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4:55 PM ET, March 25, 2014


 Top News: 
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Ben Richardson shares more details about why he resigned from Bloomberg over China coverage  —  Another Bloomberg Editor Explains Why He Has Resigned, Over Its China Coverage  —  Four months ago, the New York Times ran a big story contending that Bloomberg editors had quashed an investigative report …
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Bloomberg gets a taste of transparency
Discussion: The Independent and Poynter
Kurt Wagner / Mashable:
USC Is Offering a Google Glass Course for Journalism  —  OK, Glass, it's time to change journalism  —  That will be the collective mindset of students taking “Glass Journalism,” a new course slated for the fall semester at the University of Southern California, where students will be tasked …
Press Gazette:
‘Not a shred of evidence’ says Al Jazeera's Peter Greste as Egypt ‘terrorism’ trial adjourned again  —  Three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt will spend at least another week in prison awaiting trial on “unsubstantiated” charges of spreading disinformation and aiding terrorists.
Daniel Hurst / Guardian:
Peter Greste trial: Tony Abbott must do more to secure release, says Labor
Discussion: @suigenerisjen
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Atlantic names Bob Cohn and James Bennet co-presidents  —  Leadership shuffle at Atlantic  —  Atlantic Media announced a string of leadership changes this morning, including two promotions at its flagship print and digital title, The Atlantic.  —  James Bennet and Bob Cohn …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
WSJ's Baker: ‘We generally avoid reporters breaking news on Twitter’  —  Wall Street Journal Managing Editor Gerard Baker spoke at City University, London, Monday, and Journal social media editor Sarah Marshall took notes.  Baker went through a list of things the Journal is doing that he thinks …
Discussion: @mlcalderone and @mathewi
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Risen: Obama administration is this generation's ‘greatest enemy of press freedom’  —  “It won't take me long to alienate everyone in the room,” Jeffrey Toobin told an audience in New York Friday.  “For better or worse, it has been clear there is no journalistic privilege under the First Amendment.”
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Advertising will no longer sustain journalism, but new business models are possible  —  Newspapers Are Dead; Long Live Journalism  —  This is Part 3 in a series on the future of news and newspapers.  Previously:  — Part 1: FiveThirtyEight and the End of Average link
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
What the Oregonian's new web strategy gets right and what it gets wrong about online media  —  There's been much sound and fury in media circles about a leaked internal presentation from The Oregonian that lays out the newspaper's goals for its web content and sets performance measurements for reporters and editors.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
E&E Publishing is spending a lot of money on reporting most people won't ever see  —  There's a private company based in Washington that employs around 75 journalists.  It has reporters in ten cities worldwide, including Houston, Dallas, L.A., San Francisco, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis, New York City, and Atlanta.
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Jason Hirschhorn's Redef expands into fashion, plans site and app, is exploring paid options  —  Jason Hirschhorn bets big on curation  —  Jason Hirschhorn, the former MySpace co-president and MTV exec, has curated content before curating was cool.  Over the past seven years …
Discussion: @aubernalevy and @rosslevinsohn
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
British journalist declared a ‘subversive’ faces deportation from Kenya  —  Lucy Hannan, a British journalist who has lived for more than 20 years in Kenya, has spent months fighting off a deportation order after the government declared her to be an illegal immigrant.
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Check your Kindle account for your credit from the Apple ebook settlement  —  Book publishers, as part of a price-fixing settlement with state governments, agreed to pay small credits to consumers who bought eligible ebooks between 2010 and 2013.  Those credits started showing up in Kindle customers' accounts Tuesday.
Discussion: New York Times, @sarahw and GalleyCat
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Why Disney Is Taking the Huge Risk of Buying Maker Studios  —  Commentary: MCN model still unproven but there are plenty of ancillary benefits to the purchase  —  By Disney standards, acquiring Maker Studios for less than $1 billion is chump change considering the eye-popping purchases the conglomerate has made over the years.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, The Verge and AdAge
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Exclusive: Disney to buy YouTube network Maker Studios for $500 million
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Alexandra Steigrad / WWD:
Newsweek Seeking President of Publishing
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
First Look publishes new editorial independence statement after Pando reveals Omidyar White House ties
Discussion: @mathewi and Capital New York
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Discussion: TVbytheNumbers