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12:10 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, Toronto Star and Poynter
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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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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
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
The Big Items on the FCC's To-Do List  —  Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn't leave the media ownership rules for the next guy?  Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules?  Even with 11th-hour pushes to take on both …
Discussion: Hillicon Valley
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Viacom's Sumner Redstone celebrates 90 with big bump in net worth  —  Sumner Redstone, chairman of Viacom, celebrated his 90th birthday on May 27, 2013.  This year the mogul enjoyed a bump in net worth.  (Lawrence K. Ho / May 27, 2013)  —  Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone celebrated his 90th birthday Monday.
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 …
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
 
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