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5:15 AM ET, April 29, 2011

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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 …
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  —  Yesterday, AOL's top tech reporter, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, announced that he was once again “actively investing” in startups and venture capital funds.
Tom Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet:
Is it OK for AOL's Techcrunch Editors to invest in companies they write about?
Discussion: CNET News and FishbowlNY
ESPN MediaZone:
All-Star Roster of Writers and Editors to Join New ESPN Web Site  —  Grantland.com- Conceived by ESPN's Bill Simmons - to Debut in June  —  Bill Simmons, in association with ESPN, announced the first wave of writer and editor hires for Grantland.com, the much anticipated sports and pop culture web site.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Will Bloomberg's Opinion Section Echo Mayor Bloomberg?  —  NEW YORK — Will Bloomberg View ever diverge from Bloomberg's view?  —  Executive editor David Shipley, tapped in December — along with former assistant secretary of state Jamie Rubin — to run Bloomberg News' forthcoming editorial page …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Iconic Tuscaloosa News tornado photo lands on dozens of newspaper front pages  —  When Tuscaloosa News' Dusty Compton took a photo of the massive tornado that swept through Tuscaloosa, Ala., Wednesday afternoon, he didn't know it would land on the cover of The New York Times …
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Veteran Alabama meterologist uses Twitter, Facebook, Ustream to broadcast during tornado, storms
Discussion: New York Times and CNN
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Royal Wedding: A Two-Screen Experience Like You've Never Seen  —  Producers are working around the clock ahead of the Royal Wedding live broadcast, which is set to begin at 4 a.m. ET on most stations.  But they aren't just prepping TV coverage; they're also working to extend their broadcasts …
Discussion: Lost Remote, Thanks:laureni
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Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Media Braces for a Certifiably Wild Weekend of News
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Chris Hamilton appointed social media editor for BBC News  —  BBC digital journalist Chris Hamilton has been named as the broadcaster's new social media editor for BBC News.  —  Hamilton will succeed Alex Gubbay, who is leaving the BBC to join Johnston Press in June as head of digital content.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Meredith Vieira to Leave ‘Today’ in June; Ann Curry is Replacement … Meredith Vieira will exit the Today show in June, nearly three months before the end of her contract, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.  —  Today newsreader Ann Curry will be promoted to co-host …
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
How to: Create a Tumblr blog for your news organisation  —  Tumblr is a very visual way of blogging.  One of the many beauties of Tumblr is its simplicity and easy interface.  You can create an account, choose a URL, select a design theme and create your first post in under five minutes.
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.
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 …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Gabe Rivera / Techmeme News:
Billboards suck.  Promote your company's jobs on Techmeme!  —  As you might have noticed, a hiring boom is underway in tech, leading to ballooning salaries, aggressive recruiting tactics, and finally, billboards.  [1, 2] Yes, billboards along Bay Area highways now pitch jobs to the small fraction …
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
The Nonsense Quandary  —  How should news organizations deal with phenomena like the “birther” brouhaha?  Posted: Thurs, April 28, 2011  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  It's easy to understand why President Barack Obama is exasperated …
Discussion: Weigel and New York Times
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
A Year After Twitter's Cold Shoulder, Twitter Ad Shop 140 Proof Says It's Doing Great  —  What happens to a Twitter-based company after Twitter tells them to go away?  —  In the case of 140 Proof, it seems like they do okay.  —  About a year ago, Twitter put the kibosh on 140 Proof's plans …
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 …
Discussion: WBUR
 
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Dan Rather / The Huffington Post:
...And in Other News  —  The next time you hear about another round …
Newsdesk / Assignment Chicago:
The Extra Hand Belongs to Michelle Obama's Mother. (Yeesh)
Katy Culver / Poynter:
Why Delicious is an effective teaching tool for journalism educators
Discussion: blog.delicious.com and TechCrunch
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums
Thanks:chrissaad
Adweek:
Reader's Digest Looking to Unload Web's Top Food Site? …
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
New Siblings NBC News, E! Link Hands to Boost Content
Simon Owens / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is About To Change The Way Advertisers Measure Success
Aida Alami / New York Times:
Web Offers a Voice to Journalists in Morocco
 Earlier Picks: 
Noah Davis / The Wire:
This Startup Just Solved Every Publication's Paywall Problem — And It Is Using The Huffington Post As Proof
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
The Daily:
Auto-racing heir Penske poised to add Variety to his empire
Discussion: Folio
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Blurb Releases iPhone App for Creative Storytellers
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Jersey Shore No Laughing Matter At Viacom; Helps Push Revs Up 20 Percent
Discussion: MediaPost
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Celeb Baby Bump: Slate Editor and Pregnant Media Vanguard Award Winner David Plotz (PHOTOS)
Discussion: The Wire and Poynter
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters revenue rises, plans divestitures
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Finding the value in Guardian local ‘experiment’
Discussion: memeburn and Guardian
 

 
From Techmeme:

Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

Ashley Belanger / Ars Technica:
How the Internet Archive plans to defend its digital lending practices as it appeals a US court's 2023 ruling; IA says it was forced to remove over 500K books

Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
In response to plagiarism allegations, Perplexity CEO Aravind Srinivas says the company “is not ignoring” robots.txt, but does rely on third-party web crawlers

 
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