Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:
Sources: AT&T reaches agreement in principle to buy Time Warner for about $85B — AT&T Inc (T.N) has reached an agreement in principle to buy Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) for about $85 billion, sources said on Friday, paving the way for a blockbuster deal that would give the telecom company control …
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Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times: AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion
Tony Maglio / The Wrap: Trump as President Won't Approve AT&T-Time Warner, Will Break Up Comcast-NBCU (Video)
Hayley C. Cuccinello / Forbes: AT&T Inks Deal To Acquire Time Warner For More Than $80B
Jason Lynch / Adweek: AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?
Rupert Neate / Guardian: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner for $80bn as Trump slams deal
Jefferson Graham / USA Today: Reaction to AT&T swallow of Time Warner swift
Kate Palmer / Telegraph: AT&T agrees to buy Time Warner in $80bn deal
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: AT&T Has Reportedly Reached Agreement to Acquire Time Warner
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider: This is AT&T's strategy to conquer the future of TV
Bloomberg: Sources: senior executives at AT&T and Time Warner have discussed various business strategies in recent weeks, including a possible merger
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Agreement to Buy Time Warner, WSJ Reports
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter: Peter Chernin Poised for Top Time Warner Role If $85 Billion AT&T Deal Closes
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Media consolidation, 2016: Facebook versus a smaller and smaller number of telecoms buying up content as fast as they can.
T.C. Sottek / The Verge: AT&T to buy HBO, CNN, and the rest of Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Greg Evans / Deadline: Report: AT&T Reaches $80B+ Deal To Acquire Time Warner; Announcement Could Come As Early As Tonight
@wsj: Apple approached Time Warner about possible merger and is monitoring media giant's talks with AT&T http://www.wsj.com/...
Keach Hagey / @keachhagey: The deal is done: AT&T, Time Warner boards meeting today to approve merger. Announcement coming tonight. w/ @tgryta http://on.wsj.com/2esPIcL
Zach Epstein / BGR: WSJ: AT&T will acquire Time Warner for more than $80 billion
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable: Report: Time Warner in Advanced Talks With AT&T
CNBC: Time Warner stock surges 8.2%, breaking 15-year high; sources say AT&T could pay “north of $90” a share for the company
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: Mega merger alert: AT&T to pay $80 billion for Time Warner
Eve Peyser / Gizmodo: AT&T Reaches $80 Billion Deal to Purchase Time Warner
David Z. Morris / Fortune: AT&T Agrees to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: Facebook's market cap of $379 billion is bigger than the first three of these combined. Google's > sum of all. https://twitter.com/...
Troy Wolverton / East Bay Times: Reports: AT&T to buy Time Warner in $80 billion mega-merger
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac: WSJ: AT&T agrees to acquire Time Warner for >$80 billion, deal to be announced shortly
Aaron Nagler / @aaronnagler: The same AT&T that owns DirectTV. Ma Bell is back. http://twitter.com/...
Max J. Rosenthal / @maxjrosenthal: So everyone hates their cable, everyone hates their broadband, everyone hates their cell carrier, and this is the answer? Great job, guys. http://twitter.com/...
Bill Chappell / NPR: Reports: AT&T Will Buy Time Warner For More Than $80 Billion
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Here are Trump's full comments about media consolidation— “too much concentration of power in the hands of too few” http://cnn.it/2eryDhE
Andrew Wallenstein / @awallenstein: Because, my friend, Netflix owns very little content (at this point), while TWX owns tons of content. Netflix is a mere platform. https://twitter.com/...
Brian Santo / Light Reading: That Was Quick: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for $85B
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Reuters: AT&T to Acquire Time Warner for $85 Billion
Todd Spangler / Variety: AT&T Closing In on $85 Billion Deal for Time Warner, Could Be Announced as Early as Sunday (Reports)
Geoff Weiss / Tubefilter: AT&T Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Time Warner In Year's Biggest Media Deal
Sam Gustin / Motherboard: Public Interest Groups Sound the Alarm Over Possible AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Could AT&T Be Buying CNN and the Rest of Time Warner?
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Comcast should not have been allowed to buy NBC Universal. The unsavory, anti-competitive AT&T-TW deal is a result. http://www.bloomberg.com/...
Eric Levitz / New York Magazine: AT&T to Purchase Time Warner for $80 Billion in Latest Media Megamerger
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget: AT&T's next step to telecom dominance? Buying Time Warner, it seems.
