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5:10 PM ET, April 28, 2011

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Godspeed on That Investing Thing, Yertle-But I Still Have Some Questions for Your Boss, Arianna  —  Would it surprise you to know that BoomTown doesn't really care or not anymore if TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sidelines as a blogger while he makes investments in tech companies his tech news site covers.
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:   EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Arrington Says The Real Conflict Of Interest In Tech Reporting Has Nothing To Do With Money
Tom / TomsTechBlog.com:   The Twisting Web of Biases
Tom Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet:   Is it OK for AOL's Techcrunch Editors to invest in companies they write about?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
An Update To My Investment Policy
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
CBS Reporter Talks About Her Assault in Egypt  —  Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak's government fell in Cairo.  —  Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC's Burnett Is Said Ready to Jump to CNN  —  The CNBC anchor Erin Burnett is poised to sign a long-term contract with CNN, according to three people with knowledge of her plans.  —  The signing will represent a shift to general news anchoring for Ms. Burnett, who has shown interest …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Trying to Debunk a Theory, the News Media Extended Its Life  —  The facts about Barack Obama's birth never wavered.  But the more the fraudulent theories were debated and dispelled in major news media outlets, the more people seemed to believe them.  —  The conspiracy theories …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Celeb Baby Bump: Slate Editor and Pregnant Media Vanguard Award Winner David Plotz (PHOTOS)  —  A Q&A on Slate's Old Print Editions, Current Fresca Fellowships and Advanced Age of 15  —  As part of our continuing series of talks with Media Vanguard Award winners, today we present …
Discussion: Poynter
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of story cost accounting  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  What's a story worth?  —  Last week, I looked at a single investigative story …
The Daily:
Auto-racing heir Penske poised to add Variety to his empire  —  Jay Penske, the heir to the Detroit car-racing clan, is mulling a bid to buy Variety from the Amsterdam-based Reed Elsevier company, sources say.  —  Penske, 30, already has an Internet media conglomerate with Movieline …
Discussion: Folio and FishbowlLA
Noah Davis / The Wire:
This Startup Just Solved Every Publication's Paywall Problem — And It Is Using The Huffington Post As Proof  —  Suppose you are a web publisher who wants to institute a pay wall.  You could spend millions on developing one like The New York Times.  —  Or you could call Tiny Pass.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Marco.org:
Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation  —  Last fall, I conducted an experiment: I quietly removed Instapaper Free from the App Store1 for three days, leaving only the full, $4.99 Instapaper app.  Not only did sales increase incrementally, but nobody seemed to notice.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Your handiest reporting tool may be the smartphone in your pocket  —  Every journalist has found herself in some version of this situation: Bianca Vazquez Toness, a reporter for Boston's WBUR public radio, drove about 40 minutes north of her office Tuesday to interview the controversial mayor of Lawrence …
Aida Alami / New York Times:
Web Offers a Voice to Journalists in Morocco  —  CASABLANCA — After the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet wrote about the king's real estate holdings in 2001, he was tried in court on defamation charges and the article cost him his career: His satirical magazine, Demain, a symbol of the independent press, was shut down.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Jersey Shore No Laughing Matter At Viacom; Helps Push Revs Up 20 Percent  —  A strong quarter from Viacom (NYSE: VIA), thanks to home entertainment, television licensing and domestic advertising combined with a 50 percent increase in film revenues.  Domestic advertising was up 11 percent …
Discussion: MediaPost
Adweek:
Reader's Digest Looking to Unload Web's Top Food Site?  Allrecipes.com had become company's digital jewel By Lucia Moses  —  The struggles of Reader's Digest magazine have grabbed headlines in recent years, but a food website may have been a bigger factor in Mary Berner's departure as CEO of Reader's Digest Association.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
How the AP will cover the Royal Wedding  —  “Friday is royal wedding day in London and our report will look a little different,” says a memo to Associated Press staff.  “The Associated Press will be alerting every development, running live video in SD and HD, tweeting and posting on Facebook …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Katy Culver / Poynter:
Why Delicious is an effective teaching tool for journalism educators  —  Delicious, which Yahoo just sold to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is an ideal teaching tool for tagging content to share with students or other teachers.  —  We are all inundated daily with content …
Discussion: blog.delicious.com and TechCrunch
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Veteran Alabama meterologist uses Twitter, Facebook, Ustream to broadcast during tornado, storms  —  Meteorologist James Spann could tell from his radar screen that Tuscaloosa, Ala., was in the path of a powerful storm Wednesday.  But when his TV station, ABC 33/40, turned one of its cameras …
Discussion: Poynter, CNN and TVSpy
 
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Dan Rather / The Huffington Post:
...And in Other News  —  The next time you hear about another round …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
How to: Create a Tumblr blog for your news organisation
Newsdesk / Assignment Chicago:
The Extra Hand Belongs to Michelle Obama's Mother. (Yeesh)
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Michael Kinsley's First Bloomberg View Column
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
New Siblings NBC News, E! Link Hands to Boost Content
Simon Owens / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
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Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Blurb Releases iPhone App for Creative Storytellers
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters revenue rises, plans divestitures
Scott Rosenberg / MediaShift Idea Lab:
'There's No Problem!' Newsrooms in Denial About Rampant Errors
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ahead of Earnings Next Week, Demand Media Shares Drastic Dip Due to Googley Panda-Monium
Yvette Kantrow / The Huffington Post:
The Maginot Media  —  Nearly three years after the financial …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Want to keep mobile users engaged longer? Just add audio
Discussion: MediaPost and eMedia Vitals
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Journalists call for independent investigation of Protess controversy at Medill
Laurie Sullivan / MediaPost:
Google Experiments With News, Acquires Mobile Start-up
 

 
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IDC:
In Q1, 289.4M smartphones were shipped globally, up 7.8% YoY; iPhone shipments fell 9.6% YoY, more than any top brand, and Xiaomi shipments grew 33.8% YoY

Kamila Wojciechowska / Android Authority:
Source: Google's new Pixel 9 series, next-gen Pixel Fold, and 5G tablet that is under development will feature a new modem that supports satellite connectivity

Nicole Sperling / New York Times:
As Netflix's new film chief Dan Lin takes charge, the company aims to shift its film strategy to focus on audience appeal and cost efficiency

 
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