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1:55 PM ET, April 27, 2011

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story  —  In a news conference called Wednesday morning to resolve the controversy over where he was born, President Barack Obama showed his recently-released long-form birth certificate and criticized not only 'birthers …
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Associated Press:
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’
Meg Pickard / Guardian:
Guardian Local - an update on the experiment  —  The Guardian Local pilot has taught us a lot about new models of journalism but we will soon be winding it down  —  We believe that journalism plays a vital role in communities, so two years ago we created the Local project.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
AP Interactive visualizes a future of stories that reach beyond text  —  Over the past two years, the Associated Press has nearly doubled the number of interactive graphics it produces each month, jumping from 40 in 2009 to over 70 so far in 2011.  On the surface, that increase is logical almost …
Dan Duray / New York Observer:
What's an Out-of-Work Ethicist to Do?  Randy Cohen Seeks Refuge on the Airwaves  —  Randy Cohen received the news that The New York Times Magazine would continue the Ethicist without him from Hugo Lindgren himself.  Mr. Cohen had been edited by Mr. Lindgren and called it …
Discussion: New York Magazine
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.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Bloomberg updates social media policy: Ask first.  Tweet later.  —  Bloomberg's new social media policy encourages reporters to use Twitter — but with stipulations.  It might seem like an obvious move for a news organization these days, but some traditional outlets, including Bloomberg, have managed to hold off until now.
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
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
From dozens of articles, a portrait emerges of the ‘Times’ portrait  —  In yesterday's quite fun piece about City Comptroller Jon Liu and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, reporter David Chen began with a very nice, obviously well-sourced anecdote about a trip the two took last year.
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.
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect:
YouTube Founders Are Back, and Have Bought Delicious From Yahoo  —  YouTube co-founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen are preparing a triumphant return to tech, launching a new Internet company called AVOS out of their old stomping ground in San Mateo, Calif.  —  Their first move is not an obvious one …
Matt Palevsky / Poynter:
Royal Wedding ticket the latest benchmark of citizen journalism's ascendancy at CNN  —  A week ago, CNN announced that it will send Floridian Jason Sauter to the hottest ticket of the year, the British Royal Wedding.  Sauter — who works as a guest service manager at Disney World and …
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.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Is The Mag Recovery Over?  Meredith Profits, Revenues Drop On Ad Pullback  —  While newspapers' ad revenues continue to be depressed at the major publishers, magazines have tended to keep their collective head above water.  But an advertising pullback has caused women's magazine publisher Meredith Corp. …
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: FishbowlNY and The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:deliacabe
New York Times:
In WikiLeaks' Growth, Some Control Is Lost  —  WikiLeaks, the Web site responsible for publicizing millions of state secrets in the last year, has tried to pick its media partners carefully.  But the site has become such a large player in journalism that some of its secrets are no longer its own to control.
 
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Laura Miller / Salon:
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Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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