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11:20 AM ET, April 29, 2013

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 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
HuffPost Live in Deal With AXS to Put Show on Cable  —  The Huffington Post has found a partial home on cable television for its eight-month-old Internet channel, HuffPost Live, courtesy of Mark Cuban.  —  The company announced Sunday night that Mr. Cuban's cable channel AXS TV …
Michael Laris / Washington Post:
Hoax emergency message sends police to Wolf Blitzer's house in Bethesda  —  Montgomery County police received an urgent message at about 6:25 p.m. Saturday saying someone had been shot at Wolf Blitzer's home in Bethesda.  Officers streamed toward the CNN host's residence near Congressional Country Club.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
ESPN: The Magazine Puts a Print Spin on Sponsored Content  —  Branded content has gotten plenty of attention as it's taken off online, where the division between editorial and advertising real estate can be fuzzier (see: Forbes, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Gawker), but publishers have shied away from using similar strategies in print.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and eMedia Vitals
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
How ‘Mother Jones’ Turned Itself Into an Online ‘Secret Tape’ Factory  —  First there was the hidden video of Mitt Romney criticizing the 47 percent.  Next came the surreptitious recording of Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) aides mocking Ashley Judd.  And then, on the morning of April 25 …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Yahoo Exec Rich Riley Is New Shazam CEO: “For Next Stage of Growth and IPO”  —  Shazam, the music discovery mobile app that is now calling itself a “media engagement” company, said it had hired former top Yahoo exec Rich Riley as its new CEO, with longtime CEO Andrew Fisher moving to executive chairman.
Discussion: TechCrunch and Softpedia News
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Financial Times: ‘There is no drawback to working in HTML5’  —  FT.com managing director Rob Grimshaw on apps evolution, paywall prospects and why BuzzFeed is ‘absolutely fascinating’  —  Nearly two years since the Financial Times launched its HTML5 web app in June 2011 …
Discussion: AllThingsD and eMedia Vitals
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Huffington Post to launch German edition  —  The Huffington Post has announced the launch of a German-language edition for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in conjunction with Tomorrow Focus AG, a provider of digital media content in Germany.  The partnership will be led largely by Tomorrow Focus AG …
Guardian:
Iraq bans al-Jazeera and nine other TV channels over ‘sectarian bias’  —  Qatar-based channel and nine other stations have licences revoked as government claims they fuel bloodshed  —  The Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they had revoked the operating licences of the broadcaster al-Jazeera …
Associated Press:
Mary Thom Dead: Former Ms. Magazine Editor Dies In NY Crash  —  YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — Prominent feminist Mary Thom, a writer and former editor of Ms. magazine who also was an avid motorcyclist, crashed while riding on a highway and was killed, her nephew said Saturday.  She was 68.
Andrew Orlowski / The Register:
UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now  —  Everyone = Silicon Valley [ad platforms] tech companies  —  Have you ever uploaded a photo to Facebook, Instagram or Flickr?  —  If so, you'll probably want to read this, because the rules on who can exploit your work have now changed radically, overnight.
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Brian Stelter On NBC's Response to ‘Top of the Morning,’ Negative Reviews  —  Though the critics have skewered his first book, Brian Stelter chooses to see the coffee cup as half full.  —  “Honestly, I appreciate the feedback,” says Stelter, 27, author of Top of the Morning …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and mediabistro.com
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Target to Sell Wired-Endorsed Products  —  Wired was born of the tech boom, but it's always styled itself as a lifestyle magazine.  To that end, it's branched out into conferences, cultivated fashion and lifestyle advertisers, and even put its name on a handful of limited-edition products that it's sold in a pop-up store.
Discussion: GigaOM and Talking Biz News
 
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MediaPost:
Forecasters Downgrade 2013 Ad Outlook: Remain Bullish On Future, Especially For Digital, TV
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Victoria Ho / TechCrunch:
Spotify May Need To Be More ‘Asian’ To Dominate Region
Discussion: Softpedia News
Nieman Reports:
“The Story of a Lifetime”  —  Boston Globe editor Brian McGrory …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists
John Wihbey / Nieman Journalism Lab:
What's New in Digital Scholarship: Why journalists link (or why they don't) and the libel potential of a retweet
Discussion: Journalist's Resource
 Earlier Picks: 
Patrick Gavin / Politico:
Obama slings arrows, jokes at White House Correspondents' Dinner 2013
Allie Grasgreen / Inside Higher Ed:
College newspapers turn to student fees for funding
Discussion: College Media Matters
Michael McLaughlin / The Huffington Post:
Cambridge Police Department's Twitter Strategy Tested By Boston Bombing Manhunt
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David Folkenflik / NPR:
China Seeks Soft Power Influence in U.S. Through CCTV
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Banned in China: Bloomberg and New York Times say they had no choice