GOP presidential campaigns map out rules for more control of TV debates — GOP contenders demand greater control over crucial debates — Several Republican presidential campaigns began mapping out new demands Sunday for greater control over the format and content of primary debates …
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Mike Allen / Politico: RNC seeks to blunt revolt on debates
Trip Gabriel / New York Times: Anger Over Debate Fills Iowa Republican Forum
Jay Rosen / @jayrosen_nyu: Just do it already. Your mistrust of journalists is by now complete. Get Club for Growth, Freedom Works and ACU to question the candidates.
Robert Costa / @costareports: BREAKING NEWS: There will be a letter of demands sent to networks from campaigns in the next 48 hours, per leaders of tonight's mtg.
CNN: Republican lawyer Ben Ginsberg tells CNN GOP campaigns have experienced a “loss of leverage” in debate process
Ollie Gillman For / Daily Mail: Republicans lay out long list of demands for future debates after CNBC debacle... with bizarre …
Matthew Boyle / Breitbart: Exclusive- GOP Campaigns Agree to Cut RNC Out of Debate Process, Negotiate Directly with Networks
Andrew Kaczynski / @buzzfeedandrew: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ... LOL pic.twitter.com/Wcix6SqhoV
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney: GOP Debate Meeting: What the campaigns want
Ashley Parker / @ashleyrparker: DEBATE MEETING DEMANDS: Also, the campaigns want to deal more directly w the networks, and have the RNC simply handle logistics.
@taniel: I get they don't want to seem excluded/irrelevant—is that enough to explain why non-Fox media groups would keep cooperating/hosting debate?
Nick Confessore / @nickconfessore: Sure, candidates don't have to let news orgs run debates. And news orgs don't have to give them hundreds of millions of dollars in free TV.
Southpaw / @nycsouthpaw: Imagine if Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley were united in their fear of the head of MSNBC. pic.twitter.com/gVMUHFXVzT
Robert Costa / @costareports: What happened tonight, in one sentence: The GOP camps agreed on a letter that they'll soon send to networks, a letter crafted w/o RNC input.
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney: GOP debate meeting: Big bluster, modest proposals
Ben Kamisar / The Hill: GOP assigns staffer to handle debates, networks
Manu Raju / @mkraju: Not much discussion about restoring NBC as media partner for debates, I'm told. (Even as Trump threatened boycott if Telemundo comes back.)
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Prediction: Networks will loudly reject the demands, then make a quiet deal that complies with most of them. http://twitter.com/...
Philip Bump / @pbump: POLL: who should set the terms under which candidates answer debate questions?
Robert Costa / @costareports: Why the GOP camps believe they have the leverage over RNC and networks: ratings. This esp applies to how Trump and Carson ppl see talks.
Ashley Parker / @ashleyrparker: One more DEBATE MEETING DEMAND: No lightning rounds.
Robert Costa / @costareports: “People are afraid to make Roger mad.” Quote of the night, via text, from a source participating in the mtg.
Robert Costa / @costareports: Ben Ginsberg, carrying a yellow legal pad with extensive notes in black marker, emerged mins ago w/ a draft of letter to ntwks in hand
Meredith Shiner / @meredithshiner: The idea that *news* networks would comply with the demands of campaigns is deeply unsettling yet I would not be surprised if it happened.
John Podhoretz / @jpodhoretz: I'm just saying—nobody knew these debates would get bigger audiences than The Walking Dead. Changes the power structure.
Ashley Parker / New York Times: Republican Campaigns Meet in an Effort to Alter Debates
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: (Kasich, coincidentally, a former Fox News host) https://twitter.com/...
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney: RNC names new debate negotiator in shake up
Jake Tapper / @jaketapper: “We're going to talk about...options...such as bringing in organization heads or non-journalists as moderators” https://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Robert Costa / @costareports: In essence, there is fury about press but camps here are deciding to treat Fox differently moving fwd. More scrutiny for other outlets.
