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9:50 AM ET, April 23, 2013

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Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Netflix Surpasses HBO in U.S. Subscribers … Netflix reported 29.17 million domestic subscribers in the first quarter of 2013, surpassing HBO for the very first time.  —  Netflix, which ended 2012 with 27.15 million domestic subs, added just over 2 million subs, according to 1Q results issued Monday.
Discussion: Betabeat, Forbes and WebProNews
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Ed Bark / New York Times:
Brian Stelter's ‘Top of the Morning,’ on Talk Show Wars  —  Brian Stelter's book on the nefarious network morning show wars ends up being like a breakfast made not quite to order.  —  The eggs over easy have one hard yolk, and the bacon's a little limp.  The toast is well-buttered but burned, and the coffee's short on heat.
Discussion: TVNewser
Jack Shafer:
In defense of journalistic error  —  Hilary Sargent, who does business on the Web as Chart Girl, compiled the best early guide to the journalistic mistakes made on the afternoon of April 17, as broadcasters and wire services moved their conflicting and error-studded reports about the status of the Boston Marathon bombing dragnet.
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Gannett reports higher revenue, profit  —  (Reuters) - Gannett Co Inc (GCI.N) reported higher first-quarter revenue and profit on Tuesday on the strength of its TV stations and digital revenue from subscriptions to its newspapers.  —  Gannett, which is the largest newspaper chain in the United States …
Discussion: Poynter and USA Today
Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Aereo will launch its controversial antenna and Internet-based TV service in Boston on May 15  —  Aereo has announced today that it will be rolling out its controversial Internet-based television service in Boston on May 15.  —  Consumers who choose to pre-order will be able to access …
Discussion: TechCrunch, CNET and The Verge
Adam Weinstein / Columbia Journalism Review:
Making ‘investigative a priority’ in south Florida  —  How the Sun Sentinel assembled a Pulitzer-worthy “I Team” in the middle of Hurricane Tribune  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — “I've been here before,” I told the assistant as she picked me up at the elevator landing just outside the South Florida Sun Sentinel's newsroom last Wednesday.
Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Twitter eyes TV, lands major advertising deal in run-up to IPO  —  Twitter has reportedly reached an advertising deal with Publicis' Starcom MediaVest Group worth hundreds of millions of dollars over multiple years.  (Bob Daly / For The Times / April 22, 2013)
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Amazon Broadens Its Terrain  —  David Blum does not have a regular table at the Four Seasons or host celebrity parties at the top of the Standard Hotel.  —  He does not get a lot of fawning press.  After he was fired by The Village Voice and left The New York Press, Gawker Media in 2009 pronounced him …
Discussion: Personanondata
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Matthew Keys on Reuters firing: ‘I assume they were looking for an out’  —  Matthew Keys said his firing from Reuters “wasn't unexpected” — and while the company told him they “did not agree with” some of the coverage he did on his own about the Boston bombings and did not mention the indictment against him …
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
MPAA: Film & TV Poured $15.5B Into China's Economy  —  Study finds that film and TV industry supported 909,000 jobs in 2011  —  Hollywood is making the case that the growing popularity of U.S. films in China is a boon to both countries.  —  The Motion Picture Assn. of America …
Discussion: Variety
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC appoints Danny Cohen as new director of television  —  Current BBC1 controller, whose credits include Call the Midwife, will oversee the corporation's four main channels  —  BBC1 controller Danny Cohen has been confirmed as the corporation's new director of television.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
What's the Fuss About Native Ads?  —  In the search for new advertising models, Native Ads are booming.  The ensuing Web vs. Native controversy is a festival of fake naïveté and misplaced indignation.  —  Native Advertising is the politically correct term for Advertorial, period.
Discussion: Guardian
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Filipino radio journalist murdered  —  Filipino radio journalist Mario Vendiola Baylosis was shot three times and killed by two motorcycle gunmen yesterday (22 April) in the town of Kabasalan, in the southern province of Zamboanga Sibugay.  Baylosis, 33, who worked at the Radio Natin, was on his way home from hosting his morning show.
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
You Weren't The Only One Watching Amazon's Original Programming This Weekend …
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