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6:30 PM ET, April 8, 2011


 Top News: 
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube is going LIVE  —  With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch videos recorded in the past.  But you've told us you want more - and that includes events taking place right now.  In response, we've live streamed a number of popular concerts …
News of the World to admit phone hacking liability  —  Actress Sienna Miller is currently taking legal action against the News of the World  —  The owner of the News of the World is to admit liability in a number of cases brought against the paper for alleged phone hacking.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
As Breaking News Fades, Ratings Fall at CNN  —  In a repetition of a pattern that has become familiar for CNN, the surge of interest in breaking news that helped drive up its audiences has faded - and so have CNN's ratings.  —  The cable news network's prime-time lineup has not capitalized …
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Atlantic Reporter Captured in Libya  —  Clare Morgana Gillis and three other journalists have been taken into custody  —  Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi captured four journalists on Tuesday at around 1 p.m. local time a few miles outside of Brega, which is currently under government control.
Rob Pegoraro:
Departure … This entry was posted in Journalism, Occupational hazards, Work and tagged journalism, newspaper, newsroom, rob pegoraro, tech journalism, washington post by robpegoraro.  Bookmark the permalink.
Discussion: Poynter, On Media's Blog and FishbowlDC
The Independent:
Kelvin MacKenzie: 'I'd shut all the journalism colleges down'  —  There should only be one way into newspapers, reckons ex-Sun editor - and that's the old-school route  —  Print journalism is not a profession.  It's a job, a knack, a talent.  You don't need a diploma …
Suzi Parker / Poynter:
Seeing journalism through the eyes of editor and columnist Lady Gaga  —  Lady Gaga has her paws in many projects - makeup endorsements, LGBT activism, a perfume deal and even a bracelet for sale that aids Japanese earthquake victims.  —  But now the pop phenomenon appears to be focused on journalism.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News founder Krishna Bharat: For news consumers, “the whole experience is what counts”  —  Krishna Bharat founded Google News in 2002, partly in response to the US-centric news coverage served up by the American media after 9/11.  Since then, the project has had its ups and downs …
Discussion: Poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Bret Baier: The Next Generation Of Fox News Anchor … If the only thing you know about Bret Baier is that he's a Fox News anchor, the moment that sticks in your mind would be his interview a year ago with President Obama.  —  It took place in the Blue Room of the White House …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ AADigital: Arianna: Paywalls Only Work For Special Content, ‘Weird Porn’  —  Life is pretty good at AOL (NYSE: AOL) these days, including the use of three “resting rooms” that the newsroom has dubbed “NapQuest,” Arianna Huffington told AdAge's Ed Lee at the close of the AdAge Digital conference.
AOL's New Way: Huffington Steers Portal Away From Freelancers, Ramps Up Aggregation
Discussion: Poynter
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Permalancers Speak: ‘We Were Very Clearly Employees’  —  How many of the freelancers AOL let go earlier this week were people who, legally, could potentially be construed as employees rather than mere contract workers?  Because it's a question with some pretty interesting implications …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and The Awl
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
California Watch finds a new consumer group for its “On Shaky Ground” investigation: kids  —  This morning, California Watch launched a major series on the seismic safety of California's public schools.  Education reporter Corey Johnson and fellow investigators at the outfit spent 19 months reporting …
Discussion: California Watch
Washington Post:
Five myths about the future of journalism  —  There are few things journalists like to discuss more than, well, themselves and the long-term prospects for their industry.  How long will print newspapers survive?  Are news aggregation sites the future?  Or are online paywalls …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
16 Newsweek Employees Taking Buyout  —  Response to offer higher than expected; could forestall future layoffs  —  Newsweek has started to settle in after its merger with The Daily Beast and redesign by Tina Brown, but another batch of employees is heading for the door anyway.
Discussion: Mediaite
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Andrew Goldman / Business Week:
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Ragnhild Kjetland / Bloomberg:
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Jeff Simmermon / Time Warner Cable Untangled:
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Newsroom employment up slightly, minority numbers plunge for third year
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP: Why we need to reduce our pension obligation
Brooks Boliek / The Politico:
Comcast to FCC: Keep Hulu info secret
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of WaPo's reader dashboard 1.0
Discussion: Bloggasm
Matt Shanahan / Digital Equilibrium:
Why Revenue Estimates for The New York Times Paywall Are Wrong
Discussion: Folio, paidContent and Mediaweek, Thanks:taylorbuley