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6:00 PM ET, April 19, 2012

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Amy Chozick / New York Times:
New York Times Co. Reports Gain in Net Income  —  The New York Times Company reported on Thursday a large gain in first-quarter net income, driven largely by the sale of its regional newspapers, the sale of part of its stake in a New England sports group and an increase in circulation revenue at its flagship newspaper.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
New York Times Sees Digital Ads Droop  —  The New York Times says its digital paywall strategy is a success with consumers.  But its digital advertising business stumbled last quarter, and dropped by 2 percent.  —  Times CEO Arthur Sulzberger Jr. blamed an “uneven U.S. economic environment …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Will Sulzberger be the next Times Company C.E.O.?  He doesn't quite say ‘no’  —  Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has been serving as interim C.E.O. of The New York Times Co. ever since the resignation of Janet Robinson late last year.  As a member of the Times controlling family, the Sulzbergers …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Storm clouds form over strong quarter at New York Times Company
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The New York Times Company in 2015
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gannett's poor 1st quarter results bode ill for newspapers in 2012
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Rupert and James Murdoch to give evidence next week  —  Rupert Murdoch is to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media ethics next week, with a day and a half set aside for the News Corporation founder.  Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp …
Discussion: Telegraph, The Wrap and Press Gazette
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Reuters:
UK parliament aims to publish hacking report on May 1  —  (Reuters) - British legislators said on Thursday they hoped to publish on May 1 a long-awaited report into a phone hacking scandal centered on News Corp's now-closed News of the World tabloid.  —  Parliament's culture committee …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Final Numbers Make It Official: ‘GMA’ Beat ‘Today’ Last Week  —  The final score is in for last week's ratings race between NBC's “Today” show and ABC's “Good Morning America,” and the winner is ABC.  —  ABC's morning program surpassed NBC's by 31,000 total viewers for the week, marking its first full-week victory over NBC since 1995.
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Starmer: Charging advice ‘likely’ for more journalist cases  —  Director of public prosecutions says he expects more cases relating to arrested journalists to be referred to the CPS, following first batch this week  —  Keir Starmer: ‘These are simply the first batch of cases’
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
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The Independent:
Brooks and Thurlbeck at risk as prosecutors get first hacking files
Discussion: Press Gazette
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Newton to Journalists: Focusing on the Story Isn't Enough Anymore  —  In the digital age, journalists are required to don different hats; from multimedia to social media, there is an increasing amount of tools available for telling the story and sharing it.  Still, it may not be enough.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Pentagon Asked Newspaper Not to Publish Photos  —  The grisly photographs of American soldiers posing with the body parts of Afghan insurgents during a 2010 deployment in Afghanistan were the source of a dispute between The Los Angeles Times and the Pentagon lasting weeks.
Discussion: CNN, LA Observed and Boing Boing
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
LA Times delayed publication of Afghan corpse photos at Pentagon's request
Daniel Denvir / Philadelphia City Paper:
Why Philly will suffer if new owners close the Daily News  —  The sign welcoming visitors to the Inquirer and Daily News' new building's marquee on Market East will not, KYW Newsradio reported last week, include the logo of the embattled Daily News.  —  Or, maybe it will, it turns out.
Jim Romenesko:
‘God Hates Fags’ group to speak to journalism classes  —  Four members of the Westboro Baptist Church will speak Monday to three Central Michigan University journalism classes taught by Prof. Timothy Boudreau.  —  “I try to bring [controversial speakers] in because students routinely claim …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Huffington tells Colbert: ‘You just won a mere Peabody, we won a Pulitzer’  —  Arianna Huffington appeared on “The Colbert Report” Wednesday night to talk about her website's first Pulitzer Prize win.  Huffington Post started in 2005, the same year as Stephen Colbert's show.
Guardian:
Julian Assange's lawyer ‘prevented from boarding flight at Heathrow’  —  A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said she was stopped at Heathrow airport and told she was on a watch list requiring official approval before she could return to her native Australia.
Discussion: NEWS.com.au
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
All 50 states may join e-book refund settlement  —  The lawsuits over price-fixing in the e-book market took a new twist today after a HarperCollins lawyer predicted that three publishers could reach a settlement with all 50 state governments in the next two months.
Discussion: TeleRead
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