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3:30 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”
Anne Thompson / Thompson on Hollywood:   AOL's Huffington Overhauls Online Brands Moviefone and Cinematical: Moviefone's Chui Loses Job
Jeffrey Benzing / American Journalism Review:
“Too Amazing To Turn Down”  —  Why high-profile journalists …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: AOL Fires Moviefone Editor Who Offered Fired Freelancers the Chance to Work for, Um, Free
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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: 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
The Staggers:
World exclusive: Hugh Grant turns the tables on the phone-hackers  —  The bugger, bugged.  —  In this week's New Statesman, the actor Hugh Grant secretly records the former News of the World journalist Paul McMullan discussing phone-hacking and David Cameron's relationship with the Murdochs and News International.
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.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Cathie Black Out as NYC Schools Czar?  You Don't Say.  —  When Michael Bloomberg appointed Hearst Magazines president Cathie Black chancellor of the New York City schools system despite her complete lack of experience in education, we were skeptical.  Just about everyone was, in fact.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Google to Revamp YouTube With ‘Channels’  —  Google Inc.'s YouTube video website is working on a major site overhaul to organize its content around “channels” as it positions itself for the rise of Internet-connected televisions that allow people to watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter.
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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David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ AdAgeDigital: The Daily's Clayman: You Can Ask, But We're Not Talking Subs 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” …
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 …
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.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Chrystia Freeland to lead Reuters Digital  —  Chrystia Freeland, arguably Reuters' biggest star, just got a promotion.  —  Freeland, who joined the news service from The Financial Times last march as global editor-at-large, has been named editor of Thomson Reuters Digital.
Larisa Epatko / Online NewsHour:
GlobalPost Reporter James Foley Detained in Libya  —  Our partners at GlobalPost have announced that Libyan forces backing Moammar Gadhafi detained one of their correspondents, James Foley, along with three other journalists while they were reporting near the city of Brega.
Discussion: CBS News, CTPost.com and CNN
 
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