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6:05 PM ET, February 28, 2013


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Exclusive: The Woodward, Sperling emails revealed  —  POLITICO's “Behind the Curtain” column last night quoted Bob Woodward as saying that a senior White House official has told him in an email he would “regret” questioning White House statements on the origins of sequestration.
Ron Fournier / National Journal:
Why Bob Woodward's Fight With The White House Matters to You  —  And why I iced a senior Obama White House official.  —  The fight between the White House and journalistic legend Bob Woodward is a silly distraction to a major problem: The failure of President Obama and House Republicans to lead the country under a budget deadline.
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:   Ron Fournier's amazing admission about his service to White House officials
Exchange between Bob Woodward and White House official in spotlight
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Former New York Times Public Editor Doesn't Recall Bradley Manning's Call  —  When Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty Thursday to ten of 22 charges Thursday in connection with leaking a cache of classified documents to WikiLeaks, he also revealed having first approached three news outlets: the Washington Post, New York Times and Politico.
Erik Wemple:
Bradley Manning raises a question: How do you tip off the New York Times?  —  Last year, a big fight in journo-critic world addressed whether the New York Times should have a correspondent front and center for the trial of Bradley Manning, the famous WikiLeaker.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Bradley Manning Tried Going To NY Times, Washington Post, Politico Before Turning To WikiLeaks  —  WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning revealed on Thursday that, before turning to Julian Assange's organization, he tried to get the New York Times, Washington Post and Politico interested …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Bradley Manning pleads guilty to being Wikileaks source, denies ‘aiding the enemy’
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
A BusinessWeek cover crosses a line  —  Minorities as greedy grotesqueries fueling a new housing bubble  —  Bloomberg BusinessWeek is a lot edgier than its predecessor, at least where design is concerned.  Sometimes it's too edgy, like when it takes two minutes to read some headline intentionally designed to be barely legible.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Bloomberg Businessweek editor wishes he hadn't published controversial housing cover
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
As Nook revenues plunge, B&N says it's “calibrating” strategy but “committed” to devices  —  Barnes & Noble had warned investors that its third-quarter Nook earnings would be disappointing.  The earnings report was released before the market opened Thursday morning, and indeed, Nook revenues …
John Kell / Wall Street Journal:   Riggio's Plan Questioned by Shareholder on Barnes & Noble Call
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
What the Atlantic learned from Scientology: native advertising is harder for news brands  —  You have to feel for the Atlantic.  One poor decision has made it a case study in how not to embrace a popular advertising trend — even though many other publications could have gotten away with the same ad.
Discussion: @psigrist and NetNewsCheck Latest
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
AOL picks Susan Lyne to head up its brands, including TechCrunch  —  (Reuters) - AOL Inc appointed board director Susan Lyne on Thursday to head up its portfolio of brands, including TechCrunch and Mapquest.  —  Lyne, who is vice chairman of the online clothing flash sale site …
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
AOL's Chief Operating Officer to Exit
Discussion: Business Insider and TechCrunch
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
How much could The Guardian make by putting up a paywall?  —  abandoned its attachment to the free online publishing model and joined the paywall crowd?  —  It's a long-running question that got a little more attention yesterday following the news that The Guardian had avoided industrial action …
Jim Romenesko:
Who will buy the Los Angeles Times?  —  Rupert Murdoch?  ("[His] people are out there doing their due diligence," says Ken Doctor.)  —  Aaron Kushner?  (A skeptical alt-weekly editor says: “The minute he stops making money, he stops his model railroad.")
Discussion: LA Weekly
Neil McIntosh appointed Managing Editor, BBC Online and Red Button  —  The BBC today announced that Neil McIntosh has been appointed as the Managing Editor for BBC Online and Red Button.  —  As Managing Editor, McIntosh will provide strategic and operational leadership for BBC Online …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
John Battelle Replacing Deanna Brown as CEO of Federated Media  —  Federated Media Publishing, the sprawling blog network that represents such sites as Boing Boing, The Awl, GigaOm and Freakonomics, is in transition.  Founder John Battelle is returning to the CEO role, while Deanna Brown …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Pop Culture Web Publisher BuzzMedia Lays Off 20 Percent of Staff, Restructures  —  BuzzMedia, the pop-culture Web publisher that got a new CEO late last year, is undergoing another overhaul.  The company is cutting 20 percent of its workforce, but plans on replacing many of the outgoing employees with new hires.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
For young editor Scott Dadich, another shot at rewiring Condé Nast
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Stephen Lepitak / The Drum:
ITV sees 1% increase in broadcasting and online revenues while ITV studio grows revenue by £100m in 2012
Discussion: Media Week
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Cablevision-Viacom battle echoes Malone-Redstone fight
Discussion: Wall Street Journal