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5:15 AM ET, April 7, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC Fires Producer of Misleading Zimmerman Tape  —  NBC News has fired a producer who was involved in the production of a misleading segment about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.  —  The person was fired on Thursday, according to two people with direct knowledge of the disciplinary action …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Bob Woodward is wrong about the internet and journalism  —  Anyone who has followed the media for the past half century or so knows that Bob Woodward is a giant in the field, one half of the legendary investigative team of Woodward and Bernstein — a man who helped to bring down a U.S. president …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Britannica experiences run on final print edition  —  The decision to end publication of the printed edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica after 244 years has turned it into a best seller.  —  When the Chicago-based company announced March 14 that the printed version of Britannica …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving has turned in his resignation and it has been accepted by the company.  —  The process for Irving's departure is a bit more formal since …
Roger Parloff / Fortune:
The real importance of the revived Viacom-YouTube case  —  The case is a modest win for content-owners.  But it also fiddles with bedrock definitions that determine the outcome of a crucial recurring question: When are companies liable for their users' copyright infringement?  —  By Roger Parloff, senior editor
Discussion: Techdirt and paidContent
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Current TV denies Olbermann allegations  —  Current TV has forwarded its complete legal response to the lawsuit filed yesterday by Keith Olbermann, in which he charged the network with wrongful termination of his five-year contract.  —  “Current generally denies each and every allegation …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Virgin Atlantic tip-off allegations put workings of media back in spotlight  —  Leveson inquiry urged to examine secret trade in private information that fuels the paparazzi  —  They are the secret tip-offs at the heart of the paparazzi.  Far from the heavily trailed showbiz parties and red-carpet events …
Discussion: Press Gazette, Guardian and Digital Spy
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New York Times golf writer slapped down by editor over Augusta remarks  —  Karen Crouse said she would boycott covering the Masters over ban on women, but editor describes comments as ‘inappropriate’  —  Just when the controversy over the men-only policy at the private August National golf club appeared …
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Dear Newsroom Curmudgeon,  —  I sometimes share your anxiety and occasionally share your concerns about some of the changes in journalism.  I learned journalism in the old school, same as you.  I am steeped in the same values of accuracy, fairness, dogged reporting and good writing that you cherish.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Alison Flood / Guardian:
American digital public library promised for 2013  —  Two million books will be available in an online digital library to rival Google's collection, according to Professor Robert Darnton, who promised the new database would overcome copyright hurdles by next year
Discussion: TechCrunch
Associated Press:
Former CIA officer indicted on charges of leaking classified information to journalists  —  WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer who became a focal player in the debate over waterboarding as an interrogation technique was indicted Thursday on charges he leaked classified secrets to journalists …
Discussion: Politico and Big News Network.com
Duane Dudek / JSOnline:
All 4 TV news operations report staffers who signed recall petition  —  The tempest in a teapot that I've dubbed “petition-gate” has grown to include all four local TV news organizations.  —  WISN-TV (Channel 12), WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), WITI-TV (Channel 6) and WDJT-TV (Channel 58) …
 
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Anna Yukhananov / Reuters:
Political spending on TV ads may be posted online
Discussion: Multichannel
Gideon Spanier / The Independent:
Cost of hacking to Murdoch's empire so far: £239,000,000
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Media companies & ISPs outline plan to stop piracy
Bloomberg:
Apple Preparing to Defend Price Agreement With Publishers
Discussion: ZDNet
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Lance Whitney / CNET:
More people using TV and tablets at same time
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
NFL Magazine Shutting Down After Four Issues
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYU releases list of ‘100 Outstanding Journalists’
David Folkenflik / NPR:
The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia
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JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

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

Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Google's robotics lead and Android founder Andy Rubin leaving the company to start an incubator for hardware startups, will be replaced by James Kuffner

 
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