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4:45 AM ET, April 18, 2011


 Top News: 
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.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
The Real Reason Mike McCue Needs $50 Million: Google Is Building A Flipboard Killer  —  When news came out the other day that Flipboard just raised another $50 million at a $200 million valuation for its iPad news reading app, I gave CEO Mike McCue a hard time on Twitter and here on TechCrunch.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Brittany Anas / Daily Camera:
CU-Boulder journalism school to shut down after 5-4 vote by regents  —  Carrigan: 'We can't be afraid of change'  —  The University of Colorado's journalism school will close June 30, making it the first — but perhaps not the last — college to be shut down in the university's history.
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.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Students cleverly deal with order to run controversial story below the fold  —  The LaSalle University Collegian story's about a business professor having “exotic dancers” at an off-campus symposium was ready to go last week with a four-column banner headline, says executive editor Vinny Vella.
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Righthaven's Secret Contract Revealed: Will Its Strategy Collapse?  —  Angered at Righthaven's behavior, a Las Vegas federal judge unsealed the company's heretofore confidential agreement with the Las Vegas Review-Journal late on Friday.  The contract reveals that the controversial copyright …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Andy Mannix / Dressing Room:
David Carr, Andrew Rossi talk ‘Page One,’ Gawker, and the future of newspapers  —  Last night, the documentary “Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times” premiered at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.  The movie stars Minneapolis alt-weekly alumnus David Carr, who is now the Times' brashest media writer.
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
CBS Chief's Pay Rises to $57.7 Million  —  CBS Corp. Chief Executive Les Moonves received compensation for 2010 valued at about $57.7 million, up by about a third from his compensation for the previous year.  —  The pay day comes after Mr. Moonves steered CBS through a dark period …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Why Does The Entertainment Industry Seek To Kill Any Innovation That's Helping It Adapt?  —  The LA Times recently had a good article about Hulu's struggles with its corporate parents, the various TV companies.  While Hulu itself has been massively successful, the TV companies …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
How I Made It: Jim Lanzone, president of CBS Interactive  —  Before CBS bought his start-up Clicker, Lanzone spent much of his career helping people navigate and mine the Internet.  —  “When programming gets online it's not about when it's on, it's about where it's on and whether it's on …
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.
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Discussion: Change of Subject
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Discussion: MediaVidea
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