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10:40 AM ET, April 14, 2011

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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
About That Lawsuit...  The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Jonathan Tasini is so utterly without merit, and has been so thoroughly eviscerated in the media — including being ridiculed as the “dumbest lawsuit ever” — I am hesitant to take any time away from aggregating adorable kitten videos to respond.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Does HuffPo even need its unpaid bloggers anymore?
Discussion: blogs.forbes.com, Poynter and MediaPost
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Harman Family to Keep Its Stake in Newsweek  —  In the weeks before his death, Sidney Harman acted every bit the proud new business owner he was.  He took part in meetings.  When he could not be there in person, he dialed in by video conference.  He answered his own phone when colleagues called.
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Samantha Henig / The New Yorker Blog:
Postscript: Sidney Harman
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Web Advertising Eclipsed Newspapers in 2010  —  Web advertising in the U.S. resumed double-digit growth in 2010, outpacing traditional media and surpassing newspaper ad revenue for the first time, according to the Interactive Advertising Bureau.  —  In an annual report prepared …
Discussion: Noted and Street Fight
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Greg Sandoval / Media Maverick:
Spotify mulls plan to limit free music  —  Spotify is considering a plan to further cut back the amount of free music it offers to users and is expected to impose new limits perhaps as soon as this week, sources with knowledge of the plans told CNET.  —  Spotify, the online music service …
Amelia Hill / Guardian:
Third News of the World journalist arrested  —  James Weatherup in custody as further searches of News of the World offices are expected  —  Profile: who is James Weatherup?  —  The police investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World has taken a dramatic turn with the surprise arrest …
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Six Lessons for News Publishers from Seth Godin  —  Seth Godin is the marketer's marketer, somewhere beyond guru.  —  He's now poking the edges of publishing.  After 13 bestsellers, manufactured and sold through the traditional industry, he's causing quite a stir in the book world …
Mark Colvin / ABC News:
Journalism's new wave: the world in a tweet  —  One steamy night in February 1974, I went with friends to hear the great blues guitarist B B King in concert at Sydney's Hordern Pavilion.  —  All went well until, an hour or so in, King collapsed on stage and had to be carried off.
Discussion: Washington Post
Anthony DeRosa:
Traditional media's refusal to enter the link economy  —  Blogger ethics tend to be better than traditional journalism ethics when it comes to linking to sources.  It's actually far more likely you won't find a single link in any articles in most mainstream news publications online.
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
Should TV get on Tumblr?  KABC gives it a try  —  Tumblr is a relatively unexplored world for media organizations — especially in television — but today there's a new TV station giving Tumblr a try.  KABC in Los Angeles just debuted this Tumblr a few days ago with the goal to provide …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Local Is Focal: Street Fight Gives The Local Industry A Source For News And Analysis  —  I'm beginning to think that the old phrase “think globally, act locally” has become an appropriate slogan for Web 2.0. (Or perhaps an alternative might be “think global, try to monetize the sh*t out of local”.)
Discussion: Street Fight and FishbowlNY
C.W. Anderson / Nieman Journalism Lab:
David Levy and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen on the future of journalism beyond America's borders  —  Much of the discussion in the United States about the future of journalism has tended to revolve around a cluster of key themes: What are the business models for digital news?  Is there a market failure for journalism?
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Glenn Beck Set To Hire 50 People By Year's End  —  In the midst of a segment about why it's a bad idea to overtax the rich — they create jobs — Glenn Beck dropped this little nugget: He plans to hire an additional 50 people by the end of the year.  —  Since the recession hit I've hired an additional 40 people.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Rolling Stone's Will Dana on long-form: ‘Quality will win out in the end’  —  The mobile consumption of long-form journalism has become something of a trend lately.  And where trends in journalism go, panel discussions are sure to follow.  —  There was one last month, which convened David Remnick …
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com:
Zynga Says No To Ads, Yes To In-Game Promotions  —  Zynga does not run any advertisements in its games, but it is running large customized in-game campaigns for advertisers to reach Zynga's 250 million users.  —  “We don't sell advertising,” said Manny Anekal, global director of brand advertising …
msnbc.com:
‘Yes Men’ claim hoax GE tax press release  —  AP says it was duped by document made to look like it came from GE  —  Below:  —  Latest market data  —  General Electric Co., embroiled in controversy over its low 2010 U.S. tax bill, was the subject of a hoax press release claiming …
Discussion: Poynter and New York Observer
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Hit YouTube Series ‘The Annoying Orange’ To Become Animated TV Show
Discussion: TVWeek.com and BoomTown
Kevin / Strange Attractor:
Rethinking the jobs newspapers do
Discussion: Strange Attractor
UPI:
Woodward blames Web for newspaper ills
Discussion: Lisle Patch
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Financial newsletter files plagiarism suit against competitor
Discussion: EE Times, Thanks:jspepper
Subtraction.com:
Commented Out  —  Last week I had to shut down the comment thread …
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
IPad and old media: a shotgun wedding
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Inc. Veteran John Squires Lands at Digital Bookstore
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Avner Ronen: Live Network Programming on Boxee is a “Couple Years” Away
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Charles Laufer, Founder of Tiger Beat, Dies at 87
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gateway and takeaway: Why Quickish wants to cut the clutter and help readers get to the good stuff
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com:
Surprise! Online TV is billion-dollar biz
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab