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3:15 PM ET, April 19, 2011

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Justin Prichard / Media Week:
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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Huffington Post Doubles Down on Social Media  —  The Huffington Post gets a lot of criticism for the way it runs its digital content business, including its “crowdsourcing” of free content, which has led to a class-action lawsuit by a number of bloggers who now want to be paid in the wake of the site's $315-million acquisition by AOL.
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Thanks:mathewi
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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Andy Greenberg / The Firewall:
Why Didn't WikiLeaks Reporting Earn A Pulitzer?  The NY Times Didn't Submit It  —  The Times' Bill Keller (left) and Julian Assange  —  It's not every year that classified histories of two wars and massive troves of diplomatic secrets appear in America's newspapers.
Paul Steiger / ProPublica:
A Note on ProPublica's Second Pulitzer Prize
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 …
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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
EXODUS: Managing Editor Of Rupert Murdoch's ‘The Daily’ Jumps Ship For Reuters  —  Further proof Rupert Murdoch's The Daily may be a sinking media ship.  —  Jim Gaines, who was long-time editor at Time Inc. before he joined The Daily as managing editor, is already leaving the struggling iPad newspaper …
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.
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.
Matt McLernon / YouTube Blog:
The Royal Wedding live on YouTube  —  As the historic day approaches, the much-anticipated wedding of Britain's Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton has people around the world buzzing with excitement.  —  While millions will be in London for the big day, it's clear that people around the world have wedding fever.
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.’
Discussion: @iwantmedia
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
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Advice for PR pros: ‘Tips to woo your next reporter-friend’  —  Mickie Kennedy, CEO and founder of eReleases, wrote a list of 10 ways that PR folks can “make reporters fall in love with you.”  Some make sense: learn their schedules, be on call, speak concisely.  But how about this?
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The app divide between casual readers and news junkies  —  Can a single app please both casual news readers and news junkies?  —  That's the question I found myself asking upon rereading that report from a couple weeks ago on iPad users' reactions to The Daily.
ABCNEWS:
Sherwood Names Fedida, Ruffolo and Mercandetti to Senior Posts at ABC News  —  ABC News President Appoints Leaders to Talent, Business Development & Digital Teams  —  ABC News President Ben Sherwood announced three additions to his senior leadership team at ABC News:
Discussion: paidContent
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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Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Michael Mello / Orange County Register:
Watergate journalists come full circle
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