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1:50 PM ET, April 6, 2010

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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Backwards Steps by the WSJ and NYT on iPad  —  The papers cripple everyday Web features in their apps for a walled-in environment  —  I compared the design and content of the Times and Wall Street Journal on the iPad earlier.  Now let's take a look at how you interact with their apps.
Discussion: Poynter Online
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Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Mags Get Push Back on Per Issue Price on iPad  —  Three days into the Apple iPad's launch, many magazine customers are embracing the new format for print but howling over what they consider excessive prices for single issues.  —  “Come on, guys, help us help you,” read one typical customer comment …
Discussion: Mediaite and magCulture.com/blog
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Three iPad design choices that will influence how we read news online
Discussion: Digits
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter Online:
Wolff to Newspapers: The Web is 'Not Something You're Ever Going to Understand'  —  If Michael Wolff had his way, he would have told newspapers a long time ago never to go online.  Newspapers, he believes, are stuck in an old-fashioned mentality that prevents them from giving online news consumers what they want.
Discussion: Media Channel 2.0
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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.
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Is permission needed to retweet hot news?  —  When an aggregator like Google News publishes newspaper headlines, is the company treading on thin ice?  What about aggregators that publish headlines and a one-line excerpt?  What about those that simply rewrite the facts contained in the story …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Suspends David Shuster ‘Indefinitely’  —  MSNBC said Tuesday that it had suspended for an indefinite period one of its highest-profile anchors, David Shuster.  The decision came days after the revelation that Mr. Shuster had participated in a test of a new show for CNN, a competing cable news channel.
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Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
David Shuster Off MSNBC As His Fate With Network Looms
Adrian Chen / Gawker:
Wikileaks Backs Off U.S. Spying Allegations as ‘Man Date’ Discoverer Lends a Hand  —  Today, Wikileaks caused a splash with its attack helicopter video.  But the group also quietly backed down from their more alarming claims of U.S. spying.  Plus, “man date” discoverer and former Times …
Discussion: CJR
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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Wired's Steven Levy Says Dan Lyons Is Making Things Up About Him, Apple, And Newsweek (AAPL)  —  Over the weekend, Newsweek's tech columnist Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, caused a minor stir on CNN, saying that Apple lobbied to prevent him from getting hired at Newsweek.
Shelley Ross / Editor and Publisher:
How the ‘National Enquirer’ Blew a Chance for the Pulitzer Prize — 30 Years Ago  —  Note: This Monday, the Pulitzer Prize board will announce whether or not it will bestow its esteemed award on the National Enquirer for its coverage of the John Edwards sex and morality scandals, putting an end to months of grand debate.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Liz Claman tries to raise Fox Business Network's profile — and her own  —  The news anchor took a risk moving from CNBC to a new network, but she's confident it will become a force.  —  Liz Claman recently popped up on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” in a spoof about the buzzed …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rhapsody Starts Its New Life With Price Cut and an Investment From Universal Music  —  Music subscription service Rhapsody starts life as independent company this month, and it is marking the occasion with a price cut: It is lowering the price of its all-you-can-eat offering from $15 to $10 a month.
Jeremy Pelofsky / Reuters:
Comcast wins Web traffic court fight against FCC  —  A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dealt a setback to the Federal Communications Commission's attempt to oversee the Internet, tossing out a ruling that forced Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) to change the way it managed its broadband network.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
This advertising brought to you by breaking news  —  I punched up the Charleston Gazette to learn more about the nearby mining tragedy that claimed 6 lives with as many as 21 missing.  A big story, to say the least.  —  Here's the home page:  —  And if you successfully found the link, here's the story page:
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Will BermanBraun and Hachette Give MSN a New “Glo” With Launch of a Dramatically Different Women's Site?  —  It's more than a little ironic that the new “Glo” Web site-a highly stylized women's lifestyle destination that MSN just debuted after midnight today in partnership with Hollywood's BermanBraun …
Discussion: paidContent and VentureBeat
John Koblin / New York Observer:
Journal's M & A Reporter Jeff McCracken Leaving for Bloomberg; Is Berman Next?  —  Jeffrey McCracken, one of the Journal's rising stars on the mergers and acquisitions beat, is leaving the Journal for Bloomberg, The Observer has learned.  —  The M&A beat is one of the biggest and most vital franchises …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
MediaShift:
Reporters Without Borders Issues ‘Enemies of the Internet’ List  —  On March 12, 2010, Reporters Without Borders celebrated World Day Against Cyber Censorship.  The goal of the event was to rally everyone in support of a single Internet that is unrestricted and accessible to all.
Kunur Patel / AdAge:
How Palm's Marketing Missed, and How It Plans to Recover  —  After Panned Ads, Brand Will Focus on Point-of-Sale Push  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Last year, Palm had the hottest handset not named iPhone.  The Pre was the company's long-awaited Hail Mary — or at least its best shot to revive …
Stephanie Clifford / Media Decoder:
Town & Country's Pamela Fiori Out in Editor Shuffle  —  Pamela Fiori, the editor of Town & Country magazine for 17 years, has been dismissed in an editor shuffle at Hearst Corporation's lifestyle and home-decor magazines.  —  Ms. Fiori has been reassigned as an editor at large for Hearst, working on books and other editorial projects.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
Stitcher Raises $6M for Streaming Talk Radio  —  While I enjoy listening to podcasts, especially of my favorite radio shows, it's still too much work to sync and download fresh episodes to listen to them on the go.  All too often when I want to go for a jog I have no new content loaded up.
Craig Newmark / cnewmark:
Trust and reputation systems: redistributing power and influence  —  People use social networking tools to figure out who they can trust and rely on for decision making.  By the end of this decade, power and influence will shift largely to those people with the best reputations and trust networks …
Discussion: GigaOM
 
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Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
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Katie Baker / The Awl:
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Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Hearst Looks for Traffic Jam
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Police ‘ignored News of the World phone hacking evidence’
Discussion: From the Online and Boing Boing
Bob Garfield / AdAge:
Garfield Says Adieu, AdReview
Discussion: UnBeige, AdScam/The Horror! and Adrants
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Is print still king?  Has online made a move?  Updating a controversial post
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's … and Romenesko