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9:50 AM ET, February 15, 2013


 Top News: 
John M. Broder / New York Times:
That Tesla Data: What It Says and What It Doesn't  —  The Model S at the Tesla Supercharger in the Interstate 95 service plaza in Milford, Conn.  —  Elon Musk , the chief executive of Tesla Motors, has now responded in detail to the account of my test drive of his Model S electric car …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Conflicting Assertions Over an Electric Car Test Drive  —  Let me get this out of the way up front: This blog post will not be the definitive word on the contentious subject of a Times article in Sunday's Automobiles section.  It's just an early effort to put some claims and counterclaims out there, while I continue to look into it.
Dan Frommer / SplatF:
Tesla vs. The New York Times: Everyone's A Media Company Now
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge allows case over HuffPo ownership to go forward, adds fraud claim  —  In a major development in the bitter court fight over the founding of the Huffington Post, a New York judge has for the second time refused the request of media moguls Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer to dismiss the case.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Marina Hyde / Guardian:
Reeva Steenkamp's corpse was in the morgue, her body was on the Sun's front page  —  The Oscar Pistorius case has been called a tragedy for South Africa, for sport, for disability rights ... but what about the victim and her family?  To parts of the media, she is just hot
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] Jayson Blair got $3,000 to speak at an ethics forum in 2009  —  In the fall of 2009, Edward Wasserman invited disgraced journalist Jayson Blair to speak at Washington and Lee University's Journalism Ethics Institute.  The title of his talk was “Lessons Learned.”  —  Did people protest it?
Discussion: @jeffjohnroberts
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
It's Time to Give Journalistic Criminals Like Jonah Lehrer the Journalistic Death Penalty
Andrew Pugh / PressGazette:
Trinity's ‘Newsroom 3.0’ plan rolls out nationwide  —  Journalists working across all Trinity Mirror's regional papers are bracing themselves for the introduction of a new working model called “Newsroom 3.0”.  —  The new model was originally trialled in the publisher's North Wales newsroom …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
More Cash for Covers  —  Deal Gives Universal Music a Cut From Ads Alongside Videos  —  Those cover videos on YouTube could start generating some more revenue for the music industry.  —  VivendiSA's Universal Music Publishing Group has struck deals with Maker Studios Inc. and Fullscreen Inc. …
Ki Mae Heussner / paidContent:
In lawsuit with publishers, open textbook startup Boundless hits back  —  In its ongoing lawsuit with three of the biggest textbook publishers, open textbook startup Boundless is down, but by no means is it out.  —  Last spring, the Boston-based startup said it had raised $8 million …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
For CNN, Cruise Ship Coverage by ‘Air, Land and Sea’  —  There are a number of ways to get ahead in the cable news world.  One way is partisan talk about the news, as exemplified by shows on MSNBC and Fox News.  Another way is personality-based — think Bill O'Reilly and Joe Scarborough.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
CBS Profit Misses Estimates as Streaming Revenue Slumps  —  CBS Corp., owner of the most-watched U.S. television network, posted fourth-quarter results that missed analysts' estimates as online licensing fees declined.  The company announced a $1 billion stock buyback.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The AP's Budding Ad Business  —  This is the era of going direct to consumer.  From HBO to brands in general, companies that rely on intermediaries are now forging direct relationships with people.  —  The Associated Press is no different.  Its primary syndication business …
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
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