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8:10 AM 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 …
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 …
Janko Roettgers / paidContent:
M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight  —  M-Go, the online video service that was founded by Technicolor and Dreamworks, signed a licensing agreement with Lionsgate to get access the studio's catalog.  The deal includes all previous seasons of Mad Men …
Discussion: Home Media Magazine
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
Marc Tracy / New Republic:
The Man With the Kind Face  —  Roger Ailes wanted a friendly biography.  Zev Chafets was the man for the job.  —  asked Roger, 'Why'd you agree to let me do the book?'  “ Zev Chafets told me yesterday.  We were speeding up Central Park West in a News Corp.-provided town car. ”
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Couldn't Care Less What You Think About His Obama Comments
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
Associated Press:
AP wins copyright infringement suit against Meltwater News  —  Federal court grants AP's summary judgment against the subscriber-only service  —  NEW YORK — The U.S. District Court for the Southern District, in Manhattan, ruled today that Meltwater News infringed the use of AP content.
Discussion: Poynter, @timwindsor and @timwindsor
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 …
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.
Hollywood Reporter:
‘Digital Omnivores’ Devouring Video on Tablets, Study Says  —  Research firm Deloitte says 26 percent of the U.S. population over age 14 owns a tablet, smartphone and laptop.  —  There were 160 percent more “digital omnivores” at the end of last year than there were at the end of 2011 …
Allyson Bird:
Why I left news  —  I get asked two questions several times a week, and I brush off both with a verbal swat.  One — because I'm in my late 20s, I suppose - is when are you getting married?  And the other, because it seems like small talk, is why did you leave the newspaper?
David Freedlander / The Daily Beast:
The Al Jazeera Charm Offensive  —  With nearly limitless funds from the Qatari royals and plans to hire up to 700 staffers, Al Jazeera America will launch in 45 million U.S. homes in July.  But it needs a star—and a clean slate, says David Freedlander.  —  Al Jazeera is coming to America.
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
The head of the Copyright Office says the law is broken — but can she fix it in time?  —  Maria Pallante takes on a behemoth task — it took 20 years to complete the last copyright overhaul  —  The Register of Copyrights needs a drink.  —  Maria Pallante heads up the US Copyright Office …
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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: Forbes, Business Wire and AppleInsider
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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Carl Marcucci / Radio & Television Business Report:
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Discussion: TVNewser
BBC staff vote in favour of strike action
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Deputy editor of Murdoch UK tabloid charged over payments
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Evening Standard leaks details of George Osborne's budget