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8:30 AM ET, May 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Aswini Anburajan / BuzzFeed:
Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?  —  Traffic from Google to digital publishers dropped 30% over the past eight months.  —  Referrals from Facebook and Google to publishers on the BuzzFeed Network  —  Search traffic to publishers has taken a dive in the last eight months …
Discussion: Search Engine Land, Thanks:@max8378
Jack Coyle / Associated Press:
YouTube Says The Battle With TV Is Already Over  —  Tele-what?  YouTube touts itself not as a TV alternative, but a new-generation video platform  —  NEW YORK (AP) — YouTube vs. TV?  YouTube says the battle — if there ever was one — is over.  —  In a flashy presentation …
Discussion: AllThingsD
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Branded but ‘independent’ media  —  The pros and cons of trying to do real journalism at a non-media company  —  Jessica Bennett worked for seven years at journalistic stalwarts like The Boston Globe, the Village Voice, and Newsweek.  But after years of sleeping on couches when she went …
Glen Keogh / Mancunian Matters:
Guilty: Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall faces jail after admitting child sex abuse - with one victim aged NINE  —  Veteran North West broadcaster Stuart Hall faces jail after today pleading guilty to indecently assaulting 13 girls - the youngest aged just nine.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Every page is your homepage: Reuters, untied to print metaphor, builds a modern river of news  —  Reuters, as a wire service, has the concept of a minute-by-minute stream of news deep in its DNA.  So it's natural that its digital presence would echo that — a flowing river of information …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and Talking Biz News
The Wrap:
Peter Levinsohn Named President and Chief Distribution Officer of Universal  —  The Fox executive will report to studio chairman Adam Fogelson  —  Peter Levinsohn was named president and chief distribution officer of Universal Pictures on Wednesday, the studio announced.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Variety
Loek Essers / PC World:
Belgian ISPs sued for providing Internet access without paying copyright levies  —  Sabam, the Belgian association of authors, composers and publishers, has sued the country's three biggest ISPs, saying that they should be paying copyright levies for offering access to copyright protected materials online.
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Amazon adopts Apple ‘VoiceOver’ for Kindle on iPhone, iPad  —  Amazon this morning updated its Kindle iOS app with support for Apple's “VoiceOver” reading and navigation feature for blind and visually impaired users of the iPhone and iPad.  Amazon says more than 1.8 million e-books will support …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder  —  CPJ's 2013 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free  —  Rocked by militants in the north and politically inspired aggression nationwide, Nigeria has become one of the worst nations in the world for deadly …
Discussion: Guardian
Glyn Moody / Techdirt:
No, The UK Did Not Just Abolish Copyright, Despite What Photographers Seem To Think  —  The photographers are freaking out again.  After last year's excitement with Instagram's changes to its terms of service, now it's the UK's Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (ERR) Act that's getting people worked up.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Evgeny Lebedev gives a platform to journalists facing danger  —  Evgeny Lebedev, owner of the Independent titles, has launched a campaign aimed at providing a platform for journalists who are facing harassment and intimidation in their own countries.  —  In an article in today's Independent …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times launched a revamped mobile site today  —  You can check it out at  A few quick thoughts:  — In typography and story layout, it's much closer to the Times' iPhone app, edging closer toward cross-platform parity.  (Headlines are still just Georgia …
Ben Adler / Columbia Journalism Review:
Streams of consciousness  —  Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes.  What does that mean for journalism?  —  My first encounters with journalism were the same as most American males: through the sports pages.  Sometime in middle school …
Catherine Saillant / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. councilmen want city to weigh in on possible Times sale  —  Three Los Angeles City Council members — including a candidate for mayor — asked their colleagues Tuesday to consider pulling city pension money from the investment firms that own the Los Angeles Times if they sell the publication …
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Who's afraid of the Koch brothers?
Discussion: New York Times and Free Press
Jim Romenesko:
Carolyn Ryan is named New York Times political editor  —  Carolyn Ryan has been named New York Times political editor and Wendell Jamieson replaces her as metro editor.  The memo:
Discussion: Capital New York
Peter Lauria / BuzzFeed:
The Movie Business Is A Total Drag — On Earnings  —  CBS's first quarter earnings, released today, shined in part because it doesn't own a major movie studio.  At least not yet.  —  Media magnate Sumner Redstone, actress Emily Blunt, CBS President and CEO Les Moonves and actor Ewan McGregor.
Discussion: Tech Trader Daily
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Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: The Wrap and Reuters
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Twitter Wants To Get More Journalists On Twitter
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Steve Annear / Boston Magazine:
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