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5:35 PM ET, April 13, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Fires Back at the Feds, Amazon  —  Nearly two days after the Department of Justice filed antitrust charges against Apple and major book publishers, Apple is responding.  Here's a comment from Apple spokesman Tom Neumayr: … Apple's response is similar to ones made by Penguin Group and MacMillan …
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Michael Bobelian / Forbes:
The Irony Of The Government's Antitrust Case Against Apple And Five Publishers
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Melody Guyton Butts / Durham Herald-Sun:
Ailes lectures young journalists  —  CHAPEL HILL - Fox News chief Roger Ailes offered more than a few words of advice Thursday in a room filled mostly with young journalists, starting with a recommendation that elicited at least a few eye rolls: “I think you ought to change your major.”
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The Fox Mole numbers  —  * “I think it's pretty safe to say my career in cable news is over,” says Muto.  (NYDN)  —  * Is Muto a whistle-blowing hero, or disloyal self-promoter? (csmonitor.com)  —  * “What is Gawker?” asks Ailes.  “Is that a pornographic website?”  (Hollywood Reporter)
Noam Cohen / Media Decoder:
The New Republic Hawks Access to a ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Dinner  —  Chris Hughes, the Facebook co-founder who recently bought The New Republic, has promised to use his tech savviness to breathe life into the magazine.  On Friday, however, his methods tilted toward old-fashioned hucksterism.
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Dan Watson / CJR:
Unpublishing Requests Are on the Rise  —  As more content shifts from print to web, journalists are seeing rising requests from sources to remove stories  —  I recently encountered a sticky conundrum as editor of a student-run digital news website at the University of Southern California.
David Teicher / AdAge:
Tumblr Tests New Tools for Users and Brands  —  Can the Company Be a Business Without Traditional Advertising?  Founder David Karp Explains  —  This may be Instagram's week, but through April, it's been the Year of Tumblr.  On Wednesday, the social platform announced a partnership with Spotify.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Bloomberg Businessweek goes magazine-y on the iPhone  —  Bloomberg Businessweek is testing a question: How well can magazine content work on the iPhone?  —  Magazine companies have jumped feet first into the iPad marketplace, attracted to the idea that a lean-back medium like magazines …
Discussion: The FJP
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
‘NightJack’ sues Times over email hacking  —  Detective seeks aggravated damages from paper for breach of confidence, misuse of private information and deceit  —  The Lancashire detective exposed by the Times as the author of the NightJack police blog has filed a legal claim against Times Newspapers at the high court.
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
CNN's unedited epithets raise questions about when to use unfiltered hate speech  —  When Tulsa police arrested two men Sunday in connection with a shooting spree that targeted African-Americans, much of the media drew attention to a racist Facebook post apparently written by one of the suspects.
Discussion: mediaite
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon-owned Audible: Hey authors, want $20 million?  —  The Amazon-owned digital audiobooks site Audible.com is launching a new program, “Audible Author Services,” that pays audiobook authors $1 per sale through Audible.com, Audible.co.uk, and iTunes, out of a $20 million fund.
David Roberts / Grist:
HuffPo science editor asks readers: Is climate science true?  —  [SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM]  —  Hey, Huffington Post: I'm not one to tell you how to do your business — your budget for the time it takes me to write this sentence is bigger than Grist's budget for the year, so you must be doing something right …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm  —  We've previously written that the death of the printing press doesn't mean the death of the press.  However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press.
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