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7:15 PM ET, April 12, 2013


 Top News: 
Boston Herald:
Taylors reportedly considering bid for Boston Globe  —  By:  —  Members of the Taylor family, longtime owners of the Boston Globe who sold the paper to the New York Times Co. in 1993 for $1.1 billion, are considering a bid to buy back the paper, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Beth Healy / The Boston Globe:
Investment bankers set deadline for bids to buy The Boston Globe  —  The New York Times Co.'s investment bankers have set a deadline of April 18 for initial bids from potential buyers of The Boston Globe, according to people briefed on the matter.  —  This first round of bids will not be binding offers.
Gayle Fee / Boston Herald:   Reading between lines on Boston Globe sale
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter Music Is Here Today, and You Can't Use It  —  Want to play with Twitter's new music app?  You can get it today — if you're really famous.  —  If not, you're going to have to wait a week.  —  Here's the deal: As we wrote yesterday, Twitter is launching its new music discovery app for iOS devices …
Matt McGee / Marketing Land:
Twitter Acquires We Are Hunted, Should Open New Marketing Doors For Artists
Discussion: New York Times and NME
Nicholas Diakopoulos / Poynter:
What data & algorithms teach us about the language news orgs use  —  How do we discuss immigration?  Sounds like a job for the ‘lingo scope!’  —  Last week the Associated Press decided to strike the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its style guide.  Related idioms such as “illegal alien …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Emily Heffter / The Seattle Times:
Sinclair known for conservative political tilt  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is buying Seattle-based Fisher Communications, has a history of using its television stations to support its political views.  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group executives said they will bring resources and stability …
Discussion: Politico and Variety
C.R. Roberts / The News Tribune:
Northwest TV, radio group Fisher Communications to sell to Sinclair
Discussion: Reuters and Associated Press
Publishers Weekly:
Bezos on Competitors, Royalties, Kindles  —  Amazon may act as though it doesn't hear criticism from outside of the company but, according to company founder and chairman Jeff Bezos, this is not the case.  In a letter to shareholders accompanying Amazon's annual report, Bezos addressed the company's view towards its competition.
Jim Romenesko:
Nitasha Tiku leaves New York Observer for Gawker  —  Nitasha Tiku, editor of New York Observer's BetaBeat tech section, is John Cook's first hire as Gawker Media editor.  (He was promoted in January.)  Tiku joined the Observer in June 2011, after working at New York and Inc. magazines.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko:
McClatchy spends $164,643 to move Kansas City Star publisher to Sacramento  —  “With his move to the Sacramento metropolitan area from Kansas City to take the position of Vice President, Operations, the Company provided Mr. Zieman with relocation benefits.  For 2012, these benefits included …
Joshua Gillin / Poynter:
Media coverage swells over the lack of media coverage for abortion provider Kermit Gosnell  —  The trial of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal and particularly grisly late-term abortions, has garnered copious media coverage in the last week …
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Dish Network Chairman Said To Be Seeking A Merger With T-Mobile USA  —  Say what you will about Dish Network, but the Colorado company's brass has some moxie.  —  The satellite media service provider has been trying for years now to link up with notable national wireless carrier to help operate …
Ilaina Jonas / Reuters:
Time Warner hires Eastdil to market its New York headquarters  —  (Reuters) - Time Warner Inc said on Thursday that it has hired Eastdil Secured LLC's Doug Harmon to market its headquarters to determine how much the building would fetch should the company decide to sell it.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard Adds 3 Million Users Since Launch Of Personalized Magazines, Over 500,000 Magazines Created To Date  —  Mobile magazine Flipboard revealed today that over half a million personalized magazines have been created on its platform since the launch of the new feature just two weeks prior.
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Alexandra Alter / Wall Street Journal:
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Taylor Miller Thomas / Poynter:
Changes to Hawaii's shield law 'ignorant of what's going on in the media world'
Discussion: Honolulu Weekly
Patrick Kingsley / Guardian:
Egypt's president to host Twitter sessions to connect with his people
Josh Stearns / Groundswell:
New York City to Pay $75,000 to Occupy Livestream Collective
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Eric Benson / New York Magazine:
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Discussion: PandoDaily and Politico
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Discussion: Yahoo! News