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12:10 PM ET, April 12, 2014


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Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Texas Monthly to file lawsuit over hiring of Jake Silverstein as editor of NYT Magazine  —  Texas Monthly to Sue New York Times Over Magazine Editor  —  The publisher of the Texas Monthly is expected to file a lawsuit against The New York Times and Jake Silverstein, the Monthly's editor …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Texas Monthly owner: We aren't suing Jake Silverstein  —  AUSTIN, TEX.—Texas Monthly parent company Emmis Publishing tells Capital that they're not suing outgoing editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein over his decision to accept a job with The New York Times as the editor of its Sunday magazine.
Discussion: @buzzfeedben
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Viacom Looks to Set Social Media Guarantees  —  Partners with Mass Relevance on Tool to Measure Engagement Across Social Media  —  Cactus  —  Viacom is taking steps toward offering advertisers guarantees for the social media impact it can give them.  —  The company, which owns networks …
Discussion: Marketing Land
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Publishing to take on $325 million in debt  —  Tribune Publishing, the newspaper division of Chicago-based Tribune Co., will carry at least $325 million of debt when it spins off as a standalone company, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Friday.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   Henry Waxman asks Tribune CEO to reconsider newspaper spinoff
Diego Cruz / Journalism in the Americas:
Digital vulnerability could endanger online media's private information  —  The vulnerability can affect news organizations' websites, as well.  —  Earlier this week, experts discovered a code defect in software used by almost two thirds of the Internet to encrypt private information …
Paul Bischoff / Tech in Asia:
Weibo's content gap: just 5% of users post nearly all original content  —  Another scathing report documenting Sina Weibo's decline hit the press yesterday, just one week before the Twitter of China lists on the US stock market.  —  This one comes from the South China Morning Post via Hong …
Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:
Journalists who broke NSA story in Guardian dedicate award to Snowden  —  The journalists who first revealed the extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance activities on Friday dedicated a prestigious award to their source, Edward Snowden.  —  Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Android TV: Why Google Needs a Second Path to Television  —  Google has a runaway hit with Chromecast, the cheap, lightweight adapter for slinging Internet video to HDTVs, selling millions of the $35 dongles (just 30 bucks on Amazon!) since its launch last summer.
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
IAC bought 11% of Tinder from Palihapitiya for only $55M, valuating company at $500M  —  Hot but Not That Hot: Tinder Stake Sale Puts Valuation of Whole Startup at $500 Million  —  As in dating online, a Bloomberg report from earlier today that put the valuation of popular dating app Tinder …
Press Association:
Metro editor Kenny Campbell to be replaced by NY Daily News' Ted Young  —  Young to take charge at UK national freesheet, returning to Associated Newspapers after previously editing Mail Online  —  The editor of Metro, Kenny Campbell, has left after 15 years with the newspaper.
Discussion: Guardian
“Metro” Editor Kenny Campbell Leaves Newspaper
Discussion: @richjm
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
CBS' Leslie Moonves paid $67 million in 2013; Redstone gets $57 million  —  Leslie Moonves, chief executive of CBS, has earned plenty of pocket change.  (Evan Agostini / Associated Press)  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Leslie Moonves remains the king of media compensation.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
CBS's Moonves Says Woman Would Be ‘Great’ as ‘Late Late’ Host
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Appeals court reverses hacker/troll “weev” conviction and sentence [Updated]  —  Appeals court skirts Computer Fraud And Abuse Act analysis.  —  A federal appeals court Friday reversed and vacated the conviction and sentence of hacker and Internet troll Andrew “weev” Auernheimer.
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Reddit Starts Listing Trending Subreddits To Get More Users Into Its Smaller Communities  —  Subreddits are, perhaps, reddit's biggest strength.  Introduced in 2008, they're a huge part of the reason why the site rose to popularity, and why that popularity has yet to taper off.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Facebook report shows where and how often it blocked illegal content  —  Facebook's plan isn't a secret: Mark Zuckerberg wants to connect the world, be it through the website proper or a buzzy, expensive mobile messaging app.  Breaking down communication barriers also means some of the company's millions …
Discussion: Facebook, The Verge and The Next Web
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