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3:05 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
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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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.
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
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.
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 …
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” …
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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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Abrams Media dips in and out of the red as new sites launch
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YouTube Mulls Monetization Scheme for New, Live Streaming Service
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A Tale Of Two Timeses: A New York Meter, A London Wall
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Slovakia, News Outlets Take Cue From Cable
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Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
Exiles Shaping World's Image of Syria Revolt
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TechCrunch:
Q&A With Survivor Host Jeff Probst On Surviving Social Media
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