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7:40 PM ET, March 10, 2014

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
“I want it to be 25 years ago!”  Newsweek's blown cover story on bitcoin.  —  “How was some guy in a basement who happens to have an obsessive interest in your subject going to bust into your peer group and start shooting up your journalism in a way that raises doubts about you and your magazine?
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Felix Salmon:
Satoshi: Why Newsweek isn't convincing … I had a 2-hour phone conversation with Leah McGrath Goodman yesterday.  Goodman wrote the now-notorious Newsweek cover story about Dorian Nakamoto, which purported to out him as the inventor of bitcoin.  At this point, it's pretty obvious that the world …
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
Newsweek and ‘trust us’ journalism
Discussion: Guardian
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sharyl Attkisson resigns from CBS News  —  CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson has reached an agreement to resign from CBS News ahead of contract, bringing an end to months of hard-fought negotiations, sources familiar with her departure told POLITICO on Monday.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Gawker's John Cook Joins First Look Media  —  First Look Media, the independent news organization created by Pierre Omidyar, has poached Gawker editor John Cook, Gawker staffers were informed today.  Cook is First Look's latest high profile addition in recent months.
Elizabeth Jensen / New York Times:
New York Public Radio Receives Grant for $10 Million  —  New York Public Radio will announce on Monday that it has received a $10 million grant from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation, which it says is the largest single gift ever made to a public radio station.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
ESPN to combine FiveThirtyEight, Grantland and ESPN Films into new unit  —  ESPN is bringing together its FiveThirtyEight, Grantland and ESPN Films franchises under one umbrella.  —  The new unit, dubbed “Exit 31” (a reference to the exit off of Interstate 84 in Bristol, Connecticut where ESPN is based) …
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
ESPN's Bill Simmons on ESPN's Nate Silver, Being a Boss and Building His Site
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @laurengoode
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Snowden has shown the ‘huge disparity of surveillance and power’, says Gellman  —  Government needs reminding that they work for us, says Pulitzer-winning reporter Barton Gellman, who describes Edward Snowden as ending an era of indifference to surveillance  —  Encryptions tools must …
Discussion: @trevortimm
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Matt McFarland / Washington Post:
Edward Snowden: 'They're setting fire to the future of the Internet'
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Netflix reportedly reaches another Comcast-style agreement, but with a Norwegian ISP  —  Netflix's oddly public peering agreement to connect directly with Comcast has, as many expected, been followed closely by a similar deal.  What may surprise some is that this arrangement is with Norway's Telenor …
Discussion: Telecompaper and Electronista
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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix got a bit faster on Comcast after opening its wallet
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
Wall Street Journal Adopts Native Ads, Tactic Its Editor Has Said Can Lead to Faustian Pacts  —  The nation's top newspapers are carefully embracing native advertising despite reservations from some in the editorial ranks.  The New York Times rolled out its own native ad units in January.
Bloomberg:
Sean Combs Said to Bid $200 Million for Fuse TV Network  —  Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul now known as Diddy, has bid about $200 million for the Fuse cable-TV channel, said three people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Combs, 43, rose to fame as rapper Puff Daddy and has since founded fashion …
Discussion: The Wrap, Deadline.com and Variety
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Comcast customers can now watch House of Cards - without a Netflix subscription  —  Comcast Cuts Sony Deal to Sell ‘House of Cards,’ Early-Release Movies  —  Comcast customers can now buy access to “House of Cards” season 1 through their cable set-top box and watch it across multiple devices — no Netflix subscription required.
Molly Wood / New York Times:
Cartoon Network plans free mobile “micro-network” to deliver original 15-second content pieces  —  Cartoon Network Aims at Devices With Its ‘Micro-Network’ Launch  —  Cartoon Network will release an app later this year that will deliver original 15-second content bites …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Neil Young's high-fidelity iPod competitor will cost $399  —  The age of the iPod might be over, but music artist Neil Young doesn't believe portable media players are dead.  On March 15th, he'll offer pre-orders on Kickstarter for the PonoPlayer, a $399 triangular digital music player designed to sound worlds better.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Journalist Lyra McKee uses Beacon to crowdfund investigation into a 33-year-old Belfast murder  —  Journalist tries to fund investigation with ‘dispatches from the trail’  —  Irish journalist Lyra McKee is using Beacon, a crowdfunding service for writers, to raise money to finish a book …
Discussion: muckraker.me
 
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Oscars coverage shows that entertainment reporters aren't asking hard questions
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