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2:49 PM ET, March 6, 2014


 Top News: 
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Newsweek relaunches in print Friday, tracks down Bitcoin inventor Satoshi Nakamoto for cover story  —  Newsweek Relaunches in Print With Bitcoin Coup  —  Newsweek returns to newsstands Friday with a small press run (70,000), but it's hoping to make a big impact with its cover story …
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Reddit Reeling From Brutal Dox Of Alleged Bitcoin Founder Satoshi Nakamoto  —  With Leah McGrath Goodman's identification of the founder of Bitcoin at Newsweek (not really a slam-dunk case?  But, I'll take it, for now?), the greater Bitcoin-Internet is aghast.  How dare this magazine expose this person?
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
The Outing of Bitcoin Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Brilliant Journalism  —  In Newsweek, finance editor Leah McGrath Goodman claims to have outed the mysterious creator of the digital currency Bitcoin.  The Japanese-American man lives in California and incredibly, is actually named Satoshi Nakamoto.
Felix Gillette / Businessweek:
New Newsweek Taps Slovakian Paywall Gurus for an Ambitious Relaunch
Discussion: @bw
James Kirchick / The Daily Beast:
Exclusive: RT Anchor Liz Wahl Explains Why She Quit  —  Liz Wahl wasn't just disgusted by the Kremlin-funded TV network's handling of Ukraine, she says in an exclusive interview.  RT's coverage of the entire world “made me feel sick.”  —  American journalist Liz Wahl just made Vladimir Putin's enemies list.
Jason Abbruzzese / Mashable:
Russia's English-Language TV Channel: We're Biased and So Are You  —  RT, the Russian government-funded English-language television channel, presents its country's view of the world  —  So, it claims, does every other broadcaster.  RT is just honest enough to admit it.  —  “Media outlets do not exist in a vacuum.
Discussion: @nycjim
RT reacts to anchor Liz Wahl quitting on air  —  During a live broadcast on Wednesday, RT America presenter Liz Wahl announced she was stepping down, citing her disagreements with the network's editorial policy.  RT issued a statement following her resignation.
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Russia Today Anchor Resigns Live On Air
Gemma Padley / British Journal of Photography:
Getty Images makes 35 million images free in fight against copyright infringement  —  Getty Images has single-handedly redefined the entire stock photography market with the launch of a new embedding feature that will make more than 35 million images freely available to anyone for non-commercial usage.
Lexy Savvides / CNET:
Getty making select photos free to embed for non-commercial use, removes watermarks
Callie Schweitzer / TIME:
Why Twitter Will Never Be a News Organization  —  Twitter's head of news Vivian Schiller spoke with TIME about Twitter, Facebook, news discovery and more in an exclusive first interview since she left NBC News and took on the role in January.  A few key insights?
Discussion: @niemanlab, @moorehn and @cschweitz
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks: I did not investigate phone hacking as NI chief executive  —  Court also hears Brooks never asked what private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had been doing when she was NoW editor  —  Rebekah Brooks has told the Old Bailey that she did not undertake any investigation …
Discussion: mUmBRELLA
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rebekah Brooks denies ‘cooking the books’ to hide phone hacker's activities
BBC One to get £30m from Three closure  —  BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure BBC Three as a TV channel, director general Tony Hall has announced.  —  The service, which will be moved to the iPlayer in autumn 2015, will see its overall cost reduced from £85m to £25m.
Karl Taro Greenfeld / Businessweek:
The Next Ailes: Newsmax's Chris Ruddy Preps TV Rival to Fox News  —  Christopher Ruddy, 49, the chief executive officer and founder of conservative media company Newsmax Media, is giving a tour of his neighborhood in an Acura driven by his chauffeur, Hector.  The car heads south on I-95 from West Palm Beach to Boca Raton.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Machinima to Lay Off 42 Employees in Sales Reorganization  —  Machinima will lay off 42 employees from its sales division, the company said Thursday.  The changes come as Machinima, one of the first massive networks of YouTube channels, is in a state of flux.
Discussion: Variety and PandoDaily
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
Top Federal Antitrust Official Will Not Weigh In on Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department's lead antitrust official will not participate in the review of Comcast's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable, the department said Thursday.
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Matt Petronzio / Mashable:
U.S. Adults Spend 11 Hours Per Day With Digital Media  —  Here's a stat we've heard over and over: 58% of American adults own smartphones.  Pair that with the fact that digital culture permeates almost every aspect of our lives, and we can already assume the average person spends a lot of time with gadgets.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Comcast Finishes FreeWheel Acquisition  —  Comcast has wrapped up its deal to buy FreeWheel, the Web video ad-serving company.  —  The two companies signed their paperwork yesterday, and informed employees last night.  The cable giant will end up paying $360 million for the seven-year-old startup, sources said.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Spotify Acquires The Echo Nest, Gaining Control Of The Music DNA Company That Powers Its Rivals  —  Bosch And Hillcrest Make A Bet On Wearable Head-Mounted Computing With New All-In-One Sensor System  —  Spotify has acquired The Echo Nest, as revealed by an official blog post today.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Janine Gibson is named editor of in management shuffle  —  Guardian to Make Management Changes  —  The Guardian will make broad changes among its most senior editors this year, the newspaper said Thursday, announcing that Janine Gibson, the editor in chief of its operations in the United States will return to London.
Discussion: @arusbridger
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
CNN sells Zite to Flipboard in all-stock transaction worth more than the $20M CNN paid in 2011  —  Flipboard buys Zite news app from CNN  —  The standalone iPad news app will eventually be shut down and integrated into Flipboard.  Also: Zite's CEO tells Fortune why he left.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:   Flipboard CEO and CNN digital head talk about future of Zite, advertising and Facebook's Paper
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Crimean ‘prime minister’ shuts down Ukrainian TV channel  —  The self-proclaimed prime minister of Crimea, Sergey Aksenov, today (6 March) shut down a Ukrainian TV channel and allowed the frequency to be taken by a Russian TV channel, Rossiya.  —  According to a press release emailed …
Alexander Klöpping / Medium:
The Dutch revolution in journalism: all newspapers behind one paydike.  —  The nicest paywall in the world comes from Holland.  Blendle is the first pay-per-article web app in the world with all the publishers in a single country on board. … Journalism needs an iTunes
Elisabetta Povoledo / New York Times:
A New Magazine for Fans of the Vatican's Biggest Star  —  ROME — Just a few days short of the first anniversary of Pope Francis' election, there is fresh evidence that his honeymoon with the public persists: He is getting his own magazine.  —  The 68-page Il Mio Papa (My Pope) …
Jason Schwartz / Boston Magazine:
Q&A with Boston Globe owner John Henry on service, real-estate, digital pricing and revenue  —  The John Henry Emails  —  Our story this month on John Henry takes a deep dive look at his decision to buy the Boston Globe and his quest to save journalism.
Discussion: @ryanchittum and @niemanlab
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