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2:15 PM 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.
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
How Sports Illustrated Scored The Jason Collins Story  —  In a thought-provoking Sports Illustrated article, Jason Collins — who played for the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics this NBA season — just became the first openly gay male athlete in one of America's most popular professional sports.
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
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Hires CBC's Kristine Stewart As Managing Director (And First Team Member) For Twitter Canada  —  Canadian broadcasting executive Kristine Stewart has joined Twitter as managing director for Twitter Canada.  —  The announcement was just tweeted by Adam Bain, Twitter's president of global revenue.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Vox Media Steps Up Its Ad Push With The Launch Of Vox Creative, CEO Jim Bankoff Says Company Will Be Profitable This Year  —  Vox Media, publishers of the SBNation, Verge and Polygon blogs, is getting down to business with monetizing its content with the launch of Vox Creative …
Discussion: VentureBeat
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
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 …
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.
Discussion: BBC
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 …
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
Chris Welch / The Verge:
The ‘Guardian’ falls victim to Syrian Electronic Army, 11 Twitter accounts compromised  —  After successfully overtaking the primary Associated Press Twitter account — its highest-profile “hack” to date — the Syrian Electronic Army turned its sights on the Guardian over the weekend.
 
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David Carr / New York Times:
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
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Discussion: GigaOM and Talking Biz News
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
Brian Stelter On NBC's Response to ‘Top of the Morning,’ Negative Reviews
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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
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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
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