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5:35 AM ET, May 29, 2013


 Top News: 
Ted Johnson / Variety:
IAC Seeking Buyers for Newsweek (EXCLUSIVE)  —  Newsweek appears to be on the block — again.  —  According to sources who have been briefed, IAC is sending out inquiries to prospective buyers who may be interested in purchasing the 80-year-old title, which ended weekly publication …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Apple's Tim Cook Has a “Grand Vision” for Television — And Still Won't Talk About It  —  No surprises here — at our 11th D: All Things Digital technology conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook is still staying mum on the company's plans for a proper TV set.  —  However!
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Apple CEO: We rejected DOJ settlement in e-book suit  —  With an impending trial in June, Apple CEO Tim Cook maintains that the company had nothing to do with facilitating a conspiracy to raise prices of e-books.  —  As the last company standing in the upcoming lawsuit over e-book price fixing …
Discussion: VentureBeat, GigaOM and AllThingsD
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
Discussion: VentureBeat and
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
News Startup Circa Taps Reuters Social Media Head for Editor in Chief
Peter Sterne / The New York Observer:
Shield Law More Like a Cheap Umbrella  —  Faced with criticism over the government's secret spying on the Associated Press and Fox News, President Barack Obama has tried to burnish his free-press bona fides by pushing for the passage of a federal shield law to protect journalists and their confidential sources.
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Klaidman / The Daily Beast:
Holder's Regrets and Repairs
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?
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.
News Corp promises “relentless” cuts at newspapers  —  Robert Thomson, chief executive of the new News Corp, said there will be “relentless” cost cuts in store for the newspaper business as it prepares to separate from Rupert Murdoch's entertainment empire.  —  The cornerstone of the company …
Discussion: @abeaujon
Ali Velshi / Quartz:
Al-Jazeera host: The solution to what's wrong with American cable news  —  Lately I've been giving a lot of thought to changing viewer tastes and habits.  After 12 years at CNN, I needed to better understand why doing more of the obvious isn't helping to grow an audience, even for long-standing brands.
Ryan Graff / Knight Lab:
Chase Davis on data-driven decision making for news projects  —  If a model exists for the type of young journalist everyone's talking about and pining for these days, Chase Davis is probably it.  He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2006 with a journalism degree …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Expect Facebook To Turbocharge ‘Notes’ Into A True Tumblr Competitor  —  Facebook used to have a blogging feature called Notes.  It still does, but it got buried by the Timeline redesign and widely forgotten.  Facebook needs to overhaul Notes, and signs say a refresh may already be in the works.
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 …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Spotify Discover launches for all with integration from Songkick, Pitchfork and more  —  Spotify is making another push to help its users find more music they're interested in listening to, and find out more about the artists they like by making its “Discover” feature available to all.
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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John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Discussion: Variety and Radio & Television …
David Taintor / Adweek:
Struggling for Ad Support, Huffington Mag Looks Past iPad
John Koblin / Deadspin:
ESPN President's Memo: Support The Troops; Also, We're Firing People
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Sports Illustrated to Launch Daily Live Web Show
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