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9:39 AM ET, March 5, 2014

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Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Guardian CEO: The paywall ‘horse has bolted’ for us  —  Andrew Miller, chief executive of Guardian Media Group tells Digital Media Strategies the time has passed for the news outlet to launch a paywall, but indicated that ‘membership’ could be a way of ‘adding value’  —  Credit: Image by michael clarke stuff on Flickr.
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Paul McNally / Press Gazette:
News UK chief Mike Darcey says Guardian ‘very brave’ to ‘bet’ the business on a free website  —  The chief executive of News UK has said he is “optimistic” that the Times and Sunday Times are on course to become profitable - and has described the papers' previous strategy of free online content as a …
Discussion: Guardian
Amol Sharma / Wall Street Journal:
CBS's Moonves says Dish's deal with Disney over the Hopper doesn't go far enough $CBS  —  Moonves Said Terms of Disney Deal Wouldn't Be Enough to Satisfy CBS  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves said Tuesday the agreement Dish Network Corp. reached with Walt Disney Co. this week …
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Los Angeles Times:
Disney-Dish Network pact may alter TV viewing habits  —  The new distribution agreement, expected to become a blueprint on how the television industry treats digital programming rights, allows for a new wireless TV service.  —  In its new distribution deal with Disney …
Discussion: Gigaom
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dish's deal with Disney may bring TV over the Web, but don't expect major changes to bundling
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Reuters:
Brooks accused of knowing about UK phone-hacking cover-up  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper boss Rebekah was accused by prosecutors on Wednesday of knowing for years that phone-hacking was far wider than her company had acknowledged and had engaged in a cover-up.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch ‘asked Rebekah Brooks not to resign’ the day NoW shut  —  Phone-hacking trial hears of News Corp mogul's intervention after it was revealed Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked  —  Rupert Murdoch asked Rebekah Brooks “not to resign” the day the News of the World closed, the phone-hacking trial has heard.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC3 to be axed under director general's plans  —  Tony Hall expected to announce he will save BBC4 and close channel that first aired Gavin and Stacey  —  The closure of BBC3 is to be proposed by the broadcaster's director general, the Guardian understands, bringing the curtain down on the youth-oriented TV channel after 11 years.
Jack Marshall / Digiday:
How Digiday's experiment in buying fraudulent traffic returned a 30% profit in 10 days  —  Fraudulent traffic: adventures in ad farming  —  Web advertising has a serious fraud problem, largely because it's easy for publishers to purchase suspicious traffic and to sell it to advertisers through networks and exchanges.
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
NYT plans lower pricing to reach non-subscribers and premium products for devoted readers  —  New York Times to add ‘series of new products’ for digital subscribers  —  Research by the New York Times has identified opportunities to target both non-subscribers and 'devoted Times readers …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO Go Launches on PlayStation 3  —  HBO's Internet video service, HBO Go, is now available on Sony Computer Entertainment America's PlayStation 3 consoles — but it still isn't available for the newer PS4.  —  According to Sony, about 25 million PlayStation 3 consoles are in use in the U.S. Netflix …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Slate appends corrections to errors on social media using replies, ensuring visiblity in stream  —  Slate's good strategy for correcting errors on Twitter, elsewhere  —  On Saturday night, Slate made a very funny, embarrassing error on Twitter: … Javier Bardem and Vladimir Putin aren't exactly lookalikes.
Erik Wemple:
AP removes misleading Trail Life USA photo from its archives  —  John Stemberger is chairman of the board of Trail Life USA, a scouting organization that doesn't allow participation from openly gay boys.  The Associated Press's (AP) Nomaan Merchant recently completed an in-depth story …
Discussion: @poynter
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Peter Greste and other al-Jazeera journalists return to court in Egypt  —  Second day of trial gets under way as a senior Egyptian minister admits that jailing the group of reporters was a mistake  —  A group of mainly al-Jazeera journalists return to court in Egypt on Wednesday for the second …
Reuters:
Vietnam sentences dissident blogger Truong Duy Nhat to two years in prison  —  Vietnam jails ex-journalist over anti-government blog  —  (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam sentenced a former journalist to two years in prison on Tuesday for speaking out against the country's communist rulers …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Twitter shares first “impressions” metrics for Oscars: 3.3B tweets viewed worldwide in 12 hours  —  Twitter Moves Beyond The Tweet, Shares First “Impressions” Metrics For Oscars  —  As the race for second screen dominance continues, Twitter is changing how it reports its own TV-related reach.
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
NSA chief criticises media and suggests UK was right to detain David Miranda  —  Keith Alexander says revelations have caused ‘grave damage’ and claims officials are making ‘headway’ on ‘media leaks’  —  The outgoing director of the National Security Agency lashed out at media organizations reporting …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Newsquest's ‘little house of subbing horrors’ prompts NUJ protest  —  The National Union of Journalists has renewed its call on Newsquest/Gannett to change its mind about the subbing hub it has created in south Wales.  —  It follows a damning indictment of the hub's output by the former regional editor, Steve Dyson.
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Undaunted By DirecTV Fracas, Weather Channel To Launch More Primetime Originals  —  Sam Champion, digital video get emphasis in early presentation geared toward coming upfronts  —  The Weather Company said it would continue to invest in documentary series for primetime …
Discussion: Capital New York
Bloomberg:
How Turkey's Erdogan held on to a newspaper and TV station despite Murdoch and Time Warner interest  —  Erdogan's Media Grab Stymies Expansion by Murdoch, Time Warner  —  In March 2012, Rupert Murdoch flew to Ankara and spent an hour chatting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan about investing in Turkey.
Discussion: @osmancoskunoglu
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Boston Globe drops paywall, adds meter instead  —  A memo from Editor Brian McGrory lays out a number of big changes to the Globe's digital businesses.  The catchiest: “We've replaced the paywall with a meter that allows readers ten free stories in a 30-day period.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
BuzzFeed plans expansion to Mumbai, Berlin, Tokyo, Mexico City  —  In a memo to BuzzFeed staffers, CEO Jonah Peretti says the publication plans to expand to more cities: … A BuzzFeed spokesperson said there was no set date for offices in those other cities to come online but that it's definitely happening.
Discussion: Medium, bizjournals, FishbowlNY and @poynter
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Deborah Amos / NPR:
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Amy Schatz / Re/code:
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Dan Reimold / College Media Matters:
Richmond Collegian Goes Online-Only; Third Student Paper in a Month to Drop Print
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Brian Stelter's ‘Reliable Sources’ Gets First Demo Win
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