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7:00 AM ET, April 4, 2012


 Top News: 
Matt Buchanan / Buzzfeed:
When Republishing Goes Really Wrong: The Random Longreads Generator  —  You are looking at piece written by Maud Newton for The Awl.  But you're not seeing it on The Awl.  This screencap is The Long Reader, a “Random #LongReads Generator!”  It has fully duplicated the content of another website …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people's content  —  There's been a minor furor brewing in the digital-content sphere over the past few days involving Readability, an app and web service that allows readers to save content from any website and read it later …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Time Inc. Hearst, Conde Nast, Meredith Launch “Netflix For Magazines”  —  Remember Next Issue Media, the “Hulu for Digital Magazines” consortium made up of the biggest names in publishing?  It has finally delivered something worth talking about: Call it Netflix for Magazines.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Olbermann on Joining Current TV: 'I Didn't Think the Whole Thing Through'  —  Making his first public statements since being fired from his Current TV anchor position last week, Keith Olbermann told David Letterman Tuesday night that he considered quitting 10 days into the job …
Discussion: TVNewser and New York Magazine
Andy Boyle:
Stop Calling It A Blog, Please  —  News organizations, can we all do ourselves a favor?  We should stop calling things “blogs.”  I know, that probably stings a little, but let me try and explain why.  —  A little history first: In the early days of News Organizations On The Internet …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch and son James expected at Leveson inquiry  —  Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch are expected to be summoned to the inquiry into press ethics within weeks after Lord Justice Leveson announced he would be calling in newspaper owners to give evidence between now and the middle of May.
Discussion: Media Week
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
News Corp shareholders renew call for Rupert Murdoch to step down
Sarah Marshall /
Leveson inquiry: Rebekah Brooks reapplies for core participant status
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ex-Met police boss John Yates attended News of the World reporter's wedding
Discussion: Press Gazette and
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
James Murdoch quits another News Corp group to spare BSkyB from fall-out
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Ex-Thomson Reuters CEO Glocer gets nearly $20 million  —  (Reuters) - Former Thomson Reuters Chief Executive Tom Glocer will walk away with almost $20 million in compensation, including $3.1 million in severance to be paid over two years, according to a regulatory filing.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Why the Denver Post is putting more local news on A1  —  Denver Post editor Greg Moore penned a surprising announcement on the front page of the print edition today: “Every day except Sunday, the front page and the first part of Section A generally will be devoted to our metro report …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
2012 National Magazine Awards nominees announced  —  After years of refining its unique blend of irreverent hipster screeds and hard-hitting international journalism, it seems that Vice is officially all grown up: The title will go head-to-head with industry stand-bys Bloomberg Businessweek …
Alyssa Rosenberg / ThinkProgress:
Women and the National Magazine Awards
Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism  —  David Carr has written about media for over 25 years, from his early days in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to Washington, D.C., to his current post at The New York Times, where he's been for almost a decade.
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter Needs to Find a Way to Monetize Big News Events  —  Twitter will need to think beyond advertisements and find better ways to capitalize on breaking news events if it wants to remain a dominant communication player, according to a startup and marketing expert interviewed by ReadWriteWeb.
Read it Later:
Read It Later's Secret: Our Users Love Video, Too  —  Video saves in Read It Later are up 138%, and YouTube is our most-saved domain; The median length of a video saved in Read It Later is nearly 30 minutes  —  As our name implies, Read It Later launched in 2007 as an app for quickly …
Discussion: The Verge, Poynter and The Next Web, Thanks:@markarms
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why Variety's street value has plummeted in 4 years  —  Four years ago, Dutch-Anglo publisher Reed Elsevier (NYSE: RUK) put its 107-year-old showbiz trade paper, Variety, on the auction block.  It ultimately failed to find a buyer willing in the middle of a global recession to pay …
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
52 Magazines Launched In Early 2012  —  More magazines launched than closed in the first quarter of the year, which saw the debut of 52 titles, versus just 12 titles shuttered, according to  The top category for new launches was restaurants, thanks to five new DiningOut guides from Pearl Publishing. ...
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
‘Today’ Tops ‘Good Morning America’ With Katie Couric On First Day  —  The ratings for the first day of the intense morning show war between the morning shows and the winner is... “Today.”  The NBC morning show came in 333,000 viewers ahead of “GMA” on Monday, according to Nielsen.
Eric Deggans / Tampa Bay Times:   Sarah Palin knocks lamestream media while getting two hours free publicity on NBC's Today
NBC News regrets editing of Trayvon shooting call  —  (Reuters) - NBC News apologized on Tuesday for the way it edited a broadcast of a conversation between George Zimmerman and a police dispatcher before teenager Trayvon Martin was killed by Zimmerman.  —  Last week Fox News did a report …
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Justin D. Martin / CJR:
Which Countries Jail the Most Journalists Per Capita?
Discussion: Guardian
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Media Access Project to Fold
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Researcher: Over 1 Million U.S. Cable Subscribers Cut Cord In 2011
Discussion: The Wrap
Associated Press:
AP revenue declines slow in 2011; seen up in 2012
 Earlier Picks: 
Alex Sherman / Bloomberg:
DirecTV Asks Who Makes Decisions at Tribune as Blackouts Extend
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
DocumentCloud removes email dump after legal threat
Discussion: and Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
IRE, ASNE announce winners as awards season approaches Pulitzers