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2:20 PM ET, March 5, 2013

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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.
Bloomberg:
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.
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 …
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Washington Post Tries Sponsored Posts  —  There was a time when putting ads on the front page of newspapers was considered risque.  Those days are over.  The Washington Post became the latest publisher to quit worrying and learn to love sponsored content.  —  WaPo today launched …
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?
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.
Fortune:
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.
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
Fox to Launch Sports Cable Network  —  News Corp .'s Chief Operating Officer, Chase Carey, confirmed that Fox would later Tuesday unveil a much-anticipated national sports cable network.  —  Fox has for months hinted at plans to launch a national sports business, which is expected to be named Fox Sports 1.
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:   New Sports Cable Network Should ‘Not Try to Beat ESPN’: News Corp. COO
Vox Media Blog:
SB Nation Acquires Outsports, Worldwide Leader in Gay Sports Journalism  —  SB Nation is proud to announce that Outsports, the worldwide leader in gay sports journalism, has joined the SB Nation network.  —  Outsports was founded in 1999 by Jim Buzinski and Cyd Zeigler …
Discussion: Advocate, SND, @hcheadle and @outsports
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Wired.co.uk
 
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