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8:25 AM ET, February 27, 2013

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Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Built for Newsprint, The Onion Finds New Life In Social, Video  —  Why The Satirical News Brand Is Getting the Last Laugh  —  “Area Writers Choose Life of Poop-Smeared Bum Rather Than Move to Chicago”  —  So maybe it's not up to snuff as an Onion headline, but you can't blame a guy for trying …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Wired
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CJ Lotz / BuzzFeed:
Former Onion Staffers Denounce CEO's Apology For Quvenzhané Wallis Tweet  —  Editorial freedom and the “c” word.  —  Image by Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT  —  Former Onion staffers Monday reacted with dismay to the satirical newspaper's apology for calling a 9-year-old a …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. listening to offers for its 8 newspapers  —  JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners hired to manage potential offers … Tribune Co. has hired two investment banks to manage offers to buy its newspapers, executives confirmed Tuesday, saying no decisions have been made about whether to sell any properties.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Authors face change as Amazon tightens affiliate policy on free Kindle books  —  Amazon is changing a policy on affiliate links to free Kindle books, and the changes are likely to have a big effect on the way some self-published authors achieve success online.
Discussion: ecommercebytes.com and GalleyCat
Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
CME 4Q Net Loss Widens on Weak TV Ad Spending, Impairment  —  Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CETV), the eastern European broadcaster co-owned by Time Warner Inc. (TWX), said its fourth-quarter net loss widened as TV ad markets continued to weaken and the company's impairment charge increased almost eightfold.
Discussion: Reuters and Digital TV Europe
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC delays vote on media ownership rules  —  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said on Tuesday that he will postpone a vote to revise media ownership regulations so that a nonprofit group can study the potential impact on women and racial minorities.
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Pig Rescues Goat, and the Video Is Really Cute, but Totally Faked  —  It seemed too adorable to be fake, but it was too good to be true.  —  On Sept. 19 a 30-second video appeared on YouTube, depicting a baby goat that had become stuck in the pond of a petting zoo and that was heroically rescued …
Discussion: ABCNEWS and The FJP
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Maybe You'll Get the Pay TV You Want, After All: Cablevision Sues Viacom to Break Up the Bundle  —  Pay TV has a simple model: If you want to watch one channel, you have to pay for dozens — or hundreds — of others, whether you watch them or not.  That model drives lots of consumers nuts, but it has looked very, very hard to dislodge.
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:   Time Warner Cable and DirecTV support Cablevison in Viacom fight
Chandni Doulatramani / Reuters:
AMC Networks profit misses estimates on Dish blackout  —  (Reuters) - Cable network AMC Networks Inc (AMCX.O), which airs popular shows such as “The Walking Dead” and “Mad Men,” reported a quarterly profit way below analysts' estimates on a temporary blackout of its channels by Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) and higher programming costs.
Erik Wemple:
NASCAR explains wreck-video blockage  —  On Saturday afternoon, a crash at a Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway injured at least 30 NASCAR fans.  As the media swarmed the scene and questioned authorities on the fallout, a secondary story line emerged …
Discussion: Trust But Verify and Kempton
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Nickelodeon Targets ‘Post-Millennials’ in Upfront  —  Children's Net Moves Beyond TV, Rolls Out App Along With New Shows  —  Nickelodeon's motto for its upfront presentation appears to be “in with the new.”  —  As the children's cable network looks to revive sagging ratings …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Jillian Stonecipher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A proposed Florida law targets mugshot sites, but hits journalists' First Amendment rights  —  Editor's note: We've talked before about the rise of (and backlash against) mugshot sites — those skeezy sites that get mugshots through public records, post them online for Google to find …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Variety will kill its daily print edition and online paywall, keep weekly magazine  —  Three editors-in-chief will head coverage of movies, television, and digital content in new web-first approach  —  The iconic entertainment publication Variety will discontinue its daily printed edition on March 18th.
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:   Variety Makes a Necessary Change - Here Are the Risks
 
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Owen Thomas / Business Insider:
Glam Media Just Secretly Filed For An IPO
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Dashiell Bennett / The Atlantic Wire:
Pro-Assad Hackers Take Over AFP's Twitter with Syrian Propaganda Photos
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New York Times backs AP in lawsuit against news collector Meltwater
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BBC faces fresh strike as Bectu holds ballot
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Study Finds That Streaming And Spyware Are Killing Music Piracy
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times ups investment in conferences
Discussion: Capital New York
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
TV stations strong, newspapers weak in Scripps' 2012 results
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ABC News announces Susan Saulny hire
 

 
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