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5:15 PM ET, April 30, 2013

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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Circulation Jumps 18 Percent, Daily News and Post See Declines  —  According to the new circulation report from the Alliance for Audited Media (AAM), The New York Times has been enjoying some success, but the New York Daily News and New York Post haven't.
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Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Tops USA Today to Become No. 2 Paper in U.S.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM, Gannett Blog and INMA
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Despite Digital Gains, Newspaper Circulation Backslides
Kathleen Miles / The Huffington Post:
If Koch Brothers Buy Major Paper, Half of Staff May Quit  —  At a Los Angeles Times in-house awards ceremony a week ago, columnist Steve Lopez addressed the elephant in the room.  —  Speaking to the entire staff, he said, “Raise your hand if you would quit if the paper was bought by Austin Beutner's group.”
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Dara Kerr / CNET:
Yahoo rolls out six original shows and new TV partnerships  —  Aiming to bring users more content, the company is launching Web shows, starring Ed Helms, John Stamos, and Cheryl Hines, and debuting programming from WWE, ABC News, CNBC, and Conde Nast.  —  Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is working …
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Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Chris Matthews Signs New Long-Term Deal with MSNBC (Exclusive)  —  The contract will keep him at “Hardball” through the next presidential election, but the 67-year-old will retire from his syndicated “Chris Matthews Show” in July.  —  Chris Matthews has re-upped with MSNBC …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu Announces Adding 1 Million Paid Subscribers In Q1 2013; Streamed Over 1 Billion Videos  —  At today's Hulu Upfront, the company offered an update on its online TV business, sharing that it had set records for revenue in Q1 2013, and had achieved a new milestone of having streamed over 1 billion videos in the quarter.
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Name Wheeler to Head FCC  —  President Barack Obama is expected to soon nominate a former top lobbyist for the cable and wireless industries to lead the Federal Communications Commission, two people familiar with the matter said.  —  Tom Wheeler, a venture capitalist …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Times-Picayune plans new ‘street’ tabloid for previous non-print days  —  TPStreet will appear on newsstands this summer, Times Picayune Editor Jim Amoss writes in a letter to readers.  It will be on newsstands Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  —  It will focus on “breaking news, sports and entertainment” and will cost 75 cents.
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Jim Romenesko:
North Carolina alt-weekly Rhino Times folds after 21 years  —  “We have simply run out of money,” says editor and publisher John Hammer, who owns the paper with his brother.  “The Rhinoceros Times is hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt.”  —  This week's issue is the last — a surprise to the conservative paper's staff.
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
CNN's New Morning Show New Day To Launch In June  —  On Tuesday, CNN announced that will be a New Day at the network starting next month.  In the morning, anyway.  The new morning show — with hosts Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan, and news anchor Michaela Pereira — is set to premiere on June 10.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL's Video Hat Trick: A Slate Of Original Content, Be On Creative Studio, And A Deal With FreeWheel + Mediaocean For Multiscreen Ad Buys  —  Online video is booming, and today AOL (owner of TechCrunch) unveiled three new initiatives that spell out how it plans to tackle it: 15 original …
Discussion: Media Week and The Next Web
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
What Would Happen To The Media If Facebook Collapsed?  —  MySpace became irrelevant practically overnight.  What would happen to the media if Facebook did the same?  Call it the Facebook Contingency.  —  MySpace had one of the largest user bases ever collected on the internet.
Discussion: Forbes and Marketing Pilgrim
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Bertelsmann's RTL Sale Raises $1.8 Billion for Acquisitions  —  The European media giant sold 17 percent of its broadcast arm RTL Group to fund international and digital expansion.  —  COLOGNE, Germany - European media giant Bertelsmann has another $1.8 billion in its war chest …
Erik Gruenwedel / Home Media Magazine:
Study: 45 Million People Watch TV, Original Programs Online Monthly  —  About 45 million Americans, or 19% of the domestic 238.5 million adult population, watches repurposed TV shows and original video programs online on a monthly basis, according to new data from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) from research firm GfK.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Weather Company unveils three new web series, offers “four-screen” ad opportunity  —  The Weather Company continues to expand beyond its core programming with new web series devoted to adventure and human interest.  The new content comes as the company deepens its content and advertising strategies.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Tsarnaev scoop: Five steps to NYRB's “Misha” exclusive  —  A famous sign at the Los Angeles Times urged: “GOYA/KOD.”  That means “Get off your ass/knock on doors,” a reportorial approach that Christian Caryl rode to glory yesterday.  —  Caryl is a senior fellow for the Legatum Institute …
 
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Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
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Facebook Launching Mobile Ad Network At F8 Conference

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Square discussed possible sale to Google, Apple, and PayPal, recorded loss of $100M in 2013

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