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Remember when the cable and telco guys wanted to build their own version of the Internet? Well, it's happening. It just took awhile
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz: AT&T is reportedly in “advanced talks” to buy HBO's parent company, Time Warner, for $110 a share
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Wouldn't it be great if a giant telecom company owned CNN? What a time to be alive http://twitter.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: With ATT looking to buy Time Warner, telecom companies are content companies, too (e.g. Comcast). Net neutrality is more crucial than ever.
Matt Pressberg / The Wrap: Time Warner Stock Spikes on AT&T Takeover Talk
Reuters: Sources: AT&T in advanced talks to acquire Time Warner; announcement could come as early as Monday
Samantha Masunaga / Los Angeles Times: AT&T may buy Time Warner this weekend - and Time Warner stock is surging
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Why AT&T would want to buy Time Warner: content packaged with data connections, a shrinking DirecTV business, and competition with Verizon, Facebook, and Google — AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson is busy, so we'll answer for him. — More than 16 years ago, AOL bought Time Warner for $160 billion …
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Zachary M. Seward / Quartz: AT&T is expected to buy Time Warner today in a deal worth over $80 billion
Cynthia Littleton / Variety: AT&T Reaches Deal to Buy Time Warner for More Than $80 Billion (Report)
Erick Schonfeld / @erickschonfeld: Maybe Verizon should come in with a surprise bid for Time Warner just to reunite it with AOL http://www.recode.net/...
Dan Kennedy / @dankennedy_nu: You really think TV is going the way of print and music? Forget it. This is like dealing with the Medellin cartel. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Brian Fung / @b_fung: Things AT&T could soon own: 1. GoT 2. Superman 3. The Harry Potter movies 4. TNT 5. Bleacher Report 6. Wolf Blitzer http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ...
Beth Williams Liou / @bwilliliou: With AT&T and Time Warner on the verge of an historic combination, one heck of a timeline graphic from the @WSJ http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
David Lieberman / Deadline: Time Warner Sale To AT&T Shows Distribution, Not Content, Is King
Matt Donnelly / The Wrap: AT&T to Buy Time Warner for Roughly $85 Billion
Farhad Manjoo / @fmanjoo: I'm old enough to remember the last ridiculously priced Time Warner merger http://twitter.com/...
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: You can't buy Time Warner because you want exclusive content: TWX has to sell everything to everyone. So what else? http://www.recode.net/...
Julia Bradshaw / Telegraph: AT&T Time Warner deal could happen this weekend, sources say
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine: Reports: AT&T, Time Warner Merger in Advanced Stage
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch: AT&T said to be “in advanced talks” to purchase Time Warner
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors: AT&T in ‘Advanced Talks’ to Acquire CNN and HBO Parent Company Time Warner
Akin Oyedele / Business Insider: Time Warner is skyrocketing after reports that AT&T is closing in on a takeover
Sam Reisman / Mediaite: AT&T Seeking to Acquire Time Warner (CNN)
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Dyn says Friday's DDoS attack on its DNS service came from tens of millions of IPs, and involved the Mirai botnet of IoT devices — Friday morning is prime time for some casual news reading, tweeting, and general Internet browsing, but you may have had some trouble accessing your usual sites …
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Nicole Perlroth / New York Times: Internet Attack Spreads, Disrupting Major Websites
Berkeley Lovelace Jr / CNBC: After cyber assault KOs Amazon, Twitter, Spotify, second attack reported
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security: DDoS on Dyn Impacts Twitter, Spotify, Reddit
William Turton / Gizmodo: DNS provider Dyn is investigating and mitigating a third wave of DDoS attacks causing widespread outages across many popular sites in the US and Europe
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Twitter, Reddit, Spotify Were Collateral Damage In Major Internet Attack
Christopher Heine / Adweek: Massive Cyberattacks Dramatically Hurt Revenues for All Kinds of Internet Players
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post: Why Twitter, Spotify and other major online services may be inaccessible
William Turton / Gizmodo: Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future
Michael DeCesare / TechCrunch: How massive DDoS attacks are undermining the Internet
@briankrebs: Flashpoint is now reporting that the attack on Dyn today is in fact being launched by a Mirai-based IoT botnet
Marcus Baram / Fast Company: Twitter is down . . . now how will people share their trauma over Twitter being down?
