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9:15 PM ET, March 6, 2014

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Dorian S. Nakamoto denies he's Bitcoin founder, heard of Bitcoin 3 weeks ago  —  AP EXCLUSIVE: MAN DENIES HE'S BITCOIN FOUNDER  —  You are here  —  Home » Business » AP Exclusive: Man denies he's Bitcoin founder  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man Newsweek claims is the founder …
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek relaunches in print Friday, tracks down Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto for cover story  —  Newsweek Relaunches in Print With Bitcoin Coup  —  Newsweek returns to newsstands Friday with a small press run (70,000), but it's hoping to make a big impact with its cover story …
Bloomberg:   Pursued by media, Nakamoto says “I'm not involved” with Bitcoin, then meets with AP reporter
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Reddit Reeling From Brutal Dox Of Alleged Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
New Newsweek Taps Slovakian Paywall Gurus for an Ambitious Relaunch
Discussion: @bw
Jim Puzzanghera / Los Angeles Times:
FCC to consider tougher rules for local TV stations  —  Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler speaks during a House subcommittee hearing in Washington.  (Andrew Harrer / Bloomberg / December 12, 2013)  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission is set …
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Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
Shared TV Stations Face Breakup Under U.S. FCC Proposal  —  Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. (SBGI), one of the largest U.S. television-station owners, would be forced to give up some properties it controls under a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, agency officials said.
James Kirchick / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: RT Anchor Liz Wahl Explains Why She Quit  —  Liz Wahl wasn't just disgusted by the Kremlin-funded TV network's handling of Ukraine, she says in an exclusive interview.  RT's coverage of the entire world “made me feel sick.”  —  American journalist Liz Wahl just made Vladimir Putin's enemies list.
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Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Russia's English-Language TV Channel: We're Biased and So Are You
Discussion: @nycjim
RT:
RT reacts to anchor Liz Wahl quitting on air
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Janine Gibson is named editor of Guardian.com in management shuffle  —  Guardian to Make Management Changes  —  The Guardian will make broad changes among its most senior editors this year, the newspaper said Thursday, announcing that Janine Gibson, the editor in chief of its operations in the United States will return to London.
Callie Schweitzer / TIME:
Why Twitter Will Never Be a News Organization  —  Twitter's head of news Vivian Schiller spoke with TIME about Twitter, Facebook, news discovery and more in an exclusive first interview since she left NBC News and took on the role in January.  A few key insights?
Paul Quigley / The Whip:
Here's what happens when the readers choose the front page story  —  What if front pages were selected by newspapers' readers instead of their editors?  At NewsWhip, we're always interested in the news stories people are choosing to share - and how those stories differ from the normal news stories editors put …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Karl Taro Greenfeld / Businessweek:
The Next Ailes: Newsmax's Chris Ruddy Preps TV Rival to Fox News  —  Christopher Ruddy, 49, the chief executive officer and founder of conservative media company Newsmax Media, is giving a tour of his neighborhood in an Acura driven by his chauffeur, Hector.  The car heads south on I-95 from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Machinima to Lay Off 42 Employees in Sales Reorganization  —  Machinima will lay off 42 employees from its sales division, the company said Thursday.  —  The changes come as Machinima, one of the first massive networks of YouTube channels, is in a state of flux.
Discussion: Variety, AdAge and PandoDaily
Gemma Padley / British Journal of Photography:
Getty Images makes 35 million images free in fight against copyright infringement  —  Getty Images has single-handedly redefined the entire stock photography market with the launch of a new embedding feature that will make more than 35 million images freely available to anyone for non-commercial usage.
Steven Waldman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Sometimes, contra Jeff Jarvis, philanthropy is the answer to journalism's problems  —  Sometimes, contra Jeff Jarvis, philanthropy is the answer to journalism's problems  —  Digital professor and provocateur Jeff Jarvis recently tweeted, “Every time a rich person gives to a nonprofit, a journalism startup loses its wings.”
Discussion: @stevenwaldman
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
New Patch Owner Hale Running Company in ‘Lean, Entrepreneurial Mode’  —  After a tumultuous and mostly unprofitable three-and-a-half years under media giant Aol, hyperlocal publishing network Patch was acquired in January by Hale Global, a holding company that specializes in turnarounds, mostly with technology firms.
Discussion: AJR.org
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Finishes FreeWheel Acquisition  —  Comcast has wrapped up its deal to buy FreeWheel, the Web video ad-serving company.  —  The two companies signed their paperwork yesterday, and informed employees last night.  The cable giant will end up paying $360 million for the seven-year-old startup, sources said.
Matt Petronzio / Mashable:
U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media  —  Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones.  Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every aspect of our lives, and we can already assume the average person spends a lot of time with gadgets.
BBC:
BBC One to get £30m from Three closure  —  BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure BBC Three as a TV channel, director general Tony Hall has announced.  —  The service, which will be moved to the iPlayer in autumn 2015, will see its overall cost reduced from £85m to £25m.
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Kim Willsher / Guardian:
Libération shareholder warns of job losses at French newspaper  —  Bruno Ledoux says plans for cultural centre and social networking, which sparked journalists' strike, will go ahead  —  A “major restructuring” at French left-leaning daily newspaper Libération with the loss …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Crimean ‘prime minister’ shuts down Ukrainian TV channel  —  The self-proclaimed prime minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, today (6 March) shut down a Ukrainian TV channel and allowed the frequency to be taken by a Russian TV channel, Rossiya.  —  According to a press release emailed …
 
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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Interviewing the algorithm: How reporting and reverse engineering could build a beat to understand …
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Bill Mickey / Folio:
Penton Fills Out Its Digital Management Team
Bloomberg:
Spotify Said to Seek Credit Facility in Step Toward IPO
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Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
The Dutch revolution in journalism: all newspapers behind one paydike.
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Raffaele Mastrolonardo / ZDNet:
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Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Top Federal Antitrust Official Will Not Weigh In on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Born In The Egyptian Revolution, CloudPress Gets Acqui-hired By News Corp
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