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12:40 PM ET, April 11, 2011


 Top News: 
Bill Carter / New York Times:
After a Rocky Five Years, Talk of Couric Parting With CBS  —  For Katie Couric, the offer in 2006 to become the anchor of “CBS Evening News” came with another incentive, one she prized almost as highly, according to two of her friends: the chance to report for “60 Minutes,” …
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook for Journalists: More Work Than Twitter, but With a Bigger Payout  —  Last week, Facebook launched a Page called Journalists on Facebook in an effort to encourage the news community to use the site's Page feature as a distribution and research tool.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek  —  The final member of the “Newsweek Six” has left the building.  —  Jonathan Alter, the only remaining member of the gang of television-loving newsweekly scribes so dubbed by Slate's Jack Shafer, is no longer with the publication.
David Carr / New York Times:
At Gannett, Furloughs but Nice Paydays for Brass  —  Just in case Gannett employees thought 2011 might bring better news after years of layoffs and furloughs, the year was just four days old when a note landed in the in-box of people who work for the community news division saying, once again …
News of the World:
News International statement: News of the World says sorry  —  ON Friday our parent company News International issued an important statement regarding voicemail interception at the News of the World between 2004 to 2006.  —  It said that following an extensive internal investigation …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Tessa Jowell phone-hacking admission changes everything  —  Am I alone in being troubled by the fact that News of the World journalists targeted the former culture secretary, the minister responsible for media policy?  —  Two days ago it seemed that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp had finally seized …
Discussion: and The Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Launches iPad App With Monthly Subscription Plan  —  Bloomberg BusinessWeek could not have picked a better time to launch its iPad app.  A year after a major overhaul following the sale from McGraw Hill, the latest Publishers Information Bureau figures had BBW's ad pages up 49 percent …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Dan Abrams Hires Peter Lauria For Mogulite  —  Peter Lauria, who's covered his share of media moguls for the New York Post and the Daily Beast, is joining the soon-to-be-launched Mogulite as consulting editor.  —  Some powerful media and entertainment figures might not be so fond of Lauria …
Discussion: and FishbowlNY
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will iPad & Tablets Be Our Sunday Paper?  —  From Rupert Murdoch's The Daily to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, it seems more and more newspapers are turning to iPads and other tablets in an effort to capture a fraction of our daily attention.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Detained Journalists Thought to Be Held in Tripoli Jail  —  A group of journalists who were detained by Libyan troops on Tuesday are now believed to be in a government detention center in Tripoli.  They were last seen in the facility on Thursday, The Atlantic has learned, where they were being treated well by government captors.
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Turner Experiments With Building a Smarter Ad for Its Cable Networks  —  Invests in Tech to Allow Spots Thematically Tied to Shows on TBS, TNT, Tru  —  Time Warner's cable outlets are trying to stitch together the gaps between TV shows and the commercials that support them.
Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker allows Facebook fans access to its paywall content  —  Though some of the articles published in The New Yorker each week are free, it still shelves many of them behind a paywall.  But on my Facebook news feed I just caught a glimpse of a new roll-out from the magazine: web content only available on its Facebook page:
Discussion: Mashable! and
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Twitpic, Flickr use by eyewitnesses raises questions for news orgs about image rights, compensation  —  When a Southwest Airlines 737 developed a six-foot hole in the fuselage in mid-air recently, some passengers screamed, others prayed.  —  Shawna Malvini Redden tweeted.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Gannett Branding, Patch Widgeting, Stewart Becking, Bloomberg Viewing and Sunday Selling  —  As mid-April approaches and with it more year-over-year revenue declines, we'll need something to take our minds off the depressing numbers.  Out of the chaos, here's nine questions on the state of the current art:
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Forbes Update: Re-Imagining a Magazine as Digital Media Marches On  —  How do you re-architect a magazine like Forbes in a digital era?  What's the right content creation model to produce 22 issues a year?  How should a print product relate to a Web site, or tablet apps, or other digital products?
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Thanks:taylorbuley
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Crain's New York:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Twitter Loves TV, and the Feeling Is Mutual
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Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
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Robert MacMillan:
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Arthur S. Brisbane / New York Times:
Juggling the World, Wearily
Discussion: @sree and @mathewi