Matthew Hughes / The Next Web: A massive DDOS attack against Dyn DNS is causing havoc online [Updated]
Julie Bort / Business Insider: The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys
Robert Hackett / Fortune: Data Sheet—Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney: Widespread cyberattack takes down sites
Matt Pearce / @mattdpearce: “Virtually an entire company's product line has...been turned into a botnet that is now attacking the United States” http://krebsonsecurity.com/...
Emma Stefansky / Vanity Fair: Black Mirror and Mr. Robot Had the Perfect Responses to Yesterday's Internet Outage
Rick Hasen / electionlawblog.org: If Today's Internet Outage/Hacking Was a Dry Run for Election Day, Things Could Get Very Bad
Kif Leswing / Business Insider: A massive cyberattack caused major websites to go down across the internet
Emma Hinchliffe / Mashable: Sites across the internet suffer outage after cyberattack
Eric Johnson / Recode: Friday's huge internet outage, explained
Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider: Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform
Wil Screamton / @wilw: “The password is hardcoded into the firmware, and the tools necessary to disable it are not present.” OMFG. http://twitter.com/...
Chris Myers / Forbes: What The Latest Global DDoS Attack Means For Entrepreneurs
Lindsey Pulse / AOL: WikiLeaks supporters claim they broke the Internet
Joe Jervis / Joe.My.God.: Your DVR Might Have Helped In Yesterday's Hack
Jonathan Zdziarski / @jzdziarski: Everyone thought it'd be futuristic killing machines that ended humanity, but in reality has turned out to be an angry mob of toasters.
Jessica Conditt / Engadget: Blame the Internet of Things for today's web blackout
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: The most obvious question about today's DDOS attack is what devices are compromised. Are journalists not even asking? They should tell us.
Janko Roettgers / Variety: Widespread Internet Attack Continues to Affect Twitter, Netflix, Spotify and Dozens of Other Sites
Lorenzo Franceschi-B / @lorenzofb: Dyn posts an update with a little bit more details on the two DDoS attacks they suffered today.pic.twitter.com/iZgeHDpxtP
Brianna Wu / @spacekatgal: After being forced to use use Facebook for almost 20 minutes during the outage, I take back everything I ever said, Twitter. Never leave.
Nat Levy / GeekWire: Tech executives explain how cyberattacks took down Amazon, Twitter, Reddit and more
Bonnie Kristian / The Week: WikiLeaks says its supporters are responsible for Friday's huge cyberattack
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget: Why the Internet fell apart today
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard: Blame the Internet of Things for Destroying the Internet Today
Sulaiman Ahmad / Apteligent: MongoDB MMS Offline Due to Dyn DDoS? Here's a Quick Fix
Nicole Gallucci / Mashable: The entire internet is struggling after massive outage
Christopher Zara / Fast Company: More DDoS attacks may be coming after major websites taken offline
Alex Pfeiffer / The Daily Caller: WikiLeaks Says Supporters Behind Nationwide Cyber Attack
Mike Masnick / Techdirt: 'Nice Internet You've Got There... You Wouldn't Want Something To Happen To It...'
Brian Gallagher / MovieWeb News: Massive Cyber Attack Takes Down Netflix, Twitter, Reddit, Amazon and More
@briankrebs: DDoS attack hits Dyn, causing outages or slowness at Twitter, among many other sites. My take and analysis http://krebsonsecurity.com/...
@techcrunch: White House now says that the Department of Homeland Security is monitoring the Dyn DDoS attacks http://techcrunch.com/...
Christopher Heine / Adweek: 3 Waves of Cyberattacks Brought Down Twitter, Spotify, Pinterest, NYT and Other Sites
Sean Buckley / Fierce Telecom: Telecom — Level 3 takes brunt of user ire after Dyn denial of service attack
Emin Gn Sirer / @el33th4xor: DNS needs a total redesign. This is beyond embarrassing, it's a national/global vulnerability. http://gizmodo.com/...
Robinson Meyer / @yayitsrob: This morning's internet outage was predicted. It's still super ominous. @AdrienneLaF and I wrote about why: http://www.theatlantic.com/...
Joe Panettieri / ChannelE2E: DDoS Attacks: Where Is the U.S. Government?
