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5:00 PM ET, February 21, 2013

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Soledad O'Brien to Take on New Role at CNN  —  Soledad O'Brien will leave CNN's morning show in the spring, but she won't be leaving the cable news channel altogether.  —  Ms. O'Brien, who is well-known for CNN documentaries like “Black in America,” said Thursday that she will form …
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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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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
TVs Connected to the Internet to Be Counted by Nielsen
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of The Boston Globe's sale  —  Make more room for the great metro sell-off of 2013.  —  With the unsurprising news that The New York Times Company is trying, once again, to part with The Boston Globe, we see the start of a wave of likely change in metro newspaper ownership across the United States.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Guess Which Buzzfeed Piece Is An Ad  —  Since I'm going to be discussing forms of new media revenue with Friend of the Dish, Ben Smith, later today, I though it might be worth noting some aspects of Buzzfeed's innovative model, i.e. “sponsored content” or “native advertizing”.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Big Music Says Google Isn't Cracking Down on Pirate Sites, After All  —  Six months ago, in the wake of the SOPA/PIPA debate, Google offered a peace offering to the Big Media companies: It said it would try to make pirate sites harder to find in its search results.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Steven Brill Calls New Republic Owner Chris Hughes A ‘Liar’ After Falling Out Over Cover Story  —  NEW YORK — On Thursday, Time magazine published Steven Brill's deeply reported, 24,000-word cover story on America's health care system, the longest article by one writer the magazine has ever published.
Staci D. Kramer / Trust But Verify:
Media Companies Abruptly Shut Down quadrantOne  —  And another grand plan by major publishers bites the dust.  Tribune, Gannett, the New York Times Co. and Hearst have shut down quadrantOne effective immediately.  The agency was an attempt to scale local for national display advertising …
Discussion: AdExchanger
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
DMS13: Economist considers audio-only subscription  —  The Economist's Nick Blunden also said the title has found readers are prepared to pay more for a print and digital bundle than for a print-only subscription or digital-only access  —  Copyright: Image by TalAtlas on Flickr.  Creative commons licence.
Ken Layne / The Awl:
Life After Patch.com: A Newspaper Editor Returns To Newsprint  —  Patch.com was launched in 2007 when Tim Armstrong, the man who turned Google into an advertising company, noticed his very wealthy Connecticut bedroom community lacked a local paper with an events calendar.
Discussion: @yesevamoore and @mathewi
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL's Grand Human-Heavy Local News Experiment Is Coming To An End
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Felix Salmon:
Content economics, part 1: advertising  —  Back in December, Peter Kafka summed up the most important question with regards to the future of online advertising.  Do advertising dollars ultimately end up where people spend their time, he asked, echoing Kleiner Perkins' Mary Meeker says, or …
Discussion: paidContent and Digiday
Reuters:
Facebook blocks access to NBC.com after reports site is infected  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has blocked users from accessing the NBC.com website following reports that the site is infected with a computer virus.  —  Facebook users were told “This link has been reported as abusive” …
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
BBC Trust chairman says executives misled him over Jimmy Savile scandal  —  Long-awaited report into handling of Newsnight debacle to be released on Friday  —  Lord Patten, chairman of the BBC Trust, has voiced his sense of betrayal at the BBC executives who led him to put his faith …
Discussion: Hollywood Reporter
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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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