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1:20 AM ET, April 6, 2010

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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Is Time Charging $5 for Its iPad App?  —  One subplot amid the iPad hype: A lot of grumbling about the cost of the apps, particularly from established media companies.  —  Example A: Time Magazine, which is asking $4.99 a week for its app-the same price you'd pay if you bought the paper edition at a newsstand.
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Three iPad design choices that will influence how we read news online  —  So we don't have to guess about what news apps on the iPad will look like any more.  With Saturday's debut of the device — which is, oh by the way, amazing — we now know how about a dozen major news organizations …
Wall Street Journal:
Some Publishers Wary of Sales on iTunes  —  Newspaper and magazine companies rushed to prep their titles for the debut of Apple Inc.'s iPad last weekend.  But while publishers hail how the tablet computer lets them showcase their wares, some are working to develop ways to sell their publications separately from Apple's iTunes.
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
If the Web doesn't kill journalism, Michael Wolff will  —  How low can a news aggregating bottom-feeder go?  Newser has the answer  —  In the world of Web-based news aggregators, the competition for the title of lowest bottom-feeder is a ferocious sight to behold.
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Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
BlogBeat: Sharon Waxman Won't Be Jacked by Michael Wolff
Discussion: Thompson on Hollywood
MICHAEL WOLFF / Newser:
The New News: I Can Say Anything You Can Say Shorter
Discussion: Mediaite, The Awl, Gawker and Felix Salmon
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
How Americans are propagandized about Afghanistan  —  On February 12 of this year, U.S. forces entered a village in the Paktia Province in Afghanistan and, after surrounding a home where a celebration of a new birth was taking place, shot dead two male civilians (government officials) …
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Reuters:
Leaked U.S. video shows deaths of Reuters' Iraqi staffers
Discussion: Gawker
Clint Hendler / CJR:
WikiLeaks Releases Video Showing Death of Reuters Staff
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Can CNN Be Saved?  —  Listening to Jon Stewart helped destroy CNN.  Now imitating him might be the network's only hope of salvation.  —  It was October of 2004, the heat of the presidential campaign, when Stewart showed up on “Crossfire,” long CNN's flagship political program, and delivered a now-legendary tirade.
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Michael Hirschorn / New York Magazine:
Don't Cry for CNN  —  Thirty years ago, CNN, now in decline …
Discussion: Newser and Romenesko
Bess Levin / Dealbreaker:
Housekeeping: A Note From Dealbreaker HR  —  You've probably already noticed that we have a new guest writer.  Perhaps you've heard of him?  Zach Kouwe, formerly of the NY Times, was last in the news in a little episode a little while back when it came to light that he borrowed passages …
Discussion: FishBowlNY and Gawker
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Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
NYT biz reporter who plagiarized now working for Dealbreaker.com
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Is print still king?  Has online made a move?  Updating a controversial post  —  A year ago, in a Nieman Journalism Lab post that garnered 88 comments and still has viral life out there, I maintained that just three percent of newspaper content consumption happens online …
Discussion: Romenesko and Kirk LaPointe's …
Editor and Publisher:
AP Creates Regional Investigative Teams  —  CHICAGO The Associated Press is creating four regional investigative teams that will provide reporting and presentation resources for the cooperative's reporters around the nation, AP Senior Managing Editor Mike Oreskes announced in a memo to staffers Monday.
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Sarah Palin's Lucrative Career in Mainstream Media  —  When Sarah Palin made her debut as the host of “Real American Stories” on Fox News on Thursday night, she described several triumphs of regular people over insurmountable odds, but she missed an obvious one: her own.
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Garfield Says Adieu, AdReview  —  After 25 Years, Ad Age's Iconic Critic Is Hanging up His Stars, but Not Before Recalling His Hits and Misses — and Yes, Having the Last Word  —  Twenty-five years, baby.  Twenty-five.  That's 50 Spanish-American Wars, 25 MBA programs, 10 stints in the Syrian army …
Discussion: AdScam/The Horror! and Adrants
Publishers Weekly:
Former ‘PW’ Publisher George Slowik Buys Magazine  —  Publishers Weekly has been acquired by PWxyz, LLC, a newly formed company headed by one-time PW publisher George Slowik.  The acquisition includes the Web site publishersweekly.com and Publishers Weekly Show Daily.
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Hearst Looks for Traffic Jam  —  With the launch of digital-only brands ReakBeauty.com and Delish.com behind it, Hearst has now begun to turn its attention to its magazines' Web brands.  —  On April 8, Popular Mechanics' Web site will relaunch with more video and interactive tools.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
NBC Renews Seinfeld's ‘Marriage Ref’  —  NBC got Jerry Seinfeld back onto television again this season—and the network definitely wants to keep him around.  —  Yes, it is more as a producer than a performer; but Mr. Seinfeld's new show “The Marriage Ref” has helped save NBC from a precarious situation …
Mark Fitzgerald / Editor and Publisher:
Washington Post Co. Stock Soars on Report It Could Double to $900 a Share  —  CHICAGO Just before noon Monday, shares of The Washington Post Co. were trading up 8.9% after Barron's this weekend said the stock was way undervalued and could double to $900.  —  “Washington Post …
David S. Cohen / Variety:
Lucasfilm eyes animated ‘Star Wars’ TV comedy  —  ‘Daily Show’ scribe, ‘Robot Chicken’ duo behind series  —  Lucasfilm Animation is developing a new animated “Star Wars” TV comedy series.  —  Daytime Emmy and Gemini Award-winner Jennifer Hill ("The Backyardians") will produce with Todd Grimes ("Back at the Barnyard") directing.
Media Week:
NME gets major new redesign  —  LONDON - NME has had a major overhaul with a new design, logo and editorial content, as publisher IPC seeks to reverse the music weekly's declining circulation. … The changes are revealed in the IPC music weekly this week, which carries ten different covers …
Discussion: Ypulse
 
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
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Katie Baker / The Awl:
‘Sweet Valley High,’ the Great Retweening and Why Boys Won't Read
Discussion: Women & Hollywood
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Police ‘ignored News of the World phone hacking evidence’
Discussion: From the Online and Boing Boing
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Ex-Condé Nast ‘Digital Kingmaker’ Kourosh Karimkhany Joins TPM As COO
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Roger Lathbury / New York Magazine:
Betraying Salinger  —  I scored the publishing coup of the decade: his final book.
Discussion: New York Observer
Mike Taylor / mediabistro.com:
How That David Remnick Profile in The New York Times Came About
 Earlier Picks: 
Steve Smith / minonline.com:
Oops: The iPad Just Broke Your Site
Discussion: Gawker and MediaMemo
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Wall Street Journal to add metro section to compete with the New York Times
Discussion: New York Observer and Chickaboomer
Patrick Brethour / Globe and Mail:
Malcolm Gladwell: The quiet Canadian
Discussion: The Awl
Lloyd Grove / The Daily Beast:
Death of the White House Press Corps
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
The Economist Puts Another Brick in the Wall
Peter Kirwan / Guardian:
Is the FT the perfect digital model?
Discussion: George Dearing
Stephanie Clifford / New York Times:
Branding Deals Come Early in the Filmmaking Process
Discussion: New York Magazine