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3:10 AM ET, March 20, 2014

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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Watch out, business publishers — Bloomberg Media CEO Justin Smith says he is coming for you  —  Justin Smith — who helped turn around the fortunes of the ailing Atlantic Media empire, in part by expanding the 150-year-old magazine's digital reach — has laid out a manifesto about how he wants …
Discussion: @thestalwart and @brianstelter
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Matt Turck:
Can the Bloomberg Terminal be “Toppled”?
Discussion: @rafat
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Justin Smith's plan for where Bloomberg Media goes next
The Atlantic Online:
David Frum Named Senior Editor at The Atlantic  —  Washington, D.C. (March 19, 2014)— The veteran political commentator and author David Frum is joining The Atlantic as a senior editor beginning March 31, James Bennet, editor in chief of The Atlantic, announced today.
Christie Wright / The New York Observer:
How ‘Journalism Crack’ Conquered the Internet  —  In the cutthroat world of British tabloids, where the explosive Fleet Street editor is a stock character, Martin Clarke still stood out as a particularly fearsome newsroom presence.  Even more so when he came to New York in 2011 to expand the Daily Mail's digital footprint.
Alan Yuhas / Guardian:
Associated Press removes Ukraine from dateline of Crimea stories  —  AP says new Crimea dateline is consistent with style guide for territories that are ‘geographically distinct’ such as Sicily  —  As every self-respecting copy editor knows - and as every writer and reader ought to know - style is politics, and politics inform style.
Allison Schrager / Quartz:
The problem with data journalism  —  The recent boom in “data-driven” journalism projects is exciting.  It can elevate our knowledge, enliven statistics, and make us all more numerate.  But I worry that data give commentary a false sense of authority since data analysis is inherently prone to bias.
Abigail Edge / Journalism.co.uk:
Why The Information chose to follow a paywall model  —  Jessica Lessin, founder and editor-in-chief of The Information, outlines the site's approach to paywalls, which she believes should be driven by high-quality content  —  Credit: Dreamer, via Wikimedia Commons
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How data from Financial Times readers lead to more readers and revenue  —  The Financial Times “broke the law of large numbers last year,” Ryan Chittum wrote in CJR: It added digital subscribers at a fast rate, seven years after it launched its paywall.  It now has 652,000 paying subscribers …
Discussion: @poynter, @raju and Strange Attractor, Thanks:@ryanngastwirth
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Australia Flooded With Streaming and Netflix Isn't Even There Yet  —  Australia is an odd market for entertainment.  English-language fans of Hollywood content abound in densely populated major cities.  But pay-TV penetration is a measly 30%, and the modest broadband infrastructure is overrun by piracy.
Ben Branstetter / Daily Dot:
Newsweek's Bitcoin facepalm got Internet culture wrong  —  When Newsweek ceased publishing their print edition at the end of 2012, ending an 80-year stint as a stalwart of the American news industry, it was largely seen as the first national casualty of the digital era, a titan felled …
Discussion: Computerworld and PandoDaily
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Eugene Volokh / Washington Post:
Reverse defamation, the Newsweek Bitcoin story, and Satoshi Nakamoto
Discussion: @jerrybrito and @marshallyoum
David E. Frank / Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly:
Jury returns $563K libel verdict against Boston Herald  —  A Suffolk Superior Court jury has found that the Boston Herald committed actual malice in a story which falsely reported a woman had engaged in “sexual acts” with a Bridgewater inmate during a 2009 visit.
Leon Wieseltier / The New Republic:
Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns  —  Nate Silver could learn a lot from those op-ed columnists he maligns  —  I wish to say a word or two in defense of “bulls**t.”  That is Nate Silver's meticulously chosen term—he does nothing imprecisely—for opinion journalism.
Tracy Wilkinson / Los Angeles Times:
Mexican authorities bungled case of slain journalist, group says  —  In Mexico City, journalists protest the slaying of their colleague Gregorio Jimenez and others.  (Marco Ugarte / Associated Press / February 22, 2014)  —  MEXICO CITY — Journalists investigating the recent slaying …
David Weigel / Slate:
Liz Wahl talks about life after her on-air resignation from Russia Today  —  An Afternoon with Liz Wahl, the Reporter Who Quit RT and Hasn't Heard the End of It  —  Liz Wahl quiets down her dog, Dallas, and opens the door to her home.  She excuses herself for a moment.  —  “It's just been insane today,” she says.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
A Website Asks Readers to Finance Independent Journalists  —  With news publications increasingly charging for their once-free websites and apps, they face a critical question: Will readers pay for digital content?  Now, one Internet start-up has put a twist on that question: Will readers pay for a journalist?
Francesca Bacardi / Variety:
Sundance Institute to Launch Lab for TV and Digital Series  —  Sundance Institute is expanding its purview in a big way with plans to launch a development lab for writers and others focused on episodic projects for TV and online platforms.  —  The move is an extension of the workshop process …
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
Data Mining Reveals How Conspiracy Theories Emerge on Facebook  —  Some people are more susceptible to conspiracy theories than others, say computational social scientists who have studied how false ideas jump the “credulity barrier” on Facebook.  —  During the Italian elections last year …
 
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Angela Haggerty / The Drum:
Edward Snowden wouldn't have come to us if a paywall had been in the way, says Guardian's deputy chief executive
John McDuling / Quartz:
Twitter's dream for TV: You will never watch alone
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Reuters Denies Ethical Allegations, While Some Syria Photographs Still Questioned
Thomas Johnson / Re/code:
Q&A with Ryan Singel of Contextly, a content recommendation startup
Patrick Frater / Variety:
Asian digital TV penetration to reach 97.5% with revenues of $46B by 2020
Discussion: WorldScreen.com
Michael Holden / Reuters:
News Corp executives pressured ex-reporter to take phone-hacking rap - court
 Earlier Picks: 
Erik Wemple:
Politico CEO declares ‘early success’ with Capital New York
Discussion: Politico, Capital New York and @nbj914
Ray Clancy / Press Gazette:
Pro Scottish independence news website Wings Over Scotland raises £100k via crowdfunding
Discussion: @pressgazette
Cristian Giulietti / Online Journalism Blog:
Interview: president of IRPI Cecilia Anesi talks about secure leaks platform IRPILeaks
Rachel Bartlett / Journalism.co.uk:
Huffington Post UK pursues 60-second political news videos