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11:45 AM ET, February 24, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
With Promotion, NPR Signals Growing Prominence of Digital Media  —  NPR said Friday that its executive in charge of digital media, Kinsey Wilson, would start to oversee news and programming as well, effectively stitching together the organization's core radio divisions and its newer online and mobile division.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Washington Post Tests Personalized News Program  —  If you're tired of seeing the same news as everyone else, The Washington Post is now experimenting with personalized headlines.  —  That experiment is called Personal Post, and it's available at personal.washingtonpost.com, where you'll see a river of content that you can customize.
Discussion: The Wrap, Thanks:@forrestkoba
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. fourth-quarter earnings drop 22 percent  —  The Washington Post Co. reported Friday fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $61.7 million, or $8.03 a share, down 22 percent from $79.0 million or $9.42 a share a year earlier as its Kaplan education division and flagship newspaper operations continued to shrink.
Discussion: AdAge and Business Wire
Felix Salmon:
Matter's vision for long-form journalism  —  Yesterday morning, a very exciting new journalism project was launched on Kickstarter.  It's called Matter, and it's going to be home to long-form investigative narrative journalism about science and technology.  “No cheap reviews, no snarky opinion pieces, no top ten lists,” they promise.
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Stephen Robert Morse:
Why I will not donate to this Kickstarter campaign that purports to save journalism and why you …
Discussion: Forbes and Boing Boing
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Support Long-Form Journalism With This Online Kickstarter Project
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Jim Romenesko Talks Fox News, Ad Rates and How He Snagged 300,000 Page Views on a Saturday  —  Popular Media Blogger Answers Matthew Creamer's Questions  —  Jim Romenesko, the proto-media blogger who became a must-read for journos only to get lost in the din of algorithmic aggregators and social media, is back.
Discussion: CyberJournalist.net, Thanks:@matt_creamer
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Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
Romenesko Roars Back  —  Jim Romenesko is scrolling through …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Guardian:
IPCC to investigate new claims of police leak to News International  —  Allegations that senior Scotland Yard officer leaked information to newspaper executive during 2006 phone-hacking inquiry  —  The police watchdog has begun an inquiry into claims a senior officer who worked …
Discussion: Reuters
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Telegraph:
Phone hacking: News of the World bosses ordered emails to be deleted
Discussion: Guardian, Crikey and Business Insider
Natalie Peck / Hacked Off:   EXCLUSIVE: anonymous phone hacking victim HJK speaks to Hacked Off
Dan Primack / Fortune:
Tech media misconceptions  —  Journalism is rife with conflict.  Get over it.  —  The tech media wars continued yesterday, with LA Times columnist Michael Hiltzik basically accusing certain tech bloggers of being “influence peddlers.”  —  The whole issue has become fairly tired …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
People don't care about scoops, they care about trust  —  We have written a number of times about how social media and the “democratization of distribution” has compressed the news cycle to the point where the half-life of a scoop is measured in minutes rather than hours or days.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Risk level in Syria has media outlets in quandary over coverage  —  There was a tragic symmetry to the final dispatches of Marie Colvin, a foreign correspondent for the Sunday Times of London who died Tuesday night on assignment in the Syrian city of Homs.  In an on-air chat with CNN's Anderson Cooper …
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Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Females on Campaign Trail Go For Sexpot Look  —  Forget about SexyTwitPics.  Washington has its own crop of would-be sexy females on the loose.  And an unusual trend is developing among campaign and White House reporters of the XX persuasion.  They're using provocative …
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Erin Gloria Ryan / Jezebel:
Concerned Female Reporter Can't Help But Notice Female Reporters Are Looking Awful Slutty Nowadays [Sluts]
Discussion: Guardian
Hunter Walker / Politicker:   Is This Twitter Avatar Too Sexy for Politics?
Samantha Conti / WWD:
Condé Nast U.K. Launches Wired Consulting  —  WIRED FOR PROFIT: The U.K. edition of Wired magazine is getting into the consulting business — and the editors are doing the heavy lifting.  Condé Nast U.K. said Thursday that Wired Consulting will be a bespoke business consultancy …
BBC:
Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning defers pleas  —  Bradley Manning is accused of leaking 700,000 files to Wikileaks  —  The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks has chosen not to enter a plea at the start of his court martial.
Discussion: The Next Web
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National Post:
Bradley Manning formally charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ by giving files to Wikileaks
Discussion: Associated Press and Techdirt
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
John Paton to news execs: Abandon the gatekeeper model  —  If there was an Uncle Sam-style campaign to recruit media executives into the “digital first” movement, John Paton would probably win the role of poster boy in a landslide.  Even before he became the CEO of the giant MediaNews Group chain …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Why Amazon's Kindle Battle With IPG Matters  —  Amazon's decision to yank almost 5,000 Kindle titles from distributor Independent Publishing Group after IPG refused to give the retailer better terms may be a harbinger of things to come.  —  A few thoughts:
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google Music not living up to expectations (exclusive)  —  Google Music was supposed to have an inside track marketing music to the 200 million Android users, but performance so far is not what was expected.  —  Three months after launching, Google Music hasn't lived up to expectations, CNET has learned.
 
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Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Rupert Murdoch's Sun On Sunday Faces Challenges
Discussion: Guardian and @rupertmurdoch
Joseph Bamat / FRANCE 24:
Fact-checking blogs turn up heat on French candidates
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Stars and Stripes objects to move
Discussion: Poynter
Erik Wemple:
The Maddow-PolitiFact Clash  —  PolitiFact boss Bill Adair reports …
Discussion: Poynter, Thanks:@erikwemple
Michelle Woo / OC Weekly:
Time Magazine Cover Depicts The ‘Faces of the Latino Vote’—With a Non-Latino Face
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Daily Mail
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Rene Lynch / Los Angeles Times:
National Enquirer Whitney Houston casket photo: Finally too far?
Discussion: msnbc.com, Speakeasy and NME
Eric Deggans / Tampa Bay Times:
WFLA reporter Adrienne Pedersen sees car crash video land on Jay Leno, CNN, GMA and beyond
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Mark Sweney / Guardian:
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