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11:40 AM ET, April 5, 2010

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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.
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.
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: paidContent, CrunchGear, Gawker and CNN
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 forwarding an e-mail message to 10 friends.
Discussion: Media Decoder and Gawker
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.
Discussion: Romenesko
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 …
Mike Shields / Mediaweek:
Web Publishers, Ad Nets at Odds  —  Publishers accuse ad nets of pitching what's not theirs  —  Recently, an advertiser received details on an online ad campaign delivered by the ad network interCLICK.  The site list seemed ideal for the client's financial professionals target: Bloomberg.com …
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Branding Deals Come Early in the Filmmaking Process  —  LOS ANGELES — Jordan Yospe had some notes on the script for “The 28th Amendment,” a thriller about a president and a rogue Special Forces agent on the run.  Some of the White House scenes were not detailed enough, Mr. Yospe thought.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Is the FT the perfect digital model?  —  As ft.com turns 15, we examine the FT's mix of paywalls, increased subscriptions and newspaper cover price rises  —  Last year, amid the greatest recession in the history of the financial system, the Financial Times turned a profit.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Why Does Everyone Want to Work at AOL All of a Sudden?  —  A Charismatic Leader, Revenue Upside and Cash to Play With Are Attracting Top Talent to the Troubled Company  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — AOL is the most-troubled big internet company, a turn-around job with a speculative future.
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 …
 
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AdAge:
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
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Jason Boog / GalleyCat:
Amazon Includes Disclaimer on eBooks Priced by Agency Model
Andrew Alexander / Washington Post:
Online readers need a chance to comment, but not to abuse
Discussion: Romenesko and Mediaite