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11:15 AM ET, April 18, 2011

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Adweek:
Adweek Regrooves Adweek was started 33 years ago in a far, far different media world.  Now it is remade for a new age and new opportunities.  —  Welcome to the new Adweek—not your father's trade magazine.  —  In fact, my dad was in the advertising business and pored over the ad trades.
CBS News:
Questions over Greg Mortenson's stories  —  He has written inspiring best sellers, including “Three Cups of Tea,” but are the stories all true?  —  Please note this story has been formatted transcript style.  —  Greg Mortenson is a former mountain climber, best-selling author, humanitarian, and philanthropist.
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera's Social Media Experiment “The Stream” Launches Online Today  —  Al Jazeera's aggressive expansion into cyberspace hopes to empower a new generation of newsmakers, impact the American news market, and capture the attention of young cable cutters.  —  Fresh off the wild success …
Discussion: Reuters and The Politico
Sidney Harman / Newsweek:
Hey, Cancer: Go Stand in the Corner  —  NEWSWEEK's executive chairman received a dire diagnosis.  In his own words, here's how he faced it.  —  Sidney Harman at the Newsweek Office, 2010. … I have just learned that I have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Flipboard: Threat and Opportunity  —  Every media company should be afraid of Flipboard.  The Palo Alto startup epitomizes the best and the worst of the internet.  The best is for the user.  The worst is for the content providers that feed its stunning expansion without getting a dime in return.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Digital Revenues Still Rising; UK Decline Drags Print Down  —  Gannett's ability to reach and retain profitability over the past year rested on two main things: the growth of digital revenues and its dedication to holding down expenses.  While the McLean, Va.-based media company …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Mirror Awards announce finalists for best media coverage  —  Syracuse University has announced the finalists for the fifth annual Mirror Awards honoring media coverage.  Out of over 200 entries, judges selected articles from AJR, CJR, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaShift, Gannett Blog and Poynter, among others.
NPR:
‘Robot Journalist’ Out-Writes Human Sports Reporter … A while back, All Things Considered brought you the story of a breakthrough technology: the robot journalist.  —  Okay, so it's not really a robot.  It's actually a software program.  You feed it data, it processes that data …
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote:
ABC News gets into video books with new app  —  ABC News has rolled out a new iPad app that offers video books that combine text, photos and video from the network's archives.  The ABC Video Bookstore app (iTunes), which is free, launched with two $7.99 books for sale: “A Modern Fairy Tale” …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
David Carr / New York Times:
A Native Son Revitalizes His Paper  —  In 2008, when I last saw Michael Klingensmith, he was sitting in a corner office on the 34th floor of the Time Warner building, one of three powerful executives who controlled Time Inc., the biggest magazine publisher in the world.
Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker gains 16,000 new fans during Facebook experiment  —  A week ago, the New Yorker released a free Jonathan Franzen essay that would have normally resided behind its paywall.  The only catch?  You had to “like” its Facebook page and access the story through the social networking giant.
Jeff Rosenblum / AdAge:
Three Recommendations for Shifting Advertising to the Next Generation  —  Nebulous Data Points and Ad Recall Are not the Answer  —  America annually spends almost $150 billion on advertising, more than triple the amount spent by any other country, according to data recently published in Ad Age.
Adweek:
First Mover Interview: Randall Rothenberg Back at the IAB, the short-time Time Inc. exec ruminates on post-modern man.  By Adweek Staff  —  Adweek: Every issue we're going to have a conversation with a media person who's recently changed jobs—like you.  But your new job is your old job.
Florida Today:
Former Brevard County resident Andy Carvin enjoys the tweet life  —  Former Brevard resident Andy Carvin makes a global impact via Twitter  —  Andy Carvin works online for National Public Radio in his office in Washington.  Carvin has pain-stakingly developed networks of residents …
 
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