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12:35 PM ET, March 30, 2012

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Maxim Minimized.  Big Layoffs Hit Men's Mag Web and Editorial Staff  —  The Internet killed the magazine star.  There's been a major round of layoffs at Maxim magazine.  Senior Editor Seth Porges is at least one employee who got the axe, according to our sources and confirmed by a recent update …
Discussion: Adweek and FishbowlNY, Thanks:@joshconstine
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Paywall Promos: How Far Should Newspapers Open The Door?  —  As newspapers lock content behind paywalls, marketers are opening that same content right back up again through campaigns that provide readers with temporary access for free.  The idea seems a good one but newspapers are still experimenting with when and how to do it.
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DigiDave:
The Future of Paywalls, Memberships and Advertising - Writing on the Wall is Starting to Appear
Discussion: Mashable! and Poynter
Anton Troianovski / Wall Street Journal:
Verizon Pitches Mobile Video  —  Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Lowell C. McAdam said the company could have a wireless video service by year-end that lets pay-TV subscribers see some content on their mobile devices if regulators approve a proposed cable partnership.
Media Decoder:
Philadelphia Newspapers Set to Be Sold to Local Leaders  —  A consortium of local business and political leaders is poised to purchase the Philadelphia Media Network, publisher of The Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, according to several people familiar with the negotiations.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Bill Mickey / Folio:
The Economist Reaches 1 Million Facebook Fans  —  Plus, how the brand optimizes its page for maximum interaction and engagement.  —  The Economist announced Wednesday that its Facebook page has surpassed the 1 million fan milestone.  Nick Blunden, global publisher of digital editions for The Economist …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Ex Goldman Sachs Exec Greg Smith Gets $1.5 Million Book Deal  —  Sorry to start your Friday out like this, but we've got to tell you: The rich do, in fact, get richer.  Greg Smith, the former Goldman Sachs executive who quit with a hilarious New York Times Op-Ed, is getting $1.5 million to write a memoir.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
March Madness Digital Viewing Generates $60 Million in Ad Sales for Turner, CBS  —  Total Doesn't Include Subscriptions for Mobile Access  —  It's not a revenue number that's going to convince many that a long-awaited reallocation of TV dollars to digital has arrived.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:@delrey
Alexa Kravitz / American Journalism Review:
Many political talk shows are hosted by non-journalists.  Is there a problem with that?  —  Should journalism experience be a requirement for hosting a political talk show?  MSNBC President Phil Griffin certainly doesn't think so.  His hires on the liberal-leaning network include non …
Discussion: The FJP
Martin Dunn / Guardian:
New York's uneasy tabloid truce  —  When I edited the Daily News, a day hardly passed without a gloves-off scrap with our rival, the Post.  So what changed?  —  In the sad, cost-cutting world of New York City newspapers, the “war of words” has become the “bore of words”.
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Jake Dobkin / Gothamist:
Who Is On The Secret NYPD Press Email List?  —  About an hour ago, the NYPD's Department of Public Information (DCPI) accidentally CC'd their entire email list on a routine press release.  Normally this list of about 230 email addresses is BCC'd.  This list is very interesting …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Stuart Kemp / Hollywood Reporter:
BBC Fights Back in Spat With Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.  —  The U.K. public broadcaster stands by its “Panorama” TV show's findings into alleged computer hacking following critical tweets by Murdoch and News Corp. statements.  —  LONDON - The BBC has issued a terse and combative statement defending itself …
Discussion: Guardian and New York Magazine
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   BBC accused of ‘manipulating’ emails in pay TV hacking row
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Media Matters and the other Fox effect  —  Between the liberal watchdog group Media Matters For America and its critics on the right, there's no such a thing as water under the bridge.  —  That said, coverage from the war front has died down since the beginning of this month …
Alicia Shepard / Poynter:
The iconic photos of Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman & why you may not see the others  —  Since the shooting of Trayvon Martin became national news, two photos have come to define the emotionally and racially charged narrative.  —  News organizations initially had just a few photos of Martin …
Discussion: MarketWatch and Orlando Sentinel
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Couric on ‘Good Morning America’ Could End No. 1 Streak at ‘Today’  —  With the news that Katie Couric will be co-hosting “Good Morning America” on ABC next week, the prospect that the “Today” show could finally lose a week has suddenly become more real than at any time in the last seven years.
 
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:UK:
Welcome To paidContent Circa 2012
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Merger means the new Bay Citizen will be more investigative and experimental
Gallup:
Two-Thirds Worldwide Say Media Are Free in Their Countries
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The Cable Sports Bidding War Will Justify The Dodgers' $2.15B Sale Price
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Washington Post, Ars Technica, BuzzFeed ensnared by April Fools' hoax linked to Kanye West
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
ESPN.com Enables Facebook's Automated Sharing
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Cahal Milmo / The Independent:
Murdoch company in pay-TV piracy scandal ‘paid Surrey Police’
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‘This American Life’ pulls too-good-to-be-true Stephen Glass stories (again)
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