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3:25 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 …
Discussion: AllThingsD
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
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
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 and Fortune
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.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski steps down  —  Julius Genachowski, who has served as FCC Chairman since 2009, is stepping down.  The FCC has announced on its website that Genachowski will be leaving his position “in the coming weeks;” an official meeting will be held later this morning.
Binding the press: A rotten deal  —  THE regulation of the British press is an area where this newspaper usually treads lightly.  It is not just that The Economist has an interest in opposing irksome rules—albeit a less obvious one than the tabloids, many though not all of them owned by Rupert Murdoch …
Jemima Kiss / Guardian:
Vevo boss says intelligent, data-centric services could revive music industry  —  International senior vice-president Nic Jones says music service users want opportunity to be curated by more than algorithms  —  Intelligent, data-centric services could herald the rebirth of the music industry …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA:
Ex-Gawker EIC A.J. Daulerio to Consult for BuzzMedia  —  It was just a few months ago that A.J. Daulerio vacated the EIC position at Gawker and was replaced by John Cook.  This week comes word that Daulerio will soon be taking on a high-level three-month consulting gig with BuzzMedia.
Wall Street Journal:
Web Fan Base Tips Scale To Fallon  —  Jimmy Fallon's recent two-minute skit “Evolution of Mom Dancing,” featuring the late-night TV comic and Michelle Obama performing a series of funny dance moves, racked up more than 15 million views on YouTube.  That is about five times the average nightly audience …
Addy Dugdale / Fast Company:
BBC Commissions Six Original Dramas For Its iPlayer Streaming Service  —  Once it was all about the online catch-up.  Now the Beeb's terrestrial channels will be catching up with online.  —  Promising writers of TV scripts just got a new conduit for their work.
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.
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