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3:20 PM ET, October 17, 2015

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: YouTube readying programming that will be exclusive to its upcoming subscription service, will announce some of it at an event in Los Angeles Oct. 21  —  YouTube Will Make You Pay to See Some of Its New Videos  —  Coming to YouTube: Videos you'll need to pay to see.
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Sources: Turner Broadcasting, Fox Sports, A+E Networks, and NBCUniversal among media companies signed up for YouTube's upcoming subscription service  —  Relucant Media Companies Join YouTube's Subscription Service  —  Several big media companies have agreed to make content available …
Discussion: Seeking Alpha and Re/code
David Bauder / Associated Press:
CBS refuses to run advertising for Truth, a film about a 2004 discredited 60 Minutes report  —  CBS bans advertising for critical film  —  CBS bans advertising for critical film CBS has refused to run advertising for “Truth,” the film starring Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford that revisits …
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Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Truth review: story of botched 60 Minutes report that cost Dan Rather his job portrays him as hero, and makes journalistic errors appear as acts of martyrdom  —  How the Dan Rather Movie ‘Truth’ Lies About Good Journalism  —  Dan Rather and his producer are portrayed as heroes by Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.
Madeline Berg / Forbes:
Top 13 YouTube stars earned $54.5M collectively according to Forbes “World's highest-paid YouTube Stars 2015”, with PewDiePie topping the list at $12M  —  The World's Highest-Paid YouTube Stars 2015  —  Ask just about any stranger on the street who Felix Kjellberg is and you'll likely get a blank stare.
John Brownlee / Co.Design:
Digital media firm Vocativ acquires Israel-based data visualization company Dadaviz  —  Why Vocativ Is Doubling Down On Data Viz  —  Last time we heard from Dadaviz, a team of infographic auteurs based in Tel Aviv, they were looking to launch the YouTube of data visualization.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Boston Globe cuts two dozen full- and part-time staffers, 17 more accept buyout  —  Boston Globe editor on layoffs: ‘This was a tough day in this newsroom.’  —  On the heels of staff cuts in The Boston Globe newsroom Thursday, Editor Brian McGrory put the number of part-time and full …
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Vine's last remaining co-founder at Twitter, Rus Yusupov, among those laid off this week  —  The Co-Founder Of Vine Laid Off By Twitter In Recent Round Of Cuts  —  Vine's last remaining co-founder is out, BuzzFeed News has learned.  —  BuzzFeed News has learned that Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov …
Joseph Ax / Reuters:
Google book-scanning project legal, says U.S. appeals court  —  A U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday that Google's massive effort to scan millions of books for an online library does not violate copyright law, rejecting claims from a group of authors that the project illegally deprives them of revenue.
Lauren Johnson / Adweek:
Time Inc. Is in Talks to Buy Jane Pratt's Millennial-Focused xoJane  —  Time Inc. is close to acquiring Jane Pratt's xoJane and xoVain sites for an undisclosed sum as it looks to increase its content targeting millennial women, sources tell Adweek.  —  The New York publisher is interested …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
BBC Launches Japanese Language News Site To Extend Its Global Advertising Reach  —  BuzzFeed isn't the only global news heavyweight entering Japan.  The BBC, the UK's national news organization, this week launched a Japanese site, which becomes its first dedicated non-English news website …
Discussion: Marketing Interactive and BBC
Alex Spence / Politico:
FT editor says Japanese owners assure editorial independence  —  Nikkei President Tsuneo Kita promises editor Lionel Barber his journalists will remain independent.  —  LONDON — A trip to Japan to meet the Financial Times' new owners has persuaded the broadsheet's editor that they won't interfere …
 
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