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8:10 PM ET, April 23, 2012

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Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
The Tabloid Turncoat  —  Colin Myler, the Daily News' new editor, knows his enemies at Rupert Murdoch's New York Post.  Maybe too well.  —  Five years ago, Colin Myler, now the editor of the Daily News, received a message from Rupert Murdoch's people.  At the time, Myler, a square-faced Brit, was a top ­editor at Murdoch's Post.
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Myler's role at NY Daily News under scrutiny  —  Allegations made that Myler, when News of the World editor, told reporters to dig for dirt on MPs investigating phone hacking  —  Colin Myler's editorship of the New York Daily News, one of the most prominent newspapers in America …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Posts An In-Line Quarter, But Investors Balk  —  First look at Netflix numbers: A loss of $0.08 a share on revenue of $870 million.  Wall Street was expecting revenues of $855 million and a loss of $0.27 a share.  The crucial number: 23.41 million domestic streaming subscribers.
Ben Child / Guardian:
Michael Moore predicts phone-hacking scandal will spread to Fox News  —  Documentary film-maker has ‘gut feeling’ investigations will reveal phone hacking at Murdoch subsidiary Fox News  —  The film-maker Michael Moore has suggested that the phone-hacking scandal at News International …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
NimbleTV Aims to Stream TV on Devices  —  In a move that could hasten the slow pace of so-called TV Everywhere, a technology start-up is introducing a way to move a whole subscription's worth of TV onto the Web, with or without the subscription company's permission.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Columbia Journalism Review’ will leave Columbia campus, take Midtown offices  —  The Columbia Journalism Review is leaving Morningside Heights.  —  The bimonthly journal is in the “final stages” of negotiating office space in a building “right off Times Square,” said Nicholas Lemann …
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune replaces TribLocal with Journatic suburban content  —  Tribune Co. announced Monday it has made an investment in Chicago-based media content provider Journatic, which will take over production of TribLocal, the Chicago Tribune's hyper-local news report.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Google closes down online news payment system One Pass  —  Just over a year after launching the online payment service for news publishers Google has announced its closure  —  Google launched One Pass a day after Apple announced its subscription service for content-based apps
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Neal Mann (@fieldproducer) joins Wall Street Journal as social media editor  —  Neal Mann is joining Wall Street Journal's social engagement team, announced Raju Narisetti, managing editor of the Journal's digital network.  Mann is the latest high-profile social media hire for the Journal …
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
New Editor for Chicago Sun-Times  —  The Chicago Sun-Times and its sister print and digital media properties have a new editor.  Wrapports, the investment company that owns the Sun-Times Media group, announced on Monday it had appointed Jim Kirk to the newly created role of editor in chief and senior vice president.
Justin D. Martin / CJR:
Loneliness at the Foreign ‘Bureau’  —  News organizations exaggerate the size of their overseas newsrooms  —  The Washington Post has 16 foreign “bureaus,” and 12 of them consist of just a single reporter, according to the newspaper's website.  The four remaining bureaus all consist of two journalists.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Tech bubbles, ad revenue and Twitter — five questions with Nick Denton  —  Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has some controversial ideas about what online media need to do, including the idea that the conversation around a story should be the primary focus rather than the story itself …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Alleges Media Bias, As Study Finds He Receives More Positive Coverage Than Obama  —  NEW YORK — During the past several months of the Republican primary campaign, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney received a mix of positive and negative coverage, while President Barack Obama got …
Harry Jaffe / Washingtonian:
Ronald Kessler Talks About Breaking the Secret Service Scandal  —  The author and former “Post” reporter received a phone tip that kicked off a media frenzy.  By Harry Jaffe  —  When a Secret Service agent phoned Ronald Kessler on April 13 and tipped him off that agents in Cartagena …
 
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