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11:15 AM ET, April 22, 2011


 Top News: 
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Governors Come and Go, but This Reporter Keeps Slugging Away  —  Andrew M. Cuomo sailed right past Carl P. Paladino and the Tea Party.  His first budget passed with ease.  But he still has to face the rite of passage that every New York governor since Hugh L. Carey has had to navigate …
The Awl vs HuffPo  —  The Awl's David Cho has an interesting post on web publishing today: … If I were inclined to give Bill Keller the benefit of the doubt here — which I'm not — this is what I'd think that he was driving at with his talk of “adorable kitten videos”.
The Awl is now two years old.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
The Real Value of the Huffington Post's Blogs  —  The bloggers who are suing the Huffington Post for $105 million are vastly overestimating how much revenue their content generates in terms of ad sales.  In one sense, however, they may be more right than they know.
Lucian Cionca / Google News Blog:
Automatic Personalization and Recommended Sections in Google News  —  Last summer we redesigned Google News with new personalization features that let you tell us which subjects and sources you'd like to see more or less often.  Starting today — if you're logged in — you may also find stories based …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
News Corp. and Time Warner Cable fight on many fields  —  It seems every week Time Warner Cable and News Corp. are locked in some sort of fight.  —  The latest go-around between the two media giants has to do with the Dodgers.  News Corp.'s Fox is in hot water with Major League Baseball …
Discussion: The Wire and The Big Picture
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
Journal-Register's Brady: Local Advertisers Have a Tech Gap  —  Jim Brady made a name for himself turning into a serious player on the Web before he went to last year, going all in on hyperlocal.  But when TBD shifted its strategy last fall, slashing staff …
Discussion: Strange Attractor
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Notifying Next of Kin in the Age of Facebook  —  When she picked up the phone, I could tell from the sound of her voice that she didn't know yet.  —  “I'm sorry to tell you this — but I wanted you to hear from a friend, not Facebook.  Tim Hetherington was killed in Libya.  Chris Hondros too.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Portions of New York Times, ProPublica sites disabled by Amazon server outage  — / Amazon Web Services / Mashable  —  Portions of some major websites — including a few news sites — that rely on Amazon's Elastic Cloud Computing, or EC2, have been down most of Thursday due …
Lauren Fisher / The Next Web:
Why Journalists should be using Facebook more  —  Twitter has long been regarded as a default news channel for breaking stories, featuring them well ahead of traditional news outlets.  It's also the place where you can get valuable content that you wouldn't normally find such as people sharing …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
AP expands its content-distribution experiment with nonprofit news  —  Earlier today, the Associated Press announced that it will be expanding its project to distribute content from nonprofit news outfits to newspapers.  The expansion builds on the partnerships the cooperative …
Discussion: and KnightBlog
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
RTDNA Hands Out Regional Murrow Awards  —  Winners Will Be Honored At October Dinner In New York  —  The Radio-Television Digital News Association is giving out almost 600 regional Edward R. Murrow awards for excellence in journalism to TV and radio station news operations.
Discussion: LA Observed, and FishbowlNY
Mike Henry / AdAge:
Where the New ‘TV’ Shows Are Being Born  —  Multiplatform Production Strategies Are Driving a New Breed of Creator  —  The online video story has so far been taking place on two separate playing fields: one dominated by Hulu and the content and ad dollars that started out in your living room …
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Nevada Lawyer Launches Patent Assault Over Media Companies' Websites  —  A Nevada attorney and former tournament blackjack player says he invented—and patented—most forms of targeted online advertising.  Now, Sheldon Goldberg has filed a lawsuit demanding royalties from 12 major media companies …
Jojo Malig / Poynter:
Journalists learn what works (& doesn't work) on Tumblr  —  Tumblr's “media evangelist” Mark Coatney recently announced the arrival of big names in the industry that have launched their own tumblelogs, including The Los Angeles Times, Al-Jazeera English and The Guardian.
The Atlantic Online:
Detained Reporter Clare Gillis Says She is Alive and Well  —  Sixteen days after she was detained by the Libyan government, journalist Clare Morgana Gillis made her first direct contact with outsiders in two weeks today, telling her parents in a 15-minute phone call that she is in good health …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Adam Sternbergh / The 6th Floor:
How James Salter Wrote an Eleven-Page Biography of A.J. Liebling  —  Great books are easy to track down — there are plenty of people pointing you toward them — but great introductions to books are, almost by definition, difficult to discover.  You pretty much have to stumble on one by happenstance.
Gillian Shaw / Digital Life:
Canadians vow to break election day Twitter ban  —  Canadians are already casting votes on Elections Canada's social media ban.  —  So far the online world has given the ban — a blackout on the transmission of any electoral results to an area where the polls are still open that would extend …
Discussion: Globe and Mail and CBC News
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