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7:55 PM ET, April 18, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Current TV to Hire Gavin Newsom, California's Lieutenant Governor  —  Updated Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, is getting a second job: as a talk show host on Current TV, the progressive cable television upstart.  —  “The Gavin Newsom Show” will be shown weekly starting in May, the channel announced on Wednesday.
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Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Gavin Newsom Gets Current TV Show — What About the Equal Time Rule?  —  Current TV has added a full-time elected official to a team heavy on former politicians: California's sitting lieutenant governor will host the weekly “Gavin Newsom Show” beginning next month.
Grant McCool / Reuters:
Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday.
Discussion: 9to5Mac, CNET and MacRumors
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ofcom: press self-regulation could work  —  TV and radio regulator tells Leveson inquiry that successor to PCC may need more robust powers and recognition in statute  —  Newspaper proprietors and editors hoping to stop David Cameron introducing statutory regulation of the press won support today from the broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:   The fight gets dirty: Sun accuses rival of using ex-MI6 men to tail civil servant
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   AG warns MPs to be ‘cautious’ in report
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Out’ lays off its entire editorial staff, but editor Aaron Hicklin wants to hire ‘most’ back into his new startup  —  The editorial staff of the influential gay lifestyle magazine Out is being laid off with one month's severance as of Friday, Capital has learned.
Laura Stampler / Business Insider:
FINALLY!  Tumblr Will Start Selling Ad Units On May 2  —  In a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp said, “We're pretty opposed to advertising.  It really turns our stomachs.”  —  How times have changed.  Karp announced at Ad Age's Digital Conference that on May 2 …
Discussion: Betabeat, New York Magazine and @choire
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
NBC's London Olympics strategy: If it moves, stream it  —  Yes, you will be able to see men's doubles table tennis live this summer on nbcolympics.com, right after you finish watching those premiere swimming and track & field events.  —  Speaking to the New York Times Tuesday, Rick Cordella …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Satirical iPad App Punch Hires Vanity Fair Veteran Jim Windolf as Editor  —  The Punch “shelf.”  —  The makers of Punch started with the idea that creating media for a brand-new medium, tablet computers, requires a whole new approach.  They've certainly turned convention on its head in their hiring …
Discussion: Betabeat, Forbes and Fast Company
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Bill O'Reilly & Sean Hannity Closing New Deals With Fox News Channel  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that Fox News Channel is finalizing new deals with its two biggest stars, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.  The new multi-year, multi-million dollar agreements, which are expected to be completed …
Discussion: TVNewser, The Daily Caller and Mediaite
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Did The Publisher's Own Insistence On DRM Inevitably Lead To The Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them?  —  We've discussed in the past how it was the book publishers' own stupidity that put them in a position of demanding DRM from Amazon when Amazon wanted to launch the Kindle.
Discussion: GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Julie Moos / Poynter:
LA Times publishes graphic front page photo of US soldiers with Afghan corpses  —  The Los Angeles Times published graphic photos in print and online this morning of U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses.  —  Eighteen such photos were provided by an anonymous soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division …
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
Patriot-News' first Pulitzer win honors paper's legend, Sara Ganim mentor  —  There's no question that the investigative soul of The Patriot-News now resides largely with its first Pulitzer Prize-winner: 24-year-old Sara Ganim, whose reporting of alleged sexual abuse by an ex-Penn State football coach shook …
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook tests ‘trending articles’ feature to encourage users to try social reader apps  —  Facebook appears to be testing new feature to highlight social reader articles within users' News Feeds.  —  Some users now see a “trending articles” section of their feeds that includes headlines …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How The Tuscaloosa News' post-tornado tweeting helped bring home a Pulitzer Prize  —  When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced last year it would emphasize real-time reporting for the Breaking News category starting in 2012, some speculated whether we would someday see a Pulitzer Prize for tweeting.
Discussion: The FJP
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:   Don't take me to your leader: the Pulitzer and the lost art of editorials
 
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Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Dick Clark, TV Host and Icon of New Year’s Eve, Is Dead at 82
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The Huffington Post Has A New CTO, And He Was Poached From Spotify
Discussion: @laureni
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Post Guild rep says close to 50 people probably have accepted buyout offer
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail Online is about to turn its first profit
Jim Romenesko:
Where is TV critic Aaron Barnhart? Is it anybody's business?
Discussion: TVNewser
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Coloring books and puppets: California Watch unveils a new section just for kids
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Labor Dept.'s new policies for journalists may affect market-moving data
Discussion: Bloomberg and Talking Biz News
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Physical media is dead — long live the app
Discussion: AllThingsD and eMedia Vitals
New York Times:
Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed's Peretti: Design engaging ads made for sharing
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times' Well blog gets more vertical with a redesign
Discussion: FishbowlNY and ReadWriteWeb
Sarah Kendzior / The Atlantic Online:
The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder
Chris Barth / Forbes:
Howard Stern's $300M Sirius Suit Dismissed, But Shock Jock Will Appeal