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12:55 AM ET, April 23, 2013


 Top News: 
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 …
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Reuters Fired Its Indicted Social Media Editor After Bad Social Media Editing  —  Thomson Reuters could handle its deputy social media editor, Matthew Keys, being indicted on federal hacking charges.  But after a week in which he was harshly criticized for inaccurate tweets to his 35,000-plus followers …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Netflix Adds 3 Million Subscribers, Revenue Surpasses $1 Billion  —  Netflix's rebound continues, as its share price climbs past $170  —  Netflix generated more than $1 billion in revenue in the first fiscal quarter of 2013, exceeding analysts' expectations for its financial results …
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: Forbes
Chris Welch / The Verge:   Netflix will offer $11.99 family plan with up to four simultaneous streams
Ali Velshi / Quartz:
Ex-CNN anchor: Twitter is merciless when media lag, ruthless when they're wrong  —  For a time, Gabrielle Giffords was dead.  So was Newtown, Connecticut, shooter Adam Lanza's father.  Or maybe it was his brother in Hoboken, New Jersey.  All three, as we now know, are alive.  Two of them weren't even shot.
Bill Grueskin / Columbia Journalism Review:
In defense of scoops  —  Their reputation took a beating in Boston …
Discussion: Mediaite
The Huffington Post:
Final Act Of Boston Manhunt Drew Millions
Discussion: Mediaite
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Citizen ‘journalism’ ran amok in Boston crisis  —  With an entire city on lockdown and the whole world watching, crowd reporting on the drama in Boston last week reached critical mass. Now, we are facing a critical mess.  —  Armed with iPhones, empowered by Twitter and amplified …
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
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Launches Mobile Ads Today In Big Revenue Push  —  Users of iOS and Android Apps Will See Up to 4 Ads Per Day  —  Tumblr is launching its mobile ads today, marking the first time the 6-year-old startup is placing ads that look and feel like regular posts on the blog network.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP Editor: We Deserved ‘Shellacking’ For Boston Marathon Misreporting  —  Kathleen Carroll, executive editor of the Associated Press, addressed “some missteps” Monday in the news organization's coverage last week of the Boston marathon attack investigation, including having misreported Wednesday …
Discussion: Mediaite and Chickaboomer
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
You Weren't The Only One Watching Amazon's Original Programming This Weekend - New Shows Were Most-Watched TV Content Since Release  —  Amazon is pulling a Netflix today, in the sense that it's now touting the release of its original programming as the “most watched” TV shows on the Amazon Video service since launch on Friday.
Discussion:, VatorNews and VentureBeat
Anita Hamilton / Businessweek:
It's Getting Harder to Make Money on YouTube  —  Despite success stories about YouTube (GOOG) such sensations as Jenna Marbles, the vast majority of the site's users probably don't think of it as a place to earn money.  The video giant wants to change that.
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune sends pizza to Boston Globe newsroom  —  According to a Globe tweet, the Tribune told Globe journalists that “we can't buy you lost sleep, but we can pick up your lunch.”  The Globe's response: “Classy to the core.”  —  * Check out the pizzas in the Globe newsroom ( |
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Grooveshark CEO Says He's ‘Broke,’ Calls 2012 the ‘Year of Getting Punched in the Face 10,000 Times’  —  Grooveshark CEO Sam Tarantino has a case of the Mondays, only this one's lasted every single day for over a year.  Between 2011 and 2012, both Google and Apple pulled Grooveshark …
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
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Discussion: Advanced Television and The Wrap
Publishers Weekly:
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Intel's TV project loses key exec months before going to market
Discussion: CNET
Andy Carvin / MediaShift:
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Discussion: MediaShift, Thanks:@mediatwit
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Michael Meyer / Columbia Journalism Review:
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