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12:15 PM ET, February 18, 2013


 Top News: 
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Need for a Digital “New Journalism”  —  The survival of quality news calls for a new approach to writing and reporting.  Inspiration could come from blogging and magazine storytelling and also bring back memories of the 70′s New Journalism movement.  —  News reporting is aging badly.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Business Insider Names Joe Weisenthal Executive Editor  —  Business Insider, the online news franchise started by Henry Blodget nearly six years ago, is appointing an executive editor for the first time as it grapples with a good problem: growth.  —  The editor is Joe Weisenthal …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
The fall of Time Inc is more about bad leadership than a dying industry  —  Even in the context of the general decline of the magazine business, Time Inc warrants special shame and humiliation  —  I remember when the 34th floor of the Time Life building was the most vaunted real estate in journalism.
Discussion: @smalera, @michaelwolffnyc and @palafo
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
A New King of Magazines Emerges  —  In 1922, the same year Henry Luce and Briton Hadden founded Time magazine in New York City, Edwin Thomas Meredith launched a title called Fruit, Garden and Home in Des Moines, Iowa.  —  Two years later, the magazine changed its name to Better Homes and Gardens …
Dawn McCarty / Bloomberg:
Reader's Digest Files Bankruptcy to Cut $465 Mln Debt  —  RDA Holding Co., publisher of the 91-year-old Reader's Digest magazine, filed for bankruptcy to cut $465 million in debt and focus on North American operations as consumers shift from print to electronic media.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
McGrory: Boston Globe will ‘untangle’ its two websites  —  The difference between and isn't clear to “many people in this community and people in this newsroom,” Boston Globe Editor Brian McGrory told Poynter in a phone interview Friday.  “That's understandable,” he said.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Austin Tice, David Corn win Polk Awards  —  McClatchy's David Enders and Austin Tice have been awarded the George Polk Award for War Reporting for their work in Syria, Long Island University announced Monday.  Tice, a freelancer, has been missing in Syria since last August.
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
Risk of a ‘Pando problem’?  The Business of Fashion blog lands $2.1m from LVMH, Index Ventures and more  —  In these harsh economic times where B2B enterprise plays make the safest bets, newly venture-backed media companies are a rarity.  That's why it's interesting to see that fashion blog …
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:   From blog to B2B platform: Business of Fashion lands $2.1 million VC funding
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Jimmy Savile scandal: judge's review contacted by more than 425 people  —  Dame Janet Smith's investigation into sexual abuse at the BBC over five decades highlights scale of allegations it covers  —  The judge-led investigation into sexual abuse at the BBC in the Jimmy Savile era …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
The Hollywood Reporter Dusts Off Its Party Clothes  —  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Janice Min, the editor of The Hollywood Reporter, looked a little dazed as she stood outside Spago the other night.  And so what if she was?  Facing a firing squad of 16 photographers and 7 TV cameras will do that to a person.
Kit Eaton / Fast Company:
Apple TV Rumors Boosted With “High Priority” Job Posting  —  Another Apple job posting hints that Apple has interesting tech en route.  —  Apple job postings are one place the usually secretive company has to reveal a few details about its plans, and a fresh one has added some serious spin to the rumors about an Apple TV.
Discussion: MacRumors and Monday Note
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Why LinkedIn is a Sleeping Giant of Publishing  —  Let's say you were to construct the ideal business publisher from scratch.  It would have a strong tech platform that doesn't slow down because of too many users or ads.  It would foster direct connections.
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