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3:55 AM ET, March 26, 2011

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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Herbert resigns as New York Times columnist  —  Bob Herbert says in his resignation letter: “I have been writing a column for 25 years, nearly 18 at The New York Times.  The deadlines and demands were a useful discipline but for some time now I have grown eager to move beyond the constriction …
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Nielsen Numbers Reveal FOX Business Has A Very Long Haul Ahead If It Wants To Compete With CNBC  —  After three-and-a-half years on the air Fox Business Network will become a full service client of Nielsen on Monday.  —  Short version: The public will finally know how many people are actually tuning into Fox Business.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
NY Times Clarifies: Tweet Our Stories, But Don't Use Our Logo  —  In case you've been wondering why the @freeNYTimes Twitter feed continues to serve up a steady stream of links to New York Times articles even after the paper asked Twitter to shut it down, I have an answer.
BBC:
Mexico media agree drug war reporting guidelines  —  The initiative is the first of its kind in Mexico  —  Many of Mexico's leading news organisations have agreed common guidelines on how to cover drug-related violence.  —  Newspapers and broadcasters agreed not to glorify drug traffickers or publish cartel propaganda.
Aaron Gell / New York Observer:
Voice's Super-Secret Sex Blogs Take Walk of Shame  —  It turns out launching a blog without publically acknowledging its existence may not be the best way to attract an audience, after all.  —  On Wednesday, Village Voice Media gave its sex blogger Jamie Peck notice that the racy sex-news site she'd edited …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Traditional News Outlets — Living Among the Guerrillas  —  Has anyone actually seen James O'Keefe and Julian Assange together?  Are we quite sure that the right-wing prankster who brought down the leadership of National Public Radio and the anarchic leaker aren't split personalities of the same guy …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Spotify Still Hiring-But Not Launching Yet-In the U.S.  —  Most Americans still can't access Spotify.  But some of them can get jobs from the European music streaming service, which is continuing to staff up its New York office in advance of a U.S. launch.  —  The company has brought …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Journal Register's open advisory meeting: Bell, Jarvis, and Rosen put those new media maxims to the test  —  We watchers of media — analysts, theorists, pundits, what you will — make assumptions about journalism that have become, along the way, tenets: Openness and transparency will engender trust. …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
New Cable Fight at Hand  —  TV Networks Cry Foul as Time Warner Cable Offers Channels via iPads at Home  —  Time Warner Cable Inc. is digging in its heels in a dispute with several big media companies over whether it can beam live TV channels to Apple Inc. iPads, exposing tensions between …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Is Syria the next danger zone for journalists?  —  As protests continue to sweep across the Middle East, the situation in Syria is escalating.  Tens of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the southern city of Dara'a Friday following a deadly government crackdown earlier this week.
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM:
Why HuffPo's British Empire Dreams Could Fall Flat  —  Updated.  First Arianna Huffington conquered America's longstanding web brand, scoring $315 million from AOL, the ear of boss Tim Armstrong and the role of the company's editor-in-chief.  Now she has her sights on the rest of the world — and her first stop is the U.K.
Jim / Gannett Blog:
Bulletin: CEO Dubow earned $9.4 million last year; includes $1.8M bonus after more layoffs, wage cuts  —  Gannett just disclosed that it paid Chairman and CEO Craig Dubow $9.4 million last year — double his 2009 pay — as the company laid off hundreds of workers and imposed wage cuts on thousands more.
 
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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