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1:20 PM ET, April 6, 2011

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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program  —  Glenn Beck will end his daily Fox News Channel program later this year.  —  His departure was jointly announced in a statement on Wednesday by Fox and Mr. Beck's company, Mercury Radio Arts.  The statement did not specify an end date for the show …
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck To ‘Transition Off’ Fox News Program  —  Fox News and Glenn Beck announced thast Beck will “transition off of his daily program” later this year.  From the news release: Fox News and Mercury Radio Arts, Glenn Beck's production company, are proud to announce that they will work together …
Jeffrey Benzing / American Journalism Review:
“Too Amazing To Turn Down”  —  Why high-profile journalists are leaving prestigious news outlets like the New York Times to join The Huffington Post.  Posted: Tue, April 5, 2011  —  Jeffrey Benzing (jbenzing@ajr.umd.edu) is an AJR editorial assistant.  —  What do you get when you take a handful …
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zunguzungu:
Why Arianna Huffington is Bill Keller's Somali Pirate
Discussion: MediaVidea, B2B Memes and Making Light
New York Times:
CBS Executive Denies Being F.B.I. Informant  —  A CBS News executive angrily denied reports that he was a government informant during the Oklahoma City bombing investigation, saying Tuesday that reports that he had cooperated with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and named a confidential source were “outrageous and untrue.”
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Axes Freelancers.  Time to Dust Off the WARN Act?  —  AOL's Tim Armstrong and Arianna Huffington with props...er, schoolchildren.  —  It's traditional to hold executions in the middle of the night, and it was during the wee hours last night that AOL notified an unknown number …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Recap genre not so lucrative after all: AOL TV freelancers are next to go
Discussion: SAI
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
AOL to Movie Writers: You're Fired, But We'd Love It If You Write for Free
Ben Parr / Mashable!:
Facebook Reaches Out to Journalists With Page, Workshops  —  In an attempt to promote the use of Facebook in the newsroom, Facebook has unveiled a new Facebook Page and meetup program for journalists.  —  The new Page, Journalists on Facebook, is intended to be a resource for journalists …
Discussion: GigaOM and newsplexer
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Sulzberger: $40 Million Estimate For Paywall Cost Is ‘Vastly Wrong’  —  Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that the New York Times Co. (NYSE: NYT) spent $40 million or more to build the digital paywall that went live late last month.  Not so, insists Arthur Sulzberger …
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Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
The Future of Media, Publishing and Paid Content
Discussion: CJR
Stephen Battaglio / TVGuide.com:
The Biz: Meredith Vieira Expected to Leave NBC's Today  —  Meredith Vieira is expected to leave NBC's Today when her current contract expires later this year, according to a source familiar with her plans.  —  Vieira has been in discussions with NBC News executives for several months about extending her deal, which is up in September.
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
DISH Wins Bankruptcy Auction, Buys Blockbuster Assets For $228M In Cash  —  DISH Network this morning announced that it was selected as the winning bidder in the bankruptcy court auction for substantially all of the assets of Blockbuster, which went belly up in September 2010.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Examiner.com To Offer Incentive Pay For Meeting Quality Content Guidelines  —  Hyperlocal network Examiner.com has often been frustrated by being lumped in with the so-called “content farms.”  So, over the past year, it has been trying to find ways of highlighting the differences between …
Mark Oppenheimer / Slate:
Save NPR!  But please, put PBS out of its misery.  —  It has been a bad time for the network of a million tote bags.  In October, NPR commentator Juan Williams was fired for saying that people in Muslim garb on airplanes frightened him.  Earlier this month, NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller …
Discussion: TVNewser
Jay Yarow / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Gawker's Traffic Has Really Fallen Off Since The Redesign  —  How much longer will Nick Denton hang on to his redesign of Gawker properties?  He shows no signs of backing down, even though a quick look at Quantcast shows a pretty appreciable decline in unique visitors to his stable of properties.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Wall Street Journal:
Lions Gate Finalizing Netflix Deal to Stream All Seasons of “Mad Men”  —  Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., which produces the hit television series “Mad Men,” is finalizing a deal with Netflix Inc. to stream all seven seasons of the critically-acclaimed show about a 1960s advertising agency, according to people close to the situation.
Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
YES says no to cable app  —  The YES Network is saying no to Cablevision's new iPad app.  —  YES, the regional sports network for the New York Yankees and the New Jersey Nets, became the first programmer to publicly protest its inclusion in the app, which allows Cablevision's 3 million customers …
Discussion: Company Town and TVWeek.com
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Newspapers and Social Media: Still Not Really Getting It  —  Updated: Many traditional media entities have embraced social-media services like Twitter and Facebook and blogs — at least to some extent — as tools for reporting and journalism, using them to publish and curate news reports.
Discussion: Bloggasm
Meg James / Company Town:
Univision gains on NBC, signaling shifts in population trends  —  Univision last week attracted more prime-time viewers than NBC, the second time in four weeks that the Spanish-language network edged out one of the Big Four.  —  Univision still trails NBC by a wide margin on a regular basis.
Discussion: TVWeek.com
 
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Alex Weprin / mediabistro.com:
Jeff Greenfield Leaving CBS News
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
@FakeAPStylebook's ‘Write More Good’ honors, mocks journalism
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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