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11:20 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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Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Chase Paid $1 Million To Sponsor The New York Times iPad Application
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Full screen ahead: WSJ iPad ads fuse logic of print, online
New York Times:
Airstrike Video Brings Attention to WikiLeaks Site  —  Three months ago, WikiLeaks, a whistle-blower Web site that posts classified and sensitive documents, put out an urgent call for help on Twitter.  —  “Have encrypted videos of U.S. bomb strikes on civilians.
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David Schlesinger / Reuters:
Video of our colleagues' death in Iraq  —  The following is the text of an email from Reuters Editor-in-Chief David Schlesinger:  —  The video of our colleagues, Namir Noor-Eldeen and Saeed Chmagh, being killed in Iraq in 2007 was difficult and disturbing to watch but also important to watch.
Jeff Bercovici / DailyFinance:
‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay.  Who Will Follow?  —  Heavy use of unpaid interns has long been the norm in the publishing industry.  But one company is changing its policy in light of a new focus on what some see as an exploitative practice. … ‘Atlantic’ Publisher Takes Stand on Intern Pay.
Discussion: The Wire
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 …
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Sets May Target For Decision  —  AOL (NYSE: AOL) told employees today that it may sell or shut down social network Bebo this year after deciding it would take too much additional investment to make keeping it worthwhile.  Here's the memo from AOL Ventures EVP Jon Brod...
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 …
Jay Yarow / The Wire:
Here's The Real Story Behind Apple, Newsweek, Dan Lyons, And Steven Levy  —  Earlier today, we covered a flare up between Steven Levy of Wired and Dan Lyons, a.k.a. Fake Steve Jobs, tech columnist at Newsweek.  —  Over the weekend, Dan had appeared on CNN and said that Apple's head of PR …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Apple Announces Mobile Ad Plans Thursday, and Google Can't Wait to Tell the FTC  —  Apple is likely to introduce its mobile ad platform Thursday at its iPhone developer event, say sources familiar with the company's plans.  Expect to hear a loud cheer from Google, Apple's former ally and current competitor.
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Oxygen Wants New Season to Be Breath of Fresh Air for Younger Women  —  The preview of the cable channels' plans for the 2010-11 season, known as the upfronts, continued on Tuesday morning with a presentation from Oxygen Media that was glitzy, glammy and a little bit hammy.
Gillian Reagan / The Wire:
The New Republic's $30 Paywall Goes Up Tomorrow  —  The New Republic, the American political magazine, is banking on a new subscription plan: They are putting up a $30 paywall starting tomorrow, April 7.  —  Some content on TNR.com will be available for free, including blog posts, online-only columns and some features.
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.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Updated: 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—roughly 75 percent—happens in the first round and drops off from there as the field narrows.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
For Malone, a Much Smaller Piece of DirecTV  —  DirecTV's single largest shareholder and the chairman of its board of directors, John Malone, is divesting most of his stock in the satellite television company.  —  Two years ago Mr. Malone acquired the News Corporation's stake in DirecTV.
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
Felix Salmon:
TheStreet stands up to Generex's bullying  —  Well done to Adam Feuerstein and TheStreet.com for standing up to egregious bullying from Generex, a small and smelly Canadian biotechnology company which has just filed a ridiculous $250 million lawsuit against them for libel.
Discussion: MarketWatch
Adam Westbrook:
How to achieve the new look in Video Journalism  —  There's a lot of interesting talk about a new aesthetic for video journalism.  New cameras, but more importantly, new ideas are breathing new life into video storytelling, and starting to break those rusty screws which so far have bolted video journalism to it's televisual parent.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
Giuliani Slams Huffington As “The Worst Offender” Of Personal Attacks  —  MSNBC's Morning Joe had an all-star panel of politically diverse guests this morning for a lengthy discussion about foreign and domestic policy - but former New York City Governor Rudy Giuliani's presence was what set off the real politics.
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.
Allison Schaefers / Star Bulletin:
Texas investor makes a bid for the Star-Bulletin  —  A Texas-based private equity investor group has submitted a bid to buy the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Black Press confirmed today.  —  The offer, referred to as a nonconforming bid, includes the profitable MidWeek, which has not been listed for sale by Star-Bulletin owner Black Press.
Liz Gannes / GigaOM:
As Kevin Rose Restarts Digg, He Faces an Unsocial Problem  —  New Digg CEO Kevin Rose is wasting no time in changing the direction of the site.  He's killing the DiggBar and welcoming back previously banned domains.  But the big challenge he faces is to restart Digg by making it more social, real, personalized and engaging.
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Exclusive: Inside YouTube's War Room  —  Since YouTube launched a complete redesign of its video pages last week, the Google-owned website has been flooded with a mixture of praise, criticism, and complaints.  That shouldn't surprise you — whenever a major social media website launches a redesign, users respond with volume.
 
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