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9:45 AM ET, March 7, 2012

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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Is Amazon getting into original TV?  —  Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content.  Now, Amazon may be, too.  —  FORTUNE — Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content.  Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.
Discussion: @tcarmody and Gizmodo
Reuters:
Exclusive: Netflix in talks for cable partnership  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has quietly met with some of the largest U.S. cable companies in recent weeks to discuss adding the online movie streaming service to their cable offerings, according to sources familiar with matter.
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Obstruction Evidence Mounts  —  Before Rebekah Brooks was arrested last year over her role in the News Corp. (NWSA) phone-hacking scandal, she staved off a police threat of obstruction charges related to the company unit she headed, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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Neville Thurlbeck:
Will Lewis Fears for Personal Safety
Discussion: Guy Fawkes' blog
Digiday:
Don't Call Me Guru  —  As social media editor for Reuters, Anthony De Rosa is about as real time as you can get.  His desk on the large newsroom floor at Reuters headquarters in Times Square is dominated by three large computer screens, two of which have TweetDeck open at all times.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Poynter
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Cosmopolitan Says It Has 100,000 Paid Digital Subscriptions  —  Achievement Is Encouraging for Brand and Magazines in General  —  Cosmopolitan magazine has reached what appears to be a milestone: 100,000 paid digital subscriptions.  —  The Hearst Magazines title seems to have beaten …
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Kindle Singles, Genre Between Magazine Articles and Books  —  The Kindle Single is not a promising name.  It sounds like a new kind of prefabricated fire log, or a type of person you might meet on the dating service eHarmony, or perhaps a lonely independent bookstore owner put out of business by Amazon.com.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more  —  Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon's Kindle platform to Apple's iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown.
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:@mathewi
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Here's The Woman Rush Limbaugh Is Attacking Today; ‘Totally Bizarre,’ She Says  —  Tracie McMillan.  Photo via traciemcmillan.com  —  Say you're a conservative radio host who's losing advertisers left and right for saying some deeply misinformed and misogynistic things about the lifestyle …
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Danny Gold / Gawker:
The Livestreamer Mission To Syria Was Not A Good Idea  —  Earlier today the Guardian published a story about livestreamers from the US who took a trip to Syria to capture the conflict that has many journalists perplexed.  From the article: … It's a noble thing to risk your life to try …
David D. Burstein / Fast Company:
The Unlikely Multimedia Path Of Guardian Interactive Guru Gabriel Dance  —  The computer scientist by trade put multimedia skills to use in journalism and helped usher The New York Times, News Corp., and now The Guardian into the digital era.  —  As an undergraduate at Colorado State, Gabriel Dance majored in computer science.
Los Angeles Times:
Google launches digital media destination Google Play  —  Google is ready to play.  It's creating a single destination for digital media called Google Play, putting books, music, movies and games all in one spot.  It's a bid to build a powerful entertainment hub on par with Apple, Amazon.com and Microsoft.
Ki Mae Heussner / Adweek:
Can the BuzzFeed Formula Work for Real News?  —  BuzzFeed, the meme-centric social news site known for its reserves of offbeat content and silly cat photos, is stockpiling journalists—serious ones.  —  Last week, it announced the hire of award-winning Rolling Stone writer Michael Hastings …
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Epix, ABC Family Launch on iOS; So What About Their Hulu, Netflix Deals?  —  Say this about TV Everywhere—it's not making the complicated world of TV video streaming any easier to figure out.  On Tuesday, cable networks Epix and ABC (NYSE: DIS) Family each announced iOS apps that let iPad …
Erin Siegal / CJR:
Few Female Bylines in Major Magazines  —  It's appropriate that the red, the color of passion and anger, represents the female slice of the pie in latest set of charts created by VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.  The infographics reveal an ugly, unchanging truth: in 2011, the number …
Discussion: JAWS
 
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Rajeev Syal / Guardian:
‘BBC commercial plans are unambitious’
Discussion: Beet.TV
Danny Whatmough / The Huffington Post:
New Media and Tech Winning the Viral News War
Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:
Hacking payouts may drive up privacy damages in UK
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Zell Company Seeks Part of Any Future Lawsuit Winnings Over Tribune Buyout
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Isaacson left details of the ‘next Apple TV’ out of Steve Jobs biography
Discussion: Mashable, App Advice, 9to5Mac and MacRumors
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart 2.0  —  Days after Breitbart's sudden death …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
The BBC launches Facebook News Control Panel to personalize your social news feed
Discussion: Digital Spy and BBC
 Earlier Picks: 
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
Murdoch owns too many papers, says Harman
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nick Thompson named NewYorker.com editor
Discussion: Capital New York and FishbowlNY
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Phone hacking has made police scared of the press, Stevens tells Leveson
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reporter who created ‘We Are Journalists’ Tumblr takes PR job
Dave Davies / newsworks:
When a newspaper keeps reporters out, you've got trouble
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Massachusetts Considers Shield Law For Journalist Bloggers
Gloria Goodale / Christian Science Monitor:
Los Angeles Times joins the crowd, erects pay wall for the news online