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5:05 PM ET, October 27, 2015


 Top News: 
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 …
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:
Vox Media and The Verge will not attend SXSW unless it takes harassment seriously  —  After the organizers of the SXSW conference canceled an anti-harassment panel due to alleged Gamergate-related “threats of violence,” Vox Media is reevaluating its participation in the SXSW conference.
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 …
New York Times Company:
The New York Times Company Names Nick Rockwell Chief Technology Officer  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)— The New York Times Company today announced that Nick Rockwell has been named chief technology officer, effective November 16.  Mr. Rockwell will be responsible for all technology operations …
Discussion: Poynter and Cision
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, Fortune and The Wrap
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
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
McClatchy reports Q3 revenue of $258.1M, down 7% YoY, with falling ad and circulation sales  —  McClatchy Newspaper Revs Down Again, Digital Ads Up  —  Third-quarter results from McClatchy Co. — publisher of the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee among other newspapers …
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Google brings podcasting to Play Music's free and paid tiers, to be available to listeners in a few weeks  —  Google Brings Podcasting to Play Music, Swinging at Apple's Dominance  —  From their earliest days, podcasts were linked closely to Apple.  Their very name came from an Apple product: iPod.
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.
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Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter Q3 earnings: profits of $0.10/share against $0.05/share expected, 320M MAUs including Fast Followers, a 4M gain; stock down over 10% on lower guidance
Discussion: Twitter and ZDNet
Baxter Holmes / ESPN:
Athletes site The Players' Tribune closes $15M Series B financing round, investors include Kobe Bryant
Discussion: Forbes
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Pulitzers add additional categories for magazines, including international reporting, editorial cartooning, and criticism
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Business Insider founder Henry Blodget talks about rivals, the media industry “bubble”, and Axel Springer's purchase
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Why TV partners with social media to cover debates — and how it falls short
Discussion: TVNewser and The Huffington Post
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Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
Siri is not providing answers to music chart related queries from people who are not subscribed to Apple Music
Oxford American:
Eliza Borné named new editor of Oxford American magazine
Discussion: FishbowlNY