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10:20 AM ET, February 28, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
The Week:
Bob Woodward's ridiculous war with the White House  —  Bob Woodward, the veteran reporter for The Washington Post, has suggested that the White House threatened him over a recent story in which he accused President Obama of “moving the goal posts” by demanding a balanced package of tax revenues …
Discussion: Guardian
Bob Woodward says he was threatened by White House  —  (CNN) - Veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Wednesday he was threatened by a senior Obama administration official following his reporting on the White House's handling of the forced federal spending cuts set to take effect on Friday.
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 …
Phil Wahba / Reuters:
Barnes & Noble's Nook, ebook sales fall 25.9 percent in quarter  —  (Reuters) - Barnes & Noble Inc reported a quarterly net loss on Thursday, hurt by a sharp decline in sales in its Nook device and e-books business, as well as lower sales at its bookstores and college bookstore chain.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
AOL Confirms Susan Lyne As CEO Of Brand Group, Artie Minson Out As COO Role Goes (Memo)  —  AOL today confirmed a couple of big changes at the top of the company, as first reported yesterday by Bloomberg and AllThingsD.  Susan Lyne, the exec who had previously been CEO of Gilt Groupe and an AOL board member …
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: NetNewsCheck Latest and @psigrist
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 …
Medina Roshan / Reuters:
WikiLeaks soldier to face judge weighing his guilty plea offer  —  (Reuters) - A U.S. Army private accused of aiding the enemy by slipping secret documents to the WikiLeaks website faces questions on Thursday from a judge weighing his offer to plead guilty to some of the charges.
Discussion: Guardian, Sky News, Telegraph and
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.
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Dish accuses CBS of ordering ‘Big Bang Theory’ star to delete sponsored Hopper tweet  —  It seems the war between CBS and Dish Network is moving to Twitter.  The satellite provider is today accusing CBS of ordering Kaley Cuoco, who stars in The Big Bang Theory (among the network's most popular shows) …
Discussion: The Wrap, Adweek and WebProNews
Steve Carney / Los Angeles Times:
Radio guru turns podcast curator  —  With Podcast.One, Norman Pattiz aims to package talk shows to gain listener and advertiser interest.  —  Norm Pattiz, the founder of radio syndicator Westwood One, is launching PodcastOne.  (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times / February 28, 2013)
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