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8:15 AM ET, February 11, 2013


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Financial Times editor Lionel Barber: ‘News now is not the newspaper’  —  As the FT celebrates its 125th birthday, Barber outlines his plans for a digital revolution  —  Pink is a colour associated with good health and in the past the salmon shades of the Financial Times's pages seemed …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Google signs deal to launch new YouTube app on free-to-air UK satellite TV service Freesat  —  Expanding its online video services beyond the Web, Google has signed a deal (via The Telegraph) with free-to-air UK satellite TV service Freesat to add a dedicated YouTube app for customers …
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Google to launch YouTube on TV  —  Google's battle with broadcasters has stepped up a gear after the company signed a deal with Freesat to launch a full-blown YouTube television channel.  —  The deal will help to boost YouTube, which last year launched 60 broadcast-style channels featuring programmes …
Discussion: TMTI Group, SlashGear and The Times
Thomas Fuller / New York Times:
Journalists' E-Mail Accounts Targeted in Myanmar  —  BANGKOK — Several journalists who cover Myanmar said Sunday that they had received warnings from Google that their e-mail accounts might have been hacked by “state-sponsored attackers.”  —  The warnings began appearing last week …
Discussion: Eleven Myanmar
Bill Carter / New York Times:
In Venture With NBC, Esquire Expands Into Television  —  Esquire, the magazine that has relied on the printed page for the last 80 years, is about to make a move into television.  —  On Monday, NBCUniversal will announce that it has concluded a deal with Hearst Magazines to rebrand …
Discussion: New York Magazine
Felix Salmon:
Why the quants won't take over Hollywood  —  Andrew Leonard has a very odd column about Netflix and House of Cards, under the headline “How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets”.  Netflix, you see, has lots of data, and it used that data in the commissioning process for the series:
Discussion: Esquire, @pkafka and @felixsalmon
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Keeping Secrets  —  IF you only own a hammer, observed the psychologist Abraham Maslow, you tend to see every problem as a nail.  —  Similarly, when the government's only chance of keeping an inconvenient truth out of the news media is to warn of a national security threat, it's amazing how these threats pop up.
John Cusack / The Huffington Post:
Freedom of the Press Foundation - Updates From Our Front  —  When we launched Freedom of the Press Foundation — a new organization dedicated to supporting the 1st Amendment and journalism that focuses on transparency and accountability in government — a little over six weeks ago, we knew the need was there.
Discussion: @freedomofpress and Boing Boing
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of pressing innovation  —  Technology changes everything, right?  —  We've seen that truism restated as iPads reignite longer-form reading, as smartphones and tablets increase minutes of news usage, and as Kindles increase the number of books bought by as much as 4x.
Press Gazette:
No plea entered as Sun defence editor faces corruption trial  —  A former police officer and a Sun journalist are due to appear in court today to face charges over alleged corrupt payments for information including details of the death of a 15-year-old girl.
Project for Excellence in Journalism:
Newspapers Turning Ideas into Dollars  —  In America's embattled newspaper industry, some business innovations are showing clear signs of success, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.  While many of these are occurring on the digital side, some papers are generating …
Discussion: Poynter and
David Carr / New York Times:
The Inconvenient but Vital Drone Debate  —  Last week, the debate over drone strikes broke out into plain view during the confirmation hearings for John O. Brennan, President Obama's choice to head the Central Intelligence Agency.  Given that the program has been operating largely under the public radar …
Discussion: New Yorker, and Guardian
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