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11:35 AM ET, April 18, 2012

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Ian Burrell / The Independent:
The fight gets dirty: Sun accuses rival of using ex-MI6 men to tail civil servant  —  The managing editor of The Sun hit back at one of News International's chief tormentors yesterday, turning on The Guardian during an appearance at a Parliamentary committee.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
AG warns MPs to be ‘cautious’ in report  —  MPs drawing up a report into News of the World phone hacking have been warned by the attorney general to be “cautious in its language” to ensure potential criminal trials do not collapse.  This means the long-awaited report from the Commons culture …
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.
Discussion: LA Observed and Erik Wemple
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Dan Gillmor / Guardian:   Don't take me to your leader: the Pulitzer and the lost art of editorials
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Labor Dept.'s new policies for journalists may affect market-moving data  —  The United States Department of Labor is changing the way journalists can prepare stories based on embargoed data, and news organizations are concerned that the new policies could keep them from filing stories with this data …
Discussion: Bloomberg and Talking Biz News
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
NBC's London Olympics strategy: If it moves, stream it  —  Yes, you will be able to see men's doubles table tennis live this summer on nbcolympics.com, right after you finish watching those premiere swimming and track & field events.  —  Speaking to the New York Times Tuesday, Rick Cordella …
New York Times:
Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners  —  The music was pumping and the finger food laid out in abundance one recent evening in a subterranean Manhattan bar, as executives of Pandora Media, the Internet radio service, mingled with some of their most prized new advertisers.
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Physical media is dead — long live the app  —  Over the weekend, Hunter Walk (a friend of mine who works for YouTube) tweeted about brands offering apps built on the Spotify platform.  Spotify is likely to introduce these branded apps from the likes of Intel, AT&T, Reebok and McDonalds at an Ad Age event this week.
Discussion: AllThingsD and eMedia Vitals
Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook tests ‘trending articles’ feature to encourage users to try social reader apps  —  Facebook appears to be testing new feature to highlight social reader articles within users' News Feeds.  —  Some users now see a “trending articles” section of their feeds that includes headlines …
Discussion: Poynter
News.me:
Getting the News - Martin Nisenholtz  —  This week we sat down with Martin Nisenholtz, former senior vice president, digital at the New York Times.  The Times was one of the first print publications to really embrace what the Internet could offer journalism, and has proven itself able …
Thanks:@jrlevine
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 …
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Coloring books and puppets: California Watch unveils a new section just for kids  —  It's often said that kids today aren't interested in the news.  Could it be because traditional newsrooms aren't reporting stories with them in mind?  —  Most third-graders may not need or want comprehensive coverage of, say, tax reform.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
LA Times publishes graphic front page photo of US soldiers with Afghan corpses  —  The Los Angeles Times published graphic photos in print and online this morning of U.S. soldiers posing with Afghan corpses.  —  Eighteen such photos were provided by an anonymous soldier in the 82nd Airborne Division …
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed's Peretti: Design engaging ads made for sharing  —  BuzzFeed has been gaining more attention for its ability to lure eyeballs with its funny animal pictures and more recently with its more serious editorial content.  But equally impressive is the way the company is pushing the future …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
 
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times' Well blog gets more vertical with a redesign
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb and FishbowlNY
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Paywall startup Piano believes it can fix publishers' problems
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Associated Press:
Lee Enterprises 2Q loss widens on refinancing costs
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Reuters
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Center for Public Integrity Lays Off Four Reporters, Two Staffers
Discussion: TVSpy
Jim Romenesko:
NYT labor reporter's take on Guild-Times talks
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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
Thanks:@dmfreeman
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
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Rolling Stone rolls out Instagram-integrated fan site; apps on the way
 

 
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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Nvidia reports Q1 revenue up 262% YoY to $26.04B, vs. $24.65B est., forecasts Q2 revenue above est., and splits its stock 10-for-1; NVDA jumps 5%+

Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Documents and sources: OpenAI didn't use Scarlett Johansson's voice for ChatGPT's Sky and hired another actress months before Sam Altman contacted Johansson

Mayank Parmar / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft users report a massive outage impacting Bing.com, Copilot for web and mobile, Copilot in Windows, and more; ChatGPT and DuckDuckGo have similar issues

 
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