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10:55 AM ET, May 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
The Washington Post Co. earnings decline; revenue sees slight increase  —  The Washington Post Co. reported an 85 percent drop in earnings, although after subtracting one-time items, profits from continuing operations fell by 55 percent while revenue inched up slightly.
Discussion: Poynter and paidContent
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Washington Post profit plunges 85 percent on weak news, education revenues  —  (Reuters) - Washington Post Co reported an 85 percent drop in first-quarter net income on Friday on weakness in its education and newspaper businesses.  —  Stronger results from the television and cable operations …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
“The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company” were the words used by Daily Beast founding editor Tina Brown in a statement to Politico's Dylan Byers.  —  The news about her putative Washington bureau chief, who never was really much of a politics editor but came from a long career …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
CNN: Howard Kurtz and ‘Reliable Sources’ Under Review  —  The media critic, fired from The Daily Beast, is now under review with his CNN bosses  —  Howard Kurtz and his weekly “Reliable Sources” media talk show are under review after his firing from The Daily Beast over erroneous reporting, a CNN spokeswoman told TheWrap on Thursday.
Peter Gelling / GlobalPost:
American journalist likely held by Syrian government  —  BOSTON, Mass. — After a five-month investigation inside Syria and the wider Middle East, GlobalPost and the family of missing American journalist James Foley now believe the Syrian government is holding him in a detention center near Damascus.
Discussion: CBS Boston
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Is Magazine of the Year at National Magazine Awards  —  Pitchfork Wins for General Excellence in Digital  —  New York magazine was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards on Thursday night, taking home a prize only introduced in 2010 to honor brands that excel in both print and digital media.
Jillian C. York / Mediashift:
Why We Still Need World Press Freedom Day  —  Eskinder Nega is an Ethiopian journalist and blogger who, in July 2012, was convicted under the country's broad anti-terrorism law and sentenced to 18 years in prison for exercising his right to free expression.  Nega's conviction has been roundly condemned …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why we should stop asking Twitter to introduce a correction feature  —  Every time a breaking news event like the Boston bombings occurs and Twitter becomes a hot mess of real-time news reports, hoaxes, fake accounts and misinformation, there is a great hue and cry for some kind of correction mechanism …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Study Shows Native Ads Outperform Banners...Mostly  —  There's an awful lot of excitement in the digital publishing world around native advertising and a lot of new marketing dollars being spent on ads that blend seamlessly with or mimic the forms of content.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Spotify Takes a Page From the Twitter Playbook, Buys Music Discovery App Tunigo  —  Last fall, Twitter bought We Are Hunted, a “music discovery” startup that made a popular app for Spotify.  —  Apparently Spotify is paying attention: It just bought Tunigo, another music discovery startup with a popular Spotify app.
Discussion: GigaOM
Pallavi Polanki / Firstpost:
Delhi gang-rape: Foreign journalists to move High Court after being barred from trial  —  New Delhi:  —  A little over a month after the ban on the media to the report on the Delhi gang-rape trial was lifted by the Delhi High Court, a fast-track court hearing the case has barred foreign journalists from covering the proceedings.
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC's troubled £133m digital video archive delays ‘tapeless’ future  —  Old-fashioned tape editing machines may have to be installed in Broadcasting House in specially-constructed refrigerated areas  —  A £133m digital video archive designed to ensure the redeveloped New Broadcasting House is …
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