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9:30 PM ET, April 3, 2010


 Top News: 
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Apple's iPad makes covers of Time, Newsweek  —  When was the last time that Time and Newsweek went with the same cover subject whose name wasn't Obama?  —  Clearly, such treatment would be reserved for a development so indisputably vital that it would change civilization as we know it.
Discussion: Recovering Journalist
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Turn Your iPad Into a Futuristic News Portal  —  Magazines that spring to life with video.  Gorgeous, instantly-updated newspapers.  Custom-tailored broadcasts.  The iPad could revolutionize news along these lines, which helps explain why it makes people so giddy.  The new era begins with these nine news apps.
Damon Kiesow / Mobile Media:
Early iPad app downloads dominated by media offerings  —  The first day of public iPad use showed strong consumer interest in content-related apps for the tablet device.  Among the top 10 free downloads were apps for iBooks, Netflix, ABC Player, Weatherbug, Weather Channel, The Wall Street Journal, NYT Editors' Choice and NPR.
Discussion: Online
New York Post:
Men's Health ready for iPad  —  The techno-geeks at the front of the line to buy their iPads tomorrow will find a digital version of Men's Health.  Editor-in-chief Dave Zinczenko and brand editor Matt Bean quietly built a top-secret TV studio in their offices, and have been tap ing workout videos …
Discussion: Bits, WebNewser, FishBowlNY, Mediaite and Gawker
Steve Smith / MinOnline:
iPad App Store: Epi, GQ, Time, Nat Geo and Outside Ready at Launch  —  Now we know which print publications actually made the iPad App launch cut for this weekend's hotly anticipated rollout of the tablet device.  The iTunes App Store added scores of iPad apps to its catalog yesterday.
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Why the iPad Will Change Blogging for Me  —  It goes without saying that I spend an inordinate (and sometimes ungodly) amount of time online, reading and consuming content.  Whether it be in the form of news reports, opinions or simple musings on blogs, I love the written word.
Discussion: Raanan Bar-Cohen
John C. Dvorak / MarketWatch:
Publishing's last hope  —  Commentary: Old media is expecting too much from the iPad
Discussion: Doc Searls Weblog
Michael Hirschorn / New York Magazine:
Don't Cry for CNN  —  Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline, was as revolutionary as Google.  It had a pretty good run.  —  In the end, it's usually our principles that betray us.  Former CNN chief Rick Kaplan told Ken Auletta in his 2004 biography of founder Ted Turner, “Basically, the Fox prime-time schedule is just talk radio.
Kevin Fagan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Chronicle outdoors writer arrested in pot case  —  (04-02) 11:57 PDT WEED, SISKIYOU COUNTY — Chronicle outdoors writer Tom Stienstra and his wife were arrested at their Northern California home on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale, and later released with no charges filed pending an investigation, officials said.
Discussion: The Wire
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
What is your strategy for delivering news via Video on Demand?  —  By Robert Niles: Sure, go ahead and develop apps for Apple' new iPad, if you want.  Sure, I earlier warned that the iPad wouldn't save journalism, but application development practice never hurt anyone.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Jim Romenesko / Romenesko:
‘NPR can improve its shows simply by adding more female commentators’  —  NPR ombud Lisa Shepard says the radio network “has been an industry leader with female correspondents and hosts,” but it “needs to try harder to find more female sources and commentators.”
Discussion: NPR Blogs and Mother Jones
Karen McVeigh / Guardian:
Complaints unit is undermining us, BBC journalists say  —  Panorama at centre of row over child labour filming as Primark says footage for documentary was faked  —  Senior Panorama journalists have accused the BBC of hampering investigative journalism by allowing its complaints unit …
Steve Buttry / Pursuing the Complete Community …:
Yes, engagement is everyone's job — and my job  —  I see I will be having a new colleague soon.  —  Voice of San Diego is hiring an Engagement Editor, which sounds a lot like my title, Director of Community Engagement.  Whenever the position is filled, I will start networking with this new colleague.
Discussion: George Dearing
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