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3:55 AM ET, March 19, 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 …
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
YouTube Defense: Viacom “Secretly Uploaded” Content, And They Tried To Buy Us
Discussion: MediaMemo and Fast Company
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?
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
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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: Ethics and Gawker
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
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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
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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
David Cohen / WebNewser:
Sporting News Teams Up with CineSport, Zinio
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of emerging news video
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
ITV: no plans to put shows on YouTube or Hulu
Time Warner Said to Weigh MGM Studio Bid Up to $1.5 Billion
Discussion: New York Observer and The Wrap
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
SEC Watch: Gannett Execs Still Raking It In, Despite Rapid Revenue Declines
Discussion: Gannett Blog and Romenesko
 Earlier Picks: 
Jack Shafer / Slate:
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Discussion: The Stranger …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interview: CBS Thinks 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 …
Discussion: Romenesko
Ian Paul / PC World:
Google TV: Five Burning Questions
Discussion: Multichannel News and MediaPost