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6:05 PM ET, March 5, 2013


 Top News: 
Nate Thayer:
A Day in the Life of a Freelance Journalist—2013  —  Here is an exchange between the Global Editor of the Atlantic Magazine and myself this afternoon attempting to solicit my professional services for an article they sought to publish:  —  From the Atlantic Magazine:
James Bennet / The Atlantic:
From James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic  —  Atlantic staff journalists write most of the stories on our sites.  When we publish original, reported work by freelancers, we pay them.  Our freelance rates vary, depending on the kind of work involved.
Discussion: Poynter, @edgecliffe and @edmundlee
Felix Salmon:
The problem with online freelance journalism  —  Nate Thayer caused quite a stir in the Twittersphere this morning when he published the email correspondence between himself and Olga Khazan, an editor at the Atlantic.  Khazan had seen Thayer's 4,300-word piece for North Korea News about …
Matthew Yglesias / Slate:   People Writing For Free On The Internet Is An Enormous Boon To Society
Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel:
We bid you adieu  —  I am inordinately proud of the journalism The Kernel has published since December 2011.  Much of it has, in many ways, been unprecedented in the European technology industry.  But, ultimately, the project has not been as much of a financial success as it has been an editorial one.
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:   The Kernel, European Tech Publication, Shuts Down After Tempestuous Short Life
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Gaby Darbyshire Leaves Nick Denton's Gawker Media Blog Network  —  Gaby Darbyshire, Gawker Media's longtime chief operating officer, is leaving the company.  —  Or maybe she's already left.  Ask different people at Nick Denton's blog network about Darbyshire's departure date and you'll get different results.
YouTube to launch music streaming service, take on Spotify  —  Exclusive: Google is planning to roll out service to capitalize on the power of YouTube.  —  FORTUNE — YouTube, the world's largest digital repository of streaming media, will launch a subscription music service later this year.
Tribune Said to Want to Sell All Newspapers in One Deal  —  Tribune Co. (TRBAA), the media company that entered discussions to sell its newspapers earlier this year, is seeking a single buyer for all of the publications, said two people with knowledge of the process.
Steve Ladurantaye / Globe and Mail:
Toronto Star to cut jobs citing declines in ad revenue  —  Canada's largest newspaper is cutting dozens of jobs from its newsroom, outsourcing editing duties that are increasingly seen as too costly for cash-strapped dailies trying to cope with falling advertising revenue.
Kristen Schweizer / Bloomberg:
Pearson CEO Is Said to Tell FT Staff to Brace for Fewer Jobs  —  Pearson Plc (PSON) Chief Executive Officer John Fallon, who has announced a plan to generate 100 million pounds ($151 million) in cost savings in 2014, told staff at the Financial Times unit yesterday that there will be fewer jobs …
Pekka Pekkala / Online Journalism Review:
Copy-paste journalism wants to be free  —  Google News is a depressing read for a journalist.  It shows you how many news outlets depend on copy-and-paste reporting, regurgitating the same press releases and quotes in an infinite loop.  Who needs all these clones of the same story, with the same basic facts and sources?
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free  —  RR Donnelley's Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
New Sports Cable Network Should ‘Not Try to Beat ESPN’: News Corp. COO  —  Chase Carey tells an investor conference that the channel could become “a multi-billion-dollar franchise,” even though it will invest money near-term.  —  News Corp. president, COO and deputy chairman Chase Carey told …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Pandora Gains Access to $14 Billion Radio Ad-Sales Market
Discussion: Adweek and Billboard
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
ABC Unified: Disney's new advertising platform could finally put TV anywhere you want it
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
Jon Stewart to Take Summer Break from ‘Daily Show’ to Direct a Movie
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Don't Touch That Remote: TV Pilots Turn to Net, Not Networks
Discussion: Media Decoder
Bryan Goldberg / PandoDaily:
I'm starting another content company, and I plan to make a fortune
Discussion: Business Insider and @antderosa
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BBC explores “strategic options” for Lonely Planet series
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
EU to Quiz Germany Over Draft Rules for Google's News Clips
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC iPlayer: tablet viewing requests nearly double in two months
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Google's Hush-Hush Hollywood Huddle
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
The New York Times has Prototyped a Link-Centric Search Engine
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman Slams Cablevision's Lawsuit as ‘Frivolous’