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6:30 PM ET, March 3, 2014


 Top News: 
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Russia Wages Media War Alongside Crimea Invasion
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.
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:
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.
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 …
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
Jasper Jackson / TheMediaBriefing:
Financial Times CEO: 'We've now achieved critical mass in digital'  —  In 2007, the Financial Times was one of the first newspapers to begin a serious and sustained effort to build a paid digital content model with the launch of its metered access system.  Seven years later …
Discussion: @keithbohanna and @raju
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.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hulu Hires Disney's Tim Connolly as Head of Distribution  —  Hulu has hired Tim Connolly, who has run The Walt Disney Co.'s digital distribution initiatives for TV content, to be head of distribution as CEO Mike Hopkins continues to rebuild the company's management team.
Discussion: The Wrap and Home Media Magazine
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James Titcomb / Telegraph:
Johnston Press hopes to raise £75m in rights issue
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
Dave Winer / Scripting News:
Why blogging is an amateur thing
Discussion: @davewiner
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Broadcast and Cable Networks Dispatch Correspondents to Ukraine
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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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
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