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4:15 PM ET, April 8, 2011

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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
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AdAge:
AOL's New Way: Huffington Steers Portal Away From Freelancers, Ramps Up Aggregation
Discussion: Poynter
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Lady Gaga, Editor: Befuddling Pop Star to Guest Edit ‘Metro’  —  Even the city's snobbiest subway commuters should consider leaving their Kindles at home on May 17.  On that day, the free subway daily will be edited by pop performance artist Lady Gaga.  —  It's not entirely a gimmick!
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Suzi Parker / Poynter:
Seeing journalism through the eyes of editor and columnist Lady Gaga
Discussion: Editors Weblog
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
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 …
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 …
ASNE:
Newsroom employment up slightly, minority numbers plunge for third year  —  American newspapers showed a very slim increase in newsroom employees last year, finally halting a three-year exodus of journalists.  —  The percentage of minorities in newsrooms totaled 12.79 percent …
Ragnhild Kjetland / Bloomberg:
News Corp.'s German Pay TV Will Offer Programs on Mobile Phones, Computers  —  Sky Deutschland AG (SKYD), the German pay- TV operator controlled by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., is making its programs available on mobile phones and laptop computers in a bid to add subscribers in Europe's biggest TV market.
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
About.com Gets an Infusion  —  With Rivals Surging, New York Times Co. Invests in Its Network of How-To Sites  —  New York Times Co.'s About.com, the network of how-to websites that has generated reliable profits for its parent during a bruising period, is getting a needed investment.
Jeff Simmermon / Time Warner Cable Untangled:
We Filed A Request For Declaratory Judgment With Viacom This Afternoon  —  Last week, we pulled a number of channels from our iPad app.  The Internet - not exactly a haven for measured discourse or patience for complex ideas - lit up with verbiage more commonly found in war movies and interviews with professional wrestlers.
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Time Warner Cable fires back at Viacom in dispute over streaming channels on iPad
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 …
Matt Shanahan / Digital Equilibrium:
Why Revenue Estimates for The New York Times Paywall Are Wrong  —  A digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT) is now a minimum of $195/year ($3.75 per week times 52 weeks).  Chatter about the possibility of low subscribership and why $40M was too much to pay is everywhere.
Discussion: Folio, Mediaweek and paidContent, Thanks:taylorbuley
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:   Inside the NYT Lincoln Deal: It's About Dollars, Traffic and Conversion
 
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Tyler Mack / INMA:
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: California Watch
Andrew Goldman / Business Week:
Richard Beckman: Last of the Old-Style Media Moguls?
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
16 Newsweek Employees Taking Buyout
Discussion: Mediaite
Future of Media:
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Brent Lang / The Wrap:
From Katie Couric to Matt Lauer: Why Don't Anchors Want the Job Anymore?
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Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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AdAge:
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