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4:25 AM ET, March 9, 2011

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Mark Memmott / NPR:
In Video: NPR Exec Slams Tea Party, Questions Need For Federal Funds  —  NPR's soon-to-be-departing senior vice president for fundraising Ron Schiller is seen and heard on a videotape released this morning telling two men who were posing as members of a fictitious Muslim Action Education Center that:
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Matthew Boyle / The Daily Caller:
NPR executives caught on tape bashing conservatives and Tea Party, touting liberals  —  A man who appears to be a senior National Public Radio senior executive, Ron Schiller, has been captured on camera savaging conservatives and the Tea Party movement.  —  “The current Republican Party …
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NPR ‘appalled’ by former exec's comments  —  Former NPR executive Ron Schiller slams Republicans and the tea party movement and suggests that NPR would be better off without any federal funding in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday by conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Learning to Love the (Shallow, Divisive, Unreliable) New Media  —  EVERYONE FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA TO TED KOPPEL IS BEMOANING A DECLINE IN JOURNALISTIC SUBSTANCE, SERIOUSNESS, AND SENSE OF PROPORTION.  BUT THE AUTHOR, A LONGTIME ADVOCATE OF THESE VALUES, TAKES A JOURNEY THROUGH THE DIGITAL-MEDIA WORLD …
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Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer:   What Does ‘The Atlantic’ Know About Its Own Aggregation?
Alex Himel / Facebook Developers:
Real-Time Analytics For Social Plugins  —  Over the past year, social plugins have become an important and growing source of traffic for millions of websites.  Today we're releasing a new version of Insights for Websites to give you better analytics on how people interact with your content …
Sarah Kessler / Mashable!:
Al Jazeera Launches Twitter Dashboard To Track Uprisings in Egypt, Yemen, Libya & Bahrain  —  Qatar-based news outlet Al Jazeera has launched a Twitter dashboard to illustrate tweets about uprisings and revolutions around the world.  —  The dashboard tallies the daily number of tweets …
Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
Libya regime treating journalists like idiots - but ones who are useful to them  —  At surreal press conferences in Tripoli reporters hear scripted praise for Muammar Gaddafi while being told black is white, attack is retreat and ‘the colonial English’ are fomenting conspiracy
Discussion: CJR and Future of Journalism
Hana N. Rouse / The Harvard Crimson:
Frank Rich Discusses Modern Journalism  —  New York Times columnist Frank Rich '71 said professional journalists will continue to be important despite changing forms of media at yesterday's ceremony for the Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism.  —  Rich, who received the Goldsmith Career Award …
Alexandra Cheney / Speakeasy:
How Does Twitter Verify Celebrity Accounts? … While Twitter continues to give celebrities, athletes, musicians, actors and others a platform to directly connect with their fans, the social networking site remains tight-lipped about how it determines if those stars are really who they say they are.
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard  —  Have you ever created a Genius playlist on iTunes or set up a station on Pandora?  Just plug in one song, and you instantly hear music that matches your tastes.  Think of Zite, the free personalized iPad magazine …
Dan Frommer / The Wire:
Google Really, Officially, Finally Is A Media Company  —  In case you still had any doubts, Google is now OFFICIALLY a media company.  —  YouTube just finally closed its acquisition of Next New Networks, a NYC-based startup in the online video production industry.  —  (Click here to flip through NNN's most famous videos.)
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Among the Assisterati: Bottoms Up with the Highbrow Bottom Feeders  —  On a Tuesday evening not long ago, a group of publishing assistants in their early 20s gathered in a well-appointed apartment on the West Side of Manhattan.  —  “Assistants: Meet the person on the other end of the telephone,” the email had said.
Evgeny Morozov / Guardian:
Facebook and Twitter are just places revolutionaries go |  Evgeny Morozov  —  Cyber-utopians who believe the Arab spring has been driven by social networks ignore the real-world activism underpinning them  —  Tweets were sent.  Dictators were toppled.  Internet = democracy.  QED.
Discussion: Mark Follman
Associated Press:
Supermom Blogger Kelly Oxford Has Book Deal  —  Kelly Oxford, blogger and Twitter star, has book deal for memoir to be published in 2012  —  Kelly Oxford is a blogger, Twitter star and inspiration for a new CBS sitcom.  Now, she has a book deal.  —  It Books and HarperCollinsCanada …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Happy Birthday Mediagazer: Congrats to Megan McCarthy, the New Doyenne of the Media Scene  —  On a freezing Manhattan night in February, virtually all of the media industry's top reporters, blogger and editors showed up for drinks with a newly arrived California woman who was unknown just a few months earlier.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Comments, Video, Push Slate Ad Revs Up 33 Percent In '10  —  The Slate Group, The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) Co.'s online-only unit house Slate.com, The Root.com, and ForeignPolicy.com, says that combined ad revenue from all those sites gained 33 last year.
Discussion: Poynter
Ron Mwangaguhunga / eMedia Vitals:
Entertainment Weekly's smart partnership with GetGlue  —  There are few weekly print magazines that I wait upon nowadays with breathless anticipation.  Time Inc's Entertainment Weekly — what does for pop-culture geeks what Wired does for techies — is definitely one of them.
Discussion: Search Engine Land and AdAge
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers Hope Readers Will Throw Money Over the Wall  —  As the financial screws continue to tighten on traditional media companies, more and more are choosing to throw their eggs into the basket labeled “paywall,” despite a conspicuous lack of evidence that erecting barriers to non-paying readers …
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on the Dallas Morning News Pay Plan
Discussion: Mike Orren
 
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Huffpo-Enabled Layoffs Expected By Friday at AOL
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
‘Tosh.0’ turns Internet videos into laughs, cash for Comedy Central
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Cable Executives Vow to Stem Subscriber Losses
Discussion: FierceIPTV
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A perpetual motion machine for investigative reporting: CPI and PRI partner on state corruption project
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Publishers must focus on the open Web, not Android, to gain upper hand with Apple
Joseph J. Kolb / EditorandPublisher.com:
Losing the War on Reporting the Mexico Narco Violence
Discussion: Editors Weblog and CJR
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Atlantic building new online brands with Sullivan heading out the door
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Matt Waite / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Meet Your New Media Company: Facebook
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
New York Times' Kristof: To get social issues on the agenda, get them on the op-ed pages
Discussion: Crikey and The News About The News
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
Mog, the Digital Music Service, Takes Aim at the TV and the Car
Discussion: rbr.com and CNET News
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune Co. bankruptcy nearing finish line
Discussion: Media Buyer Planner