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12:00 AM ET, March 20, 2011

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Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
A case of never letting the source spoil a good story  —  Perhaps it's too embarrassing for some writers to risk linking to primary sources that readers can check for themselves  —  Why don't journalists link to primary sources?  Whether it's a press release, an academic journal article …
Discussion: Bad Science and bengoldacre
Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:  —  1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough.  —  2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘Daily’ Publisher Disputes Subscription Numbers; Says 5,000 Far Too Low  —  The folks at The Daily aren't ready to talk real numbers but they are upset enough about one set making the rounds now to try to set the record straight.  A piece we republished from our sibling MediaGuardian ends …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Gordon Borrell / INMA:
The Groupon phenomenon: beautiful deconstruction of an old media model  —  Groupon — and all it means — is here to stay.  How did the newsmedia industry not see it coming?  And what do we do about it now?  —  TAGS  —  In case you haven't noticed, media companies have changed their strategy of charging for advertising.
James Robinson / Guardian:
Met must hand over phone-hacking evidence  —  Police must pass documents seized from Glenn Mulcaire to lawyers representing growing number of people suing paper  —  The growing number of public figures suing the News of the World won a major high court victory when a judge said Scotland Yard must hand …
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Young CEO Seeks to Reset Ticketmaster With Tech and Transparency  —  Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Photo: Ticketmaster  —  Fifteen years ago, Nathan Hubbard and his band Rockwell Church played Austin's South by Southwest music festival, the gathering of industry insiders and plain ol' fans …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Can HighGear Media Turn Lousy Blog Economics into a Huge Exit?  (TCTV)  —  Earlier today, we posted an interview with Matt Heist, CEO of HighGear Media, an auto blog that hit four million uniques last month.  That may not sound too jaw-dropping but gearheads are a surprisingly neglected online audience …
Thanks:jbirk
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Claims Its Bloggers Aren't Writers.  Is That True?  —  Accused by the Newspaper Guild of undermining journalism and victimizing journalists, the Huffington Post says it's not the case.  No surprise there.  What's interesting is how the news-and-blogs site chose to justify itself …
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Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Faced with a strike, The Huffington Post says: “Our bloggers are happy.”
Discussion: Top Digital Journal News, Thanks:cbm
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix Bets Big On “House Of Cards” But Swears It's Not a Strategy Shift: Q&A With Content Boss Ted Sarandos  —  Netflix has bought its first TV show which doesn't exist yet.  The company has finalized a deal to distribute two seasons of “House Of Cards”, a yet-to-be produced political drama directed …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
VentureBeat executive editor leaving  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Owen Thomas, the executive editor of the VentureBeat tech news site, is leaving after about a year with the California-based news service.  —  Thomas is leaving to become founding editor of a new media start-up, sources told Talking Biz News.
Discussion: VentureBeat
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Confirmed: The Hollywood Reporter IS for Sale (updated)  —  The Hollywood Reporter and its four sister publications — Billboard, AdWeek, MediaWeek and Brandweek — are up for sale, an individual with knowledge of the proposed transaction told TheWrap on Friday.  —  Related Articles:
Andrew Damstedt / American Journalism Review:
Digging Beneath the Surface  —  McClatchy's new Washington bureau chief is a champion of aggressive reporting.  Posted: Fri, March 18, 2011  —  Andrew Damstedt (adamstedt@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  When he took over as chief of McClatchy's Washington, D.C. …
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
To make a long story ... long?  Remnick, Glass and friends see a big future in long-form journalism  —  Recently, New Yorker editor David Remnick was talking to one of his writers about “this three-dimensional notion” of the magazine story enabled by the iPad—a promise very much on the minds …
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!:
AP Stylebook Finally Changes “e-mail” to “email”  —  The AP Stylebook, the de facto style and usage guide for much of the news media, announced on Friday that the abbreviated term for “electronic mail” is losing a hyphen, and with it, a relic of a simpler time when Internet technology needed to be explained very carefully.
 
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