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8:20 PM ET, March 3, 2014


 Top News: 
Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal:
Dish disables “auto hop” ad-skipping feature for ABC shows until three days after they air  —  Dish To Curtail Ad Skipping On Auto Hop Devices for ABC Shows  —  Deal Part of Broader Programming Agreement with ABC parent Walt Disney Co.  —  Dish Network Corp. has agreed …
Discussion:, Gigaom and @shaliniwsj
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Hires Disney's Tim Connolly as Head of Distribution
Discussion: The Wrap and Home Media Magazine
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Russia Wages Media War Alongside Crimea Invasion
Erik Wemple:
Glenn Greenwald, PandoDaily tussle over Ukraine, editorial independence  —  On Friday afternoon, Paul Carr, the investigations editor for PandoDaily, told his followers on Twitter that something was up: … This story, it turned out, involved First Look Media, the much-discussed …
Discussion: @ckaratnytsky, @paulcarr and @chanders
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Washington Post opens tech outpost in New York  —  The Washington Post is expanding its New York footprint with the creation of a Manhattan-based design and development office.  —  The new satellite hub, called WPNYC, will result in more than a dozen new hires including designers, strategists and information architects.
Jim Romenesko:
Cheryl Gould leaves NBC News after 37 years  —  Cheryl Gould was the first female executive producer of “NBC Nightly News,” and helped create “NBC Overnight with Linda Ellerbee.  Her time at NBC - nearly 37 years - “has taken her all over the globe and country,” NBC News president Deborah Turness writes in a memo.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Guardian corrects: Bradley Manning didn't take Ellen's Oscar selfie  —  Ellen DeGeneres' “Oscar selfie” is now the most retweeted photo ever.  But that bit of history wasn't apparently enough for The Guardian, which appended this somewhat amazing correction: to some of its Academy Awards coverage:
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Sources say Piers Morgan still in negotiations with CNN; his staff staying on with the network  —  Piers Morgan update  —  From our conversations with CNN sources:  —  · Piers Morgan's primetime CNN program is just weeks away from its end; meanwhile, the host is in negotiations …
Marc Fisher / Columbia Journalism Review:
Who cares if it's true?  —  Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values  —  BuzzFeed editors say their audience used to see their site as a place you could find really cool stuff, but not a place you could trust.  They're trying to change that.  (Sean Hemmerle)
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and Fast Company
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks: NI's ‘rogue reporter’ defence shaky after 2009 revelations  —  Former News International chief tells phone-hacking trial that company's corporate line came from NoW editor Colin Myler  —  Rebekah Brooks knew that News International's position in 2009 that phone hacking …
NI paid phone hacker's legal fees to stop him ‘naming names’, court hears
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Tom Drouillard Named AAM CEO  —  He joins the organization from Scarborough Research.  —  The Alliance for Audited Media named Tom Drouillard as its new CEO, president and managing director.  He will be replacing Mike Lavery, who is retiring on March 31.  —  Drouillard carries …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why blogging is an amateur thing  —  A few days ago I tweeted: “Professional blogging —> no. It can be incidental.  A professional reporter can blog.  But being a blogger is not a professional thing.”  —  At the time, I promised I'd write a blog post to explain.  This is that post.
Discussion: @davewiner
Wall Street Journal:
ABC's Oscars Video-Stream Outage Points to Big Challenges for Networks  —  Traffic Overload During Academy Awards Tested Web-Streaming Capabilities  —  ABC's streaming-video service suffered an outage during the airing of the Academy Awards on Sunday night, pointing to the technology …
Discussion: @pkafka
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYT media desk shuffle continues with Julie Bosman's departure for Midwest beat  —  Julie Bosman leaves publishing beat for Midwest gig  —  Julie Bosman, who's covered publishing for The New York Times for the past four years, is leaving the beat for a new gig as the paper's Midwest correspondent.
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
Supreme Court Rejects FilmOn X's Request to Join Aereo Case  —  The Supreme Court rejected FilmOn X's request Monday to formally intervene in the fight over web transmission issues between Aereo TV and major broadcasters, which the court is set to hear April 22.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
FCC Proposes $1.9 Mil Fine Against Viacom, NBCU and ESPN for Emergency Alert Spot  —  The FCC has proposed levying $1.93 million in fines against Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN for airing commercial for the 2013movie “Olympus Has Fallen” that used the distinctive warning tone of the federal Emergency Alert System.
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Broadcast and Cable Networks Dispatch Correspondents to Ukraine  —  As tensions escalate in Ukraine, cable and broadcast networks are ramping up their presence in the region.  —  Each of the broadcast networks have correspondents in Ukraine: Bill Neely is in Simferopol for NBC News …
James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Johnston Press hopes to raise £75m in rights issue  —  Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher will issue new shares to investors at a discount as part of a debt refinancing package expected as soon as April  —  The newspaper group behind The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post …
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Changes at the Orlando Sentinel felt ‘extremely familiar’ for a former Sun-Times photographer
Discussion: @poynter
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Wellcome Trust aims to provide a home for long-form science journalism online with launch of Mosaic
Discussion: The Independent
Laura Hazard Owen / Gigaom:
Amazon-owned Audible lowers royalty rates on self-published audiobooks
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
The Washington Post's Native Ads Get Editorial Treatment
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BBC to air ‘mini-documentary’ filmed entirely on an iPhone, a first for the organisation
Discussion: @c4cj
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Vice CEO: Woodward and Bernstein used to be punks, too
Discussion: Gawker and Guardian
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