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5:25 AM ET, April 28, 2012

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Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
FCC-Required Political Ad Data Disclosures Won't Be Searchable  —  The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 this morning to require broadcasters to post political ad data on the Web, making it easier for the public to see how as much as $3.2 billion will be spent on TV advertising in this election.
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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 …
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.
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: Forbes, Betabeat, Circa Blog and GeekWire
Reuters:
Exclusive: Apple courts Hollywood for upcoming TV: sources  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Social media not necessarily journalism's panacea, news bosses say  —  Tech giants may have their own views on what journalism should become, but some news organisations are questioning what benefits the social vision of future news can really bring at a time when they're struggling for business survival...
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wall Street Journal dives into live, continuous coverage with its new Markets Pulse stream
Discussion: Forbes
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Seacrest's Role at NBCUniversal Will Span News, Sports and Entertainment  —  Look for Ryan Seacrest to be appearing soon on NBC's “Today” show and on the network's coverage of special events like the Olympics.  —  The appearances are included in a new contract between Mr. Seacrest and NBCUniversal.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Journatic CEO: We are creating a better future for journalism  —  The Chicago Tribune recently laid off many of the reporters and editors who produced its hyper-local editions, and announced that it was outsourcing those functions to a startup called Journatic — a move that drew criticism …
Discussion: Chicago Reader
David Kenner / FP Passport:
Middle East coverage is full of lies  —  It has not been a banner week for media coverage of the Arab world.  Blame it on journalists unfamiliar with their subject matter, the demands of an ever-quicker news cycle, or simply salacious stories that were “too good to check” …
Discussion: New York Magazine and Poynter
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 …
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 …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Agile, social, cheap: The new way NPR is trying to make radio  —  The last time NPR launched a show was five years ago.  It was the Bryant Park Project, a morning newsmagazine aimed at younger listeners.  The network developed the show in secret and beefed up its New York bureau with reporters, producers, and editors.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB bid opponents claim they were blocked by Hunt's department  —  Alliance of media companies given one ‘sham’ meeting with culture secretary after provisional blessing given for takeover  —  An alliance of media groups opposed to News Corporation's takeover of BSkyB claim it was blocked …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Flipboard is ‘head-on competitor’ on Economist's road to all-digital
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
As news shifts toward mobile, will text alerts get left behind?