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11:55 AM ET, April 9, 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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Seymour M. Hersh / The New Yorker:
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Remembering Mike Wallace's dark secret — depression
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ Pioneer
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93
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 …
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.
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.
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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.
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 …
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.
Matt Welch / Reason:
When Losers Write History  —  (Editor's note: This article is adapted from a chapter in Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It, published by The New Press in 2011.)  —  Most journalists are familiar with the arch observation …
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.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Bonnier Launches 20 Titles Through Pulse  —  Earlier trial with PopSci grew from 60k to 3 million subscribers in 6 months.  —  After a six-month trial run between Popular Science and content aggregation app Pulse scored a subscriber bonanza, Bonnier has decided to launch 19 more titles through it.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
National Society of Newspaper Columnists Announce Finalists  —  The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) have announced the finalists for its 2012 awards.  The winners will be honored May 5.  The finalists, in alphabetical order, are below.  — General Interest (print) …
Paul Harris / Guardian:
Sorkin focuses on TV journalism  —  Critics say West Wing writer may struggle to find an audience with new series on the media  —  He became a giant of television for creating The West Wing, the drama series about machinations inside the White House, then the toast of Hollywood for The Social Network …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
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.”
 
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