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2:45 PM ET, May 10, 2012

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Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
Joe Weisenthal vs. the 24-Hour News Cycle  —  Joe Weisenthal wakes up around 4 a.m. most weekdays, afraid that in the five or six hours he has been sleeping, something happened that could move financial markets.  His alarm is his cellphone, and after he silences it so that his wife can sleep …
Discussion: Capital New York and The Awl
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Felix Salmon:
The brilliant Joe Weisenthal  —  Binyamin Appelbaum has delivered a 3,000-word day in the life of Joe Weisenthal for the NYT Magazine, complete with 18-page slideshow.  ("7:06 am: Weisenthal catches the 6 train uptown from his apartment at the edge of the Financial district to the Business Insider offices in the Flatiron District.")
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
IoS editor defends publishing Andy Coulson shares story  —  The editor of the Independent on Sunday has defended his decision to publish a story about former Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson's shareholdings in News Corp, which was published after the paper saw Coulson's …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Murdoch may have had ‘selective amnesia’ over Thatcher meeting  —  Rupert Murdoch's lack of recollection of a meeting with Margaret Thatcher over his proposed acquisition of the Times in 1981 may have been a case of “selective amnesia”, the Leveson inquiry has heard.
Discussion: Press Gazette
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: David Cameron was personally involved in vetting Andy Coulson  —  David Cameron personally took part in the vetting of Andy Coulson before his controversial appointment as his communications chief, the Leveson Inquiry has heard.  —  Mr Cameron rang the former News …
Robert Booth / Guardian:   Andy Coulson: I may have seen top-secret state material
Jim Romenesko:
Will the Sun-Times buy the Chicago Tribune?  —  In his story about the Chicago Sun-Times parent in talks to buy the Chicago Reader for $3 million, Reader media writer Michael Miner notes that a Crain's story has “hinted” that Sun-Times owner Michael Ferro and his allies might be interested in taking over the Chicago Tribune.
Discussion: Chicago Reader
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Sun-Times ownership of Chicago Reader would be unusual in alt-weekly world  —  Wrapports Inc., the Chicago Sun-Times' parent company, may buy the Chicago Reader soon, Lynne Marek reported Wednesday in Crain's Chicago Business.  That would be a seismic change for a newspaper that's always operated …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
It's Official: Digg Engineers Are Joining Washington Post's SocialCode  —  Another bit of closure for Digg as the company continues to look for a buyer of its technology and its site: its engineering team is joining SocialCode, the social media advertising and analytics subsidiary of the Washington Post Company.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Digg Blog, CNET and WebProNews
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
It's official: Digg's tech team going to Washington Post Co.'s SocialCode  —  The Washington Post Co.'s SocialCode advertising agency is hiring 15 members of Digg's engineering staff, the company announced today.  Digg is not closing, writes Hayley Tsukayama:
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Colin Myler's ‘Daily News’ is working on a new national site, ‘Daily News America’  —  Daily News editor Colin Myler recently hinted that the paper's “online operation” would soon be expanding its national footprint under the direction of incoming web editor Ted Young.
Discussion: 10,000 Words
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:   Zuckerman Aims at Flyover Country
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Tom Friedman elected co-chair of Pulitzer Prize  —  Apparently the Pulitzer Prize board does not go into hibernation immediately after handing out all of the newspaper industry's top journalism awards every April.  Instead they keep themselves busy naming new members and shuffling around the current ones.
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Kara Swisher's “Just Jokin'” Look At Buying TechCrunch  —  Then a full retraction yesterday: … Kara's tweets on the first story:  —  I founded TechCrunch, so my interest level in hearing the truth about anyone trying to buy it is high.  So I called a few people to track down where the story came from.
Discussion: @alexia, @obrien and @karaswisher
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Washington Post Held Mitt Romney Bullying Story In Print Due To Obama Gay Marriage News  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post's Jason Horowitz shook up the political world Thursday morning with a deeply reported story about Mitt Romney's prep school days, an account that included disturbing recollections …
Fabiana Repaci / WWD:
Huffington Post to Launch in Italy  —  A LARGER WEB: The Italian edition of online news portal The Huffington Post is set to go live in September with Lucia Annunziata at its helm.  Annunziata, a former president of Italy's State-owned television RAI and a seasoned journalist, will be editorial director of the new Web site.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Why Doesn't AOL Just Sell the Huffington Post?
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
News Corp.'s hacking tab so far this year: $167 Million  —  It may be years before anyone can figure out the real cost to News Corp. and its shareholders of the UK hacking scandal that has dominated the headlines for months.  For now, whatever the reputation cost for Rupert and James Murdoch …
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Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
ABC Bungles Obama Gay Marriage Scoop  —  President Obama's announcement of his support for same-sex marriages this afternoon was touted as a major win for network TV, getting the scoop over cable and the noisy clamor of the Internet.  Yet, what looked to be an airtight scoop for the network appears …
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Robin Roberts interview with Obama a coup for ‘Good Morning America’
 
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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Dan Gillmor / CJR:
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why ‘The Atlantic’ No Longer Cares About SEO
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Erik Wemple:
Goldberg should know not to associate with Pulitzer
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Britain to Seek Curbs to ‘Libel Tourism’
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