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1:10 PM ET, March 21, 2013


 Top News: 
Facebook Managing Editor Steps Down, Says Site 'Doesn't Need Reporters'  —  Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher announced Wednesday that he will be leaving the social media giant next month.  Speaking before a crowded audience at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch Calls U.K. Press Regulation Deal A ‘Holy Mess’  —  He also lauds the defeat of new Australian media rules and joins his “Sun” tabloid in attacking the British government led by David Cameron.  —  LONDON - News Corp. chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch on Thursday continued …
Emily Bell / Guardian:
The press regulation charter is illiterate about the internet  —  The Leveson-inspired draft bill deals with the past, not the future, of the press in failing to address the myriad ways we now receive ‘news’  —  If Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has sat in as many conferences on the …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Meltwater vows appeal in AP copyright suit  —  News clipping service Meltwater will appeal the court's decision that it infringed the use of The Associated Press' content, the company's CEO said Thursday.  —  U.S. District Judge Denise Cote on Wednesday ruled in favor of the AP …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
How a toothbrush news site can get more visits than the Economist: More on the botnet scam  —  A larger picture is emerging about an online advertising scam that is reportedly soaking major brands like McDonald's and Disney for $6 million a month.  The scam, which has rattled publishers and the ad industry …
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalists attacked in Egypt over the weekend  —  At least 14 journalists were attacked by police and supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood group outside the group's headquarters in Cairo on Saturday and Sunday, according to news reports and local journalists.
Discussion: Guardian
Joshua Gillin / Poynter:
Allyson Bird explains further ‘why I left the news’  —  Allyson Bird, the 28-year-old author of a now-viral blog post detailing why she left journalism, explained in an e-mail interview that she battled against the realities of being asked to do more work for less pay.
YouTube Blog:
YouTube Hits a Billion Monthly Users  —  In the last eight years you've come to YouTube to watch, share and fall in love with videos from all over the world.  Tens of thousands of partners have created channels that have found and built businesses for passionate, engaged audiences.
John Cook / Gawker:
The New Roger Ailes Biography Manages to Go 35 Pages Without Credulously Repeating a Documentable Lie  —  Fat dick Roger Ailes is the subject of a deeply, deeply terrible new biography by magazine writer Zev Chafets.  You can gauge its value by the fact that Chafets saw fit to acknowledge his …
Discussion: National Review and GalleyCat
Robert X. Cringely / InfoWorld:
Here lies Web journalism, dead at the hand of the almighty advertiser  —  Don't know if you've noticed, but there's a hullabaloo over online ads masquerading as editorial on the Web these days.  I'm here to tell you that the situation is actually much worse than you might think.
Amir Efrati / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Execs Talk Up Paid-Subscription Channels  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube, the No. 1 video site, on Wednesday publicly talked up the possibility of allowing people who create videos for the site to charge viewers a subscription fee, something it has been discussing privately with video makers and advertisers.
Discussion: Fast Company and CNET
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post seeks blogger for Style section  —  The Washington Post's arts and living section, Style, is looking for a blogger, an internal announcement reads.  Whoever lands this position may want to invest in a serious coffee machine: … The job “will require early mornings …
Dan Kois / Slate:   Stop Making Fun of WaPo's Blogger Job and Start Applying for It
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Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight
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Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Murrey Marder, Early McCarthy Skeptic, Dies at 93
Discussion: Washington Post and USA Today
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’
Sarah Meehan / Baltimore Business Journal:
Baltimore Sun names Trif Alatzas as top editor
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Is Sued on Patent-Infringement Claim
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Digits
 Earlier Picks: 
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Macmillan Buys Late Nite Labs To Help Bring Virtual Science Labs To Higher Ed
Discussion: PRWeb and EdSurge
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell exiting
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken — but can she fix it in time?
Discussion: Daily Dot, Techdirt and Hillicon Valley
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Discussion: FishbowlNY
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
Big Tweets Map to Big #TVRatings: Nielsen Study
Discussion: Nielsen, Beet.TV and Lost Remote