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9:45 AM ET, April 4, 2012


 Top News: 
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
News International misses deadline to file its accounts  —  News International has failed to meet the Companies House deadline to file its accounts and has asked for a month's extension.  —  The company, which trades under the name of NI Group Ltd, made the request following its failure …
Discussion: Media Week, Company Town and AllThingsD
Lucy Manning / ITV:
Report likely to accuse hacking witnesses of misleading parliament  —  ITV News understands the Select Committee report into phone hacking is likely to find some witnesses have misled Parliament.  There's little doubt James Murdoch, who resigned as chairman of BSkyB today …
Discussion: paidContent
Paul McNally /   QC defends scope of original phone-hacking prosecution
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 …
Marc Berman / New York Post:
Keith needed ‘Diva’ limos e-mails reveal  —  Liberal bloviator Keith Olbermann spent his last days at Current TV driving colleagues nuts with rants about “smelly” drivers who had the audacity to talk to him, according to startling e-mails obtained by The Post.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Letterman and Ferguson Extend Runs on CBS
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.
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 …
Matt Buchanan / Buzzfeed:   When Republishing Goes Really Wrong: The Random Longreads Generator
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Company Town:
YouTube strikes movie rental deal with Paramount  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube has struck a movie-rental deal with a fifth major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures, adding 500 new titles to its expanding online library.  —  The addition of Paramount's films brings YouTube's rental library …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
ASME chief responds to criticism of magazine awards  —  Sid Holt, the chief executive of the American Society of Magazine Editors, says criticisms about how few women were named as finalists for this year's National Magazine Awards are “kind of silly.”  —  In an email, Holt outlines the awards' process …
Discussion: Capital New York and NY Daily News
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Associated Press partners with Bambuser to bring citizen journalists' videos to the masses  —  Video-broadcasting service Bambuser was one of our top media apps of 2011, partly due to the role it played in helping to mobilize citizen journalists across the Middle East during the various periods of political uprisings.
Discussion:, Broadcast and Cision
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
David Barboza / New York Times:
Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China  —  SHANGHAI — China is notorious for censoring politically delicate news coverage.  But it is more than willing to let flattering news about Western and Asian businesses appear in print and broadcast media — if the price is right.
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
Sarah Marshall /
Leveson inquiry: Rebekah Brooks reapplies for core participant status
Discussion: Guardian
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Erik Sass / MediaPost:
52 Magazines Launched In Early 2012
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why Variety's street value has plummeted in 4 years
Justin D. Martin / CJR:
Which Countries Jail the Most Journalists Per Capita?
Discussion: Guardian
Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
The Verge interview: David Carr on curation, crowdsourcing, and the future of journalism
Read it Later:
Read It Later's Secret: Our Users Love Video, Too
Discussion: The Verge, Poynter and The Next Web, Thanks:@markarms
 Earlier Picks: 
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
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