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8:05 AM ET, April 6, 2010

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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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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 …
Reuters:
Leaked U.S. video shows deaths of Reuters' Iraqi staffers  —  (Reuters) - Classified U.S. military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, was released on Monday by a group that promotes leaking to fight government and corporate corruption.
Discussion: NPR Topics and industry.bnet.com
Clint Hendler / CJR:
WikiLeaks Releases Video Showing Death of Reuters Staff
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM and ScribeMedia.org
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
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
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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.
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.
Wendy Davis / MediaPost:
Kansas Legislature Expands Shield Protection To Web Reporters  —  The Kansas state legislature has passed a new reporters' shield law that is exceptionally friendly to online journalists.  —  The measure limits judges' ability to force journalists to testify about information they have collected while engaged in reporting.
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
David Shuster Off MSNBC As His Fate With Network Looms  —  In the wake of a report Friday MSNBC's David Shuster had filmed a pilot for CNN - for which MSNBC said he would be “punished appropriately” - the anchor was off the air today.  —  We hear he met with MSNBC President Phil Griffin this afternoon …
Discussion: TVNewser and Chickaboomer
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 …
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:
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: Guardian and Ypulse
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.
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 …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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.
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: UnBeige, AdScam/The Horror! and Adrants
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.
 
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Katie Baker / The Awl:
‘Sweet Valley High,’ the Great Retweening and Why Boys Won't Read
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Nick Davies / Guardian:
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Mark Fitzgerald / Editor and Publisher:
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Wall Street Journal to add metro section to compete with the New York Times
Editor and Publisher:
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Death of the White House Press Corps
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