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3:10 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.
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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 …
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Chase Paid $1 Million To Sponsor The New York Times iPad Application
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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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
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 / 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.
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
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
AOL Admits Bebo To Be Sold Or Shut Down; Memo Says 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:
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 …
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
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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Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
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.  —  All visitors to the magazine's site will be asked to register for TNR.com.
Discussion: New York Observer and FishBowlDC
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Rhapsody Starts Its New Life With Price Cut and an Investment From Universal Music  —  Rhapsody starts life as an independent company this month and the music subscription service 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.
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.
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 and Kirk LaPointe's …
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
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
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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