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3:35 AM ET, April 15, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
The Life and Death of Andrew Breitbart  —  ON the last night of February, Arthur Sando was having a drink at the Brentwood Restaurant and Lounge in Los Angeles when a bearded silver-haired man took a seat next to him, ordered a glass of pinot noir and began typing into his BlackBerry.
Discussion: @antderosa and @romenesko
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
It's Time to Stop Talking About the Death of Big Media  —  Last week one of our guest writers, Francisco Dao, published a post entitled “What Happens After We Kill Big Media?”  In it, he breezily surmised that big media's “downfall is inevitable” and proceeded to grieve for its demise.
David Pogue / New York Times:
Reviewing the Next Issue App, a Buffet of Magazines  —  Few words fire up the happiness transmitters in your brain more than “free.”  But “flat-fee unlimited” comes close.  —  Unlimited movies (Netflix).  Unlimited music (Spotify).  Unlimited train travel (Europass).  Unlimited seafood buffet (Red Lobster).
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of small things  —  If the news business were sexy enough (it's not) to fuel Hollywood or Bollywood filmmaking, we might envision this wake-me-from-the-dead screenplay: A publisher (I'm thinking Tom Hanks, now almost old enough to look sufficiently weary) …
Discussion: GigaOM
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
How journalists train to stay safe while covering hostile environments  —  Before he ever stepped foot in Iraq, Washington Post reporter Ed O'Keefe had already navigated his way through landmines, used a tourniquet to help an injured person, and been ambushed.
Noam Cohen / Media Decoder:
New Republic Cancels Lottery to Attend Washington Dinner  —  The New Republic has quickly canceled its plan to send one lucky subscriber to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this month after being told that it would be violating the association's rules.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Hannah Furness / Telegraph:
BBC in new sexism row after gender pay gap revealed  —  Male staff at the BBC are paid an average 10 per cent more than women.  —  Nearly twice as many men hold senior roles at the broadcaster as female employees and they earn an average £17,000 more.
Discussion: Daily Mail, TODAYonline and Telegraph
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Journalists in Pyongyang Scooped by Launching's Failure  —  More than 50 foreign journalists accepted coveted invitations to North Korea this week for the gala celebrations exalting the centenary of the country's deceased founder Kim Il-sung, the ascension of his grandson Kim Jong-un …
Discussion: Associated Press and Politico
Brent Dirks / App Advice:
New York Designer Putting Together Unofficial Spotify iPad App  —  Max Petriv is my hero.  —  My utter disgust at Spotify's inability to produce an official iPad client has been well documented.  And Petriv, an interactive UI/UX designer and developer from New York, is taking it upon himself to beat Spotify to the punch.
Discussion: PandoDaily and The Next Web
David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
CBS' Les Moonves Lands $69.9M In Compensation For 2011, Up 21%  —  For perspective, Moonves' increase is far less than the 40% rise in CBS' stock in 2011.  Still, the CEO's $69.9M package makes him by far the highest paid media CEO for the year among companies that have already filed their annual proxy statements.
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.
Jim Romenesko:
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)
 
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