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11:50 PM ET, April 22, 2012


 Top News: 
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
The Post fails a young blogger  —  The Post just had a rough few days.  It was shut out of the 2012 Pulitzer Prizes, which were announced Monday.  On the same day, journalists here had to accept or reject The Post's fifth buyout offer in nine years.  The union representing newsroom workers …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Romney Spokesman Scrubs History Of Attacking Media  —  NEW YORK — Richard Grenell, a former Bush administration official who joined the Romney campaign Thursday as national security and foreign policy spokesman, appears to have deleted more than 800 of his past tweets following scrutiny …
David Carr / New York Times:
TV Corrects Itself, Just Not on the Air  —  After broadcasting an audio clip on the “Today” show about George Zimmerman last month that hit the trifecta of being misleading, incendiary and dead-bang wrong, NBC News management took serious action: it fired the producer in charge and issued …
Discussion: @brianstelter
Channel 4:
Channel 4 News team arrested in Bahrain  —  Channel 4 News' Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Miller and his team have been arrested whilst reporting from Bahrain.  —  Channel 4 News has been in contact with him and his team, and are concerned about the welfare of the team's local driver …
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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Departure of Disney exec sparks Twitter spat over crediting scoops
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
At the Logan Symposium at Berkeley, investigative reporting showed plenty of signs of life.  —  Alfredo Corchado was used to getting mortal threats.  —  He received three in Mexico, but now he was in a Laredo bar, north of the border.  —  You better stop what you're doing …
Discussion: inVocus Media Blog
Tabby Kinder /
Reporting the Anders Behring Breivik trial  —  A comprehensive round-up of the ethical issues journalists are having to consider in the reporting of the Anders Behring Breivik trial  —  Sky News journalist Trygve Sorvaag, live-tweeting the trial of Anders Behring Breivik …
Discussion: Sydney Morning Herald
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Q&A: Conde Nast Revamps Brides  —  Conde Nast's Brides magazine is undergoing a revamp from content to staff, positioning the book to stand out in a cluttered market.  Here, we talk to vice president and publisher Michelle Myers about what's changed and what's next for the title, shortly before the reimagined May issue hits newsstands.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson becomes Murdoch family affair  —  Barclay and Lebedev scions to join News Corp father and son in giving evidence to the media ethics inquiry next week  —  Rupert Murdoch may not be on trial next Wednesday, but the six hours of testimony he will give under oath is the closest …
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Research On iPad's TV Usage Needs New Direction  —  The iPad may soon join the remote control and DVR in the pantheon of transformative TV devices, if it hasn't already.  Thanks to that prospect, its influence has stretched deeply into media research.  —  Never-ending wonder about how iPads …
Wall Street Journal:
CW Network's Rush to Web Rankles Some TV Stations  —  When the TV show “The Vampire Diaries” made its debut on the youth-oriented CW network nearly three years ago, Brie Bagwell watched it regularly on her TV.  This year, she still watches—but has dropped her pricey cable subscription and checks the show out free online.
Discussion: B&C
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Showing Polar Ice Melting, TV Program Is Silent on Why  —  “Frozen Planet,” the seven-hour series that has attracted millions of viewers to the Discovery Channel in recent weeks, shows Earth in extremis.  On this planet, the poles are violently cold, yet are also atypically vulnerable …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The NYT Goes Backward on Digital Ads  —  The New York Times Company's first quarter earnings, reported yesterday, left a lot to be desired.  —, the company's web-only content farm, continues to crater, weighing down the newspapers.  It lost nearly a a quarter of its revenue …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Boston Globe raises prices on 7-day delivery, but protects Sunday circulation
Discussion: AdAge and Boston Herald
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Ezra Klein:
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