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6:55 PM ET, April 28, 2011

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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Godspeed on That Investing Thing, Yertle-But I Still Have Some Questions for Your Boss, Arianna  —  Would it surprise you to know that BoomTown doesn't really care or not anymore if TechCrunch editor Michael Arrington sidelines as a blogger while he makes investments in tech companies his tech news site covers.
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Nicholas Carlson / SAI:
EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Arrington Says The Real Conflict Of Interest In Tech Reporting Has Nothing To Do With Money
Discussion: BoomTown and TechCrunch
Tom Foremski / IMHO Blog| ZDNet:   Is it OK for AOL's Techcrunch Editors to invest in companies they write about?
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
An Update To My Investment Policy
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
CBS Reporter Talks About Her Assault in Egypt  —  Lara Logan thought she was going to die in Tahrir Square when she was sexually assaulted by a mob on the night that Hosni Mubarak's government fell in Cairo.  —  Ms. Logan, a CBS News correspondent, was in the square preparing a report for …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC's Burnett Is Said Ready to Jump to CNN  —  The CNBC anchor Erin Burnett is poised to sign a long-term contract with CNN, according to three people with knowledge of her plans.  —  The signing will represent a shift to general news anchoring for Ms. Burnett, who has shown interest …
Simon Dumenco / AdAge:
Celeb Baby Bump: Slate Editor and Pregnant Media Vanguard Award Winner David Plotz (PHOTOS)  —  A Q&A on Slate's Old Print Editions, Current Fresca Fellowships and Advanced Age of 15  —  As part of our continuing series of talks with Media Vanguard Award winners, today we present …
Discussion: The Wire and Poynter
Marco.org:
Why Instapaper Free is taking an extended vacation  —  Last fall, I conducted an experiment: I quietly removed Instapaper Free from the App Store1 for three days, leaving only the full, $4.99 Instapaper app.  Not only did sales increase incrementally, but nobody seemed to notice.
Marisa Guthrie / Hollywood Reporter:
Meredith Vieira to Leave ‘Today’ in June; Ann Curry is Replacement … Meredith Vieira will exit the Today show in June, nearly three months before the end of her contract, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.  —  Today newsreader Ann Curry will be promoted to co-host …
Dylan Stableford / The Wrap:
Media Braces for a Certifiably Wild Weekend of News  —  Most news outlets are, as expected, going nuts in the lead-up to the Royal Wedding.  —  But an unexpectedly wild 24 hours of news — with Barack Obama's decision to release his birth certificate and Donald Trump's delusional press conference causing …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
How the AP will cover the Royal Wedding
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Joel Meares / CJR:
The Royals Ban Satirical Coverage of Kate and Wills' Big Day
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of story cost accounting  —  Editor's Note: Each week, Ken Doctor — author of Newsonomics and longtime watcher of the business side of digital news — writes about the economics of news for the Lab.  —  What's a story worth?  —  Last week, I looked at a single investigative story …
Aida Alami / New York Times:
Web Offers a Voice to Journalists in Morocco  —  CASABLANCA — After the Moroccan journalist Ali Lmrabet wrote about the king's real estate holdings in 2001, he was tried in court on defamation charges and the article cost him his career: His satirical magazine, Demain, a symbol of the independent press, was shut down.
The Daily:
Auto-racing heir Penske poised to add Variety to his empire  —  Jay Penske, the heir to the Detroit car-racing clan, is mulling a bid to buy Variety from the Amsterdam-based Reed Elsevier company, sources say.  —  Penske, 30, already has an Internet media conglomerate with Movieline …
Discussion: Folio and FishbowlLA
Noah Davis / The Wire:
This Startup Just Solved Every Publication's Paywall Problem — And It Is Using The Huffington Post As Proof  —  Suppose you are a web publisher who wants to institute a pay wall.  You could spend millions on developing one like The New York Times.  —  Or you could call Tiny Pass.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
In Trying to Debunk a Theory, the News Media Extended Its Life  —  The facts about Barack Obama's birth never wavered.  But the more the fraudulent theories were debated and dispelled in major news media outlets, the more people seemed to believe them.  —  The conspiracy theories …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Your handiest reporting tool may be the smartphone in your pocket  —  Every journalist has found herself in some version of this situation: Bianca Vazquez Toness, a reporter for Boston's WBUR public radio, drove about 40 minutes north of her office Tuesday to interview the controversial mayor of Lawrence …
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Michael Kinsley's First Bloomberg View Column  —  What it should say.  —  My friend and former boss Michael Kinsley has packed his smartphone and khakis and is leaving Politico for a job at Bloomberg View, Bloomberg LP's soon-to-be-launched editorial and opinion website.
Adweek:
Reader's Digest Looking to Unload Web's Top Food Site?  Allrecipes.com had become company's digital jewel By Lucia Moses  —  The struggles of Reader's Digest magazine have grabbed headlines in recent years, but a food website may have been a bigger factor in Mary Berner's departure as CEO of Reader's Digest Association.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Katy Culver / Poynter:
Why Delicious is an effective teaching tool for journalism educators  —  Delicious, which Yahoo just sold to YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, is an ideal teaching tool for tagging content to share with students or other teachers.  —  We are all inundated daily with content …
Discussion: blog.delicious.com and TechCrunch
 
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Dan Rather / The Huffington Post:
...And in Other News  —  The next time you hear about another round …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Veteran Alabama meterologist uses Twitter, Facebook, Ustream to broadcast during tornado, storms
Discussion: Poynter, CNN and TVSpy
blogs.journalism.co.uk:
How to: Create a Tumblr blog for your news organisation
Newsdesk / Assignment Chicago:
The Extra Hand Belongs to Michelle Obama's Mother. (Yeesh)
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
The Realtime Web: RealTidbits Teams With Echo To Breathe New Life Into Forums
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Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
New Siblings NBC News, E! Link Hands to Boost Content
Simon Owens / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
AOL Is About To Change The Way Advertisers Measure Success
Jennifer Van Grove / Mashable!:
Blurb Releases iPhone App for Creative Storytellers
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Jersey Shore No Laughing Matter At Viacom; Helps Push Revs Up 20 Percent
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Thomson Reuters revenue rises, plans divestitures
Scott Rosenberg / MediaShift Idea Lab:
'There's No Problem!' Newsrooms in Denial About Rampant Errors
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Ahead of Earnings Next Week, Demand Media Shares Drastic Dip Due to Googley Panda-Monium
Yvette Kantrow / The Huffington Post:
The Maginot Media  —  Nearly three years after the financial …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Want to keep mobile users engaged longer? Just add audio
Discussion: MediaPost and eMedia Vitals
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Journalists call for independent investigation of Protess controversy at Medill
 

 
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Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Slack raised $120M at $1.12B valuation in a round led by Kleiner and Google Ventures, all previous backers participated too

Elisabeth Hulette / Virginian-Pilot:
Circuit court rules criminal defendant can be forced by police to unlock phone with his fingerprint, but not his passcode

JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Amazon exec: We priced the Fire phone wrong

 
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