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5:30 PM ET, April 18, 2011

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Pulitzer:
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners  —  Winning photographs and cartoons, and bios and photos of winners, are available by clicking the links below.  Links to winning stories are provided when available.  Journalism PUBLIC SERVICE - Los Angeles Times BREAKING NEWS REPORTING - No Award INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING …
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Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
BREAKING: No Breaking News Merits Pulitzer this Year  —  No Pulitzer Prize was awarded for breaking news this year.  We're thinking we, the media, blew it by incorrectly breaking the death of an elected official and outsourcing our breaking news to entire nations-in-revolt of citizen journalists.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Editor Preempts Pulitzers: We Aready Won ‘the Greatest Prize’  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Who needs a Pulitzer Prize?  Not the Wall Street Journal's managing editor, Robert Thomson.  In keeping with the anti-elitism of his boss, Rupert Murdoch …
Paul Steiger / ProPublica:
A Note on ProPublica's Second Pulitzer Prize  —  ProPublica reporters Jesse Eisinger and Jake Bernstein have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their stories on how some Wall Street bankers, seeking to enrich themselves at the expense of their clients and sometimes even their own firms …
John Koblin / @koblin:   Jake Bernstein & Jesse Eisinger's story that won National Reporting Pulitzer never appeared in print; 1st time ever says Paul Steiger
Gawker:
Roger Ailes Caught Spying on the Reporters at His Small-Town Newspaper  —  The small-town newspapers in New York's Hudson Valley that Fox News chief Roger Ailes owns with his wife Elizabeth are in a staff revolt after employees caught Ailes spying on them with News Corp. security goons.  More »
Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker gains 16,000 new fans during Facebook experiment  —  A week ago, the New Yorker released a free Jonathan Franzen essay that would have normally resided behind its paywall.  The only catch?  You had to “like” its Facebook page and access the story through the social networking giant.
Adweek:
Adweek Regrooves Adweek was started 33 years ago in a far, far different media world.  Now it is remade for a new age and new opportunities.  —  Welcome to the new Adweek—not your father's trade magazine.  —  In fact, my dad was in the advertising business and pored over the ad trades.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Adweek editor: Michael Wolff ‘saved’ the magazine (but don't call it a trade)
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera's Social Media Experiment “The Stream” Launches Online Today  —  Al Jazeera's aggressive expansion into cyberspace hopes to empower a new generation of newsmakers, impact the American news market, and capture the attention of young cable cutters.  —  Fresh off the wild success …
John Reinan / MinnPost:
Has the Twin Cities' one-newspaper future finally arrived?  —  The future of newspapers in the Twin Cities could hinge on events in Southern California.  Sound crazy?  Let me explain.  —  One of California's largest newspapers, the Orange County Register, is for sale.
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Native Son Revitalizes His Paper
Discussion: CJR and BrauBlog
CBS News:
Questions over Greg Mortenson's stories  —  He has written inspiring best sellers, including “Three Cups of Tea,” but are the stories all true?  —  Please note this story has been formatted transcript style.  —  Greg Mortenson is a former mountain climber, best-selling author, humanitarian, and philanthropist.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Flipboard: Threat and Opportunity  —  Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard.  The Palo Alto startup epitomizes the best and the worst of the internet.  The best is for the user.  The worst is for the content providers that feed its stunning expansion without getting a dime in return.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Mirror Awards announce finalists for best media coverage  —  Syracuse University has announced the finalists for the fifth annual Mirror Awards honoring media coverage.  Out of over 200 entries, judges selected articles from AJR, CJR, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaShift, Gannett Blog and Poynter, among others.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Digital Revenues Still Rising; UK Decline Drags Print Down  —  Gannett's ability to reach and retain profitability over the past year rested on two main things: the growth of digital revenues and its dedication to holding down expenses.  While the McLean, Va.-based media company …
Discussion: rbr.com and MediaPost
Gabriel Beltrone / Adweek:
Auletta's Gmail Hacked ‘Googled’ author's account fires off scam SOS to his contacts  —  Ken Auletta, author of best-selling book Googled and venerable media columnist for The New Yorker, fell victim to a common digital crime Monday morning: His Gmail account was hacked.
Sidney Harman / Newsweek:
Hey, Cancer: Go Stand in the Corner  —  NEWSWEEK's executive chairman received a dire diagnosis.  In his own words, here's how he faced it.  —  Sidney Harman at the Newsweek Office, 2010. … I have just learned that I have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML.
Adweek:
Analysts: The New York Times Paywall Must Pay With fierce competition for digital ads, the paywall is necessary for revenue By Katie Feola  —  Thanks to a flurry of stop-gap grabs for capital, the New York Times Company has emerged from the recession with enough cash to disprove predictions of its imminent demise.
NPR:
‘Robot Journalist’ Out-Writes Human Sports Reporter … A while back, All Things Considered brought you the story of a breakthrough technology: the robot journalist.  —  Okay, so it's not really a robot.  It's actually a software program.  You feed it data, it processes that data …
 
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Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
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Adweek:
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