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6:05 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
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?
Nick Bilton / New York Times:
Google and Partners Seek a Television Foothold  —  Google and Intel have teamed with Sony to develop a platform called Google TV to bring the Web into the living room through a new generation of televisions and set-top boxes.  —  The move is an effort by Google and Intel to extend their dominance …
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Ian Paul / PC World:
Google TV: Five Burning Questions
Discussion: Gizmodo
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 …
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.
New York Times:
Amazon May Impede Access to Some Publishers' Books  —  Amazon.com has threatened to stop directly selling the books of some publishers online unless they agree to a detailed list of concessions regarding the sale of electronic books, according to two industry executives with direct knowledge of the discussions.
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.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
Roger Ailes: I Feel Sorry for ‘Crazy’ Ex-'New York Times' Editor  —  Roger Ailes (left) and Howell Raines (right) have each run one of the most powerful institutions in American journalism.  But don't expect to see them comparing notes over a congenial lunch at the Four Seasons anytime soon.
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: MediaMemo, TeleRead and Gizmodo
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.
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 …
Bloomberg:
Time Warner Said to Weigh MGM Studio Bid Up to $1.5 Billion  —  Time Warner Inc. is considering a bid of $1.2 billion to $1.5 billion for the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. film studio, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions, as second-round offers come due tomorrow.
Discussion: The Wrap
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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hyperlocal Newswire Fwix To Provide Content To NYTCo Properties  —  The NYTCo's local content efforts are getting a quick boost from hyperlocal newswire Fwix.  In a sense, the deal with Fwix can buttress the NYTimes.com's New York metro area blogs program, The Local, which it began last year.
MyNorthwest.com:
Is Hearst's online-only news experiment working in Seattle?  —  One year ago last night the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper presses rolled for the last time.  —  Derrek Horton delivers final edition copies of the P-I, March 17, 2009.  —  It's hard to say exactly what Seattle might …
 
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David Cohen / WebNewser:
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans to put shows on YouTube or Hulu
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: CBS Thinks Last.fm Will Turn A Profit This Year
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
St. Louis Post-Dispatch's ‘last, best and final offer’ includes 6% wage cut
Allan Hoffman / New Jersey Online:
Journalism's new story  —  Here's something a newspaper guy …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Why Are Russians Spending Like Mad To Save Journalism?
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Lisa de Moraes / Washington Post:
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Juliana Rotich / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Crowdsourcing Crime Information In Kenya
Guardian:
‘Citizen journalists’ shine a light on their own communities
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