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7:35 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Editors Weblog:
“Small blogs” will be exempt from royal charter for press regulation  —  The UK government has finally settled on a definition of what constitutes a “micro business” that will be exempt from controversial plans to impose punitive damages on newspapers who refuse to join an approved press regulator.
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 …
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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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
You Weren't The Only One Watching Amazon's Original Programming This Weekend …
Discussion:, VatorNews and VentureBeat
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pranksters insert ‘apology’ letter into copies of New York Post
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Takes Stake in Syncbak, Eyeing Aereo Threat
Felix Salmon:
Aereo and the death of broadcast TV
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Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
Ex-Hollywood pariah BitTorrent to promote independent film release
Discussion: Advanced Television