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1:25 AM ET, April 20, 2012

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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The New York Times Company in 2015  —  Trendlines—as of right now—don't point to its demise  —  Will The New York Times Company survive as a stand-alone firm past 2015?  —  That's unknowable, of course.  A lot can happen between now and then.  But extrapolating from current trends can give us an idea of where things are going.
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Staffers Protest Contract Negotiations, Pensions (VIDEO)  —  New York Times staffers have put out a new video speaking out against the ongoing contract negotiations with the paper's management — particularly proposed changes to their pension plans.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
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.
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Storm clouds form over strong quarter at New York Times Company  —  The New York Times Co. deserves to pat itself on the back, as executives did today in announcing first quarter results, for the first anniversary of its well-planned and superbly executed digital pay plan.
Discussion: Associated Press
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   Will Sulzberger be the next Times Company C.E.O.? He doesn't quite say ‘no’
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 …
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Murdoch's News Corp facing growing legal threat in US
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Misinformation campaign targets USA TODAY reporter, editor  —  WASHINGTON - A USA TODAY reporter and editor investigating Pentagon propaganda contractors have themselves been subjected to a propaganda campaign of sorts, waged on the Internet through a series of bogus websites.  —  Sponsored Links
Rachel Swan / East Bay Express:
The San Francisco Examiner Closes in on Purchase of San Francisco Bay Guardian  —  The owners of the San Francisco Examiner are on the cusp of buying the San Francisco Bay Guardian.  Bay Guardian Executive Editor Tim Redmond told the Express this afternoon that he's “optimistic” the deal will be signed soon.
Rohin Dhar / Priceonomics:
The Kindle Index  —  “No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.”  —  Some people like to read.  Other people do not.  Since the age of Confucius, the people in the former camp have been judging those in the latter harshly.
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.
Robert-Jan Bartunek / Reuters:
Sony-led group wins EU approval to buy EMI publishing  —  (Reuters) - A Sony-led consortium won EU approval on Thursday to buy EMI's music publishing business for $2.2 billion, on the condition that it sell the worldwide publishing rights of artists including Robbie Williams and Lenny Krativz.
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.
Discussion: The Muckraker
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 …
 
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Daniel Denvir / Philadelphia City Paper:
Why Philly will suffer if new owners close the Daily News
Matt Hardigree / Jalopnik:
Police Arrest Murder Suspects In Truck Identified By Jalopnik Commenters
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Guardian:
Julian Assange's lawyer ‘prevented from boarding flight at Heathrow’
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Starmer: Charging advice ‘likely’ for more journalist cases
Telegraph:
Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe held in ‘illegal payment’ raids
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Gold below the fold: new metrics promise end of unseen ads
Lewis DVorkin / Forbes:
Inside Forbes: Love 'em or Hate 'em, Comments Are Critical to Media Success in a Social World
 

 
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Raffaele Huang / Wall Street Journal:
Apple removes WhatsApp, Threads, Signal, and Telegram from its App Store in China, after orders from the country's regulators citing national security concerns

Ryan Morrison / Tom's Guide:
Microsoft researchers introduce VASA-1, an AI model that can create a realistic talking face video from a portrait photo and an audio file, in research preview

Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
Sources: EU may accept Apple's proposal to open its NFC payments tech to rivals, and may close its antitrust probe in May, letting Apple avoid hefty fines

 
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