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9:20 AM ET, February 26, 2014


 Top News: 
Marc Andreessen / Andreessen Horowitz:
The Future of the News Business: A Monumental Twitter Stream All in One Place  —  I am more bullish about the future of the news industry over the next 20 years than almost anyone I know.  You are going to see it grow 10X to 100X from where it is today.  That is my starting point for any discussion about the future of journalism.
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Several people may be behind @GSElevator, one could be tweeting from inside Goldman Sachs  —  Is the @GSElevator Mystery Really Solved?  —  Last night, Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times made waves by exposing the identity of @GSElevator, the anonymous Twitter scribe (and now …
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
Two years ago the New York Times erroneously reported that John Lefevre worked at Goldman
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
As Barnes & Noble Nook revenues slide 50%, the company says it's launching another tablet  —  Barnes & Noble is cutting jobs and revenues fell again in the third-quarter earnings report released Wednesday, with the Nook segment once again taking a particularly large hit …
Robinson Meyer / The Atlantic Online:
The Year Most News Home Pages Looked the Same  —  Box.  Image.  Text.  (Rinse and repeat.)  —  Earlier today, Bloomberg View—the online opinion arm of the Bloomberg News behemoth—unveiled its new homepage design.  The site, below, presents itself as a set of mostly gray boxes with mostly white text:
Andrew Kaczynski / BuzzFeed:
New York Observer defends negative Attorney General profile, denies it was influenced by Donald Trump  —  Newspaper Denies Attorney General Profile Is Donald Trump's Revenge  —  Bulls**t, says the paper.  “I obviously don't see it that way,” says the writer.
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
National Enquirer will fund a $45K/year playwriting prize as part of lawsuit settlement  —  Truth and a Prize Emerge From Lies About Hoffman  —  Herding his three younger sons out the door to school on Feb. 5, David Bar Katz was stopped for a moment by his eldest, who was browsing a computer.
Gerry Mullany / New York Times:
Hong Kong Editor Whose Ouster Stirred Protests Is Stabbed  —  The former chief editor of a Hong Kong newspaper whose dismissal in January stirred protests about press freedom in the Chinese territory was stabbed Wednesday morning, the police said.  —  Kevin Lau Chun-to, the former chief editor …
Capital New York:
The 60 Second Interview: Anthony De Rosa, Editor-in-Chief, Circa  —  CAPITAL: Circa's priority is to create content that is tailored for mobile as opposed to simply trying to fit web or print content into an app.  What does that entail other than brevity?  —  DE ROSA: The content …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Kids May Be Leaving Facebook, but They Love YouTube  —  Lots of people think kids are done with Facebook.  No way, says Facebook: Kids love Facebook!  —  But, let's say Facebook was concerned — maybe just a little bit — that the kids were no longer alright.  Where should it go to find them?
Discussion: hypebot
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Al-Jazeera English is not Al-Jazeera Arabic - but Egypt doesn't agree  —  Many journalists have been asking why the Egyptian authorities have arrested staff who work for Al-Jazeera Arabic and Al-Jazeera English.  —  Gregg Carlstrom, in a lengthy piece on the Foreign Policy website, has sought to provide an answer to that question.
Jennifer Van Grove / CNET:
Facebook showing unsolicited Page posts in News Feed  —  You may not have asked for them, but you're going to start seeing posts in your News Feed from Pages you don't follow.  —  Facebook said Tuesday that it has tweaked its News Feed formula yet again, this time to include posts that Pages you've “liked” are tagged in.
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
A look behind the curtain: how Netflix redesigned and rebuilt its television experience  —  The Onion joked recently that Netflix was going to introduce a new Browse Endlessly plan.  For $5, it would offer consumers a way to scroll through its entire library without ever deciding on a single title.
Discussion: @tinch and The Switch
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Twitter Brings Its ‘Amplify’ Ad Program to Movie Screens  —  In-Cinema Ad Network Is Seeking Sponsor for Twitter-Driven Branded Entertainment Series to Air Before Your Movie  —  Goodby, Silverstein and Partners  —  Twitter has expanded its Amplify program to a new second screen: the silver one.
Discussion: Softpedia News and AdExchanger
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism:
Study reveals how cutting BBC licence fee would reduce choice and value for money  —  Cutting the BBC licence fee would reduce consumer choice and value for money, as well as greatly damaging UK programme producers, says a new RISJ study.  The 100-page report What If There Were No BBC Television?
Discussion: The Conversation
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Reddit embraces its role as a journalistic entity with new live-reporting feature  —  Some critics may see Reddit as a more restrained version of the online community 4chan — a place for nerds to talk about Star Trek or whatever the latest meme is — but the site has also become a place …
Joanna Plucinska / Columbia Journalism Review:
Panelists at Columbia's J-school discussed how protests both encourage journalism and harm journalists  —  Panelists at Columbia's J-school discussed how protests both encourage journalism and harm journalists  —  Violent protests around the world may attract media attention and political change …
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
It's official: TiVo's co-founders start selling $49 QPlay TV streamer  —  TiVo co-founders Michael Ramsay and Jim Barton are back with a new venture dubbed QPlay that hopes to do for online video what TiVo did for television.  The duo unveiled their new QPlay device and service Tuesday …
Discussion: Qplay, Home Media Magazine, Variety and CNET
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House votes unanimously to fix FOIA process
Discussion: UNREDACTED
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Disney's Cloud Movie Service Is Just Like the Other Cloud Movie Service, Except It's From Disney
Discussion: The Verge, GeekWire and CNET
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast gets paid by Netflix and might still want money from Cogent
Discussion: Forbes, Wired and @internetthought
Beulah Maud Devaney / Guardian:
Why the LRB should stop cooking up excuses over lack of women reviewers
Discussion: @writers_artists
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
With a canoe and a camera, AP journalists told story of coal ash spill
Discussion: @maddow and News Watch
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
Revised FCC broadcast study will continue to face challenges from GOP House member
Discussion: Variety and Techdirt
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
MSNBC's Ed Schultz Cancels Address At Democratic Fundraiser
Discussion: Inside Cable News
 Earlier Picks: 
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Bieber Protest Hoax Fools Fox News, CNN
Discussion: TVSpy, CNN and Variety
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The return of Newsweek  —  On March 7, one year and two months …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Washington Post's Tim Lee defects to Ezra Klein's ‘Project X’