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1:30 PM ET, April 8, 2012

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Morley Safer / CBS News:
Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012 … (CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers.  His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here.  —  Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
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Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93  —  CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ Pioneer  —  Mike Wallace in his CBS office in 2006.  —  11:40 a.m. |  Updated Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for four decades, has died, CBS News said Sunday morning.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Parting Ways  —  Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he's a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer.  I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream,” or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR.
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Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Internet Responds To John Derbyshire's Shockingly Racist ‘Non-Black Talk’ With Universal Disgust  —  John Derbyshire is likely best known as a contributor to National Review, though he became the target of intense revulsion this weekend for something he wrote elsewhere- at Taki Mag …
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 …
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DRM is crushing indie booksellers online  —  In June of 2011, my friend Emily Gould came up with an idea for a new kind of online bookstore: one that would sell only e-books, but would strive to offer the personalized customer service and curation of a local independent bookshop.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of the Next Issue magazine future  —  So what is it? iTunes for magazines?  Maybe Hulu for periodicals?  How about Piano Media for American titles?  Tivo for print?  —  In the hurly-burly of digital content innovation and monetization, it's hard to figure out what things are, so we try to find apt comparisons.
Discussion: Wired and O'Reilly Radar
Pamela McClintock / Hollywood Reporter:
MPAA Chief Christopher Dodd Says SOPA War Isn't Over, Defends Hosting Harvey Weinstein Even as He Attacked Over ‘Bully’  —  Hollywood's top lobbyist reflects on his first year; says Weinstein “was very helpful to me as a candidate for Congress and as a senator over the years.”
Discussion: Forbes, Techdirt, WebProNews and Boing Boing
Guardian:
Murdoch press savages Australian rival in pay TV row  —  News Limited accuses Fairfax group of trashing media principles  —  Australia's raucous press is no stranger to confrontational journalism, but the last week has seen a bitter war of words between the country's two largest newspaper groups …
Discussion: NPR, NPR and Big News Network.com
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 …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Virgin Atlantic tip-off allegations put workings of media back in spotlight
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Roger Parloff / Fortune:
The real importance of the revived Viacom-YouTube case
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Why Bob Woodward is wrong about the internet and journalism
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Associated Press:
Former CIA officer indicted on charges of leaking classified information to journalists
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