Steve Safran / LostRemote: Hack Attacks Cripple Twitter, Netflix, Other Major Sites
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat: Netflix, PlayStation Network, and Twitter down as huge DDoS strike continues
Raphael Satter / NetNewsCheck Latest: U.S. Internet Disrupted As Key Firm Hit By Cyberattack
CBS Los Angeles: Cyberattack On Internet Firm Brings Down Major Sites, Including Twitter, Netflix, Visa
Anita Busch / Deadline: Cyber Attack Was “Malicious”; Homeland Security Monitoring As Twitter & Netflix Come Back Online
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Major U.S. websites inaccessible in “cyber attack” on domain name system
Oriana Schwindt / Variety: Twitter, Netflix, Amazon, Spotify and Other Major Sites Suffered Outages This Morning
Ali Breland / The Hill: Web attack takes down major websites on East Coast
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: This Is Why the Internet's Been So Bad Today
Larry Dignan / ZDNet: Dyn, a managed DNS service, hit with attack, popular sites see performance issues
Andy Campbell / The Huffington Post: Here's Why Your Favorite Sites And Services Haven't Been Working
Sam Reisman / Mediaite: Multiple Major Websites Temporarily Offline Friday in Apparent Attack (UPDATED)
Catalin Cimpanu / Softpedia News: Big Chunk of the Internet Goes Down After DDoS Attack Hits Major DNS Provider
Kate Cox / Consumerist: Trouble With Twitter, Reddit, Or The Rest Of The Internet This Morning? It's Not Just You.
Reid Nakamura / The Wrap: Massive Cyber Attack Downs Twitter, Amazon and Other Major Sites (Updated)
Carolyn L. Todd / Refinery29: The Internet Was Down & Everyone Is Blaming Black Mirror Of Course
Ben Dandridge-Lemco / The FADER: Cyber Attack Takes Down Major Sites Including Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud
Bruce Schneier / Schneier on Security: DDoS Attacks against Dyn
Alex Balk / The Awl - Medium: Justice, “Alakazam!”
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook plans to show more images and stories with graphic content, including violence and nudity, if they're “newsworthy, significant or of public interest” — Facebook will soon display more graphic content including violence and nudity that would normally violate its policies …
Discussion: Facebook, Guardian, @sfiegerman, Fortune, @jason_kint, Washington Post, SocialTimes, CNNMoney, VentureBeat, @glovelace, @margarita, @profjeffjarviss, Behavior, @mathewi, @dangillmor, @joshconstine, @sarahfrier, @bafeldman, Mashable, The Daily Caller, Business Insider, The Verge, The Verge, Engadget and Fast Company
Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian: How a cancer group thwarted Facebook's censorship: square breasts
Seth Fiegerman / @sfiegerman: Facebook to begin allowing more posts that may “violate our standards” if it's deemed newsworthy http://newsroom.fb.com/...
Mathew Ingram / Fortune: Facebook Says It Still Isn't a Media Company Despite Deciding What's Newsworthy
Jason Kint / @jason_kint: At this point, it's obvious they are a media company. If so, which are most important, the legal or investor implications? https://twitter.com/...
Abby Ohlheiser / Washington Post: Facebook will consider whether graphic content is ‘newsworthy’ before censoring it
David Cohen / SocialTimes: Facebook to Allow More ‘Newsworthy’ Posts That May Violate Community Standards
Seth Fiegerman / CNNMoney: Facebook to allow graphic posts if deemed ‘newsworthy’
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat: Facebook bucks censorship in favor of newsworthy or public interest images and stories
Graham Lovelace / @glovelace: It can't have it both ways. Facebook IS a media company. https://twitter.com/...
Prof Jeff DDoS / @profjeffjarviss: Idea: Facebook should launch an optional sister site, FacePorn, with same social graph but zero content restrictions http://twitter.com/...
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: But we're not a media company or anything, so don't get any ideas http://twitter.com/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: What's the algorithm for that? Oh, right, it's human intervention: editors. http://twitter.com/...
Josh Constine / @joshconstine: Fb says its NOT a media company, but will decide if graphic content is newsworthy enough to show http://techcrunch.com/... tip @techmeme
Sarah Frier / @sarahfrier: Facebook to allow more graphic content — if it's newsworthy or in the public interest. http://newsroom.fb.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Brian Feldman / @bafeldman: so so so so so SO SO SO SO excited!!! for facebook!!!! to be the arbiter of what is newsworthy!!!!!!!! http://newsroom.fb.com/...
