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1:15 PM ET, April 10, 2013


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Aereo Has TV Networks Circling the Wagons  —  When Chase Carey, Rupert Murdoch's top deputy at News Corporation, told broadcasters on Monday about his contingency plan to turn the Fox network into something available only on cable, he knew policy makers would be listening, too.
Steven Musil / CNET:
CBS joins Fox in considering subscription-only model
Discussion: New York Times and FishbowlNY
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:   Fox's threat to go cable-only won't mean much to most viewers
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Alec Baldwin Said to Be in Talks to Join NBC's Late-Night Lineup  —  A well-known name is the latest to surface in the populated field of late night television hosts: Alec Baldwin.  —  The Emmy-winning actor is in the mix for a spot in NBC's late-night lineup, one executive involved in the network's program planning said.
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why paywalls are scary  —  The case for paywalls would seem to be compelling: Staunch the decline in print circulation, get paid for producing valuable local content and tap into a fresh source of sorely needed revenue at a time advertising sales continue to shrink.  —  All good?  Not necessarily.
Discussion: @jeffjarvis and @jayrosen_nyu
John Harris / Guardian:
Tim Waterstone: ‘If reading is going be all digital in 50 years, so be it’  —  Thirty years ago, Tim Waterstone founded one of the UK's best-known booksellers, and is still in love with the idea of bookshops.  So what is he doing starting a new ebooks venture?
Discussion: The Bookseller
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Waterstones founder to help launch new e-singles subscription site, Read Petite
Discussion: Retail Week
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
USPS won't end Saturday delivery  —  The U.S. Postal Service said Wednesday it will not end Saturday delivery, something it announced in February that it planned to do.  —  The USPS hoped curtailing delivery on those days would help it control costs.  Unlike many other government bodies …
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Magzter is a digital magazines giant that has come from nowhere (well, okay, Asia) to sign Hearst and Newsweek  —  Okay, you probably know of Apple's iOS Newsstand, and you might have heard that Google is planning to launch its own newsstand for Android - but have you heard of Magzter?
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Circa's Matt Galligan on Building a Different Kind of News Reader (Video)  —  Earlier this week, I went for a visit to the San Francisco HQ of Circa, the startup that always seems to get lumped into the mobile news reader aggregation category with others such as Pulse, Zite and Flipboard.
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Medium Adds Collaboration Tools To Its Publishing Platform, Allowing People To Add Notes To Your Posts  —  Today, Ev Williams' latest startup, Medium, added some tools to bring people together while they're writing.  The collaboration tools are similar to what you'd find in Google Docs …
Discussion: Medium
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Adobe Adopts Apple's Streaming Format for Internet TV Platform … Adobe Systems is using Apple's streaming-media protocol as the de facto standard in its Primetime video-publishing system — putting its own technology on the back burner.  —  The soup-to-nuts Adobe Primetime system provides …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
Apple bans digital comic over gay sex images, its creators say  —  Writer Brian K. Vaughan claims that issue 12 of his Saga comic has been removed from all iOS apps “because of two postage stamp-sized images of gay sex.”  —  Apple has barred the latest issue of a digital comic from iOS apps …
Jim Romenesko:
Mirror Awards finalists are announced  —  Finalists in the Mirror Awards — called “the most important awards for recognizing excellence in media industry reporting” — have been announced by Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.  The winners will be announced on June 5.
Editors Weblog:
Der Spiegel editors-in-chief fired  —  Following a dramatic disagreement over the future direction of the news magazine, Der Spiegel editors Georg Mascolo and Mathias Müller von Blumencron have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect.  —  According to the German site meedia …
David Lieberman /
Movie Attendance Likely To Drop In 2013, And Beyond: Report  —  Bond analysis firm Fitch Ratings offers its bracing analysis of the movie exhibition industry a week ahead of theater owners' annual CinemaCon trade show in Las Vegas.  The company forecasts a “modest” decline in 2013 ticket sales …
Ted Johnson / Variety:
NAB Chief: Next FCC Chair Shouldn't Have ‘Bias’ Toward Broadband  —  LAS VEGAS — When Julius Genachowski makes his final appearance as FCC chairman before the National Assn. of Broadcasters convention on Wednesday, more than likely he'll get the same type of reaction as he has in years past: Lukewarm.
Discussion: MediaTel
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC staff have £750,000 worth of gadgets lost or stolen in three years  —  Laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones among the 785 electrical items lost by corporation staff since 2010  —  BBC staff have lost 785 laptops, tablet computers and mobile phones in the past three years, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
IPC Media chief executive to retire  —  Sylvia Auton to step down after 36 years with the company, in a tenure that included £1.15bn acquisition by Time Warner  —  Sylvia Auton, the chair and chief executive of Marie Claire publisher IPC Media, is to retire after 36 years with the company.
Discussion: Media Week
Martin Eiermann / The European:
“There is no news industry”  —  Clay Shirky has been at the forefront of thinking about the future of journalism for the better part of a decade.  He sat down with Martin Eiermann to discuss institutional inertia, censorship in the App Store, and what it means to be a journalist in 2013.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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Jo Tuckman / Guardian:
Journalists on front line of Mexico drug war: ‘Fear is terrible and well founded’
Discussion: Big News
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
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Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Intel Cooks Up Future of TV — a Potential Mess for Cable
Discussion: Business Insider
Rafat Ali / Skift:
Turns out Google didn't sell social followers back to Arthur Frommer
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Sony Re-Ups Movie, Music Boss Michael Lynton
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
 Earlier Picks: 
Diana Lind / Feministe:
David Carr Needs to Lean In
Discussion: BuzzFeed and NewsLab
Mathew Ingram / paidContent:
The Empire acquires the rebel alliance: Mendeley users revolt against Elsevier takeover
Discussion: Synthesis
Kira Witkin / Editors Weblog:
Author-specific paywalls let publications cash in on journalists' personal brands
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Parmy Olson / Forbes:
This Simple App Could Put E-Books On Millions Of Phones In The Third World