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3:40 AM ET, December 6, 2015


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
The New York Times is running an editorial, “The Gun Epidemic”, on its front page Saturday, the first editorial on its front since 1920  —  Gun Debate Yields Page 1 Editorial  —  The New York Times is running an editorial on its front page on Saturday, the first time the paper …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Journalists swarm San Bernardino shooters' apartment, some broadcast live; MSNBC later says it regrets showing ID cards and photos  —  News crews swarm San Bernardino suspects' apartment  —  In an unusual pieces of live television, news crews swarmed into the home of the alleged attackers in the San Bernardino shooting.
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
Ethics went out the window when media mobbed the San Bernardino shooters' apartment  —  Anderson Cooper has been punched while reporting in Egypt and experienced the worst of Hurricane Katrina, but even that couldn't prepare him for the sight of his own network and other news outlets barging …
New York Times:
Reporters and editors discuss their strategies for covering mass shootings amid familiar storylines  —  The News Media's Grim Playbook on Mass Shootings  —  On Wednesday at 2:28 p.m., the CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin was in a split-screen conversation with a network legal correspondent …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Profile of Bold, a new right-leaning website aimed at women, millennials, minorities, and the LGBT community  —  A conservative website for LGBT and minorities?  —  When she gazes out at the conservative media landscape, Carrie Sheffield sees an untapped audience.
Discussion: @antderosa and @tomkludt
John Herrman / The Awl:
How and why access to public figures has changed, shifting power away from the media, and where to go from here  —  Access Denied  —  Earlier this year a young employee at a celebrity magazine explained to me a problem.  The magazine was doing reasonably well, as was its website.
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
The Guardian is focusing on sports through live blogs, soccer coverage including of women's events, social platforms, data, and VR  —  Inside The Guardian's drive to be a global digital destination for sports  —  The Guardian wants to push its sports coverage to the next level.
Shannon Bond / Financial Times:
Podcast network Gimlet Media raises $6M at $30M valuation in round led by Graham Holdings  —  Gimlet fundraising caps podcasting revival  —  Gimlet Media, the US podcast network started by former National Public Radio producer Alex Blumberg, has raised $6m in funding that values the company …
Alexandra Alter / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble's new CEO Ron Boire hopes to turn the fledgling retailer around by reshaping it into a lifestyle brand  —  Barnes & Noble Wants to Become More Than Books  —  When Ron Boire was growing up on a dairy farm in upstate New York, helping out around the property for $2 an hour, he saw new books as an out-of-reach luxury.
James David Dickson / Detroit News:
High school journalist receives $8K FOIA request bill  —  Student reporter hit with big bill after FOIA request  —  Plymouth — Leola Gee's number one lesson for her high school journalism students: Tell the truth, and deal with whatever comes.  —  But Gee never expected the quest for truth …
Discussion: @olivianuzzi
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS makes case to FCC that it has a right to block online streams for customers of specific cable providers amid carriage fights  —  CBS Defends Right to Restrict Access to Online Streams  —  To hold otherwise, it tells the FCC, would risk broadcasters refusing to put content online in the first place.
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Chris Crum / WebProNews:
StumbleUpon shuts down its video recommendation service 5by, as it helps build new discovery platform  —  StumbleUpon No longer Has A CEO, Is Part Of Expa's (Also 5by Is Shutting Down)  —  It would appear that StumbeUpon is no longer a company with a CEO.
Discussion: The Next Web
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
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Jacob Bryant / Variety:
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Wall Street Journal:
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Associated Press:
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Eric Barnett / The Official Twitch Blog:
Twitch app now available for Android TV, offers viewing of live and recorded video, ability to follow channels and games
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Rdio to lay off 123 by December 31, over 50% of its employees, following Pandora acquisition; Pandora says it has given job offers to around 100 Rdio employees