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10:20 AM ET, March 16, 2012


 Top News: 
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Wikipedia Didn't Kill Britannica.  Windows Did  —  First edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.  Photo: Courtesy Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.  —  I have never owned a print edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  After the Britannica company's announcement that …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
New York Times could look outside journalism for next social media editor  —  How hard will it be for The New York Times to replace Liz Heron, who is leaving her job as social media editor to become director of social media and engagement for The Wall Street Journal?
Discussion: Poynter
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
CNN Takes Social Media Crown in Cable ... But Where Are the Ratings?  —  CNN accounted for almost 13 percent of all social media mentions in February, making it the most social network of all cable for the month, according to social media analytics firm Trendrr.
Discussion: Erik Wemple and Inside Cable News
Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Philly Newspapers Shedding 40 Workers This Month  —  Philadelphia's two largest newspapers will lose 40 more newsroom employees this month, prompting union leaders Thursday to accuse management of bungling a tablet computer launch, censoring stories and deriding print newspapers as “legacy products.”
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Hulu refreshes its website with a 55% larger video player  —  Hulu rolled out a huge update to its website user interface today, increasing the size of its video player by 55 percent.  —  The updated look makes a lot of sense since Hulu's number one draw is current season TV shows …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Two Years Into Tablet Editions, Conde Nast Begins Regular Readership Reports  —  Additional Information for Premium Advertisers  —  Almost two years after Conde Nast started putting its magazines on the Apple iPad, its advertisers are finally getting one of the promised benefits …
Meet Magic Johnson, the media mogul  —  The ex-NBA star has long had an interest in business.  But with magazines and a cable channel in the works, he may be building something even more significant.  —  By Alex Konrad and Sierra Jiminez, reporters  —  FORTUNE — Earvin “Magic” …
Willamette Week:
The Oregonian Fires Editor Who Provided False Information About the Death of Bob Caldwell, the Paper's Editorial Page Editor  —  An editor at The Oregonian says she was fired Thursday after she misled the newspaper about the death of the O's long-time editorial page chief, Bob Caldwell.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Poynter
News Corp and Permira sell NDS to Cisco for $5bn  —  Rupert Murdoch group expected to make $1bn and private equity firm $2bn by offloading pay-TV encryption company  —  Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and private equity firm Permira have sold pay-TV encryption company NDS to Cisco in a $5bn …
Trinity Mirror raids pension pot  —  Daily Mirror publisher expected to come under scrutiny after declaring £55m rise in scheme's funding deficit  —  Trinity Mirror is under fire for using its pension fund to pay off US creditors.  The publisher of the Daily Mirror …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Daily Caller Reporter Gets Into Email War With DNC  —  WASHINGTON — A private spat between the Democratic National Committee's communications shop and a reporter for the Daily Caller, a conservative-leaning web outlet, erupted publicly on Wednesday after a DNC official leaked a heated email exchange to the press.
Discussion: Gawker and The Daily Caller
Gene Weingarten / Washington Post:
Publish and perish  —  This is excerpted from a speech I gave last week at the Tucson Festival of Books.  —  Most people here are readers, not writers, so I thought I'd share some dirty little secrets with you from inside the world of book publishing.  When you see a book …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
Corrected: Murdoch internal watchdog seeks improved security  —  (Reuters) - A senior member of the unit Rupert Murdoch created to clean up reporting practices at his British newspapers has consulted a private firm about improving the security system at his home, a spokesman for the official said.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Mad Libs, New York Times Executive Pay Edition  —  The New York Times likes to inveigh against executive compensation practices on its editorial pages, and its newsroom has done tough work spotlighting the issue, too.  Much of the work is not just about huge dollar amounts but misaligned incentives and pay-for-performance issues.
Swedish investigation into The Pirate Bay ‘deepens’  —  The domain name registrar Binero refused to answer all the police's questions  —  The Pirate Bay file-sharing site appears to be the subject of a deepening investigation by the Swedish authorities.  —  Binero, the Swedish company …
Discussion: WebProNews and CNET
Amy Wicks / WWD:
Time Style & Design Returns  —  BACK IN STYLE: After a long hibernation, Time Style & Design has returned.  The fashion spin-off of Time magazine stopped publishing in September 2009, when advertising was hard to come by, but publisher Kim Kelleher said the title is ready for a comeback.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Glenn Beck Closes In On The $100 Million Mark  —  Leaving Fox News has turned out to be a pretty good business move for Glenn Beck.  By the end of this year, 18 months after he got out of the 24-hour cable news business and struck out on his own as an internet broadcasting pioneer …
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