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3:30 PM ET, April 25, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BACKSTORY: How News Outlets Raced To Publish WikiLeaks Gitmo Docs  —  NEW YORK — On Sunday night, more than a half dozen major news organizations in the United States and Europe began publishing shocking new revelations from a long-rumored WikiLeaks trove of documents about prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Ian Cobain / Guardian:   Guantánamo Bay files: Al-Jazeera cameraman held for six years
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Background
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Hard economic lessons for news  —  I'm working on a talk that I hope will become the canonical link to my essential message about the business rules and realities of news.  I continue to be astonished at the economic naiveté I hear in discussions of the business of news.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Future of Media: Storify and the Curatorial Instinct  —  The explosion of real-time information through social networks and information services like Twitter, Facebook and YouTube has produced a never-ending firehose of content — and has also created an opportunity for tools such as Storify …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS  —  This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years.  Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network's coverage …
Adweek:
The Hot List  —  The magazine industry emerged this year from the most perilous downturn in its history with a set of unmistakable powerhouse titles celebrated here in Adweek's 31st annual Hot List.  Those that made the cut, from Food Network Magazine at No. 1 to Vanity Fair at No. 10 …
John Swansburg / New York Magazine:
The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams  —  How's an anchor to cope when network newscasts keep losing ground?  Having a second career helps.  —  Over dinner at The Four Seasons, Brian Williams takes off his regimental tie and discusses his burgeoning side career in comedy.
Discussion: Poynter, Mediaite and TVNewser
The Atlantic Wire:
Joe Weisenthal: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is drawn from a conversation …
Discussion: Felix
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Tales of Reading in Reintroducing a Color Device  —  “TILL rhymes stop rhyming, and pots stop boiling,” a voice-over says, “by hook or by crook, by book or by nook.”  —  Make that Nook Color, the e-reading tablet that Barnes & Noble is hoping to reintroduce to consumers in an advertising campaign that begins on Monday.
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times  —  You may have been surprised to see President Obama's smiling face on the cover of Tiger Beat in last week's The New York Times article about the “original teen-girl tabloid.”  Your surprise was not unwarranted, as the Times admitted today: More »
Discussion: Yahoo! News, FishbowlNY and Hit & Run
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Mary Berner Exits Reader's Digest Association  —  Four-Year Run Saw Company Modernize, Reorganize, Struggle With Debt and Chapter 11  —  Reader's Digest President-CEO Mary Berner has left the company after four years in the post, a run that saw the company file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Yahoo Buys TV Programming Index IntoNow for About $17 Million, Plus Retention Packages  —  In a move to strengthen its television listings, Yahoo said it had acquired IntoNow, a TV indexing company.  —  The deal is designed to bolster the Silicon Valley start-up's data set in a key vertical.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Zeller quits NYT to become HuffPo energy/environment reporter  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Tom Zeller says “it's been a source of great pride for me to walk through the doors of The New York Times every day ... but I also think it's critically important that we continue developing and nurturing …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Lois Beckett / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With three cups of luck, Byliner builds pre-launch buzz for its longform-focused platform  —  When former NYT Magazine editor Gerry Marzorati spoke at Berkeley earlier this spring about saving long-form journalism, he tossed out an interesting idea: Someone should assemble a “hive” …
Peter Lauria / Mogulite:
Exclusive: Peter Chernin Loses Top Deputy Nicky Weinstock to New Fox Studios Venture  —  Hollywood mogul Peter Chernin, who vacated his post as the chief lieutenant to Rupert Murdoch at News Corp. in 2009, has lost one of his top deputies to his former company.
Wall Street Journal:
Demand Builds for TV Ad Time  —  Forecasters See Solid ‘Upfront’ Market for Commercial Sales, Although NFL Dispute Hangs Over Talks  —  As rising gasoline prices and stubbornly high unemployment hold back the U.S. economy, one marketplace still appears to be as hot as ever: TV advertising.
 
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Robert Mankoff / The New Yorker Blog:
Roger Ebert Wins the Cartoon Caption Contest
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Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
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Adweek:
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ABC News:
Media Watch Special: Interview with Greg Hywood
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Abrams Media dips in and out of the red as new sites launch
Discussion: TechCrunch and FishbowlNY
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Mulls Monetization Scheme for New, Live Streaming Service
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New York Magazine:
An Appreciation: Thirty-one Down  —  After three decades-plus …
David Carr / New York Times:
War, in Life and Death
Discussion: Spiersblr
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
A Tale Of Two Timeses: A New York Meter, A London Wall
Discussion: MediaPost
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Slovakia, News Outlets Take Cue From Cable
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Bloomberg Businessweek's Design Darling
Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Exiles Shaping World's Image of Syria Revolt
Discussion: Reuters and Big News Network.com
TechCrunch:
Q&A With Survivor Host Jeff Probst On Surviving Social Media
Discussion: Future of Journalism