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11:50 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 …
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
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, Boston Globe and
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.
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
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: and Guardian
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, Bucks and Cision
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
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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
Alex Weprin / Broadcasting & Cable:
CNN's ‘John King, USA’ Getting An Online Tryout
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
David Cohen / WebNewser:
Sporting News Teams Up with CineSport, Zinio
 Earlier Picks: 
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of emerging news video
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans for Hulu or YouTube deal
Discussion: Variety and paidContent
Etan Horowitz / CNN:
Family cashing in on ‘David After Dentist’
Discussion: Jezebel
Time Warner Said to Be Considering Bid for MGM Studio
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Gannett Execs Still Raking It In, Despite Rapid Revenue Declines
Jack Shafer / Slate:
The Worst “Pharm Party” Story Ever
Discussion: The Stranger …