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10:35 PM ET, April 21, 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 …
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?
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: The Huffington Post
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 …
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 …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Boston Globe raises prices on 7-day delivery, but protects Sunday circulation
Discussion: AdAge and Boston Herald
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
NY tabloid's new South Asian section shows ‘local’ is cultural not geographic  —  What do local New Yorkers really want to read about?  Well, cricket and Bollywood, of course.  —  One of New York's longtime tabloids The Daily News has added a news section to its website called Desi that targets the city's large South Asian community.
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, @sheamus, @jamiemottram and @nsolis, Thanks:@mathewi
MediaShift Idea Lab:
Pay Walls and Social Media Could Shift the Public Agenda  —  If conversations around digital journalism have been dominated by anything in the first quarter of 2012, it's probably been about subscriptions, also known as pay walls.  Walls are going up at the L.A. Times and Gannett papers, and getting higher at The New York Times.
The Huffington Post:
Limbaugh Battles New Campaign To Get Him Off Airwaves  —  Rush Limbaugh has a new headache on his hands: the National Organization of Women is launching another campaign to get him off the air.  —  The advocacy group announced its renewed efforts in an initiative called “Enough Rush” on Thursday.
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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