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3:10 PM ET, March 30, 2012

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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 …
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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.
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Maryclaire Dale / Associated Press:
Philly newspapers may trade hands Monday
Discussion: Philly.com
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 …
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.
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
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
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 …
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”.
Jim Romenesko:
City of Sanford backs off on threat to arrest reporters  —  On Wednesday, the City of Sanford issued a press release asking the media to “refrain from approaching, phoning or emailing city employees when they are in their roles as private citizens” and warning that “law enforcement officials …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
News International sues ‘News of the World Online’ website  —  News Group files claim against lawyer Giovanni Di Stefano and company using News of the World name  —  News International has launched legal action against the company behind a website that apparently aims to cash in on the defunct News of the World.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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: New York Magazine and Guardian
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
BBC accused of ‘manipulating’ emails in pay TV hacking row
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:UK:
Welcome To paidContent Circa 2012
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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
Discussion: WebProNews and The Huffington Post
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The Cable Sports Bidding War Will Justify The Dodgers' $2.15B Sale Price
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How Rupert Murdoch And Roger Ailes Could Beat ESPN At Its Own Game
Discussion: TVNewser
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Son of ‘Village Voice’ co-founder Norman Mailer joins sex-trafficking protest outside its headquarters
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Washington Post, Ars Technica, BuzzFeed ensnared by April Fools' hoax linked to Kanye West
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Slack raised $120M at $1.12B valuation in a round led by Kleiner and Google Ventures, all previous backers participated too

Elisabeth Hulette / Virginian-Pilot:
Circuit court rules criminal defendant can be forced by police to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

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Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

 
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