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12:25 PM ET, March 19, 2010


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Amanpour: A surprise - and a risk  —  In choosing Christiane Amanpour to host “This Week,” ABC defied the Sunday show conventions that have resulted in a succession of hosts who were male political journalists steeped in Washington culture.  —  Passing over more traditional choices …
Laura Oliver /
Interview magazine: ‘The iPad is the future and we embrace it openly’  —  For a device that's not even being sold yet - though we're told it is imminent in the US and UK - getting on the iPad has quickly jumped to the top of many news organisation's to do lists.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
YouTube and Viacom Find Lots of Emails, but No Smoking Gun  —  The YouTube-Viacom documents released today are chock full of interesting morsels.  Feel free to ignore most of them.  —  Because if you're trying to handicap the way the copyright lawsuit pans out, today's document dump won't do much to help you.
Discussion: Viacom
Aaron / YouTube Blog:
Broadcast Yourself  —  Around the globe, YouTube has become …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ CMS2010: A Dose Of Wolff: Rupe's Mad As Hell, Newspapers Are Over  —  Nothing like a good, hard dose of scathing reality to scare the hell out of a media audience.  Michael Wolff - the Vanity Fair columnist, Newser operator and Murdoch biographer - happily obliged at MediaGuardian's Changing Media Summit in London...
Discussion: Newser, and Guardian
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ CMS2010: Jimmy Wales: Papers Should Ditch Columnists, Google Is Naive
Discussion: Guardian and Newsonomics
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
More News about Omidyar's Peer News  —  I'm at the NewsMorphosis Conference in Hawaii today locked in a day of debates about the state of news quality and how the hell we find a business model to keep paying for it.  It's a big issue locally- earlier this year three of Hawaii's five largest …
Discussion: TEMPLE TALK
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
The REAL Reason NBC, FOX, And ABC Execs Want To Kill Hulu (CMCSA, GE, DIS, NWS)  —  Hulu's sales team is “actively subverting” the ad sales of its parent companies that are also trying to sell ads for their shows on Hulu, according to a source at one of the parent companies.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and FierceOnlineVideo
Tim Elfrink / Riptide 2.0:
Video: Gerald Posner Apologizes For Ripping Off Parts of Miami Babylon, Then Things Get Ugly  —  Gerald Posner showed up at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden last night, fresh off New Times' revelations that he had plagiarized significant text from author Frank Owen's Clubland in his book, Miami Babylon.
Discussion: Gawker and Boston Globe
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
Telegraph Media Group makes strong return to black with £53m profit  —  Publisher of Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph turns round last year's £15.7m loss, thanks to ‘tight control on costs’  —  Telegraph Media Group, publisher of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Bill O'Reilly's indie instincts  —  In a time of political turmoil, can the Fox News commentator be seen as a moderate?  —  Fox News' top-rated host Bill O'Reilly has helped to make the network a ratings leader.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)  —  Reporting from New York
Discussion: The Wire and Mediaite
Alexx / Alexx Henry Blog:
Digital Magazine Motion Cover and Feature for the iPad  —  With the iPad release a mere few weeks away, it's only appropriate that we release our own bit of goodness.  —  Together with co-directors Cory Strassburger and Ming Hsiung, we produced a motion magazine cover and feature spread for Viv Mag …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
‘Advertisers should fear Twitter and Facebook more than regulators’  —  Havas chief David Jones says companies must work harder to prove that brands are socially responsible following the downturn  —  David Jones, the global chief executive of Havas Wordwide, has warned that advertisers …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
NYTimes to launch personal finance effort  —  The New York Times announced Thursday that it will begin a week-long emphasis on personal finance journalism beginning next week.  —  The special news section, called Your Money: A Financial Tune-Up, will be accompanied by online features and a live panel discussion.
Discussion: Business Wire and Bucks
Poynter Online:
Salt Lake Tribune cuts Reader Advocate position  —  I am sorry to have to tell you that budget considerations make it necessary to cut the Tribune's Reader Advocate position.  Connie Coyne, who has filled the position for the past seven years, will be leaving us as of March 26th.
Dobrow Rolls His Eyes at New York Times' Style Magazine  —  Has anyone besides the pricey-pants advertisers who keep it solvent taken a look at T: The New York Times Style Magazine lately?  Perhaps at one point the mag was a smudgier, slightly more articulate Vogue, but it has long since passed Monocle …
Alex Weprin / Broadcasting & Cable:
CNN's ‘John King, USA’ Getting An Online Tryout  —  New 7 p.m. show launches Monday March 22, but streaming online Friday March 19  —  CNN's new 7 p.m. program, John King, USA, is getting an online tryout ahead of its March 22 debut. will stream a dress rehearsal of the show tomorrow, March 19 at 12 p.m. ET.
Discussion: New York Observer
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 ( — A couple of weeks before people start receiving their iPad orders from Apple but months into publishers' period of great expectations …
Discussion: Online and CJR
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Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
Is News Over?  City University journalism chief George Brock …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Advertising: Madison Avenue Finds Old and New Media Can Coexist
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Lawyers Reveal ABC News Paid $200,000 to Casey Anthony Family
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Yahoo No. 2 Steps In to Lead Sales On Interim Basis
Discussion: paidContent
Erik Hayden / Miller-McCune:
Quality Doesn't Ensure Success for ‘Best New Magazines’
Discussion: Romenesko and FishBowlNY
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans for Hulu or YouTube deal
Discussion: paidContent and Variety
Etan Horowitz / CNN:
Family cashing in on ‘David After Dentist’
Discussion: Jezebel
Time Warner Said to Be Considering Bid for MGM Studio
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