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12:45 PM ET, February 27, 2013


 Top News: 
Marin Cogan / New Republic:
House of Cads  —  The psycho-sexual ordeal of reporting in Washington  —  e've all done it," begins one of the spicier dialogues in the new Netflix political thriller, “House of Cards.  ” Janine Skorsky, a veteran political reporter, is revealing to her young colleague, Zoe Barnes …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
New York Times gives Starbucks visitors 15 free stories a day  —  Caffeine-addicted New York Times fans are in luck — the paper is offering 15 free articles a day to those who surf its website while sitting in a Starbucks.  This is just the latest example of how news brands are using …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Mashable!
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Built for Newsprint, The Onion Finds New Life In Social, Video  —  Why The Satirical News Brand Is Getting the Last Laugh  —  “Area Writers Choose Life of Poop-Smeared Bum Rather Than Move to Chicago”  —  So maybe it's not up to snuff as an Onion headline, but you can't blame a guy for trying …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
News Corp PAC gave more to Democrats than Republicans in 2012  —  News Corp's political action committee gave 52 percent of its donations during the 2012 election cycle to Democratic candidates, reports Dave Levinthal.  The donations provide “a notable, if not striking contrast with Fox News' conservative reputation,” Levinthal writes.
Peter Osnos / The Atlantic Online:
The Enduring Myth of the ‘Free’ Internet  —  We somehow have come to believe that information is free, but people with Internet access pay substantial sums to get it — sums many can't afford.  —  The mantra of a “free” Internet has shaped the prevailing view of how we access information and entertainment in the digital age.
Discussion: @b_resnick
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. listening to offers for its 8 newspapers  —  JPMorgan Chase and Evercore Partners hired to manage potential offers … Tribune Co. has hired two investment banks to manage offers to buy its newspapers, executives confirmed Tuesday, saying no decisions have been made about whether to sell any properties.
Tribune Co. Hires Bankers to Sell LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Other Papers
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Bug In Kindle Update For iOS Deletes Users' Entire Library, Amazon Warns Users Not To Update  —  Amazon yesterday updated its Kindle for iOS app, which works across iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, to version 3.6.1.  The update was meant to fix a few bugs as well as the registration process.
Dave Itzkoff / New York Times:
Pig Rescues Goat, and the Video Is Really Cute, but Totally Faked  —  It seemed too adorable to be fake, but it was too good to be true.  —  On Sept. 19 a 30-second video appeared on YouTube, depicting a baby goat that had become stuck in the pond of a petting zoo and that was heroically rescued …
Nikki Usher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The IHT wasn't just a brand or a history — it was an alternate editorial lens  —  The New York Times marked the end of an era Monday with its announcement that The International Herald Tribune would be losing its name.  The newspaper will now be named The International New York Times.
Discussion: BtoB Magazine and Guardian
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
New research details how journalists verify information  —  Stop a journalist on the street and ask her to list the fundamentals of the job and you're almost certain to hear mention of accuracy.  —  In “The Elements of Journalism,” Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel wrote that journalism's “essence is a discipline of verification.”
David Carr / New York Times:
Giving Viewers What They Want  —  In the television business, there is no such thing as a sure thing.  You can have a gold-plated director, a bankable star and a popular concept and still, it's just a roll of the dice.  —  Or is it?  —  In any business, the ability to see into the future …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
FCC delays vote on media ownership rules  —  Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski said on Tuesday that he will postpone a vote to revise media ownership regulations so that a nonprofit group can study the potential impact on women and racial minorities.
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Nickelodeon Targets ‘Post-Millennials’ in Upfront  —  Children's Net Moves Beyond TV, Rolls Out App Along With New Shows  —  Nickelodeon's motto for its upfront presentation appears to be “in with the new.”  —  As the children's cable network looks to revive sagging ratings …
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
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Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Rick Klein Promoted To ABC News Political Director
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Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Lenka Ponikelska / Bloomberg:
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Chandni Doulatramani / Reuters:
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Jillian Stonecipher / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A proposed Florida law targets mugshot sites, but hits journalists' First Amendment rights
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