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9:25 PM ET, April 18, 2012

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Current TV to Hire Gavin Newsom, California's Lieutenant Governor  —  Updated Gavin Newsom, the lieutenant governor of California, is getting a second job: as a talk show host on Current TV, the progressive cable television upstart.  —  “The Gavin Newsom Show” will be shown weekly starting in May, the channel announced on Wednesday.
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Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Gavin Newsom Gets Current TV Show — What About the Equal Time Rule?  —  Current TV has added a full-time elected official to a team heavy on former politicians: California's sitting lieutenant governor will host the weekly “Gavin Newsom Show” beginning next month.
Grant McCool / Reuters:
Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday.
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:   All 50 states may join e-book refund settlement
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Out’ lays off its entire editorial staff, but editor Aaron Hicklin wants to hire ‘most’ back into his new startup  —  The editorial staff of the influential gay lifestyle magazine Out is being laid off with one month's severance as of Friday, Capital has learned.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Ofcom: press self-regulation could work  —  TV and radio regulator tells Leveson inquiry that successor to PCC may need more robust powers and recognition in statute  —  Newspaper proprietors and editors hoping to stop David Cameron introducing statutory regulation of the press won support today from the broadcasting regulator Ofcom.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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Ian Burrell / The Independent:   The fight gets dirty: Sun accuses rival of using ex-MI6 men to tail civil servant
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   AG warns MPs to be ‘cautious’ in report
Steve Myers / Poynter:
LA Times delayed publication of Afghan corpse photos at Pentagon's request  —  More than 1,000 comments have been posted on the Los Angeles Times story revealing that soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division had posed with body parts of Afghan corpses.  The newspaper's reader's representative …
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Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
Bill O'Reilly & Sean Hannity Closing New Deals With Fox News Channel  —  EXCLUSIVE: I've learned that Fox News Channel is finalizing new deals with its two biggest stars, Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.  The new multi-year, multi-million dollar agreements, which are expected to be completed …
Laura Stampler / Business Insider:
FINALLY!  Tumblr Will Start Selling Ad Units On May 2  —  In a 2010 interview with the Los Angeles Times, Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp said, “We're pretty opposed to advertising.  It really turns our stomachs.”  —  How times have changed.  Karp announced at Ad Age's Digital Conference that on May 2 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Satirical iPad App Punch Hires Vanity Fair Veteran Jim Windolf as Editor  —  The Punch “shelf.”  —  The makers of Punch started with the idea that creating media for a brand-new medium, tablet computers, requires a whole new approach.  They've certainly turned convention on its head in their hiring …
Discussion: Betabeat, Forbes and Fast Company
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Did The Publisher's Own Insistence On DRM Inevitably Lead To The Antitrust Lawsuit Against Them?  —  We've discussed in the past how it was the book publishers' own stupidity that put them in a position of demanding DRM from Amazon when Amazon wanted to launch the Kindle.
Discussion: GigaOM and ReadWriteWeb
Roy J. Harris Jr / Poynter:
Patriot-News' first Pulitzer win honors paper's legend, Sara Ganim mentor  —  There's no question that the investigative soul of The Patriot-News now resides largely with its first Pulitzer Prize-winner: 24-year-old Sara Ganim, whose reporting of alleged sexual abuse by an ex-Penn State football coach shook …
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
The future of Netflix isn't just streaming — it's original programming  —  Over the past several years, Netflix has gotten really good at licensing some serious TV content from major networks.  But if the company's latest moves are any indication of its future direction …
Bruce Weber / New York Times:
Dick Clark, TV Host and Icon of New Year's Eve, Is Dead at 82  —  Dick Clark, the perpetually youthful-looking television host whose long-running daytime song-and-dance fest, “American Bandstand,” did as much as anyone or anything to advance the influence of teenagers and rock ‘n’ roll on American culture …
 
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The Huffington Post Has A New CTO, And He Was Poached From Spotify
Discussion: @laureni
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Post Guild rep says close to 50 people probably have accepted buyout offer
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail Online is about to turn its first profit
Jim Romenesko:
Where is TV critic Aaron Barnhart? Is it anybody's business?
Discussion: TVNewser
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Coloring books and puppets: California Watch unveils a new section just for kids
Sonia Saraiya / News.me:
Getting the News - Martin Nisenholtz
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Labor Dept.'s new policies for journalists may affect market-moving data
Discussion: Bloomberg and Talking Biz News
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Brittany Darwell / Inside Facebook:
Facebook tests ‘trending articles’ feature to encourage users to try social reader apps
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Physical media is dead — long live the app
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New York Times:
Pandora Courts Local Advertisers, by Offering Well-Defined Listeners
Discussion: iMediaConnection Blog
Ryan Kim / GigaOM:
BuzzFeed's Peretti: Design engaging ads made for sharing
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The New York Times' Well blog gets more vertical with a redesign
Discussion: FishbowlNY and ReadWriteWeb
Dan Gillmor / Guardian:
Don't take me to your leader: the Pulitzer and the lost art of editorials