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1:50 PM ET, October 27, 2015

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Tasneem Nashrulla / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed withdraws from SXSW after two panels related to gaming and online harassment were cancelled due to threats of violence  —  BuzzFeed To Withdraw From SXSW Over Canceled Gaming Panels  —  BuzzFeed plans to withdraw its participation from the South by Southwest Interactive festival …
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Lena Dunham teams up with Hearst Magazines to monetize Lenny Letter  —  Before “Girls” creator Lena Dunham became the latest celebrity to launch a newsletter, she hinted that it would eventually be accompanied by some form of advertising.  —  Nearly a month after the debut of Lenny Letter …
James Vincent / The Verge:
European Parliament rejects amendments protecting net neutrality  —  The EU has rejected legal amendments that would firmly protect the concept of net neutrality in Europe.  The European Parliament voted in favor of the new regulation which proponents says establish an internet …
R. Blake Paterson / The Crimson:
Harvard gets two new student-run online publications, The Tab and Once Daily, a site publishing one must-read story a day  —  Students Launch Two New Online Publications  —  As editors of traditional news outlets nationwide debate industry “disruption” and new web outlets crop up every day …
Discussion: @romenesko
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Comcast revenue jumps 11% to $18.7B, broadcast television revenue and cable network revenue up 11.3% and 7% respectively  —  Comcast Revenue Jumps 11% to $18.7 Billion  —  Comcast, the cable and entertainment conglomerate, reported an 11 percent increase in revenue to nearly $18.7 billion during …
Discussion: Multichannel News and The Wrap
Hadas Gold / Politico:
National Journal to shed 25 percent of staff in shift to subscription model  —  <p>National Journal is cutting its staff by 25 percent through buyouts and will return to a subscriber only model, National Journal owner Atlantic Media announced on Tuesday.</p><p>As a result of the shift …
Sam Levine / The Huffington Post:
How a reporter at a Chicago niche nonprofit uncovered a corruption story that prompted a federal investigation and was missed by bigger news outlets  —  How This Reporter Uncovered A Corruption Scandal Everyone Missed  —  Sarah Karp asked other journalists to follow up on her work, but they didn't take her up on it.
Politico:
Business Insider founder Henry Blodget talks about rivals, the media industry “bubble”, and Axel Springer's purchase  —  The 60-second interview: Henry Blodget, editor in chief and CEO, Business Insider  —  POLITICO: Not surprisingly, Business Insider in 2015 looks a lot different than early iterations.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Univision's quarterly revenue rises 10% to $801.5M, advertising revenue decreased by 2.7% to $517.7M  —  Univision Third-Quarter Earnings Rise  —  The Spanish-language broadcaster, which is led by CEO Randy Falco, is planning an IPO.  —  Univision Communications on Tuesday reported improved third-quarter financials.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Variety
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Pulitzers add additional categories for magazines, including international reporting, editorial cartooning, and criticism  —  Pulitzer Prizes open additional categories to magazines  —  The Pulitzer Prizes, America's top honor for journalism, announced on Tuesday that online and print magazines …
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Time Inc. acquires women's sites xoJane and xoVain, operated by Say Media and founder and editor Jane Pratt; Pratt and staff to join Time  —  Time Inc. Acquires Websites Aimed at Women  —  Publisher aims to bolster digital reach with xoJane.com and xoVain.com
 
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