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7:10 PM ET, April 18, 2011

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Pulitzer:
2011 Pulitzer Prize Winners  —  Winning photographs and cartoons, and bios and photos of winners, are available by clicking the links below.  Links to winning stories are provided when available.  Journalism PUBLIC SERVICE - Los Angeles Times BREAKING NEWS REPORTING - No Award INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
WSJ Editor Preempts Pulitzers: We Aready Won ‘the Greatest Prize’  —  Image by Getty Images North America via @daylife  —  Who needs a Pulitzer Prize?  Not the Wall Street Journal's managing editor, Robert Thomson.  In keeping with the anti-elitism of his boss, Rupert Murdoch …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
BREAKING: No Breaking News Merits Pulitzer this Year  —  No Pulitzer Prize was awarded for breaking news this year.  We're thinking we, the media, blew it by incorrectly breaking the death of an elected official and outsourcing our breaking news to entire nations-in-revolt of citizen journalists.
Discussion: @sdkstl
John Koblin / @koblin:   Jake Bernstein & Jesse Eisinger's story that won National Reporting Pulitzer never appeared in print; 1st time ever says Paul Steiger
Gawker:
Roger Ailes Caught Spying on the Reporters at His Small-Town Newspaper  —  The small-town newspapers in New York's Hudson Valley that Fox News chief Roger Ailes owns with his wife Elizabeth are in a staff revolt after employees caught Ailes spying on them with News Corp. security goons.  More »
David Kaplan / paidContent:
The ‘New’ Adweek: Bigger, Bolder And Reaching For Relevance  —  When the new issue of Adweek is laid out with the other trade magazines in the reception areas of advertising agencies, TV networks and media companies this week, even the most casual readers will certainly notice a number …
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Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker gains 16,000 new fans during Facebook experiment  —  A week ago, the New Yorker released a free Jonathan Franzen essay that would have normally resided behind its paywall.  The only catch?  You had to “like” its Facebook page and access the story through the social networking giant.
Gregory Ferenstein / Fast Company:
Al Jazeera's Social Media Experiment “The Stream” Launches Online Today  —  Al Jazeera's aggressive expansion into cyberspace hopes to empower a new generation of newsmakers, impact the American news market, and capture the attention of young cable cutters.  —  Fresh off the wild success …
John Reinan / MinnPost:
Has the Twin Cities' one-newspaper future finally arrived?  —  The future of newspapers in the Twin Cities could hinge on events in Southern California.  Sound crazy?  Let me explain.  —  One of California's largest newspapers, the Orange County Register, is for sale.
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David Carr / New York Times:
A Native Son Revitalizes His Paper
Discussion: CJR and BrauBlog
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Gannett's Digital Revenues Still Rising; UK Decline Drags Print Down  —  Gannett's ability to reach and retain profitability over the past year rested on two main things: the growth of digital revenues and its dedication to holding down expenses.  While the McLean, Va.-based media company …
Discussion: MediaPost, rbr.com and MediaPost
CBS News:
Questions over Greg Mortenson's stories  —  He has written inspiring best sellers, including “Three Cups of Tea,” but are the stories all true?  —  Please note this story has been formatted transcript style.  —  Greg Mortenson is a former mountain climber, best-selling author, humanitarian, and philanthropist.
Gabriel Beltrone / Adweek:
Auletta's Gmail Hacked ‘Googled’ author's account fires off scam SOS to his contacts  —  Ken Auletta, author of best-selling book Googled and venerable media columnist for The New Yorker, fell victim to a common digital crime Monday morning: His Gmail account was hacked.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Mirror Awards announce finalists for best media coverage  —  Syracuse University has announced the finalists for the fifth annual Mirror Awards honoring media coverage.  Out of over 200 entries, judges selected articles from AJR, CJR, Nieman Journalism Lab, MediaShift, Gannett Blog and Poynter, among others.
Sidney Harman / Newsweek:
Hey, Cancer: Go Stand in the Corner  —  NEWSWEEK's executive chairman received a dire diagnosis.  In his own words, here's how he faced it.  —  Sidney Harman at the Newsweek Office, 2010. … I have just learned that I have acute myeloid leukemia, or AML.
Adweek:
Analysts: The New York Times Paywall Must Pay With fierce competition for digital ads, the paywall is necessary for revenue By Katie Feola  —  Thanks to a flurry of stop-gap grabs for capital, the New York Times Company has emerged from the recession with enough cash to disprove predictions of its imminent demise.
MediaShift:
Dan Gillmor Excited by Experiments by Entrepreneurial Journalists  —  Business content on MediaShift is sponsored by the weekend MA in Public Communication at American University.  Designed for working professionals, the program is suited to career changers and public relations …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“People remember stories”: Meet Anil Kandangath, the winner of Google's Data Viz Challenge  —  Back in February, Google issued a challenge to its users: “Can you make tax data exciting?”  —  Turns out, you can.  (No, seriously.)  Head over to datavizchallenge.org/, and you'll see over 40 projects that …
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
Another One Bites The Dust: Yahoo To Kill Buzz On April 21  —  We knew this was coming, but Yahoo has announced that it will not longer support Yahoo Buzz, its a Digg-like product where users can rank stories from publishers.  —  According to a message on the Buzz website: Yahoo! Buzz will be discontinued as of April 21, 2011.
 
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Nat Worden / Wall Street Journal:
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Adweek:
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