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6:30 PM ET, April 8, 2011

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 Top News: 
Jacques Hebert / YouTube Blog:
YouTube is going LIVE  —  With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think about YouTube as a place to watch videos recorded in the past.  But you've told us you want more - and that includes events taking place right now.  In response, we've live streamed a number of popular concerts …
BBC:
News of the World to admit phone hacking liability  —  Actress Sienna Miller is currently taking legal action against the News of the World  —  The owner of the News of the World is to admit liability in a number of cases brought against the paper for alleged phone hacking.
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
As Breaking News Fades, Ratings Fall at CNN  —  In a repetition of a pattern that has become familiar for CNN, the surge of interest in breaking news that helped drive up its audiences has faded - and so have CNN's ratings.  —  The cable news network's prime-time lineup has not capitalized …
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Atlantic Reporter Captured in Libya  —  Clare Morgana Gillis and three other journalists have been taken into custody  —  Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi captured four journalists on Tuesday at around 1 p.m. local time a few miles outside of Brega, which is currently under government control.
Rob Pegoraro:
Departure … This entry was posted in Journalism, Occupational hazards, Work and tagged journalism, newspaper, newsroom, rob pegoraro, tech journalism, washington post by robpegoraro.  Bookmark the permalink.
Discussion: Poynter, On Media's Blog and FishbowlDC
The Independent:
Kelvin MacKenzie: 'I'd shut all the journalism colleges down'  —  There should only be one way into newspapers, reckons ex-Sun editor - and that's the old-school route  —  Print journalism is not a profession.  It's a job, a knack, a talent.  You don't need a diploma …
Suzi Parker / Poynter:
Seeing journalism through the eyes of editor and columnist Lady Gaga  —  Lady Gaga has her paws in many projects - makeup endorsements, LGBT activism, a perfume deal and even a bracelet for sale that aids Japanese earthquake victims.  —  But now the pop phenomenon appears to be focused on journalism.
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google News founder Krishna Bharat: For news consumers, “the whole experience is what counts”  —  Krishna Bharat founded Google News in 2002, partly in response to the US-centric news coverage served up by the American media after 9/11.  Since then, the project has had its ups and downs …
Discussion: Poynter and NetNewsCheck Latest
David Folkenflik / NPR:
Bret Baier: The Next Generation Of Fox News Anchor … If the only thing you know about Bret Baier is that he's a Fox News anchor, the moment that sticks in your mind would be his interview a year ago with President Obama.  —  It took place in the Blue Room of the White House …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
@ AADigital: Arianna: Paywalls Only Work For Special Content, ‘Weird Porn’  —  Life is pretty good at AOL (NYSE: AOL) these days, including the use of three “resting rooms” that the newsroom has dubbed “NapQuest,” Arianna Huffington told AdAge's Ed Lee at the close of the AdAge Digital conference.
RELATED:
AdAge:
AOL's New Way: Huffington Steers Portal Away From Freelancers, Ramps Up Aggregation
Discussion: Poynter
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL Permalancers Speak: ‘We Were Very Clearly Employees’  —  How many of the freelancers AOL let go earlier this week were people who, legally, could potentially be construed as employees rather than mere contract workers?  Because it's a question with some pretty interesting implications …
Discussion: Editors Weblog and The Awl
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
California Watch finds a new consumer group for its “On Shaky Ground” investigation: kids  —  This morning, California Watch launched a major series on the seismic safety of California's public schools.  Education reporter Corey Johnson and fellow investigators at the outfit spent 19 months reporting …
Discussion: California Watch
Washington Post:
Five myths about the future of journalism  —  There are few things journalists like to discuss more than, well, themselves and the long-term prospects for their industry.  How long will print newspapers survive?  Are news aggregation sites the future?  Or are online paywalls …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
16 Newsweek Employees Taking Buyout  —  Response to offer higher than expected; could forestall future layoffs  —  Newsweek has started to settle in after its merger with The Daily Beast and redesign by Tina Brown, but another batch of employees is heading for the door anyway.
Discussion: Mediaite
 
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Tyler Mack / INMA:
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Andrew Goldman / Business Week:
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Ragnhild Kjetland / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s German Pay TV Will Offer Programs on Mobile Phones, Computers
Future of Media:
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Brent Lang / The Wrap:
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Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
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 Earlier Picks: 
Jeff Simmermon / Time Warner Cable Untangled:
We Filed A Request For Declaratory Judgment With Viacom This Afternoon
ASNE:
Newsroom employment up slightly, minority numbers plunge for third year
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
AP: Why we need to reduce our pension obligation
Brooks Boliek / The Politico:
Comcast to FCC: Keep Hulu info secret
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of WaPo's reader dashboard 1.0
Discussion: Bloggasm
Matt Shanahan / Digital Equilibrium:
Why Revenue Estimates for The New York Times Paywall Are Wrong
Discussion: Folio, paidContent and Mediaweek, Thanks:taylorbuley