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2:35 AM ET, March 17, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / Media Decoder:
Four New York Times Journalists Are Missing in Libya  —  6:19 p.m. |  Updated The New York Times said Wednesday that four of its journalists reporting on the conflict in Libya were missing.  —  Editors said they were last in contact with the journalists, who were reporting from the northern port city …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
2 of 4 missing New York Times journalists were kidnapped previously  —  Four journalists working for The New York Times are missing in Libya, says Executive Editor Bill Keller.  Anthony Shadid, Stephen Farrell, Tyler Hicks and Lynsey Addario were last heard from Tuesday morning.
Discussion: CNN, Guardian, The Daily Beast and J-Source
Washington Post:
Editor's Note: An apology  —  Two articles published by The Post online and in its print editions earlier this month contained substantial material that was borrowed and duplicated, without attribution, from The Arizona Republic newspaper.  —  The articles described an indictment …
Dan Sabbagh / paidContent:
The Daily Set For Europe Availability; 5,000 Subs?  —  Rupert Murdoch's iPad newspaper The Daily will be available in the UK within months, depending on when Apple's new online subscription model becomes available in this country.  —  The chief digital officer of Murdoch's News Corporation …
Discussion: Poynter and The Loop
Felix Salmon:
How blogs have changed journalism  —  Benzinga's Laura Hlebasko sent me some questions about blogs and online media for a feature she's writing.  Here they are, along with my answers: … I find pretty big differences in how I write, depending on whether it's for a traditional media outlet or for the blog.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Washington Post Has Achieved Perfect Fairness  —  The most noteworthy feature of the new WashingtonPost.com redesign: its opinion section (the world's worst) now features “Left-Leaning” and “Right-Leaning” tabs, so that you can comfortably segregate yourself in the opinion ghetto of your choice.
Jay Rosen:
Anatomy of a Twitter Screw-up: My Own  —  “Twitter invites casualness, yet it demands extra care.”  — Science writer Carl Zimmer.  —  Yesterday I made a serious error on Twitter.  Here is what happened.  —  TechCrunch ran this story: AOL Asks Us If We Can Tone It Down.
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Jimmy Finkelstein Buys IWantMedia.com — A Site He Once Left at the Altar  —  Jimmy Finkelstein — The Hill owner and media investor who once courted and dumped IWantMedia.com — has acquired the media aggregation website.  —  Financial terms of the deal, first reported by Keith Kelly, were not disclosed.
Discussion: New York Post
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo News Head Moves to Disney.com, Which Will Get Big Redo  —  Yesterday, BoomTown reported that Mark Walker, the head of the powerful Yahoo News site, was leaving the Internet giant for another company.  —  That company, sources said, will be Disney, where Walker will be leading …
Discussion: The Wrap
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: After Ad Changes, Yahoo Media Unit Gets a Management Shakeup
Nils Mulvad / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Collaboration, an investigative reporting network, and the development of Farmsubsidy.org  —  Editor's Note: Our sister publication Nieman Reports is out with its spring issue, which spotlights the efforts of reporters trying to uncover corruption.  We're highlighting a few entries that connect …
Discussion: Nieman Reports
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Stefan Candea / Nieman Journalism Lab:
From the ground up: The growth of independent media in Romania
Discussion: Nieman Reports
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Off Screen, Porn Sites Trick Advertisers  —  Tactic Dupes Big Marketers, Internet Companies With Flood of Traffic From Hidden Pages  —  Dozens of big-name marketers and Internet companies have fallen victim to a scam orchestrated by a series of pornography sites.
Discussion: Fortune
Michele McLellan / Knight Digital Media Center …:
SXSW takeaway: Rising user expectations will pose a tough challenge for news organizations  —  Session after session added to a dizzying canvas of ideas and innovations - platforms, devices and practices that are revolutionizing the way people interact with information.
Discussion: smays.com
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
Netflix Becoming a Television Station?  —  The Wall Street Journal says that Netflix is in talks to distribute an original television series starring Kevin Spacey and directed by David Fincher.  The company seems to hope that it can follow the path blazed by HBO and AMC …
Lucia Moses / Mediaweek:
Huffington Explains AOL's Odd Partnership With Newark Mayor  —  Has the hard-nosed Arianna Huffington found a soft spot for politicos?  —  Buried in AOL's five-page press release Monday about its adding Biz Stone as an adviser and hiring 11 new journalists, among other moves …
Discussion: Poynter
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
On the Media: Patch.com's Newark plan smells of conflict
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Mag+ Now Available for Magazine Publishers  —  Bonnier to officially announce Moving Media April 4th.  —  Bonnier Publishing is taking their Mag+ system to another level.  —  Bonnier, who publishes Popular Science and Field + Stream magazines, among others, built their Mag+ project …
 
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