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1:55 PM ET, May 5, 2011

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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Telegraph Goes With Apple Subs For Newspaper-Like iPad Edition  —  The Telegraph, with its long-awaited version-two iPad app, out today, is the latest news publisher to try reasserting a paid news economy for its newspaper in digital tablet form.  —  The publisher's upgraded app …
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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 …
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.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Why the man who tweeted Osama bin Laden raid is a citizen journalist  —  When I wrote earlier this week about how quickly people around the world learned that Sohaib Athar had “live tweeted” the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound, I thought carefully before calling him a citizen journalist.
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Passing on Rumors  —  Why it's a bad idea to glorify the Rumsfeld aide who “broke” the news of bin Laden's death on Twitter.  Posted: Wed, May 4, 2011  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  “Hot Damn!” blared the New York Observer headline.
TMZ.com:
Katie Couric On the Verge of $20 Million ABC Deal  —  Katie Couric and ABC television are on the verge of signing a $20 million deal, which would give Katie her own talk show, as well as significant involvement in ABC News — and the big casualty could be “General Hospital.”
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New York Post:
NBC exec out over ‘Couric link’  —  Former NBC communications vice president Kevin Goldman's friendship with CBS anchor Katie Couric may have cost him his job.  The NBC publicist abruptly left the network on Friday after six years when execs allegedly found e-mails from Goldman to Couric at CBS.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Judy McGrath Leaving MTV Networks; The Memo  —  Viacom (NYSE: VIA) and Judy McGrath said this morning that the longtime head of MTV Networks has resigned.  Company sources stress the decision is McGrath's—and, after making it through some very tough sledding, she leaves MTVN at the top of its game.
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Amy Tennery / Mogulite:   Did McGrath Hate “Electric Barbarellas” so Much She Left MTV?
Bill Keller / New York Times:
The Inner Lives of Wartime Photographers  —  This has been a grievous season for the tight-knit tribe of combat photographers.  For The Times, the sorrow began last October, when a land mine exploded under Joao Silva while he was shooting pictures of an American patrol near Kandahar …
Discussion: Forbes.com and The 6th Floor
Twitter Blog:
Watching Together: Twitter and TV  —  TV and Twitter have a special connection.  Broadcasters are eager to provide new ways to drive viewer engagement.  Twitter provides a forum for real-time context and commentary that turns watchers into participants.  —  Over the past few years …
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.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon to Publish New Line of Romances  —  Amazon.com Inc. is expanding its fast-growing publishing business with a new line of romance books, its latest quest for original content to distinguish its print and digital bookselling services.  —  The imprint, Montlake Romance, will publish digital …
Discussion: Digital Trends and GeekWire
The Steve Rubel Stream:
As Curators Proliferate, Media Brands Face Loyalty Crisis  —  Summary:  — Suddenly media brands are facing increased competition from an array of upstart curators that are growing in popularity  — There are three underlying trends that are driving their rapid rise: mobile devices, remixing technologies and, arguably, paywalls
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David Kravets / Threat Level:
CNET Accused of Copyright Infringement for Distributing LimeWire  —  CBS Interactive, the owner of CNET, is being sued for facilitating “massive copyright infringement” for distributing the LimeWire software, a file sharing service a federal judge ruled illegal last 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:
The Daily lost $10 million last quarter, says Chase Carey. Muffled voice behind him mentions 800,000 downloads
Discussion: SAI and The Wire
 
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Kim Zetter / Wired:
AT&T appears to have paid a member of ShinyHunters $370K+ to delete call records stolen from AT&T's Snowflake account that exposed “nearly all” of its customers

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Apple approves the first PC emulator for iOS, UTM SE, weeks after initially rejecting and barring it from being notarized for third-party app stores in the EU

 
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