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7:50 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 …
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 …
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 Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet:
Is it OK for AOL's Techcrunch Editors to invest in companies they write about?
Discussion: CNET News and FishbowlNY
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: Lost Remote, Thanks:laureni
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:   Media Braces for a Certifiably Wild Weekend of News
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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 …
 
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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
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Your handiest reporting tool may be the smartphone in your pocket
Discussion: WBUR
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Aida Alami / New York Times:
Web Offers a Voice to Journalists in Morocco
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