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10:15 AM ET, April 29, 2013

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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
HuffPost Live in Deal With AXS to Put Show on Cable  —  The Huffington Post has found a partial home on cable television for its eight-month-old Internet channel, HuffPost Live, courtesy of Mark Cuban.  —  The company announced Sunday night that Mr. Cuban's cable channel AXS TV …
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
Hoax emergency message sends police to Wolf Blitzer's house in Bethesda  —  Montgomery County police received an urgent message at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday saying someone had been shot at Wolf Blitzer's home in Bethesda.  Officers streamed toward the CNN host's residence near Congressional Country Club.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
ESPN: The Magazine Puts a Print Spin on Sponsored Content  —  Branded content has gotten plenty of attention as it's taken off online, where the division between editorial and advertising real estate can be fuzzier (see: Forbes, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Gawker), but publishers have shied away from using similar strategies in print.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Financial Times: ‘There is no drawback to working in HTML5’  —  FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw on apps evolution, paywall prospects and why BuzzFeed is ‘absolutely fascinating’  —  Nearly two years since the Financial Times launched its HTML5 web app in June 2011 …
Discussion: AllThingsD and eMedia Vitals
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Yahoo Exec Rich Riley Is New Shazam CEO: “For Next Stage of Growth and IPO”  —  Shazam, the music discovery mobile app that is now calling itself a “media engagement” company, said it had hired former top Yahoo exec Rich Riley as its new CEO, with longtime CEO Andrew Fisher moving to executive chairman.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
How ‘Mother Jones’ Turned Itself Into an Online ‘Secret Tape’ Factory  —  First there was the hidden video of Mitt Romney criticizing the 47 percent.  Next came the surreptitious recording of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aides mocking Ashley Judd.  And then, on the morning of April 25 …
Guardian:
Iraq bans al-Jazeera and nine other TV channels over ‘sectarian bias’  —  Qatar-based channel and nine other stations have licences revoked as government claims they fuel bloodshed  —  The Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they had revoked the operating licences of the broadcaster al-Jazeera …
Associated Press:
Mary Thom Dead: Former Ms. Magazine Editor Dies In NY Crash  —  YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday.  She was 68.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now  —  Everyone = Silicon Valley [ad platforms] tech companies  —  Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr?  —  If so, you'll probably want to read this, because the rules on who can exploit your work have now changed radically, overnight.
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Huffington Post to launch German edition  —  The Huffington Post has announced the launch of a German-language edition for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in conjunction with Tomorrow Focus AG, a provider of digital media content in Germany.  The partnership will be led largely by Tomorrow Focus AG …
MediaPost:
Forecasters Downgrade 2013 Ad Outlook: Remain Bullish On Future, Especially For Digital, TV  —  Just as planning — and some buying — begins in earnest for the 2013-14 upfront advertising season, two top forecasters have issued tepid projections for advertising growth.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Can Politico spot gender issues?  —  Politico on Tuesday night told of a dire situation at the New York Times.  Executive Editor Jill Abramson, says the story by Dylan Byers, is “on the verge of losing the support of the newsroom” on account of her “brusque” manner.  She goes to meetings and makes people miserable.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and @stevebuttry
 
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Victoria Ho / TechCrunch:
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
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John Wihbey / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Patrick Gavin / Politico:
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Allie Grasgreen / Inside Higher Ed:
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Discussion: College Media Matters
Michael McLaughlin / The Huffington Post:
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
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