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2:57 AM ET, April 9, 2012

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Morley Safer / CBS News:
Remembering Mike Wallace 1918-2012 … (CBS News) For half a century, he took on corrupt politicians, scam artists and bureaucratic bumblers.  His visits were preceded by the four dreaded words: Mike Wallace is here.  —  Wallace took to heart the old reporter's pledge to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
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Associated Press:
Mike Wallace, star interviewer on CBS News' ‘60 Minutes’ for decades, dies at age 93  —  CBS newsman Mike Wallace, the dogged, merciless reporter and interviewer who took on politicians, celebrities and other public figures in a 60-year career highlighted by the on-air confrontations that helped make …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Reactions to the Death of Mike Wallace, ‘60 Minutes’ Pioneer  —  Mike Wallace in his CBS office in 2006.  —  11:40 a.m. |  Updated Mike Wallace, a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for the newsmagazine “60 Minutes” for four decades, has died, CBS News said Sunday morning.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Parting Ways  —  Anyone who has read Derb in our pages knows he's a deeply literate, funny, and incisive writer.  I direct anyone who doubts his talents to his delightful first novel, “Seeing Calvin Coolidge in a Dream,” or any one of his “Straggler” columns in the books section of NR.
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David Carr / New York Times:
The Return of the Newspaper Barons  —  Is there anything more forlorn than the American metropolitan newspaper?  First readers began deserting in droves, then the advertisers followed.  Family owners headed for the exits and then hedge funds and other financial players scooped up newspapers thinking …
Sonia Saraiya / blog.findings.com:
How We Will Read: Clay Shirky  —  This post is part of “How We Will Read,” an interview series exploring the future of books from the perspectives of publishers, writers, and intellectuals.  Read our kickoff post with Steven Johnson here.  And check out our new homepage, a captivating new way to explore Findings.
Matt Welch / Reason:
When Losers Write History  —  (Editor's note: This article is adapted from a chapter in Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It, published by The New Press in 2011.)  —  Most journalists are familiar with the arch observation …
Discussion: @carr2n and @jayrosen_nyu
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Bonnier Launches 20 Titles Through Pulse  —  Earlier trial with PopSci grew from 60k to 3 million subscribers in 6 months.  —  After a six-month trial run between Popular Science and content aggregation app Pulse scored a subscriber bonanza, Bonnier has decided to launch 19 more titles through it.
New York Times:
‘Today’ Feeling the Heat of ‘Good Morning America’  —  These days, the effervescent smiles on the “Today” show, America's most popular morning television companion, are concealing anxiety.  —  A few remote control clicks away on “Good Morning America,” the smiles may look the same, but they hint at something very different: hope.
Discussion: @romenesko
paidContent:
DRM is crushing indie booksellers online  —  In June of 2011, my friend Emily Gould came up with an idea for a new kind of online bookstore: one that would sell only e-books, but would strive to offer the personalized customer service and curation of a local independent bookshop.
 
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