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1:45 AM ET, April 3, 2012

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Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Philly papers sold at 10% of 2006 value  —  After changing hands three times in six troubled years, Philadelphia's legendary newspapers were sold Monday for a tenth of the half-billion dollar price they fetched as recently as 2006.  —  The stunning plunge in the value of the Philadelphia Inquirer …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Robert Redford to Produce a Documentary About Watergate  —  Rarely does reality intersect with role playing the way it did two Sundays ago in Bob Woodward's living room.  —  Meeting him there were Carl Bernstein, his writing partner at The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal in the 1970s …
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Many Magazines Racing to Capitalize on Pinterest  —  Publishers Exploring Platform, Watching Rivals' Moves  —  Last month, digital executives from Hearst's 20 or so titles were summoned for an important meeting at the company's Manhattan headquarters.  —  The pressing subject was Pinterest …
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Tim Carmody / Wired:
How Licensing and Hardware Bottlenecks Confound Magazine Text on the iPad  —  For the most part, text on the new Retina Display iPad looks amazing.  Load a PDF with proper vector-based text onto it, and your document doesn't just look like paper; it looks like perfect paper.
Paul Smalera / Reuters:
The recession killed journalism - and saved it  —  Over the last few years, thanks to the global economic crisis - encapsulating everything from the 2008 housing crash to today's ongoing euro zone sovereign-debt debacle - much ink has been spilled about the reshaping of the world's economy, especially about the domestic job market.
John Koblin / WWD:
Editors and the ‘Cult of the Brand’  —  Just after 1 a.m. on Jan. 31, the editor in chief of Condé Nast's Bon Appétit, Adam Rapoport, looked like he was on an infomercial.  Rapoport, in a taped segment on HSN, was working hard at selling Bon Appétit's newly debuted kitchenware.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Bloomberg and Reuters: The Future of News  —  There's no mistaking where Andy Lack feels Bloomberg LP is positioned versus its competitors.  “We may be the last man standing,” says Lack, who oversees the news organization's multimedia operations.  —  A veteran of network television …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Tabloid Tangle: Jim Dolan Accuses Mort Zuckerman of Extortion  —  Is this the face of an extortionist?  Mort Zuckerman.  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  —  Publishing a tabloid newspaper in New York is not for the timid, but the accusation Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan just leveled …
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Current TV Retains Crisis PR Experts for Anticipated Battle With Keith Olbermann (Exclusive)  —  The network retains lawyers and crisis PR experts Mark Fabiani and Chris Lehane, who have represented Bill and Hillary Clinton and Lance Armstrong.  —  Current TV has hired crisis public relations …
Discussion: Mediaite and ThinkProgress
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David Carr / Media Decoder:
Judge Clarifies That Bloggers Can Be Journalists (Just Not One in Particular)  —  Back in December, United States District Court Judge Marco A. Hernandez created a stir by seeming to suggest that bloggers are not journalists as defined by Oregon's shield law.
Discussion: Free Press and The Legal Satyricon
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Marc Randazza / The Legal Satyricon:
Judge rules, again, that blogger Crystal Cox is not a journalist.  You know why?  Because she ISN'T a journalist.
Discussion: Forbes
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
A Report for the Web, on TV  —  When Stone Phillips, formerly of “Dateline NBC,” learned of a first-of-its-kind study in 2010 at Virginia Tech about the effects of head impacts on youth football players, like the kind that he sustained as a high school and college player, his journalistic instincts kicked in.
Sonia Paul / Mashable:
iPhone Documentary Takes on Syria: Is This the Future of Journalism?  —  An anonymous undercover reporter for Al Jazeera has captured the Syrian uprising in a first-of-its-kind-documentary — recorded on an iPhone.  —  The 25 minute documentary, “Syria: Songs of Defiance,” aired on Al Jazeera's show People & Power earlier this month.
Jim Edwards / Business Insider:
Why Buzzfeed's Newest Blogger, ‘Copyranter,’ Threatened To Assault Me On His First Day At Work  —  I was delighted to learn today that Copyranter, a closely followed and extremely funny blogger about advertising, got a new job with Buzzfeed, the social-media content play of Jonah Peretti.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Adweek
Ilaina Jonas / Reuters:
Goldman fund to exit company owning sex traffic site  —  A private equity fund run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) has agreed to sell its stake in the media company that runs a sex trafficking forum back to company's management, a spokeswoman said on Sunday.
Discussion: CNBC and business.time.com
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Adam Martin / The Atlantic Wire:   Goldman Sach's Backpage Panic Is Real, Costly
 
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