Karissa Bell / Mashable: Facebook is about to become more NSFW
Eric Lieberman / The Daily Caller: Cancer Awareness Group Draws Square Breasts For Video After Facebook Censors It
Alex Heath / Business Insider: Facebook plans to show more potentially offensive and ‘newsworthy’ posts in your News Feed
Timothy J. Seppala / Engadget: Facebook will allow ‘newsworthy’ graphic content in timelines
Marcus Baram / Fast Company: Facebook under fire for removing a cancer awareness video featuring cartoon breasts
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook staff wanted to block some Trump posts as hate speech, like one on banning Muslim immigrants; Zuckerberg chose to keep them — Ruling by CEO Mark Zuckerberg to keep presidential candidate's posts spurred heated internal debates — Some of Republican presidential candidate …
Discussion: Guardian, @kelseymsutton, USA Today, BuzzFeed, BetaNews, The Gateway Pundit, Engadget, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, AOL, @kashhill, @owlese, @mikeisaac, The Week and Mashable
Julia Carrie Wong / Guardian: Zuckerberg proves he is Facebook's editor by allowing Trump's hate speech
Kelsey M. Sutton / @kelseymsutton: Facebook is having to change how it enforces its community standards because of the 2016 election http://www.wsj.com/... pic.twitter.com/QyJ1HhGMik
Jessica Guynn / USA Today: Facebook employees tried to remove Trump posts as hate speech
Blake Montgomery / BuzzFeed: Facebook Will Now Allow Graphic Content If It's Newsworthy
Mark Wilson / BetaNews: Warning: Mark Zuckerberg decides what's newsworthy, making him the world's most powerful editor
Aleister / The Gateway Pundit: REPORT: Facebook Employees Wanted Trump Related Posts Marked as Hate Speech And Removed
Jessica Conditt / Engadget: Facebook employees argued to ban Trump's posts over hate speech
Sophie Kleeman / Gizmodo: Facebook Employees Threatened to Quit Over Trump: Report
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine: Facebook Deigns to Allow ‘Newsworthy’ Posts
Alex Heath / AOL: Facebook employees wanted to block Donald Trump for hate speech, but Mark Zuckerberg said no (FB)
Kashmir Hill / @kashhill: On the internal debate at Facebook over whether to take down posts written by Donald Trump flagged as hate speech. http://www.wsj.com/...
Eric Owles / @owlese: @MikeIsaac @dseetharaman Zuckerberg is going to solve his problem with conservatives by creating a problem with liberals.
@mikeisaac: the most powerful company in the world has no backbone. (good from @dseetharaman) http://www.wsj.com/... http://twitter.com/...
Jeva Lange / The Week: Facebook employees fought to have Donald Trump's posts removed for hate speech
Gianluca Mezzofiore / Mashable: Facebook has apologised for removing this cancer awareness video
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:
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@pinboard: Google has now de-anonymized its ad tracking. Great news for anti-surveillance speakers like me, not so good for you http://www.propublica.org/...
Dan Gillmor / @dangillmor: Google can get away with this because of its market dominance. Where are the antitrust and consumer-protection people? Time to wake up... http://twitter.com/...
Jake Swearingen / New York Magazine: How to Get Google to Stop Personally Tracking You
Gary Bernhardt / @garybernhardt: In its early-to-mid 2000s glory days, *everyone* trusted Google. They were genuinely viewed as benevolent. Guess what always happens?
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: Google Finds That Times Change: Privacy Redefined
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Internal memo: WSJ offers buyouts to all news employees globally in order to reduce layoffs — Wall Street Journal editor Gerard Baker sent out the following announcement to the staff on Friday:
Discussion: Politico, Wall Street Journal, @rafat, @deanland, @kelseymsutton, @emilysteel, Quartz, @mathewi, Gizmodo, The Daily Caller, @mathewi, The Huffington Post, @mathewi, @dylanbyers, Business Insider, @joepompeo, CNNMoney and @joepompeo
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal: Dow Jones Plans to Review Operations at The Wall Street Journal
Rafat Ali / @rafat: So WSJ reporters who chose staying there as safe instead of working at growing/exciting vertical media companies, how does it feel? http://twitter.com/...
Dean Landsman / @deanland: Even the WSJ, early with an online subscription model, hit with lag in print version ads and revenue, doing buyouts to fend off layoffs. http://twitter.com/...
Kelsey M. Sutton / @kelseymsutton: WSJ is offering all news employees the option to take buyouts http://www.politico.com/...
