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8:50 PM ET, March 1, 2013


 Top News: 
Katharine Weymouth / Washington Post:
A reader representative for The Post  —  The world has changed, and we at The Post must change with it.  We have been privileged to have had the service of many talented ombudsmen (and women) who have addressed readers' concerns, answered their questions and held The Post to the highest standards of journalism.
Spiegel Online:
Lex Google: Germany Waters Down Search Engine Legislation  —  A new law regulating the indexing of media articles by search engines like Google and Bing is likely to pass on Friday.  The watered-down legislation won't force the kind of payments to publishers the Internet giant had feared.
Jim Romenesko:
‘I love newspapers,’ Warren Buffett tells Berkshire Hathaway shareholders  —  Warren Buffett's latest report to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders includes these observations about newspapers: … Here's the part of Buffett's report that's devoted to newspapers:  —  We Buy Some Newspapers . . . Newspapers?
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Yahoo Is Now Officially Calling Itself A ‘Technology Company’, Ditching The ‘Digital Media’ Tagline  —  Yahoo today issued its annual 10-K report to the Securities And Exchange Commission.  These kinds of forms have a lot of boilerplate language that is reused again and again — often …
Discussion: Forbes and ZDNet
Michael Moynihan / The Daily Beast:
Publisher Pulls Jonah Lehrer's ‘How We Decide’ From Stores - See more at: 2013/03/01/publisher-pulls-jonah-lehrer - s-how-we-decide-from-stores.html#sthash .ZZCi92Zn.dpuf  —  Disgraced pop-journalist Jonah Lehrer's publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt …
Wall Street Journal:
Imagining Cable TV if Bundles Unravel  —  What happens when the “bundle” begins to unravel?  —  The question is taking on intense importance for the cable-TV business, which for decades has forced customers to subscribe to groups, or bundles, of channels—whether they wanted them or not.
Don Jeffrey / Bloomberg:
Dish Loses 3 of 4 Claims Against ESPN in Contract Dispute
Discussion: Bloomberg
Curtis Brainard / Columbia Journalism Review:
NYT cancels Green blog  —  No explanation from editors following surprise announcement  —  At 5pm on Friday afternoon, The New York Times posted the following announcement: … This is terrible news, to say the least.  When the Times announced in January that it was dismantling …
Discussion: Green
Sue Zeidler / Reuters:
Hollywood targets “rogue” mobile apps in war on pirated content  —  (Reuters) - Hollywood studios, which for years have waged a war against online piracy, are now going after so-called “rogue” mobile apps that use images from movies and television shows without their permission.
Discussion: VentureBeat, Fast Company and CNET
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The battle of New Orleans  —  In May, as the New Orleans Times-Picayune put to bed an epic, eight-part investigation into Louisiana's prison system, its editors began to disappear.  First, Mark Lorando, the features editor, was nowhere to be found.  Then the chairs of the online editor …
Discussion: Poynter
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Rupert Murdoch is on Tumblr, and the photos are kind of amazing  —  Rupert Murdoch shearing a sheep.  Natalie Ravitz  —  News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch, having conquered Twitter, has moved on to Tumblr.  —  Murdoch's chief of staff, Natalie Ravitz, has been maintaining …
Variety: Redesign Launches … The evolution of Variety continues with today's live launch of the redesigned  And, to the relief of readers and staffers, the paywall has come down.  —  The new website addresses years of requests from readers, with a site that's easy to navigate …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Victoria Bryan / Reuters:
German book retailers team up against Amazon with new eReader  —  (Reuters) - German book retailers have teamed up with Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE) to produce their own eReader to challenge the dominance of (AMZN.O) in the growing market for digital books.
Discussion: GigaOM, Good E-Reader and Telecompaper
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Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
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Discussion: ZDNet
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