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1:00 PM ET, April 1, 2011


 Top News: 
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Zite incident shows why publishers need to enable automatic, controlled content distribution  —  In an era of free, frictionless content distribution, how can creators of that content be paid for their work?  —  The question was highlighted on Wednesday as 11 major media organizations …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Note to Media: Don't Fight Zite, Learn From It
Elizabeth Jensen / Media Decoder:
Bill Moyers Eyes a Possible Return to PBS  —  Bill Moyers' retirement from weekly television last year may not last long.  He has received preliminary approval for a major grant to return to PBS with a half-hour show with the working title “Something Different With Bill Moyers.”
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
April Fools 2011: The Big List  —  Yes, folks, that's right.  That special, special time of year is upon us.  It's April Fools 2011!  We take April Fools pretty seriously around here, so we'll be constantly updating this post with the best April Fools jokes and pranks the World Wide Interwebernets has to offer.
New York Times:
Arianna Huffington's Next Move  —  You've called your father a newspaperman.  What did he do?  —  I grew up with my father starting small newspapers in Greece.  None of them survived.  Maybe this has something to do with the fact that I've never had any desire to have Huff Post have a print component.
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Hollywood firming up launch plans for premium video-on-demand  —  Hollywood's plan to start offering $30 video-on-demand rentals of movies about eight weeks after they hit theaters is expected to start around late April through satellite television provider DirecTV.
Discussion: and The Wrap
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Bloomberg TV wraps new nighttime series with Anna Wintour expose  —  It's been five months since Bloomberg TV launched its evening documentary series, “Game Changers,” profiling rich and powerful moguls and celebrities.  And it appears the budding business network has saved the best …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Goodbye, NYTClean, hello new name?  A Canadian coder gets a letter from the NYT's legal department  —  Remember David Hayes, the Canadian coder who, when confronted with the new New York Times paywall, figured out a way to evade it with four lines of JavaScript?  (Technically, only three lines of code and one line of comment.)
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
AP News Registry Is First To Use ‘Do Not Track’ On Large Scale  —  Both Mozilla and Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) are putting Do Not Track “headers” in their new web browsers; of course, those headers are just signals that users send to websites telling them they don't want to be tracked, and websites don't actually have to obey that request.
The Atlantic Wire:
Clara Jeffery: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  This is from a conversation with Clara Jeffery, co-editor of Mother Jones magazine.
Todd Spangler / Multichannel News:
Video Everywhere: ESPN Needs Blackouts On TWC iPad App  —  Murphy: Sports Programmer Is ‘In Conversations’ With MSO About Enabling Live Feed  —  New York — The live feed of ESPN's flagship network is not available via Time Warner Cable's iPad app because the cable operator does not currently …
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Video Curation Is Growing Up, ShortForm Hits One Million Visitors  —  With 35 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, the Google-owned video behemoth would be the second largest search engine were it standalone site.  Web video has become a powerful medium.
Ken Auletta / The New Yorker Blog:
James Murdoch's New Job  —  When I encountered James Murdoch for the first time, sixteen years ago, I expected that he would be an officer-in-training—a young man preparing to become his father.  Yet the first thing I noticed when we met for an interview was that his sleeves were rolled up, revealing a tattoo.
Discussion: Company Town and Financial Times
Vision Critical:
CANADIAN CONSUMERS DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR NEWS  —  According to a collaborative survey conducted recently by the Canadian Media Research Consortium (CMRC) and Vision Critical, 92 per cent of Canadians who get news online say they would find another free site if their favourite news sites started charging for content.
Ronald Kessler /
Katharine Weymouth Stands Up to Unions, Rescues the Washington Post  —  More ways to share...  Mixx  —  Stumbled  —  LinkedIn  —  Vine  —  Buzzflash  —  Newstrust  —  Technocrati  —  Forward Article  —  The Washington Post exists today because of cost-cutting and quality improvements instituted by publisher .
Discussion: On Media's Blog
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
TidalTV Raises $30M For Online Video Ad Optimization Technology  —  Baltimore-based video ad technology company TidalTV has raised more than $30 million in financing led by New Enterprise Associates with participation from Comcast Interactive Capital and Valhalla Partners.
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Peter Barron / BBC College of Journalism Blog:
Google not to blame for journalism's woes
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Emma Hall / AdAge:
Nike, VW Debut New Ads As All India Stops to Watch Cricket Match
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Ranking of newspapers' market penetration indicates the market matters as well as the content
Tulsa World:
Tulsa World to unveil new digital subscriptions, website changes
Discussion: paidContent and Poynter
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
CBS Declares Next Week Is ‘Tweet Week’
Andrew Wallenstein / NPR:
Twitter Offers New Dimension To Live TV
 Earlier Picks: 
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Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer:
Peabody Awards Go to PBS, NPR... ‘Degrassi’
Mark Evans Tech:
What's the Lifespan of a Big-Time Blogger?
Discussion: paidContent, Betabeat and Chris Ziegler
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Study of iPad users identifies obstacles for Murdoch's The Daily
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Arianna Huffington and Joan Didion Pulled in Almost $100K for College Newspaper
Discussion: FishbowlNY