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12:15 PM ET, November 16, 2015


 Top News: 
Dayna Evans / Matter:
Former staffer says Gawker Media treats female staffers as if they're invisible, favoring male staffers with story tips and scoops and sometimes pay  —  On Gawker's Problem With Women  —  A former staff writer describes how a media company founded on whistleblowing and radical transparency failed its female employees.
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Companies Target Journalists With Ads on Facebook  —  Messages are targeted to people who work at specific media outlets  —  The next time you see an article about a company or product, consider this: it's possible the author heard about it through a Facebook ad.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
How The Intercept used anonymous Tor whistleblower tool SecureDrop for its prison phone call story  —  SecureDrop Leak Tool Produces a Massive Trove of Prison Docs  —  It's been more than two years since the debut of SecureDrop, a piece of software designed to help whistleblowers easily …
Discussion: Forbes, The Intercept and Techdirt
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Channel 4 chief exec warns that sale of broadcaster will jeopardise its journalism, with new owners focusing on short term profits  —  Channel 4 sale would jeopardise news output, says chief executive  —  David Abraham says broadcaster likely to be bought by asset-stripping owner …
Joe Pompeo / Politico:
Bloomberg Gadfly debuts in bid to shake-up financial commentary space  —  With succinct, newsy commentary about the day's business and financial headlines being churned out by franchises like The Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Street, The Financial Times' Lex and Reuters' Breakingviews …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Q&A with Mic executive editor Madhulika Sikka on expanding tech, science, and health coverage, improving editorial standards, and publishing deeper stories  —  With a focus on college-educated millennials, Mic's new executive editor wants to improve the site's editorial standards
Discussion: @niemanlab
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Media General rejects Nexstar's $4.1B takeover bid, will start negotiations with company  —  Media General to Negotiate with Nexstar as Station Group Takeover Fight Heats Up  —  The Media General station group has formally rejected Nexstar Broadcasting's $4.1 billion acquisition offer …
Discussion: TVSpy and Broadcasting & Cable
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sources: equity deal talks between Time Warner and Hulu have not progressed very far  —  Why It Could Get Harder to Watch Your Favorite Shows on Hulu  —  Could Time Warner buy a piece of Hulu?  Maybe.  As the Wall Street Journal reported last week , the video site would like Time Warner …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A new initiative called Sahar Speaks offers female Afghan reporters structured media training, mentoring, and publication in Huffington Post  —  Sahar Speaks, partnered with The Huffington Post, aims to open doors for female reporters from Afghanistan  —  22 people killed at a Doctors …
Discussion: @niemanlab
Adrian Carrasquillo / BuzzFeed:
How iHeartRadio And Pandora Are Connecting Campaigns With Latino Voters For 2016  —  MIAMI — As thousands of Hispanics packed the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Saturday to watch some of the biggest Latino acts perform including Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez, and Don Omar …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
Storyful is testing Slack integrations that let clients subscribe to news alerts within channels  —  How Storyful is turning Slack into an extension of its newswire  —  Usage of the messaging app Slack has exploded.  The company says it has 1.25 million daily users, tenfold growth in just a year …
Kyle Chayka / New York Magazine:
For some, Instagram captions have become a new blogging tool, because of simple, direct communication with an audience  —  Why Instagram Captions Are the New Blogging  —  As Facebook gets even more corporate, Instagram is growing as a space for authentic blogging.  —  Pin It
Discussion: @davewiner
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Q&A with 14ymedio's Yoani Sánchez on Cuban independent media, technology, and teaching new journalists
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Sources cite various reasons why the New York Times has delayed naming a replacement for media columnist David Carr
Discussion: @nbj914
Doreen Carvajal / New York Times:
Anne Frank's father added as a legal co-author of “The Diary of Anne Frank”, extending the book's copyright protection to 2050