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10:05 AM ET, April 11, 2012


 Top News: 
The Fox Mole / Gawker:
Announcing Our Newest Hire: A Current Fox News Channel Employee  —  What follows is the inaugural column of a person we are calling The Fox Mole—a long-standing, current employee of Fox News Channel who will be providing Gawker with regular dispatches from inside the organization.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox News Is Said to Have a Mole  —  Fox News apparently has a leak.  —  The news and gossip Web site Gawker posted a column on Tuesday from a person who it says is a “longstanding, current employee of Fox News Channel.”  The anonymous person “will be providing Gawker with regular dispatches …
DOJ may sue Apple over ebooks early as Wednesday: sources  —  (Reuters) - The Justice Department could sue Apple Inc as early as Wednesday over alleged electronic book price-fixing, while settling with several publishers as early as this week, two people familiar with the matter said.
Rosie Gray / Buzzfeed:
How No One Broke The Santorum Dropout Story  —  The news that Rick Santorum was suspending his presidential campaign broke today with a tweet from a Bloomberg News reporter who cited a Washington Post story with the scoop.  The tweet was retweeted by other Bloomberg reporters and soon everyone …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
How Bloomberg Broke The Washington Post's Santorum Scoop  —  NEW YORK — The political news cycle kicked into overdrive Tuesday afternoon when Bloomberg News staffers began tweeting that Rick Santorum was leaving the Republican race.  —  Bloomberg TV host Emily Chang tweeted the following: “Report: Santorum dropping out.”
Discussion: Poynter
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Some big-six publishers refuse to sign new contracts with Amazon  —  At least two of the big-six publishers are refusing to sign new annual contracts with Amazon.  Though that could end with their “buy” buttons being turned off, it is more likely for now that the feud will result in less promotion of their titles on Amazon's website.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
YouTube adds pay-per-view to live streaming  —  YouTube is adding monetization options to its live streaming platform, including the ability for publishers to charge for live events.  The new feature was announced on YouTube's publisher blog Tuesday:
Globe and Mail:
Facebook's latest intrusion: Apps that 'tell everyone what I'm reading'  —  In the past few days, a couple of headlines from different news organizations caught my attention on Facebook: “Supermodels without Photoshop,” read one.  “Kate Moss's daughter in Vogue airbrushing blunder,” read another.
Tom Grubisich / Street Fight:
Chicago Indy Ad Network Shutting Down After Poor Sales  —  The Chicago Independent Advertising Network is shutting down six months after it opened for business.  —  Business manager Mike Fourcher, who publishes the Brown Line Media hyperlocal news sites on Chicago's North Side (all ChiAd members) …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Martin Baron / New York Times:
High-Impact Journalism  —  To the Editor:  —  In “Newspaper Barons Resurface” (Media Equation column, April 9), David Carr equates newspapers with a used Humvee, “a hulking beast that has lost relevance in a changed landscape.”  —  Clever, but let's take a look.
Colleen Taylor / TechCrunch:
Wavii Launches In Public Beta, Aiming To Be Your Big Data News Aggregator Of Choice  —  After years, yes years, in various states of stealth mode, Seattle-based personalized news aggregation startup Wavii is finally launching to wide scale public consumption.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
Spotify launches Play Button for websites to stream music  —  Tumblr support for bloggers alongside big media websites, but no brands allowed  —  Spotify founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon want to become ‘the OS of music’  —  Spotify has unveiled its latest attempt to beef …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Media repeat, but don't check, claims of armed neo-Nazis where Trayvon Martin was killed
Joel Johnson / ANIMAL:
Comments are Bad Business for Online Media
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James Barron / City Room:
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Bill Mickey / Folio:
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At the ‘Daily News,’ two court reporters are let go
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg takes another FCC shot at Comcast
Alan Greenblatt / NPR:
Increasingly, Reporters Must First Answer Some Questions
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
A Lie Races Across Twitter Before the Truth Can Boot Up
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Coming soon: the Twitter story penned by the Times' Nick Bilton
Discussion: Nick Bilton
Ruling moves Tribune closer to bankruptcy exit
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Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Pays Tribute to Dad Mike Wallace