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6:35 PM ET, March 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Fraser Nelson / Spectator:
Why The Spectator said ‘no’ to David Cameron's Royal Charter for regulation of the press  —  After due consideration, we at The Spectator have decided our response to the proposed Royal Charter system of press regulation.  Our answer is given on the cover of the new magazine (above).
Discussion: Guardian
Press regulation: newspapers may form breakaway bodies  —  Newspaper and magazine editors express serious concerns over new system they fear could cripple their businesses  —  The cross-party political deal struck over Leveson press reforms is so controversial that it could lead …
Boris Johnson / Telegraph:
Leveson report: Only a gutter press can keep clean the gutters of public life
Discussion: National Review and New York Times
Will Sommer / Washington City Paper:
Staffers Told Washington Examiner Will Cease Daily Publication  —  Today's layoffs at the Washington Examiner extend beyond the Local section.  Staffers are being told that the paper will cease daily publication in June to become a weekly political magazine and website, according to two sources who attended a meeting about the change.
Erik Wemple:   Washington Examiner editor: ‘A day of torn feelings’
Will Sommer / Washington City Paper:   Washington Examiner Memo: New Weekly Paper to Target “Key Influencers”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
N.Y. Times begins reintegration of IHT  —  The New York Times announced today that Alison Smale, the executive editor of the International Herald Tribune, will become Berlin Bureau Chief for the New York Times, and that Chief Washington Correspondent Dick Stevenson will become Europe Editor, based in Paris.
Discussion: The New York Observer
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
Family's Stake in New York Times Declines  —  The Ochs-Sulzberger family's total shareholding in New York Times Co. fell to 13% in the past year, from 15% a year ago, the Times Co. disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Tuesday.  —  The decline continues a steady reduction …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Massive bot network is draining $6 million a month from online ad industry, says report  —  A London analytics firm says it has identified a bot network that is tricking marketers into showing billions of ads every month to phantom visitors.  The botnet reportedly relies …
Discussion: Financial Times and
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Meet the Most Suspect Publishers on the Web
Wall Street Journal:
Yahoo in Talks to Buy Stake in Video Site Dailymotion  —  Yahoo Inc. is in talks to buy a controlling stake in France Telecom SA's online-video site Dailymotion, according to people familiar with the talks, in what would be Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer's first major acquisition since taking over the Internet pioneer last year.
Mitch Dudek / Chicago Sun Times:
Time Out Chicago bowing out of print business, going all digital  —  Time Out Chicago magazine is ceasing print operations and going all digital, according to sources.  —  No firm date has been set to shut down print operations for the magazine, which features nightlife, music and shopping information …
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Roland Martin Out At CNN  —  CNN political analyst Roland Martin announced on Twitter that his last day with the network will be in April, Breitbart reported on Tuesday.  —  Roland, who was a regular presence during the network's election coverage and on its morning show “Starting Point,” …
Discussion: Politico and Chickaboomer
Eric Deggans / Daily Download:   Cable News Is Still Unbearably White
Ebyline Blog:
Uncovering the Buffett equation for newspaper survivability  —  Here's how to tell if your local newspaper will survive the internet apocalypse:  — Does it have a circulation of 30,000 or less?  — Is it in a town with a population of less than 75,000?  — Does paid weekday circulation top 25% of the total population?
Discussion: @huntermw, @gunaraj and Poynter
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Roger Ailes Biography Trashed By New York Times  —  The Roger Ailes biography written by Zev Chafets was released on Tuesday and New York Times book reviewer Michiko Kakutani had some harsh things to say about it.  —  Chafets, who also penned a biography on talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh in 2010 …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:   Eight Things You Didn't Know About Fox News' Roger Ailes
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Buzzfeed is Building a Native-Advertising Network  —  Social News Site Extends Advertiser Campaigns to Other Homepages  —  Get ready to see sponsored posts from Buzzfeed on other homepages around the web.  —  In October, Ad Age reported that Buzzfeed was experimenting with advertising …
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.
Freya Petersen / GlobalPost:
Family of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl, beheaded in Pakistan, welcomes arrest of suspect
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Supreme Court sides with bookseller in major copyright ruling, says resale is ok  —  In a court ruling that has major implications for used good merchants across the country, the Supreme Court overturned a lower court decision that forbid a textbook seller from reselling textbooks that he had purchased overseas.
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Iraq Media Failure Can Happen Again  —  NEW YORK — Since “Mission Accomplished” proved to be anything but, the media has done plenty of hand-wringing and soul-searching over the run-up to the Iraq War.  —  Major news organizations have retracted or re-examined pre-war stories, while “liberal hawks” churned out mea culpas.
The New Rules of the Hyper-Social, Data-Driven, Actor-Friendly, Super-Seductive Platinum Age of Television  —  From Game of Thrones to the new Arrested Development, television is better than ever.  And it's not just a lucky accident.  Turns out that networks and advertisers are using all-new metrics to design hit shows.
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Judith Rosen / Publishers Weekly:
Hudson Booksellers Poised to Take Off Online
Discussion: paidContent and Engadget
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
ESPN's Cunning Plan to Stream March Madness: Head to Bill Simmons's House
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: C-SPAN Study Finds Almost Quarter of Cable/Satellite Subs Watch Weekly
Discussion: TVNewser
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Paul Caine Bolts Time Inc.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB sports channels made available on pay-as-you-go basis
Discussion: Sky Sports, Pocket-lint and Media Week
Dan Elliott / Associated Press:
Jana Winter, Fox News Reporter, Fights Judge's Order To Testify About James Holmes' Notebook
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
End of an era for Daily Variety
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
How Much for a How-to Lesson? Demand Media Gets Into Paid Content by Buying Creativebug.
Discussion: The Next Web
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Publishing promises authors faster royalty payments