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9:45 PM ET, March 22, 2013


 Top News: 
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
‘Let Me Tweet That For You’ site raises concerns for journalists  —  This tweet looks pretty real, doesn't it?  —  It's not, though.  I faked that tweet using a Web service named “Let Me Tweet That For You.”  It's pretty simple — you type in a Twitter username and a message …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Changing trains: The Local East Village, NYU's hyperlocal blog, moves from The New York Times to New York magazine  —  NEW YORK — New York University's hyperlocal East Village blog has found a new home and a new name.  After a two-and-a-half-year partnership with The New York Times …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Times
The Stream:
News from Anonymous  —  A branch of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, @YourAnonNews (YAN), announced on Wednesday that it plans to start its own publicly funded news site.  The move will allow the account to operate without the restrictions of companies like Twitter and Tumblr, where it is currently hosted.
Nellie Andreeva /
CBS Poised To Buy Half Of TV Guide, Partner With Lionsgate  —  EXCLUSIVE: CBS Corp, which already owns/co-owns broadcast networks CBS and the CW, pay cable network Showtime, and international TV channels, is adding a domestic basic cable network to its portfolio.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New Republic Fires Timothy Noah  —  On Thursday, New Republic columnist Timothy Noah received an email from editor Frank Foer asking him to meet at 2:30 pm on Friday.  That's when Foer told Noah that he was out of a job.  —  When Noah got to the New Republic's lobby, on the way out the door …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Bloomberg Businessweek expands non-postal delivery  —  Bloomberg Businessweek is expanding its alternate delivery program via a partnership with Gannett, the magazine will announce Monday.  Subscribers in Cincinnati, Asheville, N.C., and 13 other markets will by July be able to receive …
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
American News Consumers Have Gained the World but Lost Their Backyards  —  The Internet affords cheap, easy access to priceless information.  But local news coverage is a casualty of its rise.  —  Is the American news media in better shape than ever before?
Discussion: Street Fight
Janko Roettgers / paidContent: Is this the new Delicious?  —  Looks like the folks over at Delicious may have a case of Digg envy: I stumbled across a seemingly new site called today that serves up a continuous stream of stories in a design that looks a lot like the recently-relaunched, with a bit of Pinterest mixed in for good measure.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Posthaven Launches In Public Beta, Has Saved 850K Posts Since Posterous Announced Its Shutdown Date Of April 30th  —  Once Twitter acquired Posterous, we knew that it was going to shut down at some point, as there was no way that the micro-blogging service would support a fully featured alternative platform.
Jim Romenesko:
Boston Globe editor: 'We're a stable enterprise.  We're a cash positive enterprise'  —  Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory spoke yesterday at the MIT Center for Civic Media.  Here's what he said, according to the live blog that “may contain errors”:  — The Globe, which is on the market …
Phillip Smith / MediaShift Idea Lab:
Ranking the Slowest-Loading News Sites and How They Can Speed Up  —  I present your winner (or loser?) for slowest loading feature article, the Chicago Tribune, at 16.68 seconds, almost 6 megabytes of data, and with more than 300 requests for resources to display the page in question.
Discussion: Poynter and eMedia Vitals
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Filing Says Glenn Beck's Network TheBlaze Is Raising $40M  —  TheBlaze, a set of online ventures run by conservative pundit Glenn Beck, is raising $40 million in new funding, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  —  The filing states that the company has raised $1.5 million so far.
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Erik Wemple:
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