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8:30 AM ET, April 6, 2012

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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Matt Lauer to Stay With NBC's ‘Today’ Show  —  NBC News has signed Matt Lauer to a new multiyear contract to remain as the co-host of the “Today” show, addressing one of the division's most pressing issues.  —  The news will be announced formally on the air during the show Friday morning.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Current TV responds to Olbermann's lawsuit  —  Current TV spokesperson Laura Nelson forwards the company's official reaction to Keith Olbermann's lawsuit, which he filed today against the network:
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Current TV Disputes Reuters Report They're In Danger Of Being Dropped By Time Warner  —  In the PR war between Current TV and fired former Countdown host Keith Olbermann, the truth is the first casualty, say sources familar with the situation.  Reuters is reporting that several anonymous sources …
Matthew Belloni / Hollywood Reporter:
Keith Olbermann Files Lawsuit Against Current TV (Read the Complaint)  —  Sources say the suit was filed Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles Superior Court.  —  Keith Olbermann  —  The war of words between Keith Olbermann and Current TV is now officially a legal battle …
Reuters:
NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error  —  (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a “seasoned” producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network.
Discussion: Business Insider
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Sleeping E-Book Giant Google Rolls Over Bookstore Partners  —  In the year since Judge Denny Chin invalidated Google's agreement with the Authors' Guild to display and sell digital editions of orphaned works, the towering monolith of search has been a sleeping giant in e-books.
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Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Actually, Arianna Huffington Has Been Demoted  —  Despite a story in today's New York Times headlined: “Huffington Gains More Control in AOL Revamping,” Arianna Huffington has in recent weeks seen a “narrowing” of her job at AOL, a source close to AOL tells us.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYU releases list of ‘100 Outstanding Journalists’  —  Ring the alarm bells, defenders of traditional journalism!  New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is marking a century of journalistic education with...a listicle?  —  Actually, defenders of traditional journalism …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Next American City to Relaunch Site, Debut Long-Form E-Singles  —  Website will mix curated and original content.  —  Next American City, a non-profit media organization focused on urban affairs, is refreshing its strategy.  The publisher's quarterly print publication folded in late 2011 …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
OC Register assigns 70 reporters to cover one baseball game  —  Usually, when the majority of reporters in a newsroom rallies around coverage of a single story or event — floods the zone, you might say — something really big is breaking.  Maybe a mass shooting, a tsunami, or a terrorist attack.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia … Rupert Murdoch takes over the Daily Mirror, a Sydney tabloid, in May 1960.  Sometimes soft-spoken, but invariably hard-driving, Murdoch acquired major papers in every Australian state.  He bought TV stations and established the first truly national daily.
Tim Elfrink / Riptide 2.0:
Anders Gyllenhaal, Ex-Miami Herald Editor, Made Almost $1.3 Million at McClatchy Last Year  —  At the Miami Herald, staffers are facing two weeks of unpaid furloughs this year and a hiring freeze has left key jobs unfilled for months.  The paper's parent company, McClatchy …
John Ryley / Sky News:
A CASE OF DOUBLE STANDARDS?  —  The Guardian today published an appraisal of a story story broadcast by Sky News almost four years ago.  In the 2008 case of Anne Darwin, whose “canoe man” husband John Darwin faked his own death as part of an insurance fraud, we provided the police with emails …
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Josephine Moulds / Guardian:   BSkyB shares plunge after Sky News admits email hacking
 
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Committee to Protect Journalists:
In deadly Mogadishu blast, 10 journalists wounded
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Bill Marimow will take new approach to old job as Philadelphia Inquirer editor
 

 
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