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12:40 PM ET, February 18, 2013

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Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Problems With Precision and Judgment, but Not Integrity, in Tesla Test  —  As promised, I've spent the past several days looking into the reporter John M. Broder's test drive of the celebrated electric car known as the Tesla Model S. The article, which focused on two new “superchargers” …
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Bianca Bosker / The Huffington Post:   Tesla, The New York Times And The Truth About ‘Truth’ In Data
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.
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
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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 …
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 …
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.
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Erik Hayden / Hollywood Reporter:
Editor Behind Romney ‘47 Percent’ Video Honored With Polk Journalism Award
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
McGrory: Boston Globe will ‘untangle’ its two websites  —  The difference between BostonGlobe.com and Boston.com 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.
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.
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, BoF and growthbusiness.co.uk
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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 …
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
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.
 
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John R. Bohrer / Capital New York:
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