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5:10 PM ET, April 16, 2012

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post Wins Pulitzer Prize  —  NEW YORK — Huffington Post senior military correspondent David Wood has spent decades covering war, watching as wounded combat troops are loaded onto medical evacuation helicopters and, he said, “go off in a cloud of dust.”
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2012 Winners and Finalists  —  Journalism Public Service The Philadelphia Inquirer Breaking News Reporting The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News Staff Investigative Reporting Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, Eileen Sullivan and Chris Hawley of the Associated Press Michael J. Berens and Ken Armstrong …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Sara Ganim, 24, wins Pulitzer for coverage of Penn State sex abuse scandal  —  Sara Ganim had a motto when reporting on the sex abuse scandal at Penn State University: “Move it forward.”  She wanted to address unanswered questions and tell a side of the story that national media outlets weren't capturing.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Online journalism shines in 2012 Pulitzer picks  —  As far as awards go, the Pulitzer Prizes are the traditional standard of journalistic excellence.  But this year's winners, just announced, show that the judges continue to have an eye for new sources of quality journalism.
Discussion: ap.org and Hit & Run
Jolie O'Dell / VentureBeat:   Huffington Post brings home the blogosphere's first ever Pulitzer
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
George Zimmerman Trial Could Start a News Swarm  —  The Orlando Sentinel's Twitter account for the Trayvon Martin case is up and running.  So, too, is its topics page, with links to all the newspaper's articles about Mr. Martin and the man who shot and killed him, George Zimmerman …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Lawyer pursuing phone hacking in US considers asking FBI for help  —  Cases involve three unidentified clients who say their phones were hacked by the News of the World on American soil  —  Mark Lewis, the tenacious lawyer who has been at the forefront of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal …
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Amy Chozick / New York Times:   Mark Lewis, Lawyer in Phone-Hacking Case, Chases News Corporation in U.S.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘GMA’ Appears To Nudge ‘Today’ From Top Spot After 16 Years  —  Update, 12:55 p.m.: ABC's “Good Morning America” appears to have prevailed over NBC's “Today” show for the first week in over 16 years.  —  Preliminary Nielsen ratings, paid for by both networks and provided by ABC on Monday …
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon's E-Book Pricing a Constant Thorn for Publishers  —  TULSA, Okla. — Plenty of people are upset at Amazon these days, but it took a small publishing company whose best-known volume is a toilet-training tome to give the mighty Internet store the boot.  —  The Educational Development …
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David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Low Prices Disguise a High Cost
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Cuomo Aide Slammed Reporter In Dossier  —  A top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo assembled a 35-page dossier on the work of an Albany political reporter considered hostile to his administration, highlighting any shred of criticism in a document that reflects the intense sensitivity …
Discussion: Capital New York
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Syracuse announces Mirror Awards finalists  —  Sycracuse's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications has made its picks for the best coverage of media in 2011.  The finalists' work appeared in major publications like The New Yorker, The New York Times and The Washington Post …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Chartbeat raises $9.5M to give publishers better radar  —  Launched three years ago as a way of giving publishers and media companies better real-time analytics related to their content, Chartbeat announced Monday that it has closed a new round of Series B financing worth $9.5 million …
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Scarborough Evening News to go weekly in latest round of Johnston Press cuts  —  Scarborough, Northampton, Peterborough and Halifax are among the titles switching to weekly in ‘platform-neutral’ publishing move  —  The NUJ say they will defend members at JP titles ‘in every way we can’
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney: Fox News Has Been Good To Me  —  During a private campaign event on Sunday in Palm Beach, Fla., GOP candidate Mitt Romney had some rather favorable words to say about Fox News.  —  Speaking of the media coverage his campaign has received, Romney singled out CNN host Wolf Blitzer …
Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite:
Gingrich Staffer Promptly Shuts Down Interview After Student Reporter Asks About Roger Ailes' Remark  —  A reporter for the University of North Carolina's paper, The Daily Tar Heel, wrote a piece describing an interview with GOP hopeful (he's still in the race, in case you forgot) Newt Gingrich.
 
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Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post writer resigns after editor's note about ‘significant ethical lapse’
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Why CBS pulled the trigger too soon on the Bush National Guard story
Megan Geuss / Ars Technica:
1.5 million pages of ancient texts to be made accessible online
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC has thrown in the towel over live sport, claims former executive
David Allen Green / New Statesman:
The Times and NightJack: an anatomy of a failure
Joe Fassler / The Atlantic Online:
Can the Computers at Narrative Science Replace Paid Writers?
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