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12:30 PM ET, April 19, 2011

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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Few entries, no consensus, no Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting  —  The Pulitzer Prize jury that reviewed the Breaking News Reporting category recommended three finalists to the Pulitzer Board.  But for the first time ever, no entry won the category that recognizes local coverage of breaking news events.
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Another online milestone for the Pulitzer Prize  —  It's prize season for journalists, and today came the biggest of them all: the Pulitzer Prizes.  And the trend toward online-only news organizations playing a part in what has traditionally been a newspaper game continues.
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 …
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
BREAKING: No Breaking News Merits Pulitzer this Year
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
Alex Heard / Outside:
Greg Mortenson Speaks  —  The embattled director of the Central Asia Institute responds to allegations of financial mismanagement and that he fabricated stories in his bestselling book Three Cups of Tea.  Brace yourself for a new Central Asian conflict involving powerful American forces, and count on this one to last a while.
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CBS News:
Questions over Greg Mortenson's stories
Arif Durrani / Brand Republic:
MailOnline overtakes Huffington Post to become world's no 2  —  Associated's MailOnline has overtaken the Huffington Post to become the world's second largest ‘newspaper’ site, as defined by ComScore.  —  ComScore data for March today (19 April) highlights how the disruptive news …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Chart: The Battle For Global News Supremacy … To the competition between NYTimes.com (NYSE: NYT) and HuffingtonPost.com, add two British challengers...  World news site traffic chart  —  Mail Online, the celebrity-laden website of the conservative British Daily Mail tabloid …
Discussion: Poynter
Adweek:   Analysts: The New York Times Paywall Must Pay With fierce competition for digital ads …
Reuters:
Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team  —  * Hires several Wall Street Journal alumni  —  * Seeks to streamline structure and decision-making  —  * To bolster enterprise reporting resources  —  Thomson Reuters Corp (TRI.N) (TRI.TO) named Pulitzer-prize winning journalist …
Wall Street Journal:
At Tribune, Battle Expands  —  Ex-Holders Reserve Cash as Creditors Aim to Claw Back Funds; Deutsche's Market Creditors Aim to Claw Back Funds From Ex-Holders Using Novel Legal Concept  —  Tribune creditors allege that Sam Zell's buyout was ‘among the worst in American corporate history.’
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Disney's ESPN Removing Poker Programming After Gambling Websites Charged  —  Walt Disney Co. (DIS)'s ESPN sports cable channel will remove poker advertising and programming after the U.S. indicted gambling websites that sponsor televised tournaments and froze their bank accounts.
Simon Owens / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The layered look: How Google News is integrating the social web  —  While many have been closely following the news of new social network projects from Google — whether it's Google Wave, Google Buzz, or a rumored project reportedly called Google Me — the search giant has been rolling …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon's Lovefilm Strikes Disney Deal  —  Lovefilm, the “Netflix of Europe,” now has something Netflix doesn't have-a deal with Disney to stream the studio's movies.  —  Netflix does carry Disney's stuff on its Web service.  It has the ability to show Disney movies, like “Toy Story 3,” …
Discussion: The Wire and Online Video News
David Card / GigaOM:
Privacy Legislation's Potential Impact on Online Media  —  Last week, the bipartisan Kerry-McCain bill proposed legislation on a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights that would put the Federal Trade Commission in charge of policing the online collection, sharing and use of personal information.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
The Wrap:
Where Will Television Be in 2020?  —  So where will television be in 2020?  Seems an appropriate question with the annual NAB Show winding down.  And also the subject of a panel I led last week in Vegas with execs from DreamWorks, Sony Electronics, Starz, Nielsen and Technicolor.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Chris Dixon Turns His Blog Into a Book  —  Sometimes fledgling entrepreneurs don't realize all the best info from experienced tech types is on blogs, not in books.  So Dixon took 100 of his best blog posts, made them into a PDF and submitted to the Kindle store.  Boom, published author.
Discussion: cdixon.org and MediaMemo
Russ Smith / splicetoday.com:
An Anthropologic Lesson: The New York Times And Mr. Loosie  —  Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo.  —  Fifteen years ago I'd never have imagined reading a typically condescending New York Times “color” story—on the front page, no less—and feeling a pang of nostalgia.
Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:
How Flipboard Can Bring App Makers and Publishers Together  —  Flipboard, the social magazine iPad app, is on everyone's mind right now.  It just raised $50 million in funding on a $200 million evaluation, partnered with Oprah and is showing us what the future of media consumption can be while scaring the toenails off of publishers.
 
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John Reinan / MinnPost:
Has the Twin Cities' one-newspaper future finally arrived?
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The Huffington Post:
PBS Legend Returns To Tell Personal Story About Autism
Nieman Journalism Lab:
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