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8:50 AM ET, April 5, 2010


 Top News: 
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
David Remnick Makes It Look Easy at The New Yorker  —  David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker, is not one to waste an opportunity.  After attending John Updike's funeral in Massachusetts in February of last year, he stopped by Harvard Law School to interview some of President Obama's old professors.
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
MSNBC Could Keep David Shuster Off the Air Indefinately  —  MSNBC bad boy David Shuster may be on his third strike.  —  Shuster won't be on the air today for his 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. shows, according to MSNBC insiders.  Whether he returns before his contract expires in December is up for debate.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
At Snopes, a Quest to Debunk Misinformation Online  —  It is one of the paradoxes of the Internet.  —  Along with the freest access to knowledge the world has ever seen comes a staggering amount of untruth, from imagined threats on health care to too-easy-to-be-true ways to earn money by …
Discussion: Gawker
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
iPad app pricing: A last act of insanity by delusional content companies  —  Looking at the iPad app rollout, you can easily separate the digital wheat from the chaff in the content industries, and you can see those who are developing digital businesses and those who are trying to protect print margins …
Discussion: broadstuff
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Britain, a Laboratory for Newsprint's Future  —  PARIS — Only days after News Corp. announced plans to start charging online readers of The Times of London and its Sunday sibling, a so-called pay wall came down last week at The Southern Reporter in Selkirk, Scotland.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Apple tried to prevent hiring of tech writer by Newsweek  —  Newsweek tech writer Dan Lyons was on “Reliable Sources” on Sunday morning talking about the coverage of Apple's new iPad and revealed that the company has not been happy with him for quite some time.  —  Here is an excerpt from the transcript:
Discussion: CrunchGear, Gawker and CNN
Rafat Ali / paidContent:
iPad Day One: Charts Show Big Media Mostly Playing In Free Apps, Not Paid  —  So day one of iPad launch almost over—though West Coast's still in full swing—no estimates on how many iPads have sold, but it is instructive to see how the charts for iPad apps are doing.
John Temple / TEMPLE TALK:
The first week at Peer News  —  I shared my story of the first day of our start-up news service in Honolulu last week.  But then the week got away from me and I didn't have a chance to serve up any impressions from the rest of the week.  —  First, you know how people sometimes complain …
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
Investigative Bureau Tries to Make Up for British News Cutbacks  —  PARIS — As a reporter with The Sunday Times of London in the 1970s, Elaine Potter worked on a story that showed British journalism at its best: the paper's exposure of the scandal over thalidomide, which was promoted as a cure …
Glen Dickson / Broadcasting & Cable:
BitCentral Wins Large Gannett Deal  —  Will provide Precis and Oasis servers across station group  —  BitCentral, whose low-cost Precis new production servers and Oasis content sharing systems have gained favor with station groups like Raycom as well as big-market stations like WCBS New York …
Just How Much Saving of the Media Does the IPad Need to Do?  —  NEW YORK ( — I thought a lot about the near-divinity ascribed to the iPad handed down by Jobs as I worked on the latest Ad Age Insights white paper, titled “Dumenco's State of the Media Report” and subtitled …
Ben Goldberger / New York Times:
For Some Aspiring Political Broadcasters, Breaking the Law Does Pay  —  When James Laski finished serving his 11-month prison stint on corruption charges in 2008, he knew his political career was over.  But the former Chicago city clerk had every reason to believe his rap sheet was no barrier …
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Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds
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Martyn Daniels / Brave New World:
HarperStudio RIP  —  Scribd have posted an internal letter …
Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Agency Model
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Discussion: Tuned In and Newspay
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Censored in Singapore
Jim Kozubek / Providence Journal:
N.H. newspaper story-sharing bad journalism
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Online readers need a chance to comment, but not to abuse
Discussion: Mediaite

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

Mia Sato / The Verge:
Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

Financial Times:
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