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5:25 PM ET, April 9, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
Newspaper Barons Resurface  —  Is there anything more forlorn than the American metropolitan newspaper?  First readers began deserting in droves, then the advertisers followed.  Family owners headed for the exits and then hedge funds and other financial players scooped up newspapers thinking …
Seymour M. Hersh / The New Yorker:
Scooped by Mike Wallace  —  Mike Wallace, who died on Sunday, was a superb role model.  His success came the hard way—he was self-made, with a relentless determination to tell the truth to power and to find truths where others could not.  In that sense, he made it easier for the rest of us.
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Remembering Mike Wallace's dark secret — depression
Sonia Saraiya / blog.findings.com:
How We Will Read: Clay Shirky  —  This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.  Read our kickoff post with Steven Johnson here.  And check out our new homepage, a captivating new way to explore Findings.
Discussion: GigaOM and Poynter
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Former Gawker editor Remy Stern will take the reigns at ‘Post’ website  —  Remy Stern, who left Gawker late last year after Nick Denton installed A.J. Daulerio as editor-in-chief, has a new gig: He's joining the New York Post as a digital consultant.  “Remy will help shape …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Chris Francescani / Reuters:
Trayvon Martin call was “mistake, not deliberate”: NBC  —  (Reuters) - NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was “a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call,” according the president of network's news division.
New York Times:
Supremacy in Jeopardy for ‘Today’  —  These days, the effervescent smiles on the “Today” show, America's most popular morning television companion, are concealing anxiety.  —  A few remote control clicks away on “Good Morning America,” the smiles may look the same, but they hint at something very different: hope.
Alan D. Mutter / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Publishers lost $27 in print for every digital $1 gain  —  The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism generated gasps when it reported that newspapers are losing $7 in print advertising for every $1 of digital revenue that they gain.  But the situation is even worse.
Steven Musil / CNET:
Daisey revealer gains access to Foxconn factory floor  —  Rob Schmitz, the public radio journalist who exposed Apple commentator Mike Daisey's fabrications regarding working conditions at a Chinese electronics factory, has become only the second Western journalist to be granted access to Foxconn's factory floor.
Reuters:
TV cameraman shot dead on Lebanon-Syria border  —  (Reuters) - Syrian soldiers shot dead a cameraman working for Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television channel on Monday near the border between the two countries, the television channel said.  —  It said cameraman Ali Shaaban was on the Lebanese side …
Tim Carmody / Wired:
NIM's Morgan Guenther: ‘We Can Reclaim Leisure Time for Reading’ With Digital Mags  —  This week, Next Issue Media released a new Android tablet newsstand for magazines from equity partners Condé Nast, Hearst, Meredith and Time Inc. According to NIM, an iPad version will be submitted to Apple's App Store in roughly six weeks.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Spanish-language stations left out of campaign spending rule  —  Although Hispanic voters will play a big part in the 2012 election, Spanish-language stations have been left out of a proposed rule from the Federal Communications Commission requiring big city television stations …
Dave Levinthal / Politico:
Netflix forms PAC  —  In yet another move to boost its Washington profile, Netflix has formed a political action committee, new federal records indicate.  —  Called FLIXPAC, the committee may now make contributions donations directly to federal candidates — up to $5,000 per election.
 
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