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11:10 PM ET, March 18, 2010


 Top News: 
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 …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Viacom, YouTube Make Their Case: Read Their Secret Papers Here  —  UPDATE: Here's my summary of the documents — great morsels, no smoking gun.  —  And we're off!  Court filings in the YouTube-Viacom suit were just unsealed and both sides are distributing them now.
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 …
Discussion: the Econsultancy blog
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube Defense: Viacom “Secretly Uploaded” Content, And They Tried To Buy Us
Discussion: blog maverick, MediaMemo and 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.
James Poniewozik / Tuned In:
Amanpour to ABC's This Week; A Good Change, or a Waste of Talent?
Wall Street Journal:
Apple Races to Secure iPad Deals  —  Apple Inc. is still trying to secure media content for the iPad with just weeks to go before the tablet computer's release, said people familiar with the matter, as the company tempers some of its initial ambitions for the much-hyped device.
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.
Discussion: Jezebel
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 …
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.
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: CJR
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
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 …
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 …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Lawyers Reveal ABC News Paid $200,000 to Casey Anthony Family  —  In an Orlando courtroom this morning, it was revealed that ABC News has paid $200,000 to the family of murdered toddler Caylee Anthony, with the money going to Casey Anthony's legal defense.  —  The bombshell was dropped …
Discussion: Gawker
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 and Sporting News Today and with digital magazine and book creator Zinio …
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 …
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
Patrick Smith / psmith, journalist:
Is News Over?  City University journalism chief George Brock says journalists should accept changed world  —  Journalists still have a vital role to play in society as independent, informed, editors, finders and defenders of facts.  No amount of algorithmic authority will change the vital role …
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.
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