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7:35 PM ET, March 11, 2012


 Top News: 
John Avlon / The Daily Beast:
Rush Limbaugh Scandal Proves Contagious for Talk-Radio Advertisers  —  Ninety-eight major advertisers—including Ford and Geico—will no longer air spots on Premiere Networks' ‘offensive’ programs.  Insiders say the loss will rock right-wing talk radio.  —  Rush Limbaugh made the right …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Why Rush Limbaugh's Apology for Sandra Fluke ‘Slut’ Remarks Bombed  —  Commentators often talk their way out of trouble these days.  But Limbaugh couldn't convince the media he was sincerely sorry for calling Sandra Fluke a ‘slut.’ Howard Kurtz explains why.
Discussion: FishbowlDC
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Gawker Founder Nick Denton Plans To Revamp Site's Comment Strategy  —  Once upon a time, in the early days of blogging, Gawker founder Nick Denton said, publishers hoped that the Web would help them “capture the intelligence of the readership.”  —  But now?  “That's a joke,” he said.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Daily Dot and Gizmodo
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
‘Kony 2012’: Two sides to being a digital media sensation  —  ‘Kony 2012’ is a YouTube success, but Invisible Children finds that digital media attention can be a double-edged sword as its detractors rise.  —  Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, during a meeting with a delegation …
Jack Shafer:
Chris Hughes friends the New Republic  —  Chris Hughes joins the pantheon of vanity press moguls with the announcement today of his purchase of a majority interest in the New Republic.  The 28-year-old Hughes, a co-founder of Facebook, commands a net worth that Forbes put “in the $700 million range” last year.
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Visualized: Incorrect information travels farther, faster on Twitter than corrections  —  Many times on Twitter I've witnessed what I call The Law of Incorrect Tweets: … The goal should be to make the correction as viral as the mistake.  But that's a challenge, and Tuesday at Harvard's Truthiness …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
New York Times CEO Robinson's Exit Compensation Package Tops $23 Million  —  Janet Robinson, the New York Times Co. chief executive officer who was pushed out in December, received an exit package, including stock options and retirement benefits, of more than $23 million.
Discussion: Reuters, Media Decoder and
Daniel Denvir / The Atlantic Cities:
The Case for Saving the Metro Editorial Board  —  Until fairly recently, local editorial pages held something close to a monopoly on publicly stated opinion in metropolitan areas.  —  “There weren't a lot of other places where people were saying this is a good candidate, this is a bad candidate …
Pulse Goes Local: Discover What's Happening Around You  —  Today we're launching Local, a brand new category providing a simple and effective way to discover what's happening around you.  With everything from breaking news, sports, food and deals, Pulse Local will always keep you in the know …
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Politico Planning Big Slate of Web Video Shows  —  WASHINGTON — Seeing an emerging playing field where Internet delivered video news will eventually be on par with cable, Politico will broadly expand its video programming this year, says Jim VandeHei, Executive Editor, in this interview with Beet.TV
Discussion: FishbowlDC, Thanks:@beet_tv
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Obama did in fact enjoy a ‘media honeymoon’ with New York Times, says study  —  Stephen J. Farnsworth and S. Robert Lichter used content analysis, “a technique that allows researchers to classify statements objectively and systematically according to explicit rules and clear criteria,” …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Twitter's Secret History As the World's Worst Tech or Media Business  —  Twitter Inc.'s been spinning quite a turnaround story in the press lately.  The microblogging service “has finally turned a corner,” declares the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek.  “It's a juggernaut,” a company executive tells the magazine.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter's Ad Sales Are Booming, Says Gawker
Discussion: Business Insider
The Huffington Post:
Louis C.K. Drops Out Of Congressional Correspondents Dinner After Fox News Host Complains  —  Louis C.K. has dropped out of hosting the Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents dinner after Fox News host Greta Van Susteren threatened to not attend.  —  C.K.'s take-no-prisoners brand …
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Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Vevo redesigns to become MTV for the online generation
Discussion: VEVO and MediaFile
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Everything that converges must be workshopped: New York media flees town for SXSW conference
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
Yahoo Eyes More TV Partners as Layoffs Loom
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Billboard Publisher, Editor Out, Other Top Staffers Follow
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Discussion: Press Gazette
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
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