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3:00 AM ET, April 11, 2012


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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 …
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.”
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 …
Discussion: Guardian, Washington Post and Politico
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jay Rosen, Micah Sifry apologize to Bob Woodward  —  “The truth of what goes on is not on the Internet,” Bob Woodward said recently.  He was telling a story about how a Yale journalism class put too much faith in the Web's free-information DNA.  He asked them how they'd report out Watergate today.
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.
Joel Johnson / ANIMAL:
Comments are Bad Business for Online Media  —  I'm in an interesting position.  I'm currently in the process of overhauling this whole ANIMAL thing, from the basics of our site content, to building out plans to expand in the future, how to make money, etc.  We're taking a real stab at turning this little blog into a big ol' thing.
Discussion: GigaOM, The Awl and B2B Memes
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.
Discussion: TeleRead and Salon
John Cook / Gawker:
New York Times Reporter Blasts Boss In Email to 150 of His Best Friends  —  A few weeks ago, New York Times science and health reporter Don McNeil sent out a scathing email to colleagues attacking Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. for piloting a “ghost ship” and running off to the Himalayas …
Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg takes another FCC shot at Comcast  —  Bloomberg LP has filed another complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Comcast Corp., claiming that the cable giant is thumbing its nose at conditions the government put on it as part of approving its 2011 takeover of NBCUniversal.
Press Gazette:
Guardian moves into journalism training business  —  Guardian News and Media is set to diversify into journalism training.  —  The newspaper group, which made losses before tax of £33m last year, is understood to be set to launch a course offering training in digital journalism at a cost …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:   The Guardian Lost $50 Million Last Year
Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:   63 Minutes With Alan Rusbridger
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Time Inc. Measures Consumers' Emotional Response to Media  —  ‘Digital natives’ switch media 27 times per hour, but emotionally tied to mags.  —  If publishers think they've been covering the bases with an anytime, anywhere content strategy, they might be shocked to learn the results …
James Barron / City Room:
After Ship Sank, Fierce Fight to Get Story  —  To newspaper readers, and to the anxious crowds that jammed the streets around newspaper offices, hoping to see giant-letter bulletins be posted on the walls, it was the unforgettable story of the unsinkable ship.
Jesselyn Radack / Salon:
Obama targets journalists  —  For two years I have been writing about the criminalization of whistleblowing, or as Glenn Greenwald has put it more aptly, the “war on whistleblowers.”  I'm an attorney with the Government Accountability Project, the nation's leading whistleblower organization.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
More journalists linked to case charging ex-CIA officer with leaks about interrogators
Discussion: MOTHERBOARD and Techdirt
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At the ‘Daily News,’ two court reporters are let go  —  Daily News court reporters Tom Zambito and Melissa Grace have been let go, sources confirmed this afternoon to Capital.  —  If their exit is a sign of a larger realignment at the paper under its new editor, Colin Myler …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Operation Motorman: Guido Fawkes under fire over publication of files  —  The Information Commissioner's Office has said it “strongly condemns” the partial publication by the Guido Fawkes blog of its Operation Motorman files on alleged breaches of the Data Protection Act by journalists.
Guido Fawkes:
Motorman: Britain's Biggest Establishment Cover-Up Thousands of Crimes Committed By Over 300 …
Discussion: and Press Gazette
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
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