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3:45 AM ET, February 21, 2013

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New York Times Co. Puts Boston Globe Up for Sale  —  New York Times Co. is formally exploring a sale of the Boston Globe, its only remaining business outside the core New York Times media brand.  The publisher is working with Evercore Partners Inc. as an adviser for a sale, Times Co. said today in a statement.
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The New York Times Company Announces Plan to Sell the Boston Globe and Related Properties  —  The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) today announced that it plans to sell its New England Media Group, including The Boston Globe and its related properties, and that it has retained Evercore Partners …
Leslie Kaufman / Media Decoder:
Independent Booksellers Sue Amazon and Publishers Over E-Books  —  Three independent brick-and-mortar bookstores have filed a lawsuit against Amazon and the big six publishers, claiming that they have violated antitrust laws by collaborating to keep small sellers out of the e-book market.
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Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Indie booksellers sue Amazon and big publishers over DRM (but have no idea what “DRM” and “open source” mean)  —  A group of independent booksellers have filed a suit against Amazon and the major publishers for their use of DRM, which, the booksellers say, freezes them out of the ebook market:
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen Agrees to Expand Definition of TV Viewing  —  After a meeting in New York Tuesday, the ratings company will roll out a system to measure broadband, Xbox and, in time, iPads, with more changes to come.  —  The Nielsen Co. is expanding its definition of television and will introduce …
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Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Why no one is talking about Yahoo's—or anyone else's—new homepage  —  Yahoo has a new homepage, but you'd be forgiven for not noticing, since fewer people than ever are visiting it.  In December 2012, for example, traffic to the domain Yahoo.com was down 24% from a year ago.
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Alexander Abad-Santos / The Atlantic Wire:
Soledad O'Brien Is Not a Part of Jeff Zucker's Vision for CNN  —  It looks like one of CNN's most liked stars won't fit at the burgeoning home of poop-cruise story torture and soft morning news — this is new president Jeff Zucker's CNN, and Soledad O'Brien is not it.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL's Grand Human-Heavy Local News Experiment Is Coming To An End  —  AOL seems to be radically changing its plans for Patch, it's network of local news sites.  —  We've heard from insiders that the division is pivoting away from a human editor centric model, toward one where local sites …
Ann Marie Lipinski / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Eugene Patterson and Aaron Swartz: Ghosts speaking across the page  —  They died the same weekend, one 26, a prodigy of the Internet age who took his own life, the other an 89-year-old whose moral battles were waged on newsprint and whose final assignment was editing the Old Testament.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Times’ editor Jill Abramson opens up about layoffs, the time she almost quit, and loneliness at the top  —  Several months ago, New York Times Company C.E.O. Mark Thompson accompanied Times executive editor Jill Abramson on a trip to California, in which she took meetings with …
Michael Schneider / TVGuide.com:
How Netflix and the Internet Might Impact This Year's Emmy Race  —  Broadcast network execs have long grumbled about their shows having to compete against edgy, star-driven and sometimes bigger budgeted cable fare at the Emmy Awards.  But now broadcast and cable foes may find themselves united …
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