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8:00 PM ET, March 18, 2010

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Aaron / YouTube Blog:
Broadcast Yourself  —  Around the globe, YouTube has become a metaphor for the democratizing power of the Internet and information.  YouTube gives unknown performers, filmmakers, and artists new ways to promote their work to a global audience and rise to worldwide fame …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom, YouTube Make Their Case: Read Their Secret Papers Here  —  And we're off!  Court filings in the YouTube-Viacom suit were just unsealed and both sides are distributing them now.  —  This post will be a work in progress as I ingest the paperwork.  I'll link to places where you can sort through …
Discussion: Associated Press
David Kaplan / paidContent:
YouTube-Viacom, Part Two: YouTube Founders' E-Mails Show Struggles Over Copyrighted Works  —  In the second set of documents released today from Viacom's $1 billion lawsuit against Google (NSDQ: GOOG) over YouTube's posting of its copyrighted works, e-mails among the video site's three primary …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube Defense: Viacom “Secretly Uploaded” Content, And They Tried To Buy Us
Discussion: NewTeeVee and VentureBeat
Kevin Allocca / TVNewser:
Christiane Amanpour Leaves CNN to Host ABC's ‘This Week’  —  First on TVNewser: CNN's Christiane Amanpour is leaving CNN and will become the new anchor of ABC News' “This Week” TVNewser has learned.  ABC News staff was informed internally Thursday afternoon.
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James Poniewozik / Tuned In:   Amanpour to ABC's This Week; A Good Change, or a Waste of Talent?
Choire / The Awl:
A Conversation with Paul Ford, the Now-Former Web Editor of Harper's Magazine  —  Choire Sicha: Dear Paul Ford: Why did you quit Harper's this week?  —  Paul Ford: I am leaving to pursue other opportunities.  Not a euphemism!  I'm working primarily with Activate, which is the amazing …
Etan Horowitz / CNN:
Family cashing in on ‘David After Dentist’  —  Austin, Texas (CNN) — If you spend any time on the Internet, you've no doubt seen “David After Dentist,” the YouTube video of a woozy 7-year-old boy in the back seat of a car, struggling to understand the effects of anesthesia.
Billboard.Biz:
UMG To Unveil New U.S. Pricing Structure For CDs  —  The Universal Music Group will rewrite U.S. music pricing following the debut of its new frontline pricing structure, which is designed to get single CDs in stores at $10, or below.  —  The company is about to unveil its Velocity program …
City Room:
Paterson Claims He Was Article's Source  —  ALBANY — In a radio town hall appearance this morning in New York City, Gov. David A. Paterson claimed that he was the one who first told the news media that he had talked to a woman involved in a domestic violence complaint against one of his top aides.
Devin Leonard / New York Times:
The Beat Goes Online, Minus the Glitz  —  IN the magazine world, there has traditionally been no more glamorous place to work than Condé Nast.  Brandon Holley can attest to that.  —  When she was the editor in chief of Jane, Condé Nast's monthly for young single women …
Stephanie Strom / New York Times:
Pentagon Sees a Threat From Online Muckrakers  —  To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret.
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Worst “Pharm Party” Story Ever … - Spitzer: Only a Shareholder Revolution Can Fix Wall Street- I Want To Do Volunteer Work Abroad for My Vacation.  Will It Do Any Good?  - Why Won't Insurance Companies Cover Fertility Treatments for Single Women?
Discussion: The Stranger …
Erik Hayden / Miller-McCune:
Quality Doesn't Ensure Success for ‘Best New Magazines’  —  Since 1986, the Library Journal has contributed an authoritative annual compilation of the “Best New Magazines of the Year.”  Recent publications lauded include Lapham's Quarterly , Monocle, BBC Knowledge, World Affairs and, yes, Miller-McCune.
Discussion: Romenesko and FishBowlNY
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Gannett Execs Still Raking It In, Despite Rapid Revenue Declines  —  Two charts for you this morning, this time from Gannett (NYSE: GCI), and little explanation needed beyond that, despite all the spin and justification in the company's proxy filing this morning.
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Romenesko
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Don't Let Your Website Ruin Your Magazine's Tablet Edition  —  Plus Other Advice on E-Readers and Tablets From Magazine Industry Meeting  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — A couple of weeks before people start receiving their iPad orders from Apple but months into publishers' period of great expectations …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of emerging news video  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  The New York Times.  Video.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: CBS Thinks Last.fm Will Turn A Profit This Year  —  After its 2007 acquisition, it doesn't seem like CBS (NYSE: CBS) has been able to get the most from its $280 million Last.fm outlay.  There's been no TV scrobbling, no profit, the site's key execs have left and fitting …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch's ‘last, best and final offer’ includes 6% wage cut  —  The Lee-owned paper's offer also calls for a week-long, unpaid furlough each of the first three years of the contract, according to the St. Louis Newspaper Guild.  Its members will consider the offer on March 27.
David Cohen / WebNewser:
Sporting News Teams Up with CineSport, Zinio  —  Sporting News has been taking steps to beef up its online-content offerings, announcing deals with sports-programming service CineSport to integrate its video into SportingNews.com and Sporting News Today and with digital magazine and book creator Zinio …
 
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans to put shows on YouTube or Hulu
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Weigh MGM Studio Bid Up to $1.5 Billion
Discussion: The Wrap
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Roger Ailes: I Feel Sorry for ‘Crazy’ Ex-'New York Times' Editor
Discussion: TVNewser
Allan Hoffman / New Jersey Online:
Journalism's new story  —  Here's something a newspaper guy …
Ian Paul / PC World:
Google TV: Five Burning Questions
Discussion: TechCrunch and New York Times
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Why Are Russians Spending Like Mad To Save Journalism?
Motoko Rich / Media Decoder:
Unexpectedly, Barnes & Noble Names a New Chief Executive
Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
Reality show contestants willing to kill in French experiment
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Reuters Begins Selling New Customized Financial Data, Graphics Service To Newspapers
Discussion: CNN, Talking Biz News and The Wire
Felix Salmon:
Advertising on the iPad  —  There was another panel today …
Discussion: VentureBeat