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7:25 PM ET, April 15, 2010


 Top News: 
Clark Hoyt / The Public Editor's Journal:
Dueling Columnists  —  A surprising disagreement has broken out between two Times columnists, with Paul Krugman demanding an apology from Andrew Ross Sorkin and Sorkin so far refusing to back down.  —  The argument is over what approach Krugman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who writes …
Laura McGann / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mark Fiore can win a Pulitzer Prize, but he can't get his iPhone cartoon app past Apple's satire police  —  This week cartoonist Mark Fiore made Internet and journalism history as the first online-only journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize.  Fiore took home the editorial cartooning prize …
RTDNA/Hofstra Survey Finds TV Doing More With Less, Optimism On Staffing  —  Contact: Ryan Murphy, 202.495.8730,  —  WASHINGTON - The RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that 2009 meant another year of TV news doing more with less and news leaders typically feeling optimistic …
Gillian Reagan / Silicon Alley Insider:
Forbes Hires Back Fired Reporters, Tells Them To Write More Stories And Get More Clicks  —  We hear from a Forbes source that a half dozen reporters who were laid off during their October 2009 round of layoffs were brought back to their desks.  —  Congrats, guys!
Kerry Lauerman / Salon:
Our new partnership with McSweeney's  —  Great new stories from a publisher we greatly admire  —  Today, Salon is proud to launch a new content partnership with McSweeney's, the little San Francisco publishing outfit with a very big cultural footprint.  We'll be frequently running pieces …
Editor and Publisher:
Preview: Will Gannett Q1 Earnings Signal Newspaper Revenue Rebound?  —  McCLEAN, Va. Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings before the stock market opens Friday.  —  WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Just how much longer will the newspaper …
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Newsonomics of content arbitrage  —  [Each week, our friend Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of the news business for the Lab.]  —  We're into a new age of digital news content.
Discussion: Lost Remote
Charlotte McEleny / New Media Age:
Economist adds tools to highlight most-debated content  —  The Economist has launched a Conversation Cloud tool throughout its site to let readers discover the most commented and debated content.  —  The tool, which aggregates comments on articles, blogs and debates on The Economist site …
Discussion: WebNewser, eMedia Vitals and MediaPost
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Back to the Future: True/Slant CEO Lewis DVorkin Moonlighting as Redesign Consultant at Forbes  —  A weird move that also makes sense: Troubled Forbes Media has brought in Lewis DVorkin, a former editor at the business publisher, as a consultant for a redesign of the Forbes Web site “and other editorial areas.”
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Redstone Extends Viacom CEO Dauman's Gig Through 2016  —  Following an extension that keeps Leslie Moonves at CBS (NYSE: CBS) through 2015, Sumner Redstone has locked in longtime friend and adviser Philippe Dauman as CEO of Viacom (NYSE: VIA) through 2016.  Dauman's previous contract was through 2011 …
Discussion: MediaPost, The Wrap and Variety
Mindy McAdams / Teaching Online Journalism:
What you should know about HTML5 today  —  If you teach online journalism, you've probably been hearing questions from students about the validity of what they are learning today.  If you're teaching Web design for current standards and current browsers, they are asking, “What about HTML5 and CSS3?”
Jeanne Marie Laskas / GQ Magazine: GQ:
¿Qué Pasa, Lou?  —  According to Lou Dobbs, we've been completely wrong about him.  Wrong about his stance on illegal immigrants.  Wrong about his reasons for quitting CNN after twenty-seven years.  And wrong about his newfound political aspirations.  Well, we might actually be right about that last thing.
Joe Grimm / Ask the Recruiter:
Robot Reporters Could Help Alleviate Workload in Some Newsrooms  —  You go to a job interview intent on being better than the other candidate.  The problem is, the other candidate doesn't get tired, doesn't have personality conflicts (or a personality), never gets sick or talks back and doesn't put in for overtime.
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
After the Storm  —  Not long before his appearance on a panel at the American Society of News Editors convention today, Christoph Pleitgen, the managing director of Reuters, got some words of reassurance from a friend.  Since the subject was the future of journalism, the friend said, “As no one has a clue, you should be OK.”
