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1:50 PM ET, April 7, 2011

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Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
Remaking AOL in Huffington's Image  —  Web Portal's New Editor Sweeps In With Cookies, Big Ideas to Turn Passions Into News—and Money  —  The Huffington Post made a name for itself through a formula of buzzy political commentary splashed with celebrity gossip and traffic-grabbing tricks.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Noted
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Carter Maness / The Awl:
I'm Permalance No More!  “Thank You Very Much for Your Contributions to AOL”  —  I left the corporate world in 2008 to write about music and entertainment because I wanted to work from bed, only leaving to maybe smoke joints with Kid Cudi while asking him pretentious questions about string arrangements.
Discussion: Mixed Media
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 …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
New York Times Paywall Cost: More Like $25 Million  —  Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. insists a $40 million estimate for building New York Times (NYSE: NYT) Co.'s pay scheme is “vastly wrong”.  But that's where the NYTCo chairman stopped in a Q&A at Columbia University earlier this week.
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New York Times:
Beck and Fox End Relationship Grown Cold  —  The negotiations that led Glenn Beck to announce his departure from the Fox News Channel on Wednesday ended with an expression of “let's part as friends,” according to several people with knowledge of the talks.  But behind that moment was a torrent …
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Here's The Real Reason Glenn Beck And Fox News Are Parting Ways
Steven Greenhouse / New York Times:
Labor Panel to Press Reuters Over Reaction to Twitter Post  —  In what would be the first government case against an employer involving Twitter, the National Labor Relations Board told Thomson Reuters on Wednesday that it planned to file a civil complaint accusing the company of illegally reprimanding …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ AdAgeDigital: Twitter's Bain: Twitter Beats Facebook In Driving Purchases  —  Six months after Adam Bain was hired by Twitter from News Corp.'s Fox Audience Network, the microblog's president of revenue offered the audience Ad Age Digital conference a little bit of what's he's learned …
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Irina Slutsky / AdAge:   Twitter to Offer Marketers More Tools to Target, Track Followers
Anne Thompson / Thompson on Hollywood:
AOL's Huffington Overhauls Online Brands Moviefone and Cinematical: Moviefone's Chui Loses Job  —  Online movie brands Moviefone and Cinematical are caught in the chaos brought on by new AOL media mogul Arianna Huffington and her new editorial lieutenant, ex-New York Times editor Montorio, as they overhaul AOL's entertainment coverage.
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Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Fires Moviefone Editor Who Offered Fired Freelancers the Chance to Work for, Um, Free
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why Is Facebook Investor Accel Investing In Hollywood?  Because It's a Facebook Investor  —  Why is a big Facebook investor putting money into a Hollywood movie studio?  Because Facebook is going to be very important for Hollywood movie studios.  —  That's the takeaway from Accel Partners …
Discussion: Forbes
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Accel Bets on Hollywood With $40 Million Legendary Pictures Deal
Discussion: The Wrap and VentureBeat
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ AdAgeDigital: The Daily's Clayman: Happy With Subscriber Numbers  —  [In progress] AdAge's Nat Ives began his chat with The Daily's Greg Clayman by pressing him on recent questions about subscriber numbers.  Clayman wouldn't budge, saying only that “we're happy” with the way things are going and by the …
The Atlantic Online:
The Hackers Who Keep the Washington Post Running  —  Dan Drinkard and his fellow programmers are constantly juggling projects that add value to the paper's reporting on the web  —  Development of a tool that would allow WashingtonPost.com visitors to read tweets written in Russian came after an offhand comment from Cory Haik.
Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
Cable TV Tunes In Apps  —  Executives Look to Tablets to Bolster Audience as More Viewers Turn to Web  —  A group of high-ranking cable television executives met with Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs in Silicon Valley last April to discuss how to make more movies and TV shows available …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
More data on The Daily: What's prime time for iPad use?  And which stories get tweeted the most?  —  Yesterday, I wrote about a fascinating set of data I'd obtained with the help of the folks at PostRank: Every tweet generated from within The Daily iPad app from launch through March 31.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Google Saves The News!  —  By keeping users happy and Facebook at bay, could the search giant also fix the newspaper business? … In 2007, two years into the launch of the Huffington Post, cofounder Jonah Peretti coined a term for news sites that disguise how little investment actually goes …
Discussion: Noted
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
SnappyTV Lets You Tune-In To TV Shows And Share Video Clips Online  —  There are a plethora of startups that offer a social, second-screen experience to watching televsion including TV Tune-In, GetGlue, Miso, and Tunerfish.  Today, a new player is throwing its hat in the ring, but adding a new twist …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Florida Quran burning, Afghanistan violence raise questions about the power of media blackouts  —  Last fall, pastor Terry Jones was all over the news with his threats to burn the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11.  Seven months later, he followed through, which you probably learned …
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Erin Sherbert / The Snitch:
Reuters Sued: S.F. Bloggers Demand Overtime, Meal Pay  —  A San Francisco writer is leading a class action lawsuit against media giant Thomson Reuters, claiming the company worked them to the bone without paying them overtime or giving them proper meal breaks.
Discussion: Poynter
ETonline:
Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the ‘Today’ Show  —  As headlines have Meredith Vieira leaving the “Today” show, a source tells ET and The Insider that Matt Lauer has notified his NBC bosses that he will be resigning from the “Today” show when his contract expires on December 31, 2012.
 
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