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5:00 PM ET, April 27, 2012

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Doug Halonen / The Wrap:
FCC Approves Rules for TV Stations to Put Political Ad Information Online  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to phase in rules that local TV stations be required to put information about political advertising online.  —  Under the rules, TV stations affiliated …
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Candace Clement / Save the News:
Political Files? Meet the Internet
Discussion: Mother Jones
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Photographer of viral bear falling says he's considering legal action against school paper  —  Andy Duann's famous photo of a bear falling out of a tree blew up his college newspaper's website Thursday.  Reached by telephone on Friday afternoon, Duann started to tell me how he got the great shot.
Discussion: @matthewwells and The Latest Word
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: 17% of Americans get no news daily  —  Right now, in Perugia, Italy, Pew's Lee Rainie is scheduled to be giving a talk called “News in a networked world,” about the platforms on which people consume news.  If your bosses, like mine, thoughtlessly neglected to send you to Perugia …
Discussion: @antderosa and Pew Internet
Guardian:
Jeremy Hunt to hand over all relevant BSkyB emails and texts  —  Culture secretary to give messages he sent to Adam Smith and News Corp executives about takeover bid to Leveson inquiry  —  Jeremy Hunt, the embattled culture secretary, is to disclose all his private correspondence over the BSkyB takeover deal to the Leveson inquiry.
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
All-Star Cast Invests 750K In Ben Huh And Matt Galligan's Mobile News Startup Circa  —  SimpleGeo's Matt Galligan and Icanhascheezburger's Ben Huh have teamed up to change the way people consume news via mobile.  Their startup Circa, which boasts a newsworthy list of advisors …
Discussion: Betabeat and GeekWire
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Prince's ex-girlfriend to sue News Corp in the States over hacking  —  Koo Stark, the former actress and one-time girlfriend of Prince Andrew, is reported to be planning to launch a phone-hacking claim against News Corporation in the US courts.  —  A London Evening Standard story said Stark …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Flipboard is ‘head-on competitor’ on Economist's road to all-digital  —  The Economist's CEO thinks news publishing will go all-digital at some point in the near- to mid-term.  —  “Print circulation is at record highs,” Andrew Rashbass told the Paley Center's international council in Madrid on Thursday.
Discussion: Mashable!
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
How tech's giants want to re-invent journalism  —  Some of Silicon Valley's biggest technology companies reject suggestions they are now news organisations.  —  But they nevertheless think they have the prescription for what news media must do next...  First, the disclosures …
Andria Krewson / CJR:
In a Social Campaign, What Role for the Press?  —  A conversation with UNC's Daniel Kreiss  —  NORTH CAROLINA — Eight years since Howard Dean's presidential run took the country by storm, how are the Internet and social media shaping the 2012 campaigns?  How are campaigns …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Is Twitter ruining journalism or are journalists ruining Twitter?  —  Twitter's detractors are mounting a spring offensive.  —  Choire Sicha had a revelation Wednesday as he watched journalists live-tweet Rupert Murdoch's testimony: “Who gamed a substantial number of professional news-gatherers …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
As news shifts toward mobile, will text alerts get left behind?  —  In a blast text message to subscribers on Tuesday afternoon, The Washington Post announced that it's...ending blast text messages to subscribers, on April 30.  So don't expect to get SMS headlines like “Mitt Romney sweeps GOP primaries in five states” for much longer.
Discussion: B2B Memes
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Are you a young dude interested in news?  All else equal, this study says you're a top paywall target  —  Here's a biggie: How do you get someone to pay for online news?  A new study (PDF here) out of the University of Texas develops a theoretical model to begin answering that question.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wall Street Journal dives into live, continuous coverage with its new Markets Pulse stream  —  The Wall Street Journal on Monday unveiled Markets Pulse, a platform for a continuous flow of news — including blog posts, articles, videos, tweets, photos, and other elements …
Discussion: Forbes and paidContent
Jennifer Preston / The Lede:
Rupert Murdoch on the Future of News … On Thursday, the second day of Rupert Murdoch's testimony in London during a British inquiry into media ethics, he took a question about new regulations on the press to expound at some length on the future of journalism.
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Erik Wemple:
Murdoch flatters Huffington Post
Discussion: Guardian, FishbowlNY, Politico and Reuters
 
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