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12:30 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 Exclusive look at the first issue By Lucia Moses  —  Newsweek returns to newsstands Friday with a small press run (70,000) …
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.
Discussion: Business Insider, The Switch and BGR
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
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.
BBC3 closure confirmed for autumn 2015  —  Director general Tony Hall confirms the digital channel will close in the autumn of 2015, creating space for the launch of BBC1+1  —  BBC3 shows such as Family Guy will be available on the iPlayer after the channel's closure.  Photograph: 20th Century Fox/Everett/Rex Features
Discussion: Guardian, @fayebellinew and Guardian
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.
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?
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
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Jack Griffin named CEO of Tribune Publishing … Tribune Co. has named the leadership team for Tribune Publishing, which is preparing to spin off as a separate newspaper company later this year.  —  Eddy Hartenstein, publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Times, will serve as non-executive chairman …
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
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 …
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
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) …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Government backs off case against journalist who faced decades in prison for posting hyperlink  —  The US government has filed a motion to dismiss several charges against journalist Barrett Brown, who was indicted in 2012 for posting a link to leaked documents among other alleged offenses.
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF Statement on Dismissal of 11 Charges Against Barrett Brown
Discussion: RT and Freedom of the Press …
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Q&A: ESPN's Henry Abbott on TrueHoop, serving readers, and the future of sports blogging
Discussion: @niemanlab
Brian Ries / Mashable:
A War of Open Letters Between Ukrainian and Russian Media
Exclusive: DirecTV in talks with Disney on deal for Internet rights
Discussion: SlashGear, The Verge and CNET
David Luhnow / Wall Street Journal:
Ratings War in Mexico Pits Nielsen Against TV Giants Televisa and Azteca
Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The Guardian's digital boom
Discussion: Poynter, Guardian and