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3:30 PM ET, March 19, 2011

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Ben Goldacre / Guardian:
A case of never letting the source spoil a good story  —  Perhaps it's too embarrassing for some writers to risk linking to primary sources that readers can check for themselves  —  Why don't journalists link to primary sources?  Whether it's a press release, an academic journal article …
Discussion: Bad Science and bengoldacre
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
‘Daily’ Publisher Disputes Subscription Numbers; Says 5,000 Far Too Low  —  The folks at The Daily aren't ready to talk real numbers but they are upset enough about one set making the rounds now to try to set the record straight.  A piece we republished from our sibling MediaGuardian ends …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Spiersblr:
HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:  —  1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they're not “Hashable” enough.  —  2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
Discussion: Betabeat and tag me with a spoon
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Young CEO Seeks to Reset Ticketmaster With Tech and Transparency  —  Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard.  Photo: Ticketmaster  —  Fifteen years ago, Nathan Hubbard and his band Rockwell Church played Austin's South by Southwest music festival, the gathering of industry insiders and plain ol' fans …
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
VentureBeat executive editor leaving  —  TALKING BIZ NEWS EXCLUSIVE  —  Owen Thomas, the executive editor of the VentureBeat tech news site, is leaving after about a year with the California-based news service.  —  Thomas is leaving to become founding editor of a new media start-up, sources told Talking Biz News.
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Confirmed: The Hollywood Reporter IS for Sale (updated)  —  The Hollywood Reporter and its four sister publications — Billboard, AdWeek, MediaWeek and Brandweek — are up for sale, an individual with knowledge of the proposed transaction told TheWrap on Friday.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
CEO says Hollywood Reporter, Adweek and sister mags not for sale  —  The Hollywood Reporter and its sister magazines Adweek, Billboard and Backstage are up for sale again, according to sources who leaked an item to Claire Atkinson in Friday's New York Post.  —  Not so, insists Richard Beckman …
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Can HighGear Media Turn Lousy Blog Economics into a Huge Exit?  (TCTV)  —  Earlier today, we posted an interview with Matt Heist, CEO of HighGear Media, an auto blog that hit four million uniques last month.  That may not sound too jaw-dropping but gearheads are a surprisingly neglected online audience …
Thanks:jbirk
Gillian Reagan / Capital New York:
To make a long story ... long?  Remnick, Glass and friends see a big future in long-form journalism  —  Recently, New Yorker editor David Remnick was talking to one of his writers about “this three-dimensional notion” of the magazine story enabled by the iPad—a promise very much on the minds …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo Claims Its Bloggers Aren't Writers.  Is That True?  —  Accused by the Newspaper Guild of undermining journalism and victimizing journalists, the Huffington Post says it's not the case.  No surprise there.  What's interesting is how the news-and-blogs site chose to justify itself …
Discussion: Poynter
 
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