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Laurie Segall / CNNMoney:
CNN sells Zite to Flipboard, teams up to launch custom magazines for CNN shows  —  CNN sells Zite to Flipboard  —  CNN has sold its news reader app, Zite, to Flipboard, a social magazine application.  As part of the deal, Flipboard has also teamed up with CNN to launch custom magazines …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:   Flipboard CEO and CNN digital head talk about future of Zite, advertising and Facebook's Paper
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera trial: prosecution presents contents of journalists' hotel rooms  —  Trial in Egypt descends into farce on day two as everything from journalists' hotel rooms is presented as evidence by prosecution  —  The second day of the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt descended …
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Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Peter Greste and other al-Jazeera journalists return to court in Egypt
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Russia Today Anchor Resigns Live On Air  —  WASHINTON — Russia Today America anchor Liz Wahl resigned live on air on Wednesday, saying that she could no longer work at the Kremlin-funded network after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  Wahl said that she feels “many ethical and moral challenges” …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Guardian's digital boom  —  Revenue rises sharply online for a second-straight year  —  The Guardian had another big year of digital business last year, further brightening the paper's long-term outlook.  —  The paper says its digital revenue will hit $117 million in its current fiscal year, which ends on March 31.
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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
Discussion: Guardian
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Al Jazeera America at Six Months: Some New Advertisers, Few Viewers  —  Serious Cable News Network Is on the Right Path, Buyers Say  —  Al Jazeera America is averaging less than half its predecessor's audience  —  Krux  —  Al Jazeera America is starting to earn the trust of some advertisers …
Reuters:
Exclusive: DirecTV in talks with Disney on deal for Internet rights  —  (Reuters) - DirecTV is in talks with Walt Disney Co to license the rights to offer Disney's broadcast and cable channels as part of an Internet-based product, DirecTV said on Wednesday.  —  The deal would mirror …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dish's deal with Disney may bring TV over the Web, but don't expect major changes to bundling
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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Government backs off case against journalist who faced decades in prison for posting hyperlink  —  The US government has filed a motion to dismiss several charges against journalist Barrett Brown, who was indicted in 2012 for posting a link to leaked documents among other alleged offenses.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Embrace the unbundling: The Boston Globe is betting it'll be stronger split up than unified  —  The model for the 20th-century American newspaper was to be all things to all people, in one amalgamated package.  One daily bundle of newsprint could give you baseball box scores …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Time.com Gets A Big Redesign, Along With New Ad Units  —  The new Time.com is here.  —  Well, it should be here for some of you, anyway.  A spokesperson said that the first few users should see the new layout now, and it will continue rolling out tonight and tomorrow.
Lexy Savvides / CNET:
Getty making select photos free to embed for non-commercial use, removes watermarks  —  Getty makes 35 million images free for sharing  —  Have you ever wanted to share a newsworthy image on a blog or on Facebook, but are not sure how to credit it?  —  Licensing issues might not be at the front …
Alison Flood / Guardian:
Anne Rice signs petition to protest bullying of authors on Amazon  —  Almost 1,000 signatories - to include Rice and a number of other authors - are taking a stand against comments that are ‘gratuitously destructive towards the creative community’  —  Anne Rice has tackled vampires …
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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