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4:05 PM ET, March 5, 2013


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Nate Thayer:
A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013  —  Here is an exchange between the Global Editor of the Atlantic Magazine and myself this afternoon attempting to solicit my professional services for an article they sought to publish:  —  From the Atlantic Magazine:
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
People Writing For Free On The Internet Is An Enormous Boon To Society
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The Atlantic:   From James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic
Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel:
We bid you adieu  —  I am inordinately proud of the journalism The Kernel has published since December 2011.  Much of it has, in many ways, been unprecedented in the European technology industry.  But, ultimately, the project has not been as much of a financial success as it has been an editorial one.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gaby Darbyshire Leaves Nick Denton's Gawker Media Blog Network  —  Gaby Darbyshire, Gawker Media's longtime chief operating officer, is leaving the company.  —  Or maybe she's already left.  Ask different people at Nick Denton's blog network about Darbyshire's departure date and you'll get different results.
Tribune Said to Want to Sell All Newspapers in One Deal  —  Tribune Co. (TRBAA), the media company that entered discussions to sell its newspapers earlier this year, is seeking a single buyer for all of the publications, said two people with knowledge of the process.
YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify  —  Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out service to capitalize on the power of YouTube.  —  FORTUNE — YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Pearson CEO Is Said to Tell FT Staff to Brace for Fewer Jobs  —  Pearson Plc (PSON) Chief Executive Officer John Fallon, who has announced a plan to generate 100 million pounds ($151 million) in cost savings in 2014, told staff at the Financial Times unit yesterday that there will be fewer jobs …
Steve Ladurantaye / Globe and Mail:
Toronto Star to cut jobs citing declines in ad revenue  —  Canada's largest newspaper is cutting dozens of jobs from its newsroom, outsourcing editing duties that are increasingly seen as too costly for cash-strapped dailies trying to cope with falling advertising revenue.
Pekka Pekkala / Online Journalism Review:
Copy-paste journalism wants to be free  —  Google News is a depressing read for a journalist.  It shows you how many news outlets depend on copy-and-paste reporting, regurgitating the same press releases and quotes in an infinite loop.  Who needs all these clones of the same story, with the same basic facts and sources?
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Washington Post Tries Sponsored Posts  —  There was a time when putting ads on the front page of newspapers was considered risque.  Those days are over.  The Washington Post became the latest publisher to quit worrying and learn to love sponsored content.  —  WaPo today launched …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free  —  RR Donnelley's Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free.
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Fox to Launch Sports Cable Network  —  News Corp .'s Chief Operating Officer, Chase Carey, confirmed that Fox would later Tuesday unveil a much-anticipated national sports cable network.  —  Fox has for months hinted at plans to launch a national sports business, which is expected to be named Fox Sports 1.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:   New Sports Cable Network Should ‘Not Try to Beat ESPN’: News Corp. COO
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Don't Touch That Remote: TV Pilots Turn to Net, Not Networks  —  In the television pilot that Cheyenne Jackson taped recently, he played an aggressive young news anchor whose ascendancy threatened an older colleague.  It was a fitting metaphor for the industry itself, because while Mr. Jackson …
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