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9:25 PM ET, April 19, 2011

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Reuters:
Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team  —  (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp named Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and former Dow Jones Newswires President Paul Ingrassia to the new position of deputy editor-in-chief, one of four new hires brought in to overhaul its news operations.
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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 …
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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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Huffington Post Doubles Down on Social Media
Discussion: The Huffington Post, Thanks:mathewi
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Chart: The Battle For Global News Supremacy
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.
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Chris / cdixon.org:
Experiment: blog in Kindle book form  —  There is an amazing amount of useful, free information available on tech blogs for fledgling tech entrepreneurs (this list is a great place to start).  I think sometimes we techies forget that this wealth of content is unknown to the non-startup world.
Discussion: The Next Web and eBookNewser
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Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Chris Dixon Turns His Blog Into a Book
Discussion: MediaMemo
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.
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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Anya Kamenetz / Fast Company:
What The Scandal Of “Three Cups of Tea” Author Greg Mortenson Is Really About
Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)  —  Just six months after its creation, SAY Media is already going to the dogs: it's acquired Dogster, a web community for dog-owners that draws around 2 million unique visitors a month.  It's a move that sounds confusing at first …
Discussion: SAI, paidContent, GigaOM and NetworkEffect
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How URL spoofing can put libelous words into news orgs' mouths  —  You really have to question everything you see on the web, even the supposedly sacrosanct URL.  (That ubiquitous initialism stands for “uniform resource locator,” as in, one locator for every resource on the Internet.)
James Gleick / Smithsonian Magazine:
What Defines a Meme?  —  Our world is a place where information can behave like human genes and ideas can replicate, mutate and evolve  —  With the rise of information theory, ideas were seen as behaving like organisms, replicating by leaping from brain to brain, interacting to form new ideas …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Are Apps Like Flipboard the Future of Media?  —  If you spend any time at all with an iPad, it soon becomes second nature to swipe through webpages, books and magazines with just a finger stroke, to the point where this has become the preferred way of consuming content for many digital natives …
Discussion: digiday:DAILY
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Dan Rowinski / ReadWriteWeb:   How Flipboard Can Bring App Makers and Publishers Together
News & Tech:
Google: One Pass to work with publishers  —  LONDON — Google said it expects its One Pass subscription management service to help publishers monetize content as the search engine seeks ways to work more closely with the newspaper industry.  —  Madhav Chinnappa, Google's strategic partner development manager …
Discussion: The Wire and Noted
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.
Mark Kleinman / Kleinman:
Exclusive: News Corp Mulls F1 Bid (Updated)  —  News Corporation, the global media group, is in the early stages of talks about forming a consortium that would seek to acquire control of Formula One (F1) motor racing, I have learned.  —  News Corp has been in preliminary talks in recent weeks …
Discussion: The Wire
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?
Discussion: Ragan.com
Grant Gross / PC World:
FTC Takes Action Against ‘fake’ News Sites  —  Several websites apparently featuring news reports that show the weight-loss benefits of acai berry products aren't what they appear to be, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Illinois Attorney General's Office said Tuesday.
Kylie Davis / INMA:
Dopamine, Charlie Sheen and an addiction that is killing media  —  Media people have long joked that the industry is addictive, but new research shows that actually it is medically true.  —  The constant barrage of information, new facts, tight deadlines, demands from multiple inputs …
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
 
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
GQ's New iPad App: Better, But Not by Much
Thanks:laureni
Andrew Theen / American Journalism Review:
An Encouraging Sign  —  The mother of a journalist detained …
Discussion: Online NewsHour
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Ebersol: Versus Will Get New Name
Discussion: MediaPost, rbr.com and Multichannel
ABCNEWS:
Sherwood Names Fedida, Ruffolo and Mercandetti to Senior Posts at ABC News
Discussion: TVNewser and paidContent
The Atlantic Wire:
Andrea Mitchell: What I Read
Discussion: Poynter and TVNewser, Thanks:jaredbkeller
Harvard University Gazette:
New leader of Nieman Foundation
Steve Myers / Poynter:
After Pulitzer-winning corruption coverage, LA Times helps citizens with public records requests
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Michael Mello / Orange County Register:
Watergate journalists come full circle
Discussion: The Politico and Poynter
The Wrap:
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David Card / GigaOM:
Privacy Legislation's Potential Impact on Online Media
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