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4:45 AM ET, May 5, 2011

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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Hearst Strikes Deal with Apple on iPad Subscriptions  —  In a big win for Apple Inc., magazine publisher Hearst Corp. has agreed to sell subscriptions to the iPad editions of a range of its publications through iTunes, beginning with three of its popular magazines, the publisher said.
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
Hearst Makes Deal to Sell Subscriptions on iPad, But Will Conde Nast Deliver First?  —  Rumors Percolate That iPad Subs Are Imminent at Conde Nast  —  Hearst Corp.'s new deal with Apple will make subscriptions available for iPad editions of Esquire, Popular Mechanics and O …
MG Siegler / parislemon:
On Bin Laden Killing Tech Blogging  —  The information in the image above is not surprising at all.  But still pathetic.  —  Imagine that, you write 35 200-word posts featuring the words “Bin Laden” in the headline and they pull in traffic on the day it's one of the most searched terms ever.
Discussion: @fredericl and @sg, more at Techmeme »
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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
NY Daily News Got Tip of Bin Laden Death Hours Early Tabloid heard from FDNY source, editor says  —  Most of the world learned about Osama bin Laden's death when President Obama announced it late Sunday evening.  But the New York Daily News says it was leaked the biggest story of the year …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp. Revenue, Earnings Miss; MySpace Still Burning Money  —  A first look at News Corp.'s March quarter earnings: Revenues of $8.26 billion and adjusted earnings of $0.26 per share.  Analysts were looking for revenue of $8.42 billion and earnings of $0.27 per share.
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Peter Kafka / @pkafka:
Discussion: The Wire
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Hot Damn, AOL Is Making One Big, Expensive Bet on Patch  —  No wonder AOL is so eager to get folks writing for free for Patch.  The internet giant pumped $40 million into its network of hyperlocal news sites in the first quarter of 2011, and it will almost certainly lose well in excess of $100 million on the venture this year.
Discussion: SAI
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One Reporter's Notebook:
Reporting from analytics: Example  —  I've written before on writing from analytics, but what happened today was just such a good example, I think it's worth sharing.  Briefly: checking out my site analytics, and taking clues from them led me to an unreported homicide.  —  Here's the step-by-step.
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Al Jazeera English to be honored with Columbia Journalism Award  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will bestow its highest honor, the Columbia Journalism Award, to Al Jazeera English.  The award is given annually during the school's commencement ceremony to recognize …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times scouts for Arango's replacement as media desk doc generates buzz  —  The just-released trailer for Andrew Rossi's forthcoming documentary about New York Times media reporters has been a hot topic among media gossips this week.  —  In the footage (see above) …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Huffington Post
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
Google TV Aims to Turn the Channel With New Release Later This Year  —  Google TV may not have won over many critics or fans with its first season, but Google still thinks it could be a long-term hit.  —  Before renewing the product for another season, though, Google is making a number of changes to the script.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes: We Love Netflix!  They Can Have All Our Old Stuff!  —  Last fall, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes began publicly beating up on Netflix, in interviews where he compared the video rental company to “the Albanian army"-or, alternately, a “200-pound chimp.”
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Rush for an iPad App?  Fortune's New Web App Starts With Your Browser  —  Web Apps Are on the Rise, but Will Consumers Adopt Them?  —  Instead of limiting its next app to one device like the iPad, Fortune magazine has built a new app to run inside web browsers on a variety of platforms.
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups  —  Do groups have genetic structures?  If so, can they be modified?  —  Those are two central questions for Thomas Malone, a professor of management and an expert in organizational structure …
Andy Boyle:
Thoughts on Remembering the Storm's design and implementation: Part One  —  At 1:07 p.m. on April 29, I launched a news application faster than I dreamed possible: In almost 24 hours.  Now that I have a few days to look back at the process of designing it, I thought it would be beneficial …
 
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Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
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Discussion: TVNewser, TVWeek.com and The Wire
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Howcast Co-Founder Jumps to Daily Beast
Discussion: BoomTown and Mobilized
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
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John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
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Martin Robbins / Guardian:
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