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11:50 AM ET, March 21, 2013

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MediaShift:
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 …
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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 …
Greg Mitchell / The Nation:
Margaret Sullivan, an Ombud Who Cares  —  This article appeared in the April 8, 2013 edition of The Nation.  —  The first Times public editor, Daniel Okrent, raised some tough issues, such as his criticism of executive editor Bill Keller for failing to fully come to grips with the paper's misconduct in the run-up to the Iraq War.
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 …
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.
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.
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
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 …
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Dan Kois / Slate:   Stop Making Fun of WaPo's Blogger Job and Start Applying for It
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Three BBC Twitter accounts have been hijacked by the ‘Syrian Electronic Army’  —  Update: It seems that the BBC Arabic Online and BBC Radio Ulster Twitter accounts were also hacked, though the latter of these seems to have now been brought back under the control of the BBC.
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.
Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Murrey Marder, Early McCarthy Skeptic, Dies at 93  —  By certain journalistic lights, the reporter Murrey Marder was an editor's nightmare.  He wrote slowly and squeezed against deadlines.  He debated with editors.  His articles were long, often complicated and never laid claim to stylish writing.
Discussion: Washington Post and USA Today
Caitlin Dewey / Washington Post:
Why Matthew Keys is not ‘the next Aaron Swartz’  —  Matthew Keys is no Aaron Swartz.  But the Reuters social media producer will face decades in jail under the same law used against Swartz if convicted of helping Anonymous hack the Los Angeles Times Web site in late 2010 …
 
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Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
Sarah Meehan / Baltimore Business Journal:
Baltimore Sun names Trif Alatzas as top editor
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Don Clark / Wall Street Journal:
Apple Is Sued on Patent-Infringement Claim
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Digits
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
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Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken — but can she fix it in time?
Jim Romenesko:
WSJ.com is getting a makeover
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
Big Tweets Map to Big #TVRatings: Nielsen Study
Discussion: Nielsen, Beet.TV and Lost Remote
Carl Marcucci / Radio & Television Business Report:
Bloomberg, El Financiero to launch HD network
Discussion: TVNewser
BBC:
BBC staff vote in favour of strike action
Discussion: pressgazette.co.uk
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Deputy editor of Murdoch UK tabloid charged over payments