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1:25 PM ET, April 29, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
REVEALED: Columnists Join Bloomberg's New Opinion Stable  —  Last night, The Huffington Post revealed the full editorial board for Bloomberg Newsâ forthcoming editorial section, Bloomberg View.  —  While a couple recently hired columnists have been reported so far …
Discussion: New York Post and Poynter
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:   Will Bloomberg's Opinion Section Echo Mayor Bloomberg?
David Bauder / Associated Press:
Media has fun with hats, titles at royal wedding  —  NEW YORK — Like guests who whisper asides to their friends from the back pews, the commoners in the media tried to have fun with the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton for Americans who awoke in pre-dawn hours to watch the pomp.
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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: CNN and Lost Remote, Thanks:laureni
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Media Braces for a Certifiably Wild Weekend of News
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.
Casey Ross / Boston Globe:
Businessman prepares bid to buy Globe  —  A Wellesley businessman is preparing to offer more than $200 million to buy The Boston Globe from its longtime owner, The New York Times Co., according to a person briefed on the plan.  —  Aaron Kushner, an entrepreneur who has spent months researching …
Discussion: Poynter, Media Nation and FishbowlNY
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Arrington Makes a Mockery of AOL-Huffpo Ethics Policy  —  This is what Michael Arrington thinks of Arianna Huffington's ethics rules.  Image by Joi via Flickr  —  Did Michael Arrington just show Arianna Huffington who's boss?  I'm pretty sure he did.  —  Not too long after AOL acquired TechCrunch …
Discussion: memeburn, SAI and CNET News
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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
Matt Shanahan / Digital Equilibrium:
Why Online News Revenue will Never Equal Newspaper Revenue  —  A publisher's ability to monetize the news ONLINE is different than their ability to monetize the newsPAPER.  —  According to the Newspaper Association of America data at naa.org, the average user spent 1 minute and 12 seconds with online news last month.
Discussion: paidContent
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Meet Flockler, where anyone can create the news.  [Video interview] #TNW2011  —  Yesterday at The Next Web Conference Startup Rally, the Finnish based startup Flockler, a social curation platform for publishers launched.  Flockler's tools let audience members create topics, which members can then join.
McGuire on Media:
Message to high school J-students:Storytelling needs to survive the media tumult  —  The following speech will be delivered at 7 pm.  Thursday, April 28, 2011 to teachers and award-winning students of the Arizona Interscholastic Press Association.  —  Congratulations to all the award winners and to their teachers.
Discussion: Arizona Republic
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
What's The Matter With Google TV?  —  Google and its partners made a major bet on Google TV, an ambitious attempt to bridge the gap between the web and TV worlds.  But so far it has failed to pay dividends — quite literally, in the case of Google partner Logitech.
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 …
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 …
Discussion: New York Times, SportsGrid and Gizmodo
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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Veteran Alabama meterologist uses Twitter, Facebook, Ustream to broadcast during tornado, storms
Discussion: CNN and New York Times
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.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Robert Niles / Online Journalism Review:
The changing relationship between reporters and sources  —  By Robert Niles: I'd like to point you toward a post from Dallas NBA team owner and Internet entrepreneur Mark Cuban which I hope will get you thinking, but might just get many of you mad instead:  —  Here it is, and here's a taste:
Andrea Pitzer / Nieman Storyboard:
Eli Saslow on writing news narratives, creating empathy and characters' defining moments  —  Our latest Notable Narrative comes from The Washington Post's Eli Saslow, who wrote about a Wisconsin man's attempt to understand what the federal budget debate means for his family.
 
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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