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10:00 AM ET, March 31, 2013


 Top News: 
Craig Mod / paidContent:
The deal Goodreads should've struck (hint: it wasn't with Amazon)  —  In my dream team, fantasy publishing startup league, I would have had Goodreads buy Readmill.  Here are two startups with similarly overlapping problems.  I understand why Amazon bought Goodreads, and why Goodreads sold itself to Amazon.
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Authors Guild warns of monopoly in Amazon's purchase of Goodreads  —  The literary world gasped on Thursday when Amazon announced it had acquired Goodreads, a popular social networks that lets book lovers connect and share reviews with one another.  The deal gives Amazon control …
Tim Carmody / The Verge:
Goodreads is no Instagram: Amazon paid about $150 million  —  Estimates of the company's billion-dollar purchase price were sadly misguided  —  Terms of Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads haven't been disclosed, but that won't stop people from speculating.  Bloomberg Businessweek put forward …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Digits
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Warner Bros. Embraced Digital Future With Choice of Kevin Tsujihara as CEO … Editor-in-chief: TV  —  @Variety_Cynthia  —  Kevin Tsujihara is feeling the weight of his triumph.  Eleven days into his tenure as CEO of Warner Bros., his inbox is still inundated with well wishers.
Associated Press:
AP opens full news bureau in Myanmar  —  YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The Associated Press on Saturday became the first international news agency to open a bureau in Myanmar since a reformist government took power two years ago and began relaxing restrictions on the media for the first time in decades.
Monica Almeida / Al Jazeera English:
New challenges for investigative journalism  —  Investigative reporting is the preferred scapegoat of the powerful when they have something to hide, writes Almeida.  —  Monica Almeida is the Quito editor of daily newspaper El Universo.  She has worked for AFP in Paris and was a 2009 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Texas Tribune expands its niche email business with In the Flow  —  The Texas Tribune is getting into the niche newsletter business.  The Tribune's new twice-a-month newsletter, In the Flow, takes a look at water issues and related topics like droughts and fracking.
Discussion: The Texas Tribune
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
BusinessWeek's billion-dollar boo-boo  —  A poor piece spreads bogus news about Amazon's Goodreads acquisition  —  Bloomberg BusinessWeek makes itself look silly today, running a speculative piece on how much Amazon paid for its latest acquisition, Goodreads.  —  Here's the headline:
Kyle Stock / Businessweek:
Rampant Speculation: How Much Did Amazon Pay for Goodreads?
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
New York Magazine Launches Enhanced iPad App  —  New York magazine is finally scrapping its digital replica app and launching a new interactive version of its weekly print magazine that was created with digital design agency The Wonderfactory and uses the Mag+ platform.
Discussion: Mobile Marketer Media
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
At The Wall Street Journal, a smartphone app has reporters on board for shooting video  —  The text-based web is dead, says Michael Downing.  When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced his intention this month to transform the company into a platform for video, Downing heard a death knell — one he's been expecting for some time.
Eliza Kern / paidContent:
Generation Mooch?  Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content  —  I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn't from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.  —  It was sitting at the breakfast table with my Dad every morning, when we would read the weather section of the Washington Post.
Discussion: New York Times and TeleRead
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
The Hollywood Reporter Apologizes to Deadline Parent Company, Settles Lawsuit  —  The Hollywood Reporter admitted to stealing code from Penske Media Corporation, parent company of rival publications Deadline Hollywood and Variety, as part of a recent settlement the two companies reached to end their year-and-a-half-old legal dispute.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Tuesday Q&A: Amanda Zamora on participation metrics, deeper engagement, and why ProPublica is heading to Reddit  —  When Amanda Zamora left The Washington Post for ProPublica last year, she said wanted to get back to her true love — social media.  She also saw it as an opportunity to step …
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Michael Malone / Broadcasting & Cable:
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Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Bob Teague, WNBC Reporter Who Helped Integrate TV News, Is Dead at 84
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