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10:05 AM ET, April 30, 2012

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Jeff Himmelman / New York Magazine:
The Red Flag in the Flowerpot  —  Four decades after Watergate, there's something that still nags at Ben Bradlee about Deep Throat.  —  One day in early 2007, Bob Woodward poked his head into my office.  He and his wife, Elsa, had been out for dinner the night before with Ben Bradlee and his wife, Sally Quinn.
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Woodward rejects new Watergate claims  —  Bob Woodward is strongly disputing a new report in which it is revealed that his mentor, legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, once expressed “fear in my soul” that Woodward had embellished for dramatic effect certain key details of his reporting on the Watergate scandal.
David Carr / New York Times:
Navigating a Tightrope With Amazon  —  Last Tuesday, Buzz Bissinger hopped the Amtrak train to Philadelphia from New York, where he had done a bit of publicity for “After Friday Night Lights,” a 12,000-word e-book that had been performing nicely since its release.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Microsoft Makes $300M Investment In New Barnes & Noble Subsidiary To Battle With Amazon And Apple In E-books  —  Barnes & Noble has found a new, major partner in its fight to get an edge over Amazon and Apple in the heating up market for e-books and the devices being used to consume them …
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Scandal and Scrutiny Hem In Murdoch's Empire  —  In the months after a phone-hacking scandal erupted in Britain last summer, Rupert Murdoch told people within News Corporation that he wanted to revisit his media company's discontinued $12 billion bid for the pay television service British Sky Broadcasting.
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Nicholas Carr / Technology Review:
The Library of Utopia  —  Google's ambitious book-scanning program is foundering in the courts.  Now a Harvard-led group is launching its own sweeping effort to put our literary heritage online.  Will the Ivy League succeed where Silicon Valley failed?  —  In his 1938 book World Brain …
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti: Display dollars aren't coming back  —  Content providers are wringing their hands over how to get advertisers to pony up the big bucks they once spent on display ads.  Maybe that money is just gone forever.  —  Jonah Peretti, a founder of the Huffington Post …
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Tucker Carlson's downward spiral  —  Once a promising young magazine writer, the bow-tied Daily Caller pundit has come to epitomize right-wing hackdom … In many ways Tucker Carlson's a better symbol of the pathetic state of what passes for conservative journalism than even Glenn Beck …
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Karen Tumulty / Washington Post:
Twitter becomes a key real-time tool for campaigns  —  The bully pulpit has a new kind of altar call: “Tweet them. … President Obama repeated that Twitter hashtag twice more during a Tuesday speech opposing an increase in student loan interest rates.  For good measure, he even had his Chapel Hill …
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Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Obama Jabs At Romney, Congress, Huffington Post And Dogs At W.H. Correspondents Dinner  —  President Obama took the stage at the White House Correspondent's Dinner on Saturday night, where he made a number of jokes at his and others' expense.  He took aim at Congress, Mitt Romney, the Huffington Post and dogs.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Inside The AP's Social Strategy  —  In the spring of 1846, five New York daily newspapers made journalism history when they founded the New York Associated Press to help incur the costs to deliver news from Texas during the Mexican-American War.  After some legal issues between …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of 99-cent media  —  Honk if you still love newsprint enough to pay $700 or more a year for a seven-day print subscription to The New York Times.  Of course, you have many other choices.  —  You can try one of several print/bundled options for considerably less money.
 
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