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6:00 PM ET, March 23, 2013


 Top News: 
Maria Balinska / Nieman Reports:
No Such Thing as “Foreign” Anymore  —  My journalism manifesto comes down to three words: local global mashup.  —  Here's the back story.  I've spent my entire career—18 years of it at the BBC—in international journalism, reporting and editing stories “abroad” for audiences “back home.”
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
‘Let Me Tweet That For You’ site raises concerns for journalists  —  This tweet looks pretty real, doesn't it?  —  It's not, though.  I faked that tweet using a Web service named “Let Me Tweet That For You.”  It's pretty simple — you type in a Twitter username and a message …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Embrace, extend, extinguish: How Google crushed and abandoned the RSS industry  —  Summary: Most of the commentary I've read so far about the loss of Google Reader has been about its use as an RSS client.  But that's a red herring.  The real victims were companies that had planned in 2005 and 2006 to build RSS sync engines.
Nellie Andreeva /
CBS Poised To Buy Half Of TV Guide, Partner With Lionsgate  —  EXCLUSIVE: CBS Corp, which already owns/co-owns broadcast networks CBS and the CW, pay cable network Showtime, and international TV channels, is adding a domestic basic cable network to its portfolio.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Blogs likely to be excluded from press reforms by House of Lords  —  Prominent web writers warn punitive measures would force many of them to close down, thereby stifling transparency  —  Fears that bloggers and small-scale news websites will be dragged into the new proposed system of press regulation …
Ritchie King / Quartz:
Skinny and white: the fashionable new look for news sites  —  Call it fashion week for the news industry.  This month, three major American journalism shops have said they will be redesigning their websites: Reuters, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
Discussion: Soup
Jeremy Greenfield / Forbes:
Giving Away the Nook: Barnes & Noble Getting Desperate?  —  Well, we finally have a free e-reader on the market, but it's not the Beagle from txtr or a Kindle, like we expected: It's the Nook Simple Touch from Barnes & Noble.  —  The $79 e-reader is being given away with purchase of a Nook HD+ tablet …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New Republic Fires Timothy Noah  —  On Thursday, New Republic columnist Timothy Noah received an email from editor Frank Foer asking him to meet at 2:30 pm on Friday.  That's when Foer told Noah that he was out of a job.  —  When Noah got to the New Republic's lobby, on the way out the door …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Media, UN Battle One Man Blogger Rebellion  —  The U.N.'s maverick blogger finds himself at odds with his fellow reporters.  “I'm not an insane person.”  —  An independent journalist whose muckraking coverage of the U.N. earned him profiles in the New Yorker and the New York Times has become …
The Stream:
News from Anonymous  —  A branch of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, @YourAnonNews (YAN), announced on Wednesday that it plans to start its own publicly funded news site.  The move will allow the account to operate without the restrictions of companies like Twitter and Tumblr, where it is currently hosted.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Bloomberg Businessweek expands non-postal delivery  —  Bloomberg Businessweek is expanding its alternate delivery program via a partnership with Gannett, the magazine will announce Monday.  Subscribers in Cincinnati, Asheville, N.C., and 13 other markets will by July be able to receive …
Jim Romenesko:
Boston Globe editor: 'We're a stable enterprise.  We're a cash positive enterprise'  —  Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory spoke yesterday at the MIT Center for Civic Media.  Here's what he said, according to the live blog that “may contain errors”:  — The Globe, which is on the market …
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Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
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Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Changing trains: The Local East Village, NYU's hyperlocal blog, moves from The New York Times to New York magazine
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Times
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Kickstarter-funded Read Matter finding subs do better than singles
Erik Wemple:
Huffington Post deletes anti-Wal-Mart comments
Discussion: Gawker and The Huffington Post
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