Emily Steel / @emilysteel: There's a 2020 review at NYT & a 2020 review at WSJ, both aimed at figuring out the future. http://www.wsj.com/... http://www.nytimes.com/...
Oliver Staley / Quartz: Your worst reply-all mistake was never this bad
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: In case you thought having a paywall was a long-term solution to what has been happening with newspapers: http://www.politico.com/...
Betsy Rothstein / The Daily Caller: OOPS! Reporters Found Out They Were Getting Fired Because Of ‘Reply All’
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Some insiders say WSJ and NYT both need to shed at least 30% of their editorial staff. That's about 300 people at NYT, 500 at WSJ
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post: Wall Street Journal Seeks ‘Substantial’ Newsroom Buyouts
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: I'm hearing the cuts at WSJ are coming because paper is as much as 30% below its budget for the year, print ad revenue tanking
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers: While Twitter was down, The Wall Street Journal sent a memo to staff about impending buyouts & layoffs...
Matt Turner / Business Insider: The Wall Street Journal is asking a “substantial number” of staff to take voluntary buyouts.
Facebook announces that Instant Articles can now include immersive 360 videos and photos; USA Today and Bild are first to showcase the feature — Oct 20, 2016, 2:09 pmOct 20, 2016, 3:51 pm — Facebook's Instant Articles — the format that displays publishers' content in a faster-loading …
Discussion: Digiday, Editor & Publisher and Recode
Sean Stroh / Editor & Publisher: Facebook Adds 360 Degree Video and Photo Features to Instant Articles
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Since launching desktop notifications last month, WaPo has gotten 200K signups for its Chrome alerts and Mic says 10% of Chrome and Safari users have opted in — Thanks to Facebook's ever-shifting algorithm, publishers are scrambling to build direct audience connections through e-mail newsletters …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
WAN-IFRA 2016 online commenting report: 82% of new sites allow commenting, 65% of organizations say their journalists are subject to online trolling — One news site after another has given up on commenting altogether in the past year. (Meanwhile, comments are still coming in on our year-old roundup …
Susan Krashinsky / Globe and Mail:
Canada's Postmedia announces 20% savings target on salary costs through buyouts and layoffs as its print ad sales fall over 20% in fourth quarter — In the past year, Postmedia Network Canada Corp. has shed the equivalent of 800 full-time jobs. On Thursday, the company said the job losses will deepen …
Discussion: @mathewi, @globeandmail, Reuters and Guardian
Mathew Ingram / @mathewi: Wow. Postmedia newspaper chain said its print advertising revenue fell by 20% in the fourth quarter. That's massive http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ ...
@globeandmail: Postmedia CEO Paul Godfrey on job cuts: “You don't know when you're cutting through the bone until you've done it” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/ ...
Alastair Sharp / Reuters: Canada's Postmedia reports wider loss, plans more job cuts
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Canada's Postmedia Network announces new round of staff cuts
Jake Kanter / Business Insider:
News UK terminates the employment of Mazher Mahmood after his arrest, will defend any civil claims in relation to his previous work — Just two weeks ago, News UK was refusing to comment on the employment status of investigative journalist Mazher Mahmood. — But now the so-called …
Former News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for tampering with evidence in collapsed Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial
Former News of the World reporter Mazher Mahmood sentenced to 15 months imprisonment for tampering with evidence in collapsed Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial
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Sydney Smith / iMediaEthics: News UK Fires Mazher Mahmood, the Fake Sheikh, after 15 month prison sentence
Caroline Davies / Guardian: ‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months
The Independent: ‘Fake Sheikh’ Mazher Mahmood has been jailed for 15 months for tampering with evidence …
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Mazher Mahmood jailed for 15 months as lawyer says undercover Sun reporter's ‘career is over’
Carl Anka / JOE.co.uk: “Fake Sheikh” Mazher Mahmood sentenced to 15 months in prison for his role in Tulisa drugs case
PA Mediapoint / Press Gazette: Fake Sheikh sting victim calls for ‘stain’ of unscrupulous journalists to be ‘cleansed’
Jay O'Brien / OK! Magazine: ‘Fake Sheik’ jailed for tampering with evidence in Tulisa Contostavlos drugs trial
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
UNC study finds 33%+ of US papers have changed ownership since 2004, local news is beholden to investors, and a trend toward corporate consolidation — Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and E. W. Scripps are out. Digital First Media, GateHouse and Civitas are in.