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5:35 PM ET, February 18, 2013


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Problems With Precision and Judgment, but Not Integrity, in Tesla Test  —  As promised, I've spent the past several days looking into the reporter John M. Broder's test drive of the celebrated electric car known as the Tesla Model S. The article, which focused on two new “superchargers” …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Need for a Digital “New Journalism”  —  The survival of quality news calls for a new approach to writing and reporting.  Inspiration could come from blogging and magazine storytelling and also bring back memories of the 70′s New Journalism movement.  —  News reporting is aging badly.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
McGrory: Boston Globe will ‘untangle’ its two websites  —  The difference between and isn't clear to “many people in this community and people in this newsroom,” Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory told Poynter in a phone interview Friday.  “That's understandable,” he said.
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The fall of Time Inc is more about bad leadership than a dying industry  —  Even in the context of the general decline of the magazine business, Time Inc warrants special shame and humiliation  —  I remember when the 34th floor of the Time Life building was the most vaunted real estate in journalism.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:   A New King of Magazines Emerges
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Amazon Shake-Up: Anthony Bay Out as Head of Video Division (Exclusive)  —  Amazon is shaking up its video services, as two top executives are leaving the e-commerce powerhouse, TheWrap has learned.  —  Anthony Bay, global head of the company's digital video division, will leave Amazon …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Amazon-owned LoveFilm's MD Jim Buckle to step down after a year in position
Discussion: Accountancy Age
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Austin Tice, David Corn win Polk Awards  —  McClatchy's David Enders and Austin Tice have been awarded the George Polk Award for War Reporting for their work in Syria, Long Island University announced Monday.  Tice, a freelancer, has been missing in Syria since last August.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Risk of a ‘Pando problem’?  The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from LVMH, Index Ventures and more  —  In these harsh economic times where B2B enterprise plays make the safest bets, newly venture-backed media companies are a rarity.  That's why it's interesting to see that fashion blog …
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:   From blog to B2B platform: Business of Fashion lands $2.1 million VC funding
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
As BBC strikes, Brits trust journalists less than Americans do  —  Good news for British journalists: At least you're not politicians.  Those public servants were the only group trusted less by Britons than members of the press, according to an Ipsos MORI poll published Friday.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile scandal: judge's review contacted by more than 425 people  —  Dame Janet Smith's investigation into sexual abuse at the BBC over five decades highlights scale of allegations it covers  —  The judge-led investigation into sexual abuse at the BBC in the Jimmy Savile era …
Discussion: Digital Spy
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Why Intel could be the company to finally crack internet TV  —  Everyone else has tried, now it's the chipmaker's turn  —  Intel?  Really?  There were rumors and reports for months that Intel was mounting a play for internet TV, but there was always an element of implausibility to them.
Discussion: Forbes
Shane Hickey / Guardian:
Irish publishing group ousts Australian  —  Brett Chenoweth's resignation as chief executive comes after the board said it had ‘lost confidence’ in his leadership ability  —  The chairman and chief executive of the Australian arm of Independent News and Media (INM) have been ousted …
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg:
Reader's Digest Files Bankruptcy to Cut $465 Mln Debt  —  RDA Holding Co., publisher of the 91-year-old Reader's Digest magazine, filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on North American operations as consumers shift from print to electronic media.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Business Insider Names Joe Weisenthal Executive Editor  —  Business Insider, the online news franchise started by Henry Blodget nearly six years ago, is appointing an executive editor for the first time as it grapples with a good problem: growth.  —  The editor is Joe Weisenthal …
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