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8:20 PM ET, May 23, 2013


 Top News: 
Keach Hagey / Digits:
Twitter Cozies Up to Television With New Ad Products  —  Twitter rolled out two advertising products on Thursday aimed at showing it wants to be television's friend, not foe.  —  The social networking site, powered by its recent acquisition of social media data company Bluefin Labs …
Discussion: AllThingsD, Bloomberg and Poynter
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Launches TV Ad Targeting, Twitter Amplify For Real-Time Videos In Stream  —  Twitter today made the latest push in its bid to cozy up to Madison Avenue and the world of big-budget advertising, by tapping more into the kind of mainstream mediums where advertisers like to spend their money.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Obama: Leak Investigations Could ‘Chill Investigative Journalism’  —  President Obama said Thursday that he is “troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable.”  —  In a major speech on national security …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Hearst Taps Demand Media's Bradford and Yucaipa's Johnson to “Redefine” the San Francisco Chronicle  —  Media giant Hearst has hired two senior execs — Demand Media's Joanne Bradford and former Los Angeles Times CEO Jeffrey Johnson — in a significant move to digitally turbocharge and jumpstart …
Discussion: @rajunarisetti and FishbowlLA
Leon Lazaroff /
Bloomberg's ‘Spygate’ Marks Murdoch's Latest Salvo  —  NEW YORK (TheStreet) - It's been 13 days since The New York Post's Mark DeCambre broke the news that Bloomberg reporters allegedly used proprietary information from the company's terminals to write about investment bankers, including those at Goldman Sachs (GS).
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:   Bloomberg News hires Boston Globe's ME
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Top Politico Reporter Joins The New York Times  —  Politico's Jonathan Martin, who has been with the publication since its earliest days, is leaving for the New York Times, according to a memo obtained by The Huffington Post.  —  Martin will become the paper's new national political correspondent …
John McCain / Los Angeles Times:
Cable TV, the right way  —  My legislation would ensure that consumers could buy only those channels they want to watch.  —  According to the Federal Communications Commission, the price for basic cable has grown by an average of 6.1% a year over the last 16 years ¿ three times …
Nick Robinson / BBC:
One phrase and why I'm sorry I quoted it  —  It was a barbaric attack carried out in broad daylight on the streets of London.  A man hacked to death.  The attackers had been shot by the police.  An extraordinary and horrific story but not one, you might think, for the Political Editor of the BBC.
Christopher Dickey / The Daily Beast:
The Al Jazeera Revolution … Shawn Baldwin/Corbis  —  Al Jazeera English reportedly reaches 260 million households in more than 130 countries. … Neil Emmerson/Corbis  —  Doha is the Emerald City: glistening towers, sprawling shopping malls, and luxury hotels.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Ronald Grover / Reuters:
Hulu video site auction attracts four bidders: sources  —  (Reuters) - Former News Corp president Peter Chernin and private equity fund Guggenheim Digital Media have placed bids for Hulu, two people with knowledge of the matter told Reuters, triggering a tug-of-war for the online video service.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and The Verge
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Daily Mail publisher's print revenues slide  —  DMGT hit by fall in print ad income and circulation, but digital surge is led by 61% year-on-year revenue rise at Mail Online  —  Revenues at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday declined 6% to £287m in the six months to the end of March …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Woolwich attack - why editors were right to publish horrific pictures  —  The radio stations were on early this morning - was it right and proper for newspapers to publish front pages pictures of a man they called a terrorist brandishing a meat cleaver?  —  Answer: yes.  There are all sorts of arguments in favour.
Taylor Miller Thomas / Poynter:
Online campaign raises $15,000 for reporter who was shot in New Orleans  —  An online fundraising effort for New Orleans freelancer Deborah Cotton met its $15,000 goal within four days.  While some of the donations came from her friends and family, others came from people who have never met Cotton.
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John Koblin / Deadspin:
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Fred Grimm /
Broward may be Koch brothers' own ‘deal from hell’
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
House Demands Answers From Department Of Justice Over AP Spying Scandal
The Indian Express:
Mamata govt to take over two TV channels of Saradha Group
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Pearson switches Financial Times into new business division
Discussion: Reuters
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TJ Raphael / Folio:
MPA Rolls Out Pilot Program For Digital Measurement Standardization
Discussion: Mediashift
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Newspaper royal charter plans are ‘bizarre’, says Liberty director
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Ziff Davis Buys Tech Blog Network NetShelter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Baltimore police reporter Dick Irwin dies
Discussion: Baltimore Sun