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8:00 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.
BBC:
Neil McIntosh appointed Managing Editor, BBC Online and Red Button  —  The BBC today announced that Neil McIntosh has been appointed as the Managing Editor for BBC Online and Red Button.  —  As Managing Editor, McIntosh will provide strategic and operational leadership for BBC Online …
Discussion: @benjrooney and @nmcintosh
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What the Atlantic learned from Scientology: native advertising is harder for news brands  —  You have to feel for the Atlantic.  One poor decision has made it a case study in how not to embrace a popular advertising trend — even though many other publications could have gotten away with the same ad.
Discussion: @psigrist
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 …
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.
CNN:
Bob Woodward says he was threatened by White House  —  (CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.”
 
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Aaron Kushner: 'We don't like negative political advertisements'
Discussion: Voice of OC and FishbowlLA
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
SEC Investigating Guggenheim Partners' Relationship With Michael Milken
Discussion: Fortune, Bloomberg and Forbes
Press Gazette:
Strike threat over at Guardian and Observer as no-compulsory redundancies deal completed
Discussion: Media News, Jon Slattery and The Drum
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
Discussion: @b_resnick
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Rick Klein Promoted To ABC News Political Director
Discussion: Politico and ABC News
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients
David Carr / New York Times:
Giving Viewers What They Want  —  In the television business …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Authors face change as Amazon tightens affiliate policy on free Kindle books
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House of Cads  —  The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington
 

 
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Andrew Chung / Reuters:
Bose sues Beats over headphone noise-cancellation patents

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Google X project to collect anonymous genetic and molecular info from thousands to aid in detecting diseases earlier

 
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