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12:35 PM ET, May 28, 2013

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Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
Circa hires Anthony De Rosa away from Thomson Reuters to expand its editorial ambitions  —  Circa, the San Francisco-based startup that creates news summaries for mobile users, says it has hired Thomson Reuters social-media editor Anthony De Rosa as its new editor-in-chief to expand its journalistic reach.
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Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
News Startup Circa Taps Reuters Social Media Head for Editor in Chief  —  Circa, a mobile-focused news startup, announced on Tuesday that it has named Anthony De Rosa as its new editor in chief.  —  De Rosa has been Thomson Reuters' social media editor for the past two years …
William Launder / Wall Street Journal:
BuzzFeed, CNN and YouTube Plan Online-Video Channel  —  BuzzFeed is accelerating its efforts to become a news destination for young adults, joining with CNN and YouTube to create a new, online-video channel.  —  On Tuesday, BuzzFeed will unveil “CNN BuzzFeed,” a YouTube channel based on content from CNN …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
BuzzFeed to build a ‘social video studio’  —  BuzzFeed will construct a “social video studio” in Los Angeles, the company announced Tuesday.  The facility will include a “coffee shop and store where influencers, thinkers and celebrities will be able create informal videos made for the social web.
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Holder's Regrets and Repairs  —  It was Friday, May 17, and officials at the Department of Justice had gotten word that The Washington Post was working on an explosive story: a reporter had obtained an affidavit for a search warrant to seize a Fox News journalist's personal emails.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Gawker editor defends crowdfunding crack video, calls out “timid” Canadian media  —  Gawker reached its goal of raising $200,000 to purchase a video of a big city mayor smoking crack.  Editor John Cook explained on Tuesday the reasons for the controversial campaign in which the fate of the video is still unknown.
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter, Toronto Star and canada.com
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Kathryn Blaze Carlson / Globe and Mail:   As Gawker reaches ‘Crackstarter’ goal, destination for funds remains murky
Colin Daniels / Digital Spy:
BBC iPlayer viewing falls as radio requests rise  —  BBC iPlayer viewing requests fell to 257 million in April, despite strong numbers watching coverage of Margaret Thatcher's funeral.  —  The catch-up service saw its lowest number of requests since December 2012, having received a record-equalling 272 million requests in March.
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Jim Romenesko:
The ‘new’ News Corp. unveils a new logo  —  “Today we are unveiling a new logo that will be our emblem for this future.  The name is historic and the script is based on the writing of Rupert and his father, who have provided us all with not only a name, but a remarkable professional platform.”
Gavriel Hollander / Press Gazette:
CIoJ rejects both Royal Charters as ‘coercive’ and threatening to investigative journalism  —  The Chartered Institute of Journalism has said that both proposed Royal Charters on press regulation threaten “the standards and rigour of investigative journalism”.
Discussion: Hacked Off and HoldTheFrontPage
John Koblin / Deadspin:
ESPN President's Memo: Support The Troops; Also, We're Firing People  —  Below is a memo from ESPN president John Skipper, sent companywide just before the Memorial Day weekend and forwarded to us by a Bristol tipster.  “This is the only communication we've received from upper management …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Another Blog Platform, Automattic, Joins Tumblr In The $1 Billion Valuation Club  —  Last week, Tiger Global led a $50 million round of investment in Matt Mullenweg's seven-year-old digital publishing company, Automattic.  —  Automattic is the parent company of WordPress.com …
Discussion: The Next Web
Associated Press:
Germany's Top-Selling Tabloid to Introduce Paywall  —  BERLIN — Europe's top-selling newspaper said Monday it will introduce a paywall for part of its online offerings starting next month.  —  Main news stories will remain free of charge online, but a subscription will be required to view features …
Discussion: Reuters
 
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hearst Is the Latest Publisher to Jump On Native Ad Trend
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Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Mirror publisher launches mobile-first site for ‘topical funny stuff’
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Sports Illustrated to Launch Daily Live Web Show
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Hollywood Studios Want Google to Censor Dotcom's Mega
Discussion: The Next Web and Softpedia News
Christopher Mims / Quartz:
An $800 million bid for Hulu is safe, boring, and exactly the right move for Yahoo
Discussion: Forbes, BuzzFeed and Business Insider
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Viacom's Sumner Redstone celebrates 90 with big bump in net worth
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