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5:20 PM ET, April 15, 2011


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Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Tasini On HuffPo Lawsuit: We Have ‘All Sorts Of Inside Information’  —  There's been plenty of discussion of Jonathan Tasini's recent lawsuit against The Huffington Post and AOL (NYSE: AOL), much of it critical.  When Arianna Huffington replied late yesterday, saying that the suit was nonsense …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Blogging for HuffPo Is Like Writing Open-Source Code  —  There's been a lot of sturm und drang recently about the lawsuit that some bloggers have launched against The Huffington Post, arguing they deserve to be compensated for their writing, despite having agreed to provide their work knowing full well they wouldn't be paid.
Discussion: Bloggasm, MediaVidea and MediaPost
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Wired's Newest iPad Issue Boasts Its Best Feature Yet: Free  —  Remember when iPad magazine apps-and Wired's app in particular-were big news?  That was a year ago.  —  Now Wired would like to remind you that it's still publishing on the iPad, and the Conde Nast title is offering a pretty …
New York Post:
Drama for magazines after soap opera slash  —  The upheaval in soap opera land yesterday — ABC shut down two long-running soaps, “All My Children” and “One Life to Live” — also produced some major upheavals in the publishing world.  —  Source Interlink, which publishes soap titles Soap Opera Digest …
Discussion:, Adweek and FishbowlNY
Keith J. Kelly / New York Post:   Source Interlink, American Media set licensing deal for Soap Opera Weekly, other titles
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Should a journalism school be hosting ‘off the record’ public events?  Graydon Carter thinks so!  —  On Thursday evenings in the winter and spring, Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism hosts a lecture series.  The idea is for established magazine editors to share informal observations …
Discussion: Poynter and WWD Media Headlines
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Daily News Owner Spars With Trump Over Claims That He ‘Saved’ The Paper  —  NEW YORK — Real estate mogul Donald Trump swung back Friday at Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman for refuting his claim that he once prevented the New York City newspaper from going under.
Discussion: New York Observer
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Requiem for the Flip cam, newsroom video in a box  —  When I think back to when I did a day of Flip cam training at my old newspaper, I remember feeling a bit like Billy Mays or Ron Popeil when trying to answer questions from my fellow reporters: What about shooting multiple angles?
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller Hires Ex-Issa Spokesman  —  The Daily Caller has hired Kurt Bardella, the former spokesman for Republican Rep. Darrell Issa who was fired last month following a leaked email controversy, as the site's new communications director.
Anne Crassweller / INMA:
Primed advertising, contextual media: TV learns a trick from newspapers  —  Television, radio, magazines and newspapers are so different, but the same in many ways.  It' s valuable to watch and learn from what the other media are thinking about and look at their priorities for change in this new media landscape.
Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox, Color App Partner for ‘Water for Elephants’ Premiere (Exclusive) … 20th Century Fox has teamed up with the makers of mobile app Color for Sunday's premiere of Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson's film Water for Elephants.  —  The photos and videos taken using the Color app …
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
LA Times, TechCrunch introduce Facebook comments, but it's not for everyone  —  Facebook added some features to its commenting system this week, but for publishers the tool is still a work in progress.  —  Launched in March, the system lets readers use their Facebook logins to comment on other websites.
Greg Masters / American Journalism Review:
A Bigger Tent  —  ASNE repositions for the future.  —  Greg Masters ( is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  Tim McGuire, who was president of what was then called the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 2001-2002, says he has great affection for the organization.
Discussion: Poynter
Howard Gertler / paidContent:
The Future of Distribution: Thoughts From a Platform Agnostic  —  The Future of Film Blog, launched as part of the Tribeca (Online) Film Festival, features filmmakers and other experts in the film industry sharing their thoughts on film, technology and the future of media.
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Newsweek's Future: Sidney's Gone, What About Barry?  —  This morning's papers were full of hand-wringing about what will happen to Newsweek now that its savior, stereo magnate Sidney Harman, has passed away.  After all, Harman bought the magazine for $1 and assumed a reported $47 million in debt …
Discussion: Poynter
Neil Vidyarthi /
Interview: Pete Cashmore Hopes Mashable Follow Will Help Give Readers Their Own Voice  —  Ten minutes after walking out of The Social Network, my girlfriend's 14 year old brother declared he'd start his own social network, make millions and live with his friends in California.
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Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
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