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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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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.
Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93
Seymour M. Hersh / The New Yorker:
Scooped by Mike Wallace
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Remembering Mike Wallace's dark secret — depression
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Discussion: @romenesko
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
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:   The newsonomics of the Next Issue magazine future
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.
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
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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