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8:00 AM ET, April 25, 2011


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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
A Tale Of Two Timeses: A New York Meter, A London Wall  —  They may share both a name and new online fees, but onlookers shouldn't confuse the new access models of The New York Times and Britain's The Times.  Though each is historically the “paper of record” in their respective countries …
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times  —  You may have been surprised to see President Obama's smiling face on the cover of Tiger Beat in last week's The New York Times article about the “original teen-girl tabloid.”  Your surprise was not unwarranted, as the Times admitted today: More »
David Carr / New York Times:
War, in Life and Death  —  Tim Hetherington was a war photographer in every regard.  Tall, brutally handsome and modest, he had a British accent plucked from a Graham Greene novel and the body fat of a Diet Coke.  —  When I met him last summer, he had finished co-directing “Restrepo,” …
Discussion: Spiersblr
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
New York Magazine:
An Appreciation: Thirty-one Down  —  After three decades-plus of puzzle-making, Maura B. Jacobson is retiring.  —  Truth is, New York Magazine hired Maura Jacobson by accident.  It was 1980, and New York, looking to expand its culture coverage, had bought and absorbed a listings magazine called Cue.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
At Last, Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS  —  This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years.  Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring …
New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Background  —  The articles published today are based on more than 700 classified files on past and present detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison, including the government's assessment of the dangers the individuals represent.  The files are from February 2002 …
Wall Street Journal:
Demand Builds for TV Ad Time  —  Forecasters See Solid ‘Upfront’ Market for Commercial Sales, Although NFL Dispute Hangs Over Talks  —  As rising gasoline prices and stubbornly high unemployment hold back the U.S. economy, one marketplace still appears to be as hot as ever: TV advertising.
Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
In Slovakia, News Outlets Take Cue From Cable  —  PARIS — The newspaper industry is in trouble; cable television, despite the same challenges, is thriving.  Could newspapers learn something from the cable guys?  —  In tiny Slovakia, publishers want to find out.
Q&A With Survivor Host Jeff Probst On Surviving Social Media  —  This Q&A with Survivor host Jeff Probst was conducted by guest writer Narendra Rocherolle, CEO of The Start Project.  He and his partners hold the curious distinction of selling their company, Webshots, twice.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Bloomberg Businessweek's Design Darling  —  A dark horse to be sure, Bloomberg Businessweek has become a favorite of the design community.  While the magazine's covers have been setting a high bar for other weeklies, the magazine's creative director, Richard Turley, an import from The Guardian in England, is basically unknown.
John Swansburg / New York Magazine:
The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams  —  How's an anchor to cope when network newscasts keep losing ground?  Having a second career helps.  —  Over dinner at The Four Seasons, Brian Williams takes off his regimental tie and discusses his burgeoning side career in comedy.
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