potential to be the best newspaper in the world  —  Twitter's Moment  —  I try to save the most over-used of clichés for special moments, and that's exactly what this week feels like for Twitter.
Discussion: BuzzFeed, Medium and @waxpancake
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
The Longest Shortest Time lets new parents record and share their own stories for its podcast  —  The Longest Shortest Time brings listeners' voices into its podcast with a dedicated app  —  New parenthood is a time of sleep deprivation and uncertainty.  Hillary Frank tells a story …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Is Planning Company-Wide Layoffs for Next Week  —  Kimberly White / Getty Images Entertainment  —  Jack Dorsey was named permanent CEO of Twitter on Monday, and a big reason he got the job was that as a co-founder, Dorsey isn't afraid to make the tough, necessary decisions.
Vanessa Quirk / TOWCenter:
How Lore, an indie podcast on real life scary stories, reached 2M downloads within five months  —  The Curious Success of Lore: A Case Study  —  If you've been following my blog posts, you know I have been featuring interviews with key players in the podcasting sphere — from Gimlet's Matt Leiber to This American Life's Seth Lind.
Lizzie Dearden / The Independent:
Turkey temporarily bans media coverage of terrorist attack in Ankara; Twitter and Facebook reportedly inaccessible  —  Ankara terror attack: Turkey censors media coverage of bombings as Twitter and Facebook ‘blocked’  —  The government has issued a ban on broadcasting footage of the blast at a peace rally
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Three New Jersey newsrooms start using Hearken, a platform that lets audiences choose reporting topics  —  Should newsrooms go straight to their readers to decide what to report on next?  That's the idea behind Hearken.  The platform was founded by Jennifer Brandel as an expansion of WBEZ's Curious City …
Discussion: Poynter
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership accord mimics US on copyright term: life plus 70 years  —  Trans-Pacific Partnership accord's copyright details leaked  —  As suspected, Pacific Rim trade deal mimics US on copyright term: life plus 70 years.  —  A day after 11 Pacific Rim nations …
Deron Lee / Columbia Journalism Review:
Former Roanoke Times editorial writer Chris Trejbal's Opinion in a Pinch offers newspapers custom editorials for $150-$200  —  Meet the Oregon man who might be writing editorials for your local paper  —  Last month, an unusual disclaimer began popping up below select editorials in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Discussion: @cjr
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Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones discloses customer data breach, says financial data of 3,500 people compromised
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo Bans Employees from Paid Fantasy-Sports Sites
Discussion: BGR, ESPN, Fortune and Forbes
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Yuras Karmanau / Associated Press:
Journalists working in Belarus for Poland's Belsat TV and other independent news orgs face pressure as government tightens control ahead of Sunday's election
Discussion: Index on Censorship and Guardian
Oliver Wright / The Independent:
FoI: Commission reviewing what public has right to know bans journalists from fully reporting its first briefing
Peter Sterne / Politico:
As Gawker traffic stalls, writers told to work faster