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11:30 AM ET, February 26, 2013

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
For the First Time Since Napster, Music Sales Are Growing  —  The last time music was a growth business was 1999 — back when people bought millions of Britney Spears CDs, and GeoCities was the third-most popular Web property in the world.  You know what's happened since then.
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Alex Knapp / Forbes:
Study Finds That Streaming And Spyware Are Killing Music Piracy  —  It seems that people just aren't pirating music the way they used to.  In many cases, because they don't have to.  That's according to the NPD Group, which just released their “Annual Music Study 2012.”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times ups investment in conferences  —  The New York Times is increasing its investment in the events and conferences business, according to an internal memo sent to POLITICO.  —  The Times has named former Times Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati as general manager and editorial director of the conference business.
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Herald Tribune to Be Renamed The International New York Times  —  The New York Times Company said Monday it was planning to rename The International Herald Tribune, its 125-year-old newspaper based in Paris, and would also unveil a new Web site designed for international audiences.
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Variety Names 3 New Editors in Chief, Dropping Daily Edition  —  Variey's new owner has named three new editors in chief and announced the end of the paper's daily edition, which will be replaced by a once-a-week Tuesday issue.  —  Claudia Eller, Cynthia Littleton and Andrew Wallenstein …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News announces Susan Saulny hire  —  ABC News has announced the hire of New York Times reporter Susan Saulny as a correspondent.  The news comes one day after ABC News announced the hire of Times national political correspondent Jeff Zeleny.  —  In a memo to staff …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV stations strong, newspapers weak in Scripps' 2012 results  —  Political advertising revenue at Scripps' television stations in the fourth quarter of 2012 was “higher than the full-year political total reported in any previous year,” the company said in an earnings report Tuesday.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
LinkedIn Is Turning Itself Into A Very Valuable Media Company  —  LinkedIn is successfully turning itself into a media company, notes Scott Devitt at Morgan Stanley.  —  This is fairly obvious to anyone who has been paying close attention, but it's worth mentioning again.
Andrew Sullivan / The Dish:
Now: The Long Nag  —  First some great news.  Tomorrow will be three full weeks since the meter went into effect on the Dish.  Too soon for any serious assessment, but soon enough for some analysis - and for the transparency we promised you.  In February, through the meter, we have brought in $93,000 or so in subscriptions.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Three weeks in, it may be time for Andrew Sullivan to tweak The Dish's metered paywall
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Time Inc. and Meredith Prepare to Join Magazine Businesses  —  When Jack Griffin, the former president of the magazine company Meredith, took the reins at Time Inc., he threw a holiday party for his staff on the 34th floor of the Time & Life Building.  For many employees at the famously hierarchal company …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC faces fresh strike as Bectu holds ballot  —  Union follows NUJ in asking members to take action over job losses and increased workload resulting from cost cuts  —  The BBC is facing the prospect of a second staff walkout after the corporation's biggest union said it would ballot members …
Discussion: Telegraph, BBC and BECTU
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Old Media, Meet New: European Publisher Axel Springer Acquires Second Screen App TunedIn  —  TunedIn Media, the German company behind the second screen “social TV' app TunedIn, has been acquired by European publishing giant Axel Springer.  The amount isn't being disclosed …
Sara Inés Calderón / TechCrunch:
‘War Correspondents’ In Mexico Address Mainstream Media Shortcomings, Use Twitter To Spread Information  —  In Mexico's drug-war-torn cities, a small number of Twitter users affected by narco violence are acting as war correspondents to the masses, providing a public-safety alert system of sorts …
 
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Roger Yu / USA Today:
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