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7:25 PM ET, March 20, 2012

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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Woz supports Mike Daisey's message and says you should too  —  Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said today that he loved Mike Daisey's show, believes his message is crucial, and said he spoke glowingly of Daisey to Steve Jobs before the Apple CEO died.  In an interview with CNET …
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Michael Wolff / Guardian:
In defence of Mike Daisey: never mind the facts, focus on the writing
Jack Shafer:
Mike Daisey's brief guide to answering difficult questions
Discussion: Erik Wemple, Grist and DCist
McKay Coppins / Buzzfeed:
Story About White House Scrubbing Obama Daughter Travel Story Has Now Been Scrubbed  —  The White House's campaign to scrub a story from the internet yesterday about Malia Obama's trip to Mexico has gone meta: a media reporter's blog post about the administration's efforts to scrub the story …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media scrubs Malia Obama vacation story  —  The AFP, the Huffington Post and other websites have scrubbed a report about first daughter Malia Obama's Spring Break vacation.  —  On Monday, the AFP reported that Obama's daughter was vacationing abroad, along with a number of friends and 25 Secret Service agents.
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times Co. Said to Focus on External CEO Candidates  —  New York Times Co. (NYT), which hired executive-recruiting firm Spencer Stuart to conduct a search for a new CEO, is focusing on external candidates, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation.
Discussion: Politico and Poynter
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NYT: We Have 454,000 Digital Subs So Let's Turn Down The Meter  —  The New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) ends year one of limiting full NYTimes.com access to those who pay with nearly a half-million subscribers—about 454,000—and starts year two with measures to push more growth.
David Weigel / Slate:
The Media Shouldn't Apologize for Reporting What Voters Actually Say  —  And the journalists who report on them don't need to apologize for it.  —  If you don't hate Alexandra Pelosi, you hate America.  A week ago, Pelosi delivered a micro-documentary to Real Time With Bill Maher about angry …
Paul Starobin / CJR:
Money Talks  —  Gillian Tett, the US managing editor of the London-based Financial Times, is “sharp” and “glamorous,” according to a 2010 profile by The Daily Beast.  She may even be “the most powerful woman in newspapers,” the Beast said, as the FT “intends to become a status symbol of American business.”
Discussion: TVNewser, Inside Cable News and Reuters
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Does the Texas Tribune's nonprofit journalism hurt journalists?  —  Stephen Robert Morse doesn't like the Texas Tribune's nonprofit business model for two reasons: Journalists at for-profit publications, he argues, now compete with bigger name Tribune journalists whose work newspapers can run for free …
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
Investigative News Network gets IRS nonprofit status
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Sebastian Junger Launches Medical Training Program For Freelance Journalists In War Zones  —  NEW YORK — Tim Hetherington didn't have to die in Libya.  It's that belief that has led Sebastian Junger, a close friend and colleague of the award-winning photojournalist, to launch Reporters Instructed …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Social Magazine Apps Grapple With Advertising  —  Now that Forbes has 460,000 subscribers on Flipboard and 900,000 across properties on Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Currents, the brand is close to advertising deals with both social magazine platforms, Forbes Media's Bruce Upbin says.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Daniel Victor / ProPublica:
If TV Stations Won't Post Their Data on Political Ads, We Will  —  Every local broadcast station has a repository of documents about political advertising that you have a legal right to see, but are accessible only by physically traveling to the station and asking to see “the public file.”
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
ASME Names Digital ‘Ellies’ Winners ‘New York’ magazine, Condé Nast's ‘Wired’ win multiple awards By Emma Bazilian  —  Condé Nast's Wired and New York magazine were the big winners of the American Society of Magazine Editors' 2012 National Magazine Awards for Digital Media …
Discussion: The New York Observer
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Diller-backed Aereo countersues Fox, PBS  —  (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, an online television service backed by billionaire Barry Diller, filed a second countersuit against major broadcasters that want to stop it from retransmitting their programming.  —  Tuesday's lawsuit against News Corp's Fox …
Discussion: VentureBeat and The Verge
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How BuzzFeed's Andrew Kaczynski mines the Internet for video gold  —  In a Dickens novel, Andrew Kaczynski would be The Ghost of Statements Past — haunting political candidates with visions of years-old contradictions, hypocrisy or embarrassment they would rather forget.
 
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Media Culture Shifts: theory vs. reality
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