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7:35 AM ET, April 8, 2012

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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.
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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
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
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
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: @carr2n and JIMROMENESKO.COM
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
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 …
 
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Roger Parloff / Fortune:
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Associated Press:
Former CIA officer indicted on charges of leaking classified information to journalists
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Political spending on TV ads may be posted online
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