Ashley Parker / @ashleyrparker: DEBATE MEETING DEMANDS: 1) Opening/closing statements of 30 sec each; 2) Equal Qs for all the candidates; 3) Approval of on-screen graphics
Gabriel Sherman / @gabrielsherman: Amazing how campaigns will freak out on RNC but are worried about making Ailes mad. That's power. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Ethan Klapper / @ethanklapper: Fox to take advantage of “exempt” status, host 9 hour debate with Megyn Kelly http://wapo.st/1HmfTUW
Ron Fournier / @ron_fournier: Any network that agrees might as well shutter news division. https://twitter.com/...
Alex Isenstadt / Politico: GOP campaigns push to take more control of debates
Kerry Picket / The Daily Caller: GOP Presidential Campaigns To Have More Negotiating Power With Networks
Amanda Holpuch / Guardian: Republican campaigns to meet as they seek changes to primary debates
Jonathan Lansner / Orange County Register:
Freedom Communications, owner of Orange County Register, files for bankruptcy, second time in 6 years; CEO Rich Mirman, local investors hope to gain control — With bankruptcy filing, local group bids for ownership of Freedom Communications — Freedom Communications Inc. …
Andrew Khouri / Los Angeles Times: O.C. Register owner files for bankruptcy protection; CEO's group plans bid
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: OC Register seeks bankruptcy protection
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Aaron Kushner was praised by print fans when he took over the OC Register — instead he drove it into bankruptcy for a second time
Patricia Cohen / New York Times: Owner of The Orange County Register Files for Bankruptcy Protection
Gustavo Arellano / Navel Gazing: Orange County Register Declares Bankrupcty, be Bought By...Mike Harrah?!
Patrick Fitzgerald / Wall Street Journal: Freedom Communications Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
Ken Doctor / Politico: Southern California roll-up gains impetus, as Orange County Register declares bankruptcy
Rick Edmonds / Poynter: Freedom Communications, parent of Orange County Register, files for bankruptcy — again
OC Weekly / @ocweekly: BREAKING: OC Register declaring bankruptcy, to be bought by...MIke Harrah?! http://blogs.ocweekly.com/... pic.twitter.com/CSEhhMMDiB
Chris Krewson / @ckrewson: Kushner totally out at OC Register (bankrupt again); local owners plan bid but Tribune Co looms. http://m.ocregister.com/...
John Asbury / @johnasbury: Freedom Communications parent of @PEcom_news and @ocregister declares bankruptcy after losing $40M under Kushner. http://m.ocregister.com/...
Richard Horgan / FishbowlNY: Reporter May Have Hastened Freedom Communications Bankruptcy Announcement
Bob Lefsetz / Lefsetz Letter:
Distribution without talent sets up companies for failure, which is why ESPN had to shut down Grantland — Grantland — We can debate the financial viability of “Grantland” all day long. But we cannot debate the fact that the site was synonymous with Bill Simmons, and without him it's toast.
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Founder Collective / @fcollective: “The world runs on talent. And executives hate this.” Controversial perspective on Grantland, Apple, startups: http://lefsetz.com/...
Robert Silverman / The Daily Beast: ESPN Kills Grantland, Quadruples Down on Profitable Shouting and Hysteria
Josh Elman / @joshelman: In the new world of content, talent, and networks - this is the new gospel. A post worth printing out http://lefsetz.com/...
Adam Singer / @adamsinger: The world runs on talent. & executives hate this. Talent is mercurial, doesn't heed deadlines/other corporate mores: http://lefsetz.com/...
Jon Evans / @rezendi: “If you can't see or hear it, it doesn't exist. But distribution without talent is a complete failure.” http://lefsetz.com/... v @joshelman
Richard Deitsch / SI.com: ESPN's decision to kill Grantland is sad for its employees, sports fans
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
Grantland's journalistic innovations: a focus on the “so what” and “now what” of news, and writers who roamed across subject areas — Why Grantland mattered to journalism — ESPN shut down Grantland, its boutique sports and pop culture site, on Friday.
