Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Obama Scolds Media For Focusing On Birthers — 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: Journalism.org, Poynter, Yahoo! News, FrumForum and The Wire
Julie Moos / Poynter: Factchecking Obama: Birther controversy was 4% of newshole, not ‘dominant’ story
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Donald Trump's birther crusade helps push 2012 presidential race into the news cycle
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’
Michael D. Shear / New York Times: Obama's ‘Long-Form’ Birth Certificate Is Released
Colby Hall / Mediaite: White House Releases ‘Long Form Birth Certificate’; Obama To Address Controversy
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog: President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: President Obama's Remarks on Long Form Birth Certificate ‘Carnival Barkers’
Julie Mason / The Politico: President Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo: Yet Another Blogger Weighs In On Barack Obama's Birth Certificate - The White House
Nick Gillespie / Hit & Run: Obama's Birth Certificate Revealed! But Why Doesn't It Say George W. Bush, II?
Dan Amira / New York Magazine: President Obama Has Released His Long-Form Birth Certificate [Updated]
Ben Smith / The Politico: White House releases more birth records
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: OBAMA: Distraction Over Birth Certificate Wasn't Good For Country (Translation: TRUMP WINS)
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Barack Obama's Birth Certificate: Here It Is! But Something About It Looks Fishy...
Sahil Kapur / The Raw Story: Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Joe Weisenthal / The Wire: OBAMA RELEASES BIRTH CERTIFICATE
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.
Discussion: paidContent, Jon Slattery and Journalism.co.uk
Robert Andrews / paidContent: The Guardian Cans Its ‘Unsustainable’ Local Websites
Joel Gunter / Journalism.co.uk: Guardian closes ‘unsustainable’ local sites
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 …
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
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
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.
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: mediabistro.com, Poynter, FrumForum and On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fox News anxious for Huckabee to make a presidential run decision
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Huckabee denies Fox News pressure
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.
Amanda Ernst / mediabistro.com:
So What Do You Do, Deborah Needleman, Editor-in-Chief of WSJ.? — This mag maven talks diving back into the print pool after helming a shuttered title — Lucking into a position as a magazine editor through friends and connections seems like a classic old media story.
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.
Discussion: paidContent, SAI, Marketing Pilgrim, FishbowlLA, Street Fight, The Atlantic Wire, FishbowlNY, LA Observed and Poynter
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: AOL's Patch Will Add Blog Posts From Community Members
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: AOL Patch Announces A “Full-On Course Correction”
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: AOL Patch To Recruit 8,000 Unpaid Bloggers
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Patch Takes a Page From Arianna's Playbook
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Patch to Add 8,000 Bloggers
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Patch wants you to blog for them
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 …
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.
Discussion: http://www.Stinkyjournalism … and The Nation
Sydney Smith / http://www.Stinkyjournalism.org: WikiLeaks' has published its latest bulk leak, this time nearly …
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Wednesday, Day 151
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 …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA: Arianna Maps Out Her Plans for MapQuest
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.
Bobbie Johnson / GigaOM: How Joi Ito Can Help MIT Media Lab Win Back The Future