Afternoon report

* AllThingsD.com’s contract with News Corp. ends at year’s end. Potential buyers are already calling. (reuters.com)
d* Why Elon Musk vs. New York Times won’t end well for Tesla. (mashable.com) | (pandodaily.com)
* A new strategy? CNN is virtually all Poop Cruise, all the time. (time.com) | Drudge notices it, too. (politico.com) | A ratings win for CNN. (mediabistro.com)
* New York Times profiles Ben Smith, “the boy wonder of BuzzFeed.” (nytimes.com)
* The new New Republic is different from the old, but not as different as Marty Peretz thinks. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Facebook: Our systems were targeted in a sophisticated attack last month. (facebook.com)
* “House of Cards” character may not be a good journalist, but she’s a good career-climber. (hollywoodreporter.com)
wolff* Michael Wolff (right) loses Twitter followers after appearing on HuffPost Live. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Video ads are getting longer, and people are apparently okay with that. (allthingsd.com)
* Chicago’s Fox affiliate pulls a bait-and-switch on Facebook. (timeoutchicago.com)
* Who’s sending fake lesbian wedding announcements to small papers? (gawker.com)

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