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10:35 AM ET, April 27, 2011

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The Huffington Post:
Obama Scolds Media For Focusing On Birthers: ‘We Do Not Have Time For This Kind Of Silliness’ … At his press conference on Wednesday, President Obama scolded the media for focusing on his birth certificate instead of more important issues.  —  He started the conference by calling out NBC's Chuck Todd directly.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
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Associated Press:
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's releasing his long-form birth certificate because the country doesn't have time for the “distraction” and “silliness” of questions being persistently raised about where he was born.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Patch Adding 8,000 Bloggers in ‘Full-On Course Correction’  —  Ah, memories.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Arianna Huffington must not be taking that class action lawsuit against her too seriously.  Not only is AOL's new content chief not cutting down on the use of unpaid bloggers, she's doubling down — literally.
Elliot Jay Stocks:
Adobe's Digital Publishing mistake  —  It's Easter Monday (a public holiday here in the UK) and I'm sitting outside in the garden, enjoying some much-needed downtime.  I've spent he last half hour or so casually flicking through the latest issue of MacUser magazine, which has a large feature …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News  —  After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record.  —  “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively.  “I'm really proud of the talented team …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Village Voice Media Getting Down and Dirty with Escort Ads  —  Last week, deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested 60 people—including a Disney employee, a man with breast implants, a 15-year-old runaway with a 2-year-old infant, and her pimp—in an online prostitution bust dubbed Operation Curtain Call.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Media companies haven't exploited opportunities created by iPad and mobile technology  —  I helped launch the Mobile Media blog in January 2010, days before Apple unveiled the iPad.  Now, 15 months and 20 million iPads later, this is my last week as a daily contributor to Poynter.org.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Instapaper Founder: Apps Don't Need To Be Free  —  Have you noticed that the free version of Instapaper, the app that captures online articles and stores them for offline reading on your mobile device, disappeared from the app store about a month ago?  Neither had we, but today …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The network wants a yes or no on whether the governor-turned-TV host is running for the White House.  But Huckabee tells Howard Kurtz he feels no pressure at all.  —  Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president.
Discussion: Poynter and On Media's Blog
Gabriel Snyder / The Atlantic Wire:
Malcolm Gladwell: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:deliacabe
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Wired.com Q&A: New MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito on ‘Context and Connection’  —  Joichi Ito, tapped as only the fourth director of the MIT Media Lab, says having a bio that seems “scatterbrained” will make the 25-year-old institution — already famous for its unorthodox research approach — seem just like home.
Greg Avery / bizjournals:
Arianna Huffington sets direction for MapQuest  —  MapQuest's move to new headquarters in Denver was timed to celebrate the online mapping company's 15th anniversary.  But the relocation from 17th Street to the trendier SugarCube building in Lower Downtown is more about the rebirth …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Village Voice taps Harry Siegel as metro columnist  —  The Village Voice has been without a metro columnist since the abrupt departure of longtime staffer Tom Robbins back in January.  —  Starting in June, however, a new name will appear where Robbins' once did on the the masthead …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and FishbowlNY
 
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Laura Miller / Salon:
From editor to writer  —  Legendary editor Robert Gottlieb …
Christian Lorentzen / New York Observer:
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MediaShift:
Highs and Lows of “Post Mortem” Collaboration Between Frontline, ProPublica, NPR
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
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Dan Rozek / Chicago Sun Times:
Lawyers in Island Lake trial subpoena newspaper to learn comment poster IDs
Wall Street Journal:
Bondholders Can Sue Over Tribune
Eric Athas / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pearl Project: Bringing colleges into the investigative ecosystem
Discussion: AOL News
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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The Wire:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times
Discussion: National Review
Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
More details emerge on ScienceBlogs-National Geographic deal
Discussion: Crikey, Poynter and CJR
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
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Discussion: Folio
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast