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2:25 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
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
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Net Neutrality Has Always Been Up to Lawmakers: Will They Pay Attention Now? … We're in scary territory, but it's not a big surprise that we are.  —  Comcast and the other carriers will be emboldened to continue what they've started: the subjugation of America's broadband future …
Discussion: Multichannel, Ars Technica and GigaOM
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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 …
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.
Greg Bensinger / Bloomberg:
Print Newspapers to Survive a Decade, Sun-Times' Tyree Says  —  Printed newspapers will probably survive as long as a decade before being largely replaced by digital news, said James Tyree, who led the October buyout of the Chicago Sun-Times' publisher.  —  “Newspapers have got a good strong 10 years …
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
David S. Cohen / Variety:
Use the farce, Luke  —  Lucasfilm gears up a new ‘Star Wars’ toon  —  Lucasfilm confirmed Monday it is developing a new animated “Star Wars” sitcom.  —  No network or start date has been set for the laffer.  Jennifer Hill, a Daytime Emmy winner for “The Backyardigans,” will produce.
Discussion: Underwire
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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 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
March Madness Final Stats In; More Than Half-Million Watched Final Online  —  The final March Madness stats are in for CBS (NYSE: CBS), CBBSports.com and the NCAA.  As is usually the case, the bulk of the viewing happens in the first round and drops off from there as the field narrows.
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.
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.
Discussion: FishBowlNY
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 MSN debuted just after midnight today in partnership with Hollywood's BermanBraun …
Discussion: FishBowlNY, paidContent and VentureBeat
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: Reuters and CJR
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wowOwow:
The Lesley Stahl Interview: ‘Rattling the Cage’ With Maria Bartiromo  —  As Bartiromo's new book hits shelves, the two journalists address their roles in the financial crisis, reaching for the top, balancing life and more ...  LESLEY STAHL: Maria Bartiromo, thank you so much for being with us on wowOwow.com.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Inside Cable News
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: FishBowlNY and Talking Biz News
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:
 
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Craig Newmark / cnewmark:
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Discussion: GigaOM
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MediaShift:
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