Discussion: Romenesko and Associated Press
Rajesh Kamat / Forbes:
The Plot Thickens  —  A new TV channel in India outranks Murdoch's Star TV. … Forbes: How did you manage to unseat Star TV?  That has been the most watched channel in India for the past nine years.  —  Rajesh Kamat: When we were developing our content, we took a calculated risk and moved …
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Unleash Your Inner Gleek on the iPad  —  Fans of Glee, Fox's campy comedy about the misadventures of a high school show choir, now have one more way to “gleek” out: Using their iPhones and iPads.  —  On Thursday, an application called “Glee” will be released into iTunes that will allow people …
Foster Kamer / Runnin' Scared:
Media Moves: Gawker's New Full-Timer, the NY Observer's New Media Mob(ster), Our New Weekend Guy  —  ​"Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade," noted a young Notorious B.I.G. on his way to the top of the rap game, before he was brutally murdered in the climax of a rap war that left …
Discussion: FishBowlNY
Julie Moos / Poynter Online:
Stephen Colbert tells Jake Tapper: ‘I Gut Check My Show’  —  ABC news interim host of “This Week,” Jake Tapper, appeared on “The Colbert Report” Wednesday night to explain why he's invited PolitiFact to fact-check claims made on his show, an idea proposed by NYU professor Jay Rosen.
Ex-Employee Dishes on Life Inside Oprah's Empire  —  This week we brought you excerpts from the gossipy new Oprah biography by Kitty Kelley.  Today we heard from an ex-Harpo staffer who shared with us all sorts of juicy details about what life's like working for the daytime diva.
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
YouTube Crashes Portal Party  —  The Web portals may be losing ad market share to social networks and other emerging media, but they still represent the bulk of online display ad spending.  A new report from investment firm Broadpoint AmTech looks at how the traditional portals Yahoo …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Clicker's Jim Lanzone Talks About TV on the Web (And Shows Off L.A. Digs)  —  During my recent sojourn in Los Angeles, BoomTown dropped in on the Melrose Avenue HQ of Clicker, the Web site trying to make search sense of premium video on the Web.  —  I had a chat with Jim Lanzone …
Lisa Haberzettl / The Maine Campus:
Pulitzer Prize-winner: Journalism isn't dead yet  —  According to a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, print journalism may be hurting, but it's far from dead.  —  University of Maine alumna and Los Angeles Times reporter Bettina Boxall was welcomed by students and staff Wednesday to Buchanan Alumni House …
The Wrap:
Who Are the Gores Bros., and Why Do They Want to Buy Hollywood?  —  You think Harvey and Bob are colorful — wait till you hear the one about Alec and Tom  —  Who the hell are the Gores Brothers, and why do they want to buy Hollywood?  —  As the bidding for the arthouse studio Miramax came …
Discussion: Company Town and The Wire
Washington Post:
Former NSA executive charged with leaking information to newspaper  —  A former senior executive with the National Security Agency has been indicted on 10 felony charges related to the leaking of classified information to a national newspaper in 2006 and 2007, the Justice Department announced Thursday morning.
Discussion: Gawker and Cheat Sheet
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Rupert Murdoch and Family Find Faith and Fame at the River Jordan  —  Baptized in Bold-face at the River Jordan: Queen Rania of Jordan hosts the Murdoch family for the christening of the Murdoch daughters.  Above center, left to right with the Murdoch children: Wendi Murdoch, wearing a rose corsage …
Discussion: Gawker and Runnin' Scared
Joe Flint / Company Town:
‘Glee’ hits high note for Fox  —  The “gleeks” were out in force Tuesday night.  —  The return of Fox's “Glee” drew it biggest audience yet with 13.7-million viewers singing along even if some of us AC/DC fans cringed when one of the characters started belting out “Highway to Hell.”
Oliver Moore / Globe and Mail:
Google and weekly paper ordered to identify online posters  —  Rarely known for their civility, online exchanges can degenerate into vicious slanging matches among people hiding behind pseudonyms.  But a judge in Halifax has lobbed in a reminder that Internet anonymity has its limits.
Etan Vlessing / Hollywood Reporter:
MTV to collaborate with Yangaroo  —  Deal includes video distribution to MTV channels via the Net  —  TORONTO — MTV Networks' music group has recruited Canadian content distributor Yangaroo to build a secure digital bridge between record labels and its music-driven TV channels.
Discussion: NewTeeVee and Business Wire
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Editor and Publisher:
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Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
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