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7:15 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
Discussion: Future of Journalism
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.
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.
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.
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 …
‘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: GeekWire
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 …
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.
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.
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.
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: Wired's New Creative Director... Celine Names Director of P.R....  REWIRING, HIS WAY: Taking over Scott Dadich's old job at Wired, a magazine that won the National Magazine Award for design two years running and is nominated again this year, was an intimidating charge for the magazine's new creative director Brandon Kavulla.
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
Handicapping the Pulitzers as prize season peaks with the top award  —  In the run-up to last year's Pulitzer Prizes, the rumor mill furiously churned over the National Enquirer's coverage exposing the marital infidelity of one-time Democratic vice-presidential nominee John Edwards.
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Andy Mannix / Dressing Room:
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Discussion: Future of Journalism
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Discussion: Boing Boing