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9:15 AM 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:
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.
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.
Discussion: @simsjames
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Washington Post to Try Sponsored Posts  —  There was a time when putting ads on the front page of newspapers was considered risque.  Those are over.  The Washington Post became the latest publisher to quit worrying and learn to love sponsored content.  —  WaPo tomorrow plans to launch …
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.
Globe and Mail:
Read Toronto Star staff memos from publisher, editor  —  MEMO FROM TORONTO STAR PUBLISHER  —  Today, the Star is announcing a series of restructuring initiatives to reduce our costs in the face of revenue challenges.  These steps are being taken following careful review.
Pew Research Center:
Twitter Reaction to Events Often at Odds with Overall Public Opinion  —  The reaction on Twitter to major political events and policy decisions often differs a great deal from public opinion as measured by surveys.  This is the conclusion of a year-long Pew Research Center study that compared …
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?
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Joel Johnson / Gizmodo:
Hold On Tight, Gizmodo Is a TV Show Now  —  If we made a Top Gear for gadgets, would you watch it?  In two weeks, you'll have your chance.  —  Nearly ten years ago, when I first ran Gizmodo, gadgets were as niche of a topic for news and debate as could be.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC iPlayer: tablet viewing requests nearly double in two months  —  Corporation hails ‘step change’ over Christmas as viewers turned to devices such as Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus 7  —  BBC statistics for iPlayer viewing and listening have provided evidence of the impact of the so-called …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
EU to Quiz Germany Over Draft Rules for Google's News Clips  —  Germany will be quizzed by European Union regulators over a draft law that limits what Google Inc. (GOOG), and other so-called aggregators, can use to bundle news clips on the Internet.  —  EU regulators analyzed the bill passed …
Rafat Ali / Skift:
Exclusive: BBC selling Lonely Planet to Kentucky cigarette billionaire Brad Kelley  —  EXCLUSIVE: Lonely Planet, the storied travel guidebooks publisher owned by BBC, is about to be sold, we have learned.  And the buyer is a doozy: reclusive Kentucky billionaire Brad Kelley …
Lisa Campbell / The Bookseller:
BBC says no deal done yet for Lonely Planet
Discussion: Skift
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