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3:50 PM ET, March 9, 2011

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Mark Memmott / NPR:
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller Resigns  —  This follows yesterday's news that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotapped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization …
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Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NPR president Vivian Schiller resigns  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  NPR board chairman Dave Edwards says CEO and president Vivian Schiller's resignation was accepted “with understanding, genuine regret and great respect for her leadership of NPR these past two years.”
New York Times:
Facing Lawmakers' Fire, NPR Sees New Setback  —  Already under fire from Republicans who want to strip its federal financing, NPR was forced into damage-control mode on Tuesday after the release of a video that showed one of its fund-raising executives repeatedly criticizing Republicans and Tea Party supporters.
Mark Memmott / NPR:
In Video: NPR Exec Slams Tea Party, Questions Need For Federal Funds  —  NPR's soon-to-be-departing senior vice president for fundraising Ron Schiller is seen and heard on a videotape released this morning telling two men who were posing as members of a fictitious Muslim Action Education Center that:
David Folkenflik / @davidfolkenflik:
Board chairman Edwards confirms board ousted her - said Schiller set tone by saying board should take any action it felt necessary.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Fox Nation
Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
NPR ‘appalled’ by former exec's comments
Austin Carr / Fast Company:
Personalized iPad Magazine Zite Learns As You Read, Challenges Flipboard  —  Have you ever created a Genius playlist on iTunes or set up a station on Pandora?  Just plug in one song, and you instantly hear music that matches your tastes.  Think of Zite, the free personalized iPad magazine …
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Katherine Boehret / All Things Digital:
A Digital “Magazine” With One Subscriber [The Digital Solution]
Discussion: MarketingVOX
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
TV.com Head Anthony Soohoo Leaves CBS  —  More bodies moving around at CBS' digital division: Last week, the broadcaster bought Clicker.com for a reported $100 million, and put its CEO Jim Lanzone in charge of CBS Interactive.  Today, CBS Interactive entertainment head Anthony Soohoo says he's leaving.
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
New York Times Editor Bill Keller Defends Fox News Comments  —  The Times' top editor stands by his description of Fox News' “Fair and Balanced” slogan as “cynical,” but tells Howard Kurtz his newspaper will provide fair and incisive coverage of the network.
Discussion: Poynter and Chickaboomer
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Hana N. Rouse / The Harvard Crimson:   Frank Rich Discusses Modern Journalism
Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera Launching English-Language Children's Channel  —  Al Jazeera isn't just news.  Their next project?  An English-language childrens' edutainment network on American TV by 2012.  —  Al Jazeera's banking that its newest project—an English-language children's channel …
Discussion: Mediaite
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Drilling Down: Is ‘The Times’ Giving Proper Credit?  —  Who do you have to frack to get some credit around here?  —  That's what we're wondering after a recent New York Times series on the latest hot-button environmental issue—hydraulic fracturing, a.k.a. “fracking.”
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Television's Senior Moment  —  As Audiences Get Older, So Do the Characters— And Ads Cost More  —  In CBS's new cop show “Blue Bloods,” Tom Selleck, at the age of 66, plays a New York police commissioner.  Kathy Bates, at 62, snagged the lead role in NBC's legal series “Harry's Law.”
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Craigslist's Newmark joins Center for Public Integrity board  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Executive director William Buzenberg calls Craig Newmark “an iconic visionary who saw the community- empowerment potential of the Internet early on.”  The Craigslist founder, he says …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines' iPad Editions Struggle to Keep Your Attention, New Study Finds  —  CP&B Now Using the Research to Develop Tablet Ad Formats  —  Readers have more trouble focusing on magazines' iPad editions than publishers initially predicted, according to the latest study in a growing effort to figure out tablet computers.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and NetNewsCheck Latest
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media Adds Technology to Make Websites More Social  —  Content Company Forms Partnership With Facebook Developer Buddy Media  —  Just how important has Facebook become to the online economy?  Demand Media, which recently went on the public market at a current valuation of just less than $2 billion …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Lessons of the Like Log: The big story and the nuances of shareability  —  The Internet may run on love; thanks to Facebook, though, it also runs on like.  Or, more specifically, on Like.  —  That's made clear in a collection of research, released last night, that traces the Facebook effect when it comes to online news.
Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
Libya regime treating journalists like idiots - but ones who are useful to them  —  At surreal press conferences in Tripoli reporters hear scripted praise for Muammar Gaddafi while being told black is white, attack is retreat and ‘the colonial English’ are fomenting conspiracy
Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The flip side of black hat SEO: If your news site publishes paid links, you risk suffering Google's wrath  —  Last month, the New York Times outed retailer JCPenney for engaging in “black hat optimization” — the practice of buying or placing links designed primarily to improve a site's standing in Google search results.
Richard J. Tofel / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Someday, the sun will set on SEO — and the business of news will be better for it  —  Editor's Note: Richard J. Tofel is general manager at ProPublica, a Wall Street Journal veteran, and author of a number of books, most recently Eight Weeks in Washington, 1861: Abraham Lincoln and the Hazards of Transition.
 
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