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10:25 AM ET, April 9, 2010


 Top News: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Three ways Apple's iAd might impact the news industry's continued advertising woes  —  Apple's Steve Jobs just unveiled iAd, the company's new advertising platform for the iPhone and iPad.  It's an ad platform designed for apps, like the news apps that many news organizations make …
Dan Gillmor / Mediactive:
Complicating Relationships in Media: Apple, NY Times Dealings Raise Questions  —  Recent days have reminded me of the many traits Apple and the New York Times share.  Both are the best at what they do in certain domains.  Each is emphatically elitist, and, in varying ways, self-confident to the point of arrogance.
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Did Apple Just Kick Adobe (And Wired Magazine) in the Teeth?  —  It looks like Apple just stepped up its attacks against Adobe and its Flash standard-used throughout the Web and apparently hated with much passion by Steve Jobs.  —  If Daring Fireball's John Gruber is correct in parsing Apple's …
Kenneth Li / Financial Times:
Murdoch in ad price attack  —  News Corp is offering steep discounts to advertise in its Wall Street Journal and New York Post newspapers as its chairman Rupert Murdoch prepares an aggressive attack on the New York Times, people familiar with the plan said  — In depth: Media
Discussion: Guardian, The Wire, Fitz & Jen and Romenesko
Elinor Comlay / Reuters:   News Corp's WSJ, NY Post to offer ad discounts-report
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
The Journal New York Newsroom vs. the Times: A Tale of the Tape
Discussion: Romenesko and News Corp. Blog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
HuffPo Launches Separate ‘Twitter Edition’; More Focus On Real-Time News  —  The Huffington Post is launching a “Twitter edition” that is intended to serve as an extension and a distinct entity from the main news and opinion site, the company told paidContent.
PR Newswire:
Tribune Announces Settlement Among Major Creditors  —  Tribune Company today announced an agreement supported by major creditors J.P. Morgan and Angelo Gordon, lenders under the company's prepetition senior credit facility, and Centerbridge Partners, holder of approximately 37 percent …
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Officers Got ‘Incentives’ for Buyout Vote  —  Tribune Co. officers approved a flawed leveraged buyout that drove the publisher into bankruptcy because they got “special monetary incentives,” creditors claimed in court papers.  —  Real estate billionaire Sam Zell designed …
Discussion: Reuters, and Fitz & Jen
Hiroko Tabuchi / New York Times:
Nikkei Restricts Links to Its New Web Site  —  TOKYO — As news sites the world over scramble for revenue online, the largest Japanese business newspaper, The Nikkei, unveiled a new pay-to-view Web site last week.  But it shocked readers with its hard-line policy banning links — even to its home page.
Michael Wolff / Newser:
Sound and Fury: Here's What Sharon Waxman Really Wants  —  Follow him on Twitter @MichaelWolffNYC  —  Sharon Waxman, who runs a website called the Wrap, which covers show business, continues to accuse Newser of various ethical sleights of hand with regard to the way we present the news …
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
MSNBC President Tells Fan That Shuster “Was Not Moral, Ethical Or Professional”  —  The only public statement about David Shuster's suspension from MSNBC was five words from a spokesperson.  —  But Mediaite has obtained an email from MSNBC President Phil Griffin to an angry fan …
Political Punch:
THIS WEEK Joins With Politifact to Fact-Check the Newsmakers  —  As you may know, we're trying out some new things on THIS WEEK.  Two weeks ago we started live-tweeting of the show (which will next happen at 10 am ET this Sunday).  —  This week we've invited Pulitzer Prize winning website PolitiFact …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The future is...fliers?  California Watch experiments with a hyper-hyper-hyperlocal distribution model  —  Last month, California Watch published a big story.  “Shaky Ground,” higher ed reporter Erica Perez's investigation into seismic safety in the state's public university system, found …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch:
Steve Kroft's goal: To interview Madoff  —  Commentary: ‘60 Minutes’ correspondent is a master storyteller  —  NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Longtime fans of CBS' “60 Minutes” know by now that the award-winning correspondent Steve Kroft has all of the gifts of a great television journalist.
Kevin Abourezk / Lincoln Journal Star:
UNL journalism team debating travel to troubled Kyrgyzstan  —  A University of Nebraska-Lincoln team of faculty and student journalists is reconsidering plans to travel to the troubled central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan, where civil unrest this week has led to the removal of the country's president.
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Eliot Spitzer Filling in as MSNBC Host  —  TVNewser has learned that former New York governor Eliot Spitzer will be substitute hosting for Dylan Ratigan today on MSNBC at 4pmET.  —  Spitzer, who resigned from office amid a prostitution scandal, has increased his TV news appearances as he considers …
Jason Fell / Folio:
Lawsuit Alleges Darker Side of Regional Lifestyle Publisher  —  Sometimes even the fastest-growing media companies hit a financial wall.  Arizona-based magazine publisher 944 Media, which just last year said it was the largest and fastest growing lifestyle media conglomerate in the industry …
Discussion: Riptide 2.0, MinOnline and Folio
Hollywoodreporter / Heat Vision:
The sci-fi short Hollywood wants to turn into a movie  —  Commercial director Carl Erik Rinsch was to have made his directorial debut with the “Alien” prequel.  But since that didn't happen, he took part in electronic giant Phillips' short-film experiment, which allowed five filmmakers …
Peter Scheer / Media on
Supreme Court's Citizens United decision will liberate Pro Publica, Texas Tribune, Bay Area News Project & other “dot-org” news sites from IRS rules curbing advocacy.  —  Forty-six years ago, the Supreme Court announced its decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, rewriting centuries of …
David Cohen / WebNewser:
Think Mobile: AP's Michael Boord on the Pros and Cons of the iPhone  —  AP Mobile launched in July 2008, and the app from The Associated Press is currently available on 14 platforms, with a goal of 18-20 by year-end.  Some 1,200 U.S. publishers provide content on a hyperlocal basis, and the app has been downloaded 3.5 million times.
Discussion: Cision Blog
Media Buyer Planner:
Oprah's Presence on OWN Expands, Mega Ad Deals in the Works  —  Oprah Winfrey is taking on a larger role in the programming of her new cable network.  The media star will be featured in a show titled Oprah's Next Chapter, an hour-long program that is expected to debut late next year on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
In Big Bet, Oprah to Become Nocturnal
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Todd Spangler / Multichannel:
Juniper To Buy Startup To Deliver Internet TV
Discussion: Bloomberg and Online Video News
Judith Thurman / The New Yorker Blog:
Libero's Reply
Anthony De Rosa / Mediaite:
Staff Exodus Hastens Gawker's Next Evolution (Or De-Evolution?)
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Lauren Hatch / The Wire:
How Mediaite's Traffic Jumped More Than 50% Last Month
Richard Verrier / Los Angeles Times:
The MPAA's Joan Graves watches out for the movie watchers
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent:
Freedom Communications' Valley Morning Star Drops Its Pay Wall
Discussion: Romenesko
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