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7:40 PM ET, February 20, 2013

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Bloomberg:
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Yahoo's latest attempt to reinvent the portal is too little and too late  —  There's been a rush of optimism about Yahoo lately, thanks in large part to its new CEO, much-admired former Google executive Marissa Mayer.  After a number of speeches about her broader strategy to reinvent the company …
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Christopher Mims / Quartz:
Why no one is talking about Yahoo's—or anyone else's—new homepage
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)
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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 …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Publishers Opt Out of the Pageview Rat Race  —  The promise of the Internet was that anyone with a keyboard and a connection could become a publisher and make tons of money.  Like many promises rooted in theory, when it comes to practicality, things are quite different.
Esther Zuckerman / The Atlantic Wire:
Andy Carvin: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts, and the literary world to hear their answers.
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.
Anthony Crupi / Adweek:
Fox Inks Partnership With YouTube's WIGS Channel  —  Fox on Tuesday announced it has entered into a multiyear pact with YouTube's female-centric drama channel WIGS.  —  One of the 100 or so original content channels launched by YouTube a year ago, WIGS offers broadcast-quality dramatic fare designed to appeal to female viewers.
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Dennis Publishing invests in app start-up Padify  —  The software allows designers at the magazine publisher to create content that will be suited to a range of devices  —  Copyright: C. Regina on Flickr.  Some rights reserved.  —  Dennis Publishing, which produces The Week …
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