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4:50 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.
Anjali Mullany / Co.Labs:
Why Anthony De Rosa Is Joining Circa, And What He Plans To Do When He Gets There  —  Reuters' star social media editor Anthony De Rosa is leaving for a new role: Editor-in-Chief of fledgling news startup Circa.  Circa is a news app co-(founded by Arsenio Santos, journalism crowdfunding …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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.
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 …
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.
Chris Frates / National Journal:
Is Marty Baron the Man to Fix The Washington Post?  —  The paper's new executive editor avoids new-media buzzwords, abhors self-promotion, and espouses traditional journalistic values.  In a changing world where Web is swiftly displacing print, is that what The Post needs?
Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times experiments with native advertising...on two wheels  —  I'm not even sure “native advertising” is the right term, exactly; sponsored content works too.  But whatever you call it, The New York Times just released an update to its New York City things-to-do app The Scoop …
Winnie Hu / New York Times:
At School Papers, the Ink Is Drying Up  —  The Clinton News used to be the source for everything that mattered to its readers in the northwest Bronx.  It published 10,000 copies every other week in the 1930s and even circulated overseas among Bronx residents fighting in World War II.
Discussion: @kathrynschulz and @pressleybaird
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.
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.
Jim Romenesko:
Press photos of former Miami Herald staffers go up on eBay  —  Edwin Pope's photos.  —  The company that bought the Miami Herald's photo archive has put many photos — including journalists' press card snapshots — up for sale on eBay, and some former staffers are unhappy about that.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
Sports Illustrated to Launch Daily Live Web Show  —  Sports Illustrated readers are getting a new way to combat the mid-day slump: Starting June 3, the weekly sports mag is launching a new Web series, SI Now Powered by Ford.  The live, half-hour talk show, which will air weekdays at 1 p.m. EST …
Discussion: Digiday, Folio and Broadcasting & Cable
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hearst Is the Latest Publisher to Jump On Native Ad Trend  —  Hearst Magazines is the latest publisher to join the native ad gold rush, with new products that will let advertisers run their messages into editorial real estate and, if desired, incorporate edit-produced content.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. Unveils Post-Split Logo Based on Rupert Murdoch's Handwriting  —  The CEO of the publishing firm that will retain the company name after the separation says new News Corp. has “a wonderfully exciting future.”  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a new logo …
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