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5:55 PM ET, April 6, 2012

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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving Resigns  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo's Chief Product Officer Blake Irving has turned in his resignation and it has been accepted by the company.  —  The process for Irving's departure is a bit more formal since …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Current TV denies Olbermann allegations  —  Current TV has forwarded its complete legal response to the lawsuit filed yesterday by Keith Olbermann, in which he charged the network with wrongful termination of his five-year contract.  —  “Current generally denies each and every allegation …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Current TV responds to Olbermann's lawsuit
Nat Ives / AdAge:
NFL Magazine Shutting Down After Four Issues  —  League Ends Relationship With Publisher  —  The National Football League is shutting down NFL Magazine after just four issues.  —  The NFL has ended its business relationship with Dauphin Media Group, the company it hired to publish …
Duane Dudek / JSOnline:
All 4 TV news operations report staffers who signed recall petition  —  The tempest in a teapot that I've dubbed “petition-gate” has grown to include all four local TV news organizations.  —  WISN-TV (Channel 12), WTMJ-TV (Channel 4), WITI-TV (Channel 6) and WDJT-TV (Channel 58) …
Reuters:
NBC probe centers on staffer in shooting story error  —  (Reuters) - An internal NBC News probe has determined a “seasoned” producer was to blame for a misleading clip of a 911 call that the network broadcast during its coverage of the Trayvon Martin shooting, according to two sources at the network.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New York Times golf writer slapped down by editor over Augusta remarks  —  Karen Crouse said she would boycott covering the Masters over ban on women, but editor describes comments as ‘inappropriate’  —  Just when the controversy over the men-only policy at the private August National golf club appeared …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
On Air, an ‘Excited’ Matt Lauer Confirms His Plans  —  Updated Matt Lauer, the co-host of the “Today” show, told viewers on Friday that he had decided to stay on the show, putting to rest months of talk in the media industry that he might opt to leave when his contract expires later this year.
Discussion: TVNewser and Mediaite
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Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
Matt Lauer to Stay With NBC's ‘Today’ Show
Gideon Spanier / The Independent:
Cost of hacking to Murdoch's empire so far: £239,000,000  —  Rupert Murdoch has run up losses of almost a quarter of a billion pounds from the closure of the News of the World, and costs from the hacking scandal are set to soar further.  Annual accounts for News Group Newspapers (NGN) …
Lance Whitney / CNET:
More people using TV and tablets at same time  —  A new global survey from Nielsen finds more people busying themselves with their tablets and smartphones while sitting in front of the TV.  —  Follow @lancewhit  —  Do you check e-mail while you watch TV?  If so, you're far from alone.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
OC Register assigns 70 reporters to cover one baseball game  —  Usually, when the majority of reporters in a newsroom rallies around coverage of a single story or event — floods the zone, you might say — something really big is breaking.  Maybe a mass shooting, a tsunami, or a terrorist attack.
Associated Press:
Former CIA officer indicted on charges of leaking classified information to journalists  —  WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer who became a focal player in the debate over waterboarding as an interrogation technique was indicted Thursday on charges he leaked classified secrets to journalists …
Discussion: Politico and Big News Network.com
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Dear Newsroom Curmudgeon,  —  I sometimes share your anxiety and occasionally share your concerns about some of the changes in journalism.  I learned journalism in the old school, same as you.  I am steeped in the same values of accuracy, fairness, dogged reporting and good writing that you cherish.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Alison Flood / Guardian:
American digital public library promised for 2013  —  Two million books will be available in an online digital library to rival Google's collection, according to Professor Robert Darnton, who promised the new database would overcome copyright hurdles by next year
Discussion: TechCrunch
 
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Anna Yukhananov / Reuters:
Political spending on TV ads may be posted online
Discussion: Multichannel
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Media companies & ISPs outline plan to stop piracy
Bloomberg:
Apple Preparing to Defend Price Agreement With Publishers
Discussion: ZDNet
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYU releases list of ‘100 Outstanding Journalists’
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

 
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