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12:30 AM ET, April 18, 2012

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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How The Tuscaloosa News' post-tornado tweeting helped bring home a Pulitzer Prize  —  When the Pulitzer Prize Board announced last year it would emphasize real-time reporting for the Breaking News category starting in 2012, some speculated whether we would someday see a Pulitzer Prize for tweeting.
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Don't take me to your leader: the Pulitzer and the lost art of editorials  —  No wonder the Pulitzer committee withheld any award for editorials this year.  With rare exceptions, they're verbal Valium  —  Does any business or craft hand out awards to itself more fervently than journalism?
Erik Wemple:
Pulitzer's embrace of the Web goes only so far
Katie J.M. Baker / Jezebel:
Chelsea Clinton's Journalism Career Won't Be Helped by Her “Opening Up”  —  Hilary Clinton is currently the badass star of an insanely viral internet meme, and Bill is a journalist-rescuing, Nobel Prize keynote speech-giving superstar, but their daughter, Chelsea, isn't faring so well in the court of public opinion.
Discussion: nation.foxnews.com
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Sarah Kendzior / The Atlantic Online:
The Day Yahoo Decided I Liked Reading About Child Murder  —  Algorithms are shaping how we see the world around us, with big consequences.  What a machine thinks we need to know can become what we fear.  —  On February 8, 2012, I was on Yahoo's homepage when a headline caught my eye …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Read It Later Rebrands As Free App, Pocket; Updates UI With Filters, Favorites And More  —  Read It Later, an app that allows you to save articles and other content on the web to “read them later, is debuting a new version of its service and rebranding as “Pocket.
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:   Read It Later's app goes free and gets a new name, Pocket
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Paywall startup Piano believes it can fix publishers' problems  —  It's no secret that American newspaper publishers have struggled to monetize their online content as traditional paper-based subscriptions fall.  The Wall Street Journal has famously had a paywall since 1997 …
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Jim Romenesko:
NYT labor reporter's take on Guild-Times talks  —  New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse shares his views on the Times-Guild contract talks with colleagues:  —  * “As someone who has covered labor negotiations for years, I was baffled why it took nearly a year for management to move beyond its initial draconian offer.”
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
Hulu Plus subscriptions hits 2 million, accelerates revenue  —  Hulu Plus, Hulu's paid subscription service, has hit 2 million users and is helping put the company's revenue on a faster pace than last year, said Hulu's CEO Jason Kilar.  Speaking at the Ad Age Digital conference in New York …
Chris Barth / Forbes:
Howard Stern's $300M Sirius Suit Dismissed, But Shock Jock Will Appeal  —  Yesterday brought bad news for the so-called King Of All Media, as Howard Stern's $300 million lawsuit against his employer, Sirius XM, was dismissed by a New York State Supreme Court Judge.
Associated Press:
Lee Enterprises 2Q loss widens on refinancing costs  —  DAVENPORT, Iowa — Lee Enterprises Inc., publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers, on Tuesday reported a wider loss for its latest quarter due to costs associated with an exit from bankruptcy.
Discussion: Reuters and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Politico Pro, one year in: A premium pricetag, a tight focus, and a business success  —  Most nights on Capitol Hill, the Senate and House press galleries begin to thin out around dinner time.  The deadline rush subsides, and all but a scatter of reporters remain.
Discussion: Politico and Free Press
Inside BreakingNews:
A BreakingNews ticker for every TV channel  —  We're all familiar with TV news tickers, scrolling along the bottom of news channels.  But what if a ticker only appeared for a few moments when a story breaks?  And what if it worked across all live TV channels?
Discussion: Lost Remote
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Center for Public Integrity Lays Off Four Reporters, Two Staffers  —  The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research center in Washington, has laid off four reporters and two business-side staff members this week.  The Center focuses on ethics and public service issues. iWatch News …
Discussion: TVSpy
Richard Hall / The Independent:
New book ‘exposes links between Murdoch, politicians and police’  —  A new book which promises to expose the connections between Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper group and senior politicians and police officers is to be published this week.  Dial M for Murdoch, by the Labour MP Tom Watson …
Discussion: Deadline.com
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Andrew Pulver / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch's battles with Harold Evans at the Times to become a film
 
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Reuters:
Falling ad revenues to hit Daily Mail profits
Discussion: This Is London and Guardian
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Nick Denton Defends Pathetic Fox News Mole Posts By Saying They Brought Traffic
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Newfangled Aggregator Trapit Hires an Old-Timer: Yahoo Editor Liz Lufkin
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
BBC says it was mistakenly listed as using convicted investigator
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Curation Service Storify Partners With Pulse In First-Ever Syndication Deal
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
EXCLUSIVE: Inside Huffington Post's Weekly Magazine App
Discussion: GigaOM, Journalism.co.uk and WebProNews
 Earlier Picks: 
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
China's communist state news website aims for $245 million IPO raise
Discussion: Forbes and Reuters
Dean Starkman / CJR:
The Value of Prizes  —  I watched the Pulitzer announcements …
Discussion: The Pulitzer Prizes
Lauren Kirchner / Capital New York:
Reuters Institute hosts a debate taking stock of the crisis in British (and U.S.) journalism
Allan Wolper / Editor & Publisher ®:
Ethics Corner: The Picture Told The Whole Story
Lindsay Rubino / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC Owned Stations, Comcast Sports Group Strike Ad Sales Partnership
Discussion: Multichannel
 

 
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Natasha Singer / New York Times:
Court filings show how Zuckerberg and other Meta execs played down risks to young users, while rejecting staff pleas to bolster guardrails and hire more staff

 
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