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10:25 PM ET, March 14, 2010


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Jennifer Mendelsohn / New York Times:
Honey, Don't Bother Mommy.  I'm Too Busy With My Blog and Building My Brand.  —  ON a brisk Saturday morning this month, a dedicated crew of about 90 women, most in their 30s or thereabouts, arrived at a waterfront hotel here, prepared for a daylong conference that offered to school …
Mark Briggs / Lost Remote:
SXSW: Highlights from online news of tomorrow  —  The power of the human link, all that traffic that comes from Twitter and Facebook for example, will drive the new economy for news more than pay walls set up by Rupert Murdoch and the Associated Press.  —  That was one of the key observations …
Drew Grant / Mediaite:
Fake News Reports Of Russian Invasion Send Georgians Panicking  —  In a War Of The Worlds-esque scenario (the Orson Welles adaptation, not the movie), residents of Georgia were thrown into a state of shock and panic when Imedi TV - a pro-government station - telecast an “imitation of events” …
Discussion: Reuters, The Wire and The Spy Report
Ravi Somaiya / Gawker:
NYT's David Carr Tells SXSW Panel He Gets Scooped by Gawker ‘All the Time’  —  We're going to get big heads.  First Rush Limbaugh unexpectedly says he loves us, now the New York Times' (excellent, not Rush Limbaugh-like at all) media columnist David Carr says we scoop him all the time.
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab:
Apple's iPad Will Read Books Out Loud, Support Free E-Books  —  When it began taking pre-orders for the iPad this morning, Apple also published some new details about how the tablet device will function as an e-book reader.  —  It turns out the iPad will read books out loud to you with audio dictation …
Discussion: TeleRead, Gizmodo, eBookNewser and 901am
Steve Myers / Online:
SXSW Panel Discusses Impact of iPad on Media Consumption, Production  —  Among all the predictions about how the iPad will revolutionize media, I think this is among the most relevant and important: “We're hoping you can lean back with this thing, curl up on the couch and take it into the bathroom and read it …
Chris Tomlinson / The Texas Observer:
Big Ideas at SXSW Interactive  —  Tech's Future, Privacy and Sharing  —  THE GEEKY SIDE OF SXSW began on Friday and we're about halfway through.  The big ideas being discussed this year include the future of journalism, books and magazine as well as online privacy and sharing.
Nick Clark / The Independent:
Guardian owner to write down Emap investment ‘by up to £200m’  —  Guardian Media Group (GMG), owner of The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, is set to take a significant hit on its investment in publisher Emap, sending it to an annual loss for the second year in a row.
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Leaked UK record industry memo sets out plans for breaking copyright  —  In this leaked, six-page email, Richard Mollet, the Director of Public Affairs for the British Phonographic Institute (the UK's record-industry lobbyists), sets out the BPI's strategy for ramming through the Digital Economy Bill …
Alissa Krinsky / TVNewser:
Candy Crowley: “No Burning Desire” to Do Opinion Journalism  —  More than one month after succeeding John King as anchor of CNN's State of the Union, Candy Crowley talks with New York magazine.  Excerpts:  —  • On minor changes to the show since beginning her tenure: “For instance...last week we got a smaller table.
Marc Lacey / New York Times:
Fearing Drug Cartels, Reporters in Mexico Retreat  —  REYNOSA, Mexico — The big philosophical question in this gritty border town does not concern trees falling in the forest but bodies falling on the concrete: Does a shootout actually happen if the newspapers print nothing about it …
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Randeep Ramesh / Guardian:
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