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7:25 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.
Discussion: WWD Media Headlines, AdAge and Forbes
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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’
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.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Larry Kirshbaum shares many more details on how Amazon Publishing will work  —  Last week, Amazon New York publisher Larry Kirshbaum — the publishing industry veteran hired to oversee the launch of the NY imprint's first list this fall — sat down for an interview with writer …
Dawn:
Senior Dawn journalist Murtaza Razvi found dead  —  Dawn's Senior Assistant Editor and Magazines Editor Murtaza Razvi was murdered in Karachi.  —  KARACHI: Murtaza Razvi, a senior assistant editor and head of magazines at Dawn, was murdered in the early hours of Thursday, in Karachi.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
News Corp faces growing US legal threat  —  Lawyer Mark Lewis reveals at press conference he has taken on fourth case of alleged phone hacking on American soil  —  Rupert Murdoch faces a growing legal challenge in the heart of his global media empire as lawyers representing alleged victims …
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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.
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.
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.
 
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