Discussion: @rmc031 and @jayrosen_nyu
Rachel Cohen / @rmc031: “It started with a fundamentally radical thought—Interesting people are interesting across a wide variety of topics” http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Instagram Builds Its Own Version of Snapchat Live Stories — Instagram is taking cues from Snapchat and Twitter with its latest update — curated content streams for specific events, in this case, Halloween. — If you open the Instagram app in the U.S. on Saturday, you'll see a new prompt …
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Jessi Hempel / Wired: Instagram Takes on Snapchat With Its New Video Channel
Brittany Levine Beckman / Mashable: New Instagram video viewer takes a swipe at Snapchat and Twitter Moments
@semil: Wow, Instagram's answer to Snapchat Stories is really well done — the Halloween scroll was great, everyone loved it on the big TV.
Sam Sheffer / @samsheffer: Instagram is taking a swipe at Snapchat (& Twitter Moments) w/ these featured Halloween videos (h/t @sensiblemadman) pic.twitter.com/v3z1klR6Ru
Erik Eckholm / New York Times:
Harvard's Law School Library is digitizing more than 40M pages of legal decisions, free access to the entire collection to be available online in 2017 — Harvard Law Library Readies Trove of Decisions for Digital Age — Shelves of law books are an august symbol of legal practice …
Discussion: TeleRead, Beyond Search and Techdirt
Paul St John Mackintosh / TeleRead: Harvard's Free the Law to put all U.S. case law online
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Ravel, Harvard, and Indigestion for Lexis and Westlaw
Ellen Barry / New York Times:
2 Men Who Published Writings Critical of Extremism Are Stabbed in Bangladesh — NEW DELHI — Two businessmen who had published the works of Avijit Roy, a Bangladeshi-American known for his critical writings on religious extremism, were stabbed on Saturday by groups of men in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, the police said.
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Poppy McPherson / BuzzFeed: Bloggers Are Being Murdered In Bangladesh And It Is Shaking The Country's Secular Foundation
Deborah Blum / @deborahblum: 2 Publishers Who Gave a Voice to Writers Against Extremism Are Stabbed in Bangladesh; One Dead, One Critical. http://www.nytimes.com/...
Ellen Barry / @ellenbarrynyt: 2nd statement Tweeted Sat, purportedly AQ, describes “next targets”: writers, poets, newspaper editors, journalists http://www.nytimes.com/...
Los Angeles Times: Publisher slain in Bangladesh hours after 3 others stabbed in latest attacks on secular voices
Shafiqul Alam / Agence France-Presse: Secular publisher murdered, three wounded in Bangladesh attacks
Nikhil Kumar / TIME: A Secular Publisher Is the Latest Bangladeshi Killed By Suspected Islamist Radicals
Bill Chappell / NPR: Bangladeshi Man Who Published Slain Blogger's Work Is Killed
Storyful / Medium:
How WhatsApp and similar closed networks challenge newsgatherers seeking to verify eyewitness accounts — Navigating eyewitness news amid closed networks — How WhatsApp and similar networks are challenging newsgatherers when it comes to verification of eyewitness content, by Storyful News Editor Joe Galvin.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
For Philly's durable Daily News, it looks like the beginning of the end — Newsroom cuts at the Philadelphia Media Network's Inquirer and Daily News, announced at a staff meeting Friday, look at first to be just one more chapter in the decade-old opus of the industry's deteriorating finances and reduced news capacity.
Discussion: Philadelphia Business Journal
Sarah Jeong / Motherboard:
How US copyright law limits internet radio and why Pandora paid $90M to the RIAA — Internet Radio Copyright Is Bad and Dumb: A Comprehensive Explainer — Pandora has just agreed to a $90 million settlement with the Recording Industry Association of America.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
Ed Silverman of Pharmalot on building longevity — and audience loyalty — in blogging — It's only fitting that a blog about pharmaceutical companies would be adept at staving off death. — For almost a decade, Ed Silverman has gained a reputation for his encyclopedic knowledge of the world …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter's TV Commercial Is Just Like Twitter: Full of Content That's a Little Hard to Follow — Twitter's TV Commercial Is Just Like Twitter: Full of Content That's a Little Hard to Follow — Twitter has a new television commercial that perfectly sums up Twitter.
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Chris Matyszczyk / CNET: Twitter launches a TV ad for Moments, and it's a touch crazy
Richard Lawler / Engadget: This ad is how Twitter is introducing itself to the world