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1:30 AM ET, April 7, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program  —  Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.  —  His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts.  The statement did not specify an end date for the show …
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The Daily Beast:
Glenn Beck, Fox Agree to Divorce  —  The highly rated host became such a lightning rod that many at Fox wanted him out—and for Beck, the feeling was mutual.  Howard Kurtz on the demise of cable's most radioactive show.  —  Despite his monster ratings, Fox News is bidding farewell to Glenn Beck …
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Here's The Real Reason Glenn Beck And Fox News Are Parting Ways  —  Glenn Beck and Fox New have parted ways.  —  But why now?  —  After weeks of rumors, and stories, and very public jockeying, the news arrived today arguably somewhat sooner than expected — Beck's contract with Fox doesn't end until the end of the year.
Jeffrey Benzing / American Journalism Review:
“Too Amazing To Turn Down”  —  Why high-profile journalists are leaving prestigious news outlets like the New York Times to join The Huffington Post.  Posted: Tue, April 5, 2011  —  Jeffrey Benzing (jbenzing@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  What do you get when you take a handful …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and On Media's Blog
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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Remaking AOL in Huffington's Image  —  Web Portal's New Editor Sweeps In With Cookies, Big Ideas to Turn Passions Into News—and Money  —  The Huffington Post made a name for itself through a formula of buzzy political commentary splashed with celebrity gossip and traffic-grabbing tricks.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:   Former AOL Media Exec Marty Moe to Join Engadget Gang of Eight at SB Nation
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Fires Moviefone Editor Who Offered Fired Freelancers the Chance to Work for, Um, Free  —  Yesterday, AOL's Huffington Post Media Group got into hot water after the top editor at its Moviefone unit sent a memo to freelancers it was in the midst of firing, offering them an opportunity to …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Recap genre not so lucrative after all: AOL TV freelancers are next to go
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:   AOL Axes Freelancers. Time to Dust Off the WARN Act?
Wall Street Journal:
Google to Revamp YouTube With ‘Channels’  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube video website is working on a major site overhaul to organize its content around “channels” as it positions itself for the rise of Internet-connected televisions that allow people to watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More data on The Daily: What's prime time for iPad use?  And which stories get tweeted the most?  —  Yesterday, I wrote about a fascinating set of data I'd obtained with the help of the folks at PostRank: Every tweet generated from within The Daily iPad app from launch through March 31.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Estimate: In Two Years, Streaming TV Will Be An $800 Million Business for Netflix and Hulu  —  By the end of this year, an estimated 2 million households in the U.S. will have abandoned TV for the Web, cutting the cord with their cable companies.  This estimate comes from Convergence Consulting Group …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sulzberger: $40 Million Estimate For Paywall Cost Is ‘Vastly Wrong’  —  Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) spent $40 million or more to build the digital paywall that went live late last month.  Not so, insists Arthur Sulzberger …
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Labor Panel to Press Reuters Over Reaction to Twitter Post  —  In what would be the first government case against an employer involving Twitter, the National Labor Relations Board told Thomson Reuters on Wednesday that it planned to file a civil complaint accusing the company of illegally reprimanding …
Susannah Breslin / Pink Slipped:
How to Become a Forbes Blogger  —  I've been a Forbes blogger for a little over a month.  —  How did I become a Forbes blogger?  —  What have I learned?  —  Let's find out.  —  TIP #1: Know somebody.  —  Before I was a blogger at Forbes, I was a blogger at True/Slant.
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Twitter to Offer Marketers More Tools to Target, Track Followers  —  Geo-Relevant Ads Confirmed, ‘Follower Dashboard’ Announced at Ad Age Digital Conference  —  Twitter is finally giving advertisers what they've been asking for: geo-relevant ads.  It's also giving them more-detailed user analytics …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Can CNN's Piers Morgan Tweet His Way to Ratings Success?  —  Dumenco's Trendrr Chart of the Week  —  Piers Morgan's predecessor at CNN, Larry King, was so famously technophobic that I once included him in a Media Guy Pop Quiz for exactly that reason.  The quiz ran in the wake …
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