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3:05 AM ET, February 28, 2013

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: AOL Poised to Hire Susan Lyne to Run All Content Brands, Except HuffPo  —  Sources said AOL is set to hire well-known media and Internet exec Susan Lyne to be CEO of its content brands unit at the New York-based Web company, except for the Huffington Post Media Group headed by Arianna Huffington.
Ana Marie Cox / Guardian:
Jackass journalism and the Breitbart bratpack  —  A year's passed since Andrew Breitbart died, but his combative conservativism lives on with the minions of his ‘media of mean’ … So says Michael Goldfarb, founder of the Washington Free Beacon, basking in the predictable reaction to an article …
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
Yelp: We compete with print — not Google or Facebook  —  The business reviews site thinks that Internet businesses may pose a threat to its local advertising business — in 10 years.  —  Google, who?  Facebook, huh?  Yea, that's right.  The Internet behemoths don't pose any threat …
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Cablevision-Viacom battle echoes Malone-Redstone fight  —  John Malone, left, and Sumner Redstone (Associated Press (Malone) and Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times (Redstone))  —  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  —  On Tuesday, Viacom, parent of MTV …
Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
ITV sees 1% increase in broadcasting and online revenues while ITV studio grows revenue by £100m in 2012  —  ITV has announced a one per cent increase in its broadcast and online revenue to £1,834 million for 2012 as ITV Studios grew its revenue by £100 million.
Discussion: Guardian and Media Week
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Now on ‘Idol,’ Viewers Can Tweet While Contestants Sing  —  These days, as more people watch television with a phone in hand or a computer in lap, it's de rigueur for a network to have a Twitter hashtag on the screen.  Television producers and stars — at least the ones with thick skins …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Pandora Resurrects Its 40-Hour (Monthly) Limit On Free Music, But This Time It's Capping Mobile Usage  —  As it struggles to deal with rising royalty costs, streaming radio service Pandora is bringing back an old idea by capping free mobile usage at 40 hours per month.
Discussion: Pandora, The Verge, Forbes and Engadget
Marin Cogan / New Republic:
House of Cads  —  The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington  —  e've all done it," begins one of the spicier dialogues in the new Netflix political thriller, “House of Cards.  ” Janine Skorsky, a veteran political reporter, is revealing to her young colleague, Zoe Barnes …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
New research details how journalists verify information  —  Stop a journalist on the street and ask her to list the fundamentals of the job and you're almost certain to hear mention of accuracy.  —  In “The Elements of Journalism,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel wrote that journalism's “essence is a discipline of verification.”
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
New York Times gives Starbucks visitors 15 free stories a day  —  Caffeine-addicted New York Times fans are in luck — the paper is offering 15 free articles a day to those who surf its website while sitting in a Starbucks.  This is just the latest example of how news brands are using …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Bradley Manning court papers released after Pentagon bows to pressure  —  Decision to post 84 documents provides first crack in the army's public information blackout during WikiLeaks trial  —  Read the Manning trial documents released by the Pentagon  —  The Pentagon has acceded to pressure …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
SEC Investigating Guggenheim Partners' Relationship With Michael Milken  —  Guggenheim Partners, the multi-billion-dollar firm that owns the Hollywood Reporter and the Los Angeles Dodgers, is facing a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into its relationship with former junk-bond …
Discussion: Fortune, Bloomberg and Forbes
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Press Gazette:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
News Corp PAC gave more to Democrats than Republicans in 2012
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The IHT wasn't just a brand or a history — it was an alternate editorial lens
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Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
The Enduring Myth of the ‘Free’ Internet
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Rick Klein Promoted To ABC News Political Director
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Authors face change as Amazon tightens affiliate policy on free Kindle books
Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
CME 4Q Net Loss Widens on Weak TV Ad Spending, Impairment
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Built for Newsprint, The Onion Finds New Life In Social, Video
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Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC delays vote on media ownership rules
 

 
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