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5:30 AM ET, March 10, 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
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hearst's Carey: Tablets Will Provide 25 Percent Of Magazines' Circulation  —  The notion that the iPad was going to save newspapers and magazines had been diminishing somewhat lately, especially since publishers have tended to regard Apple's 70/30 revenue split for digital subscriptions coupled.
Chris Dary / Readability Blog:
Meet the New Readability Mobile  —  With the re-launch of Readability as a full-fledged reading platform, we made a commitment to deliver the best possible reading experience not only in your web browser but on mobile and tablet devices as well.  —  Today, we're excited to announce the release of the new …
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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.
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
David Broder dies; Pulitzer-winning Washington Post political columnist  —  David S. Broder, 81, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post and one of the most respected writers on national politics for four decades, died Wednesday at Capital Hospice in Arlington of complications from diabetes.
Hollywood Reporter:
Katie Couric Pursuing Syndicated Talk Show … The following story appears in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine on newsstands Thursday.  —  With Katie Couric's contract set to expire in early June, the anchor is closing in on a decision about whether to stay at CBS News …
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Flipboard To Release New Version Thursday: Here's What's New [PICS]  —  Flipboard is slated to launch version 1.2 of its popular social newsreading app for the iPad Thursday, just one day before the iPad 2 arrives in Apple stores across the country.  —  Flipboard co-founder Evan Doll walked us through the new features, including:
MG Siegler / TechCrunch:
On Apple TV Special Apps, Sports, And The Slow Bleeding Of Cable  —  Buried today in the iOS 4.3 release is an unmentioned, but very interesting update for the Apple TV: access to both MLB.tv and NBA League Pass.  Yes, the live sports are coming to the Apple TV!
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.
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Will Lay Off Several Hundred Employees, Starting Tomorrow  —  The AOL layoffs are finally here, and they are smaller than some had been expecting.  —  According to several people close to the situation, the New York-based Internet giant will lay off up to several hundred …
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
As Charlie Sheen Tweets, Twitter's Valuation Grows  —  Actor Charlie Sheen has tweeted the word “winning” more than a dozen times since starting his Twitter account on March 1.  —  It may seem like a peculiar mantra, given the recent spectacle of his life and his many bizarre interviews.
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
Knight welcomes new VP Journalism and Media Innovation, Detroit program director; promotes journalism exec  —  Today, Knight Foundation is announcing two new arrivals, and an important new position.  —  Michael Maness will become vice president of the Journalism and Media Innovation program.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
It's Time For NPR to Get Off the Government Payroll  —  NPR gets about 2% of its direct funding from the U.S. government, through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.  For NPR's member stations, CPB funding is about 10% of their total, with other federal, state, and local government sources kicking in another 6%.
Andrew Wallenstein / paidContent:
Why Selling Film Downloads Is So Difficult  —  Though the whole notion of ownership is called into question by the nature of streaming video, consumers would do more buying than renting of films online if studios seeking higher margins had their way.  But a new PricewaterhouseCoopers study offers …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
As redesign settles in, buyouts commence at Newsweek
Nat Ives / AdAge:
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Reuters:
Firm sues AP over Times Square bombing images
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Edmund Lee / AdAge:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Martin Langeveld / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
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