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1:50 AM ET, March 9, 2014


 Top News: 
Newsweek EIC tells Pando “We've hired security to protect our reporter.”  Social media head: “We won!”  —  “I find that phenomenally offensive.”  —  Newsweek's Editor-in-chief Jim Impoco is not happy that we're questioning his magazine's huge Bitcoin scoop.  “This was textbook reporting,” Impoco insists.
Kashmir Hill / Forbes:
Deputies confirm key quote from Dorian Nakamoto about Bitcoin in Newsweek story  —  More Details On Newsweek Journalist's Interview With Alleged Bitcoin Creator  —  In a long article that points to a 64-year-old California man Dorian Nakamoto as Bitcoin's creator, the most compelling evidence …
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘Newsweek’ Editor: We Knew This Might Be a ‘S**tstorm’
Sarah Silbert / Engadget:
NYT Now is a mobile news platform with a dedicated staff curating stories  —  SXSW is a veritable playground for journalists, with panels catering to media professionals and — most importantly — no shortage of free food.  We're not surprised, then, that The New York Times chose Austin as the venue for an announcement this week.
Discussion: @mathewi, @lindazebian and Mashable
Max Seddon / BuzzFeed:
Forbes Distances Itself From Ukrainian Magazine As Oligarch Owner Wanted For Corruption  —  Family scion Miguel Forbes, who approved the Ukrainian magazine's controversial sale to an oligarch wanted for stealing $1 billion and facing EU sanctions, has left the company.
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
FiveThirtyEight to Relaunch on March 17  —  We have some news!  We're planning to relaunch FiveThirtyEight on March 17, a week from Monday.  —  As with all plans, this one could go awry.  We're still completing final testing on the new website, and tweaking the final elements of the site's design.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Big Media Comes to SXSW for Buzz — And to Bring SXSW Everywhere Else  —  South by Southwest started out as a place for unknown bands to make a name for themselves, before it got too big for anyone to stand out.  Then the same thing happened to Web companies: Good luck trying to get your startup …
Discussion: Re/code
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Julian Assange at SXSW: ‘national security reporters are a new kind of refugee’  —  Speaking via Skype before an audience of thousands at South by Southwest, Julian Assange made the case for a new golden age of national security reporting, conducted largely by Americans in exile.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Next week Medium is launching an iPhone app for reading but not writing posts  —  With Medium, Evan Williams Is Tackling the Future of Writing Online  —  As a founder of both Blogger and Twitter, Evan Williams helped change the way people write online.  Now, with his latest start-up …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Aereo's internet TV service in Denver and Salt Lake City shuts down today  —  Aereo's streams in Denver and Salt Lake City hung on for a while after the US District Court of Utah granted its opponents a preliminary injunction on February 20th, but today they're shutting off.
BU Today:
David Carr: Anyone trying to predict the future of journalism “is going to get clobbered”  —  David Carr: Journalism Is Still Serious, Just Different  —  In September, New York Times media columnist David Carr will convene his first class at the College of Communication …
Jeremy Popkin / Splitsider:
Talking to 'The Onion's New Editor-in-Chief, Cole Bolton  —  It's a story as old as time itself: man dislikes his job, decides to pursue a career in comedy, sends a bunch of unsolicited work into The Onion, and eventually becomes editor of the world's most popular satirical news site.
Discussion: @peteschroeder and @michaelroston
Casey Newton / The Verge:
After Zite sale, it's time to take a more skeptical look at news personalization by algorithm  —  The smarter news apps are, the dumber they get  —  A curiously hot category with little to show for it  —  In August 2011, CNN bought the newsreading app Zite for $20 million.
Discussion: @mathewi
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