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8:45 AM ET, April 18, 2012

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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: VentureBeat and NYConvergence.com
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Don't take me to your leader: the Pulitzer and the lost art of editorials  —  No wonder the Pulitzer committee withheld any award for editorials this year.  With rare exceptions, they're verbal Valium  —  Does any business or craft hand out awards to itself more fervently than journalism?
Erik Wemple:
Pulitzer's embrace of the Web goes only so far
Bloomberg:
Prosecutors Weigh Phone-Hacking Charges for Journalists, Police  —  U.K. prosecutors received four police files regarding possible charges involving journalists, a police officer and six members of the public related to the phone-hacking probe at News Corp. (NWSA)'s News of the World tabloid.
Discussion: @benfenton, ITV News and Guardian
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
The fight gets dirty: Sun accuses rival of using ex-MI6 men to tail civil servant  —  The managing editor of The Sun hit back at one of News International's chief tormentors yesterday, turning on The Guardian during an appearance at a Parliamentary committee.
New York Times:
Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners  —  The music was pumping and the finger food laid out in abundance one recent evening in a subterranean Manhattan bar, as executives of Pandora Media, the Internet radio service, mingled with some of their most prized new advertisers.
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
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 …
Sarah Kendzior / The Atlantic Online:
The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder  —  Algorithms are shaping how we see the world around us, with big consequences.  What a machine thinks we need to know can become what we fear.  —  On February 8, 2012, I was on Yahoo's homepage when a headline caught my eye …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed's Peretti: Design engaging ads made for sharing  —  BuzzFeed has been gaining more attention for its ability to lure eyeballs with its funny animal pictures and more recently with its more serious editorial content.  But equally impressive is the way the company is pushing the future …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times' Well blog gets more vertical with a redesign  —  What you might call the verticalization of The New York Times continues today with the relaunch of Well, the healthy-living section edited by Tara Parker-Pope.  Like DealBook and Bits before it, Well has grown in prominence enough …
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and FishbowlNY
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Physical media is dead — long live the app  —  Over the weekend, Hunter Walk (a friend of mine who works for YouTube) tweeted about brands offering apps built on the Spotify platform.  Spotify is likely to introduce these branded apps from the likes of Intel, AT&T, Reebok and McDonalds at an Ad Age event this week.
Chris Barth / Forbes:
Howard Stern's $300M Sirius Suit Dismissed, But Shock Jock Will Appeal  —  Yesterday brought bad news for the so-called King Of All Media, as Howard Stern's $300 million lawsuit against his employer, Sirius XM, was dismissed by a New York State Supreme Court Judge.
Jim Romenesko:
NYT labor reporter's take on Guild-Times talks  —  New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse shares his views on the Times-Guild contract talks with colleagues:  —  * “As someone who has covered labor negotiations for years, I was baffled why it took nearly a year for management to move beyond its initial draconian offer.”
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Read It Later Rebrands As Free App, Pocket; Updates UI With Filters, Favorites And More  —  Read It Later, an app that allows you to save articles and other content on the web to “read them later, is debuting a new version of its service and rebranding as “Pocket.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Read It Later's app goes free and gets a new name, Pocket
Discussion: AppNewser
 
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal
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Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way
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