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11:30 AM ET, April 4, 2012


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: DPP says there was ‘pushback’ from Met over investigation  —  Keir Starmer says John Yates discouraged him from investigating ‘for Neville’ email further  —  The director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer, told the Leveson inquiry there was “a degree of pushback” …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
News International misses deadline to file its accounts
Discussion: Media Week, Company Town and AllThingsD
Paul McNally /   QC defends scope of original phone-hacking prosecution
Lucy Manning / ITV:
Report likely to accuse hacking witnesses of misleading parliament
Discussion: paidContent
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.
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.
Discussion: Mediaite
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 …
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Letterman and Ferguson Extend Runs on CBS
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.
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:   Reuters editor in chief received $2.7 million in 2011
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
Dan Zak / Washington Post:
Woodward and Bernstein: Could the Web generation uncover a Watergate-type scandal?  —  The gabby, gray-haired grand poobahs of journalism sprang from the back flaps of their book jackets onto a real-life panel Tuesday afternoon in the air-conditioned guts of the Marriott Wardman Park …
Discussion: ShortFormBlog
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
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 …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Stupid game lets you destroy parts of NYT story about stupid games  —  The Times has figured out a great way to increase time-on-site (and destroy our productivity) by illustrating a story about our obsession with “stupid games” with a game that lets you shoot and destroy parts of its website.
Discussion: New York Times and AllThingsD
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 …
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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Yahoo Cuts 2,000 Jobs in ‘Urgent’ Restructuring  —  Purple people eater?  (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)  —  The anticipated wave of layoffs at Yahoo has arrived, and it's as big as promised.  —  The Sunnywale, Calif.-based internet giant announced plans to eliminate 2,000 jobs, or about 14% of its workforce of 14,000.
Discussion: AllThingsD, AdAge, Forbes and BBC
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
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.
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Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Zite, CNN Launch Publisher Program To Ease Cease-And-Desist Concerns
Discussion: VentureBeat, CNET and GigaOM
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Amazon says its Kindle Owners' Lending Library drives 229% more sales in backlist e-book titles
Eric Deggans / Tampa Bay Times:
Uncomfortable Matt Lauer interview with Ryan Seacrest a collision of brands and offscreen talks
Discussion: Gothamist and The Raw Story
David Barboza / New York Times:
Flattering News Coverage Has a Price in China
Discussion: Media Decoder
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
52 Magazines Launched In Early 2012
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Why Variety's street value has plummeted in 4 years
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Justin D. Martin / CJR:
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Discussion: Guardian
Jesse Hicks / The Verge:
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Read it Later:
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Discussion: The Verge, Poynter and The Next Web, Thanks:@markarms
Katy Bachman / Adweek:
Media Access Project to Fold
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Researcher: Over 1 Million U.S. Cable Subscribers Cut Cord In 2011
Discussion: CNET and The Wrap
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch and son James expected at Leveson inquiry
Discussion: Media Week and