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Charlie Hebdo to Publish 1 Million Copies Next Week (THR)
Following Wednesday’s terrorist attack at its offices in Paris, satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has vowed to come back stronger, with 1 million copies printed next week. Politico / Dylan Byers on Media French media organizations have teamed up, releasing a joint statement saying they were offering assistance in the form of equipment and staff to help publish the magazine. HuffPost The Digital Innovation Press Fund, which is backed by Google, is donating €250,000 (about $300,000) to Charlie Hebdo. Average circulation for the magazine is estimated at 45,000 copies. “We are all suffering, with grief, with fear,” said Charlie Hebdo columnist Patrick Pelloux, “but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win.” TVNewser Meanwhile, the debate continues inside U.S. newsrooms about whether to show Charlie Hebdo cartoons as a way of reporting on Wednesday’s massacre in Paris. FishbowlDC In response to the atrocities committed against the French satirical magazine, CNN’s Tom Foreman stood by his fellow cartoonists by drawing an image and posting on Facebook: “Thinking of our friends across the waves…” FishbowlDC The Washington Post’s op-ed page published in its print edition Thursday the Charlie Hebdo cover image that is suspected to have prompted the 2011 firebombing of its office. Before publishing the image, the Post had come out strongly against media self-censorship in anticipation of violent response. NYT As France mourned its dead, thousands of police were mobilized on Thursday in an extensive manhunt for the two brothers suspected of killing 12 people, including two police officers, at the satirical magazine. CNN The two suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack spoke to officers by phone and said they wanted to die as martyrs, according to a French member of parliament for the district where a police operation is taking place.

Facebook Acquires QuickFire Networks, Which Aims to Make Videos More Bandwidth-Efficient (AllFacebook)
Just one day after touting the substantial growth it has experienced on the video front, Facebook announced Thursday that it has acquired QuickFire Networks, which focuses on lowering the bandwidth requirements for videos without sacrificing quality. GigaOM That’s exactly what it will be doing at Facebook, powering the company’s increasing amount of video content, both in advertising and from its content partners. At the moment, 1 billion videos are viewed a day on average on the social network, which is nearly one for every 1.35 billion Facebook users. Bloomberg Businessweek The amount of video on Facebook’s news feed more than tripled last year, and the company is planning to tweak the website’s design so marketers can more easily buy video ads and monitor their campaigns. The efforts are central to the Menlo Park, Calif.-based company’s efforts to tap the U.S. online-video advertising market, which EMarketer Inc. estimates will reach $7.8 billion this year, up 30 percent from $6 billion in 2014. WSJ / Digits Last year, Facebook changed its service so that videos in its users’ news feeds begin playing automatically. Facebook has stressed how important it is to get those videos to play as quickly as possible, especially on mobile phones.

Emma Rosenblum Named Editor of Bloomberg Pursuits (FishbowlNY)
Emma Rosenblum has been named editor of Bloomberg Pursuits. Rosenblum most recently served as editor of Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Etc.” section. WWD / Memo Pad In her new gig, Rosenblum, a former senior editor at Glamour, succeeds Ted Moncreiff, who exited in December. She reports to chief content officer Josh Tyrangiel. Bloomberg Prior to Glamour, Rosenblum spent six years at New York magazine, rising from editorial assistant to associate editor. She wrote regularly for the Culture section, edited the Look Book page, and co-edited the famous Approval Matrix. Capital New York Bloomberg L.P. also announced Thursday that it is overhauling its events business alongside the company’s expansion of its media properties. The financial news and data provider’s conferences, previously known as Bloomberg LINK, are being rebranded as Bloomberg LIVE.

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