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9:25 AM ET, March 8, 2011

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Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
YouTube Makes Acquisition to Move Beyond Home Videos  —  SAN FRANCISCO — YouTube, the video site owned by Google, formally announced on Monday that it had acquired Next New Networks, a Web video production company, in its biggest effort yet to move beyond short, quirky home videos to professionally produced content.
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Alex Pham / Company Town:
Google's YouTube buys Next New Networks  —  Hoping to “supercharge” the next generation of online video stars, Google Inc.'s online video site YouTube on Monday announced it has purchased Next New Networks for an undisclosed sum.  —  As reported in Company Town in December …
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Warner Bros. to Rent Movies Digitally on Facebook, Starting With ‘Dark Knight’ … Warner Bros. is turning to Facebook, where it hopes to find an electronic audience interested in digitally renting The Dark Knight.  —  Warners said Monday that it is the first Hollywood studio to offer movies directly on Facebook.
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. bankruptcy nearing finish line  —  Questions, answers as lawyers for media firm, creditors head to confirmation hearings in Delaware  —  After 27 months of legal wrangling, Tribune Co. and its creditors are finally headed into what could be the deciding chapter of the company's tangled bankruptcy saga.
Discussion: Poynter and Media Buyer Planner
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Look out, TMZ!:  Reuters to distribute ‘paparazzi-type footage’  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Reuters says distributing Hollywood TV's footage of celebrities serves “a crucial role for entertainment programming needs” and complements the celebrity and entertainment coverage currently offered by Reuters.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Toots Its Own Horn: One Million Paying Subscribers  —  Nope, Spotify still isn't in the U.S. yet.  But the European streaming music service does have something to announce.  It has a million paying subscribers, CEO Daniel Ek writes in a blog post.  —  Truth in blog posts about blog posts: The number isn't news.
Mike Orren:
Paywall, ho!  —  It's official- the Dallas Morning News paywall goes live tomorrow.  We've had about a month to preview the new site and to get used to more rigorous registration requirements.  Now, it's game on.  After the jump, Jim Moroney's email to the troops and my thoughts: #
Deena Higgs Nenad / EditorandPublisher.com:
Former AP Reporter Nears Profit After Starting a Paper From Scratch  —  Former Associated Press reporter Dan Robrish learned many valuable lessons when he started a newspaper from scratch in a small south central Pennsylvania borough one year ago.  The most critical: Wrap up personal stuff …
Discussion: J-Source and MediaPost
John Cook / Gawker:
Talk Radio Is Fake Now  —  Premiere Radio Networks, the radio syndicator that brings you Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, knows better than anyone that its audience consists almost exclusively of mouth-breathing illiterates.  That can make talk radio, which theoretically relies on the ability …
Newsweek:
My Favorite Mistake: Harvey Weinstein  —  Harvey Weinstein on smoking with Kate Moss—and his failed social network.  —  There are two things that come very easily to me: rooting for New York sports teams and making mistakes.  One of my all-time classics happened when I took a plane …
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Sheen On Ustream: A Wasted Opportunity  —  “The future of television is happening right now,” tweeted someone sitting pretty in the medium's present, Survivor host Jeff Probst.  But from the looks of the video to which he linked, a live stream of the ubiquitous Charlie Sheen, the future is going to have to wait.
Discussion: B&C, Company Town and VatorNews
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Mog, the Digital Music Service, Takes Aim at the TV and the Car  —  The next frontier for digital music is not a tablet or a smartphone, but two items that have been part of everyday life for decades: the car and the television set.  —  For years, digital music has been confined mostly to traditional computers and phones.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
WSJ Europe deputy editor departs  —  Iain Martin has quietly departed from the deputy editorship of the Wall Street Journal Europe.  It follows the arrival of a new editor at the WSJE, Tracy Corrigan.  —  A spokeswoman confirmed that Martin had left, but did not comment further.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Jim Rendon / Mother Jones:
Dan Rather: Inside Mark Cuban's Gilded Cage  —  At 79, the former CBS anchorman is still kicking ass and winning Emmys.  But with his exposés sandwiched between pro wrestling and Girls Gone Wild, is anybody watching?  —  Post Comment  —  DAN RATHER IS EBULLIENT, more so than usual …
Discussion: Poynter, The Big Picture and TVNewser
Chris O'Shea / mediabistro.com:
The Best/Worst Selling Magazine Covers of 2010  —  In the latest issue of min, the best and worst selling magazines of 2010 are listed.  This New York cover from April of last year was the magazine's best seller, while its worst was actually a pretty interesting one: The Curse of Spider-Man from November.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Adweek
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Familiar Bylines Grace Tina Brown's Newsweek  —  Harvey Weinstein.  Leslie H. Gelb.  Kathleen Parker.  —  Tina Brown reached for some of the more well-worn cards in her Rolodex to write articles for the debut issue of her newly redesigned Newsweek, which hit newsstands today.
Paul Bond / Hollywood Reporter:
Universal First Studio to Make All Movie Clips Available Online … Hoping to earn money from every snippet of a film, Universal has licensed rights to a vast portion of its library to AnyClip, a company that chops up films digitally and makes every moment searchable.
Discussion: Techland
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Welcome to GeekWire, from John Cook and Todd Bishop  —  For years we've covered the adventures of entrepreneurs large and small, successful and not-so-much — living vicariously through their attempts to build meaningful technology products and businesses.  We've learned a lot along the way.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Henry Blodget / The Wire:
BUSINESS INSIDER SECRETS REVEALED: An Inside Look At Our Readership And Financial Performance  —  Most private companies zealously protect details about financial and operating performance, refusing to release so much as a revenue number.  —  The logic for this secrecy varies.
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Danielle Deabler / NPR:
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Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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Jeremy Peters / Media Decoder:
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