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9:20 PM ET, April 20, 2012

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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Nick Denton wants to turn the online media world on its head  —  Over the past couple of months, Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has made it clear that he doesn't like blog comments very much, and that includes the ones on his own sites such as Gizmodo and Jezebel.
Discussion: The Corsair, @nsolis, @jamiemottram and @sheamus, Thanks:@mathewi
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Departure of Disney exec sparks Twitter spat over crediting scoops  —  Reuters' Peter Lauria complained today that his company wasn't credited with breaking news that Rich Ross was stepping down as head of The Disney Co.'s movie studio.  Do seconds divide the best and the rest?
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Jay Rosen:
Four Types of Scoops  —  Journalists tend to be obsessed with scoops, meaning: the first to break the news, and being seen as the first, which means getting credit for it among peers.  —  But not all scoops are created equal.  I see four main types.  The politics of credit-claiming vary …
David Weigel / Slate:
How “Breaking News” Broke the News
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Erik Wemple:
USA Today alleges harassment scheme  —  USA Today Washington Enterprise Editor Ray Locker says that the worst thing they said about him was that he “was in bed with the Taliban.”  —  Who would say that about Locker?  He doesn't know.  But what he does know is a timeline …
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John Cook / Gawker:   Meet the Pentagon Contractor That Ran a Disinformation Campaign Against Two USA Today Reporters
Gregory Korte / USA Today:
Misinformation campaign targets USA TODAY reporter, editor
Justin Elliott / ProPublica:
Meet the Media Companies Lobbying Against Transparency  —  News organizations cultivate a reputation for demanding transparency, whether by suing for access to government documents, dispatching camera crews to the doorsteps of recalcitrant politicians, or editorializing in favor of open government.
Discussion: @romenesko and @davidfolkenflik
Steven Rosenbaum / Fast Company:
Content Curators Are The New Superheros Of The Web  —  Yesterday, the ever-churning machine that is the Internet pumped out more unfiltered digital data.  —  Yesterday, 250 million photos were uploaded to Facebook, 864,000 hours of video were uploaded to YouTube, and 294 BILLION emails were sent.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
YouTube faces massive music royalty bill in German copyright case  —  Summary: YouTube could face a massive royalties bill after a court case went against the video-sharing site.  The ruling also ruled that YouTube alone is responsible for its users' submissions.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Boston Globe raises prices on 7-day delivery, but protects Sunday circulation  —  The Boston Globe raised prices on seven-day subscriptions but left Sunday-only subscriptions alone.  The latter, Jon Chesto reports, also include unlimited access to the Globe's digital edition and costs only slightly more …
Jim Romenesko:
The story behind ‘one of the best op-ed pieces ever’ … Keith Devlin asked after reading Rex Huppke's Facts, 360 B.C. - A.D. 2012.  —  “'Tis,” responded one of his followers.  —  The Chicago Tribune piece went viral late Thursday, and Huppke's emailbox quickly filled with reactions to it …
Business Week:
The DOJ's Publishing Lawsuit May Doom Digital Rights Management  —  In the days following the announcement of the U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against publishers accused of colluding with Apple (AAPL) to raise e-book prices, much of the U.S. publishing industry decamped to the U.K. for the annual London Book Fair.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Sebastian Junger is done with war reporting, but convenes journalists in the Bronx to learn to save each other's lives mid-combat  —  Sebastian Junger, the famous author-reporter, emerged from the 5-train station at the corner of Third Avenue and 149th Street in the Bronx at around 7:45 …
Discussion: Outside
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu Announces Four More Original Series, Bringing Total Lineup To Seven  —  Hulu has been having a busy week.  On Tuesday, the company announced a new deal for advertisers, which now charges them only for ad completions, and today at Hulu's upfronts, the company announced the arrival of even more original shows.
 
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Michelle Quinn / Politico:
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
How Mitt Romney Beats the Press, Avoiding Most National Interviews
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