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8:50 AM ET, March 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
The Washington Post to charge frequent users of its Web site  —  This summer, The Washington Post will start charging frequent users of its Web site, asking those who look at more than 20 articles or multimedia features a month to pay a fee, although the company has not yet decided how much it will charge.
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
WaPo will, finally, charge online  —  Anti-paywall forces routed in the US; attention shifts to Kings Cross  —  The Washington Post is making it official: It will put up a metered paywall sometime this summer, the paper reports.  —  But the Post is hardly diving in.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
The Washington Post Is Building a Paywall (With a Huge Hole)
Discussion: Media Decoder
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BBC Worldwide criticised for sale of Lonely Planet at ‘significant loss’  —  Travel guides sale to US billionaire Brad Kelley for £80m less than originally paid was not good business, says BBC Trust  —  BBC Worldwide has been criticised by the corporation's governing body for incurring a …
Georgia Wilkins / Sydney Morning Herald:
Lonely Planet sold to US firm for $75m
Press regulation: Papers seek legal advice  —  Papers are currently self-regulated voluntarily through the Press Complaints Commission  —  A number of national newspapers are taking “high-level legal advice” about whether to co-operate with a new press watchdog established by royal charter and backed by legislation.
Press Gazette:
Statutory press regulation regime is passed by Parliament
Discussion: Guardian
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
NewsCred gets new $15M investment, adds New York Times as a partner  —  NewsCred has become a quiet force in media by offering brands and publishers an easy way to acquire high quality news content from brands like Bloomberg and Economist.  In a further sign of its growing influence …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
ABC Works on an App for Streaming Shows to Mobile Devices  —  THE WALT DISNEY Company, while sorting out the future of the online video Web site Hulu, has an app in the works that may render Hulu passé for some people.  —  The app will live stream ABC programming to the phones …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
This Is the Scariest Statistic About the Newspaper Business Today  —  Here it is: In 2012, newspapers lost $16 in print ads for every $1 earned in digital ads.  And it's getting worse, according to a new report by Pew.  In 2011, the ratio was just 10-to-1.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing promises authors faster royalty payments  —  Amazon Publishing said in a letter to literary agents Monday that it will start paying its authors royalties on a monthly basis, up from every three months.  —  “In this digital age, we don't see why authors should have to wait six months …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How Much for a How-to Lesson?  Demand Media Gets Into Paid Content by Buying CreativeBug.  —  The Internet is swimming in how-to-guides and videos, and a lot of them are produced by Demand Media.  You can see all of those for free.  —  But if you want to take a lesson on crocheting …
Roque Planas / The Huffington Post:
‘Generation Y’ Blogger Plots Unprecedented Project In Communist Cuba  —  Communist Cuba may soon see a non-government newspaper produced on the island.  —  Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez said she plans to launch an independent digital newspaper this year, and may follow with a paper edition …
Keach Hagey / Digits: Snags Yahoo News Editor-in-Chief Amid First Wave of Hires  — will not be another web portal.  —  That's the message in the first batch of hires that the new site announced Monday, nine months after it was created following the end of the 16-year joint venture between between NBC and Microsoft.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Steve Coll named dean of Columbia Journalism School  —  Steve Coll, the decorated Pulitzer Prize-winning New Yorker staff writer, has been named dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism.  —  He replaces Nick Lemann, a fellow New Yorker writer who announced last October he would be stepping …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Many j-schools 'still haven't mastered the Web,' Knight says
Discussion: Knight Foundation
Nasir Habib / CNN:
Pakistan arrests man in Daniel Pearl's slaying  —  Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) — Pakistani officials have arrested a suspect in connection with the gruesome 2002 beaheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.  —  Qari Abdul Hayee is believed to be the one who facilitated Pearl's kidnapping, a senior Pakistani official said.
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Streaming Internet Service Runs Out of Legal Moves  —  Ivi, a pay TV service that was streaming over-the-air TV signals on the Internet without permission, has finally reached the end of the road in court.  —  The Supreme Court on Monday denied the company's petition for certiorari and refused …
Joe Coscarelli / New York Magazine:
Steve Brill Gets the Last Laugh Over Epic Health-Care Story  —  The New Republic's young owner Chris Hughes wasn't crazy to think an exclusive interview with President Obama was a fine way to relaunch a magazine, but the 36-page article on health care he booted to make room ended up the runaway hit.
Discussion: NPR
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