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10:45 AM 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 …
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?
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 …
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
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.
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: Mobile Media and CJR
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: New York Observer
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.
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 …
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
Janko Roettgers / NewTeeVee:
Kaltura Launches, Publishes HTML5 Media Library  —  Open source video platform provider Kaltura launched a new site called today that is meant to be an industry resource for HTML5 video-related issues.  The site is supported by Mozilla, the Open Video Alliance and the Wikimedia Foundation.
Discussion: Beet.TV and Market Wire
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
@ CMS2010: Jimmy Wales: Papers Should Ditch Columnists, Google Is Naive  —  Not sure on what basis the Wikipedia founder pontificates about the future of news media, but every disruptor deserves his say, so Jimmy Wales took the opportunity at MediaGuardian's Changing Media Summit...
Discussion: Guardian and Newsonomics
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Video: Michael Kinsley @ The ‘Separate But Equal’ Digital Ellies  —  The greatest benefit of moderating a session at the Magazine Publishers Association conference on e-reading today was the chance to witness Slate founding editor Michael Kinsley's induction into the Magazine Editors' Hall of Fame.
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: Writing / Editing and Gawker
Knight Foundation News Releases:
Aspen Institute to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission  —  Aspen Institute Earns New Funding to Advance Recommendations of the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy  —  Aspen Institute Earns New Funding to Advance Recommendations …
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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