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4:15 PM ET, March 15, 2013


 Top News: 
Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
Time Warner Cable makes move to rename NY1 so viewers know it's an exclusive news channel  —  Market research has shown that viewers are not aware that NY1 is owned and only broadcast on Time Warner Cable, says TWC spokeswoman Amy Summers.  The move to rename the channel will reinforce …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Pat Kiernan calms us down about the NY1 name change  —  “It will all be fine,” NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan has just assured me in an email.  “The corporate office fully understands how important the channel is to the city.”  —  I had asked him about the plans to rebrand NY1 …
Thomson Reuters employee indicted for aiding hackers: court filing  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A federal grand jury has indicted Matthew Keys, deputy social media editor at, for conspiring with members of the Anonymous hacking collective to break into the computers of his former employer …
Stefan Becket / New York Magazine:
Indictment Probably Wasn't a Surprise for Reuters Social Media Editor
Discussion: L.A. NOW, KTLA 5 and Poynter
Christine Haughney / Media Decoder:
Maxim Magazine Exploring a Sale  —  Maxim, the lad mag that doles out advice and ribald humor that is especially appreciated in military circles, is on the market.  —  The magazine's parent company, Alpha Media Group, announced Friday that its board of directors had decided to sell or find …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Reorganizes Staff to Promote Online Operations  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), reshuffling its staff after the arrival of Chief Executive Officer Mark Thompson last year, will create three new groups in an effort to streamline the company and promote its online operations.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Boston Phoenix closing is another sign that glossing up print doesn't work miracles  —  The Boston Phoenix, one of the nation's most storied alt weeklies, closed yesterday afternoon.  Here's the goodbye letter from editor Carly Carioli.  —  This is very sad news; a huge number …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed to Launch Business Section  —  BuzzFeed, the news and entertainment website known for its mix of animal lists and political scoops designed to be shared on social networks, is launching a business section.  —  The move, which Buzzfeed plans to formally announce Monday …
Discussion: @dylanbyers
Paul Bond / The Hollywood Reporter:
Billionaire Eli Broad Teams With Financier to Make L.A. Times Bid  —  The Los Angeles Times Building and 2nd and Spring streets downtown  —  The philanthropic Los Angeles businessman has joined with former Deputy Mayor Austin Beutner to make the Tribune Co.'s largest newspaper a nonprofit.
Discussion: Poynter, The Informer and LA Observed
Felix Salmon / Reuters:
The many flavors of native content  —  A story about smartphone use in emerging markets appeared on Quartz Wednesday morning.  The byline at the top is that of Donald Fitzmaurice, the CEO of Brandtone, who wrote the introduction and the conclusion.  The rest of the piece comprises short country reports …
Discussion: Edelman and NetNewsCheck Latest
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sky News reporter detained while filming live on air in China  —  Mark Stone and cameraman, Andy Portch, were held for not displaying passes as they filmed in Tiananmen Square  —  Reading on mobile?  See the video here  —  Sky News correspondent Mark Stone was detained by Chinese police while filming in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Documentary Filmmaker Sues AP for Stealing Footage  —  To show an exclusive New York island where filming isn't permitted, a reporter allegedly downloaded a non-fiction film, bypassed access-control measures and inserted portions into a news report.  —  How worried are non-fiction filmmakers about reporters taking their work?
Discussion: Boing Boing
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tunku Varadarajan Leaves Newsweek Global  —  Three months into its experiment as an all-digital publication, Newsweek Global is losing its editor, Tunku Varadarajan.  —  Varadarajan had been the editor of Newsweek International, a post he inherited from Fareed Zakaria …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Capital New York
Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
Web Video: Bigger and Less Profitable  —  People in the media business say that the future is online video.  Just how many companies will be able to profit is the big question.  —  Online video-advertising rates continue to fall.  Prices for ads on top-tier sites last year were down by 10% …
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Steve Oney / Wall Street Journal:
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Former NY Times Editor Bill Keller On Tech Cults, Native Advertising And The Benefits Of Buyouts
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Bobby Ghosh has been named the editor of Time International …
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