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6:05 AM ET, April 20, 2011

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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Spreading the Wealth  —  Denting the big-paper domination of the Pulitzers.  —  Rem Rieder (rrieder@ajr.umd.edu) is AJR's editor and senior vice president.  —  In recent years, the Pulitzer Prize sweepstakes has often been dominated by a handful of large newspapers winning huge clusters of prizes.
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Donald R. Winslow / Lens:
The Pulitzer Eddie Adams Didn't Want  —  For a long time after Eddie Adams won a Pulitzer Prize for “Saigon Execution,” he wouldn't speak of it.  He turned away questions about the picture, grumbling some dismissive rebuff like, “Everything's already been said about it.”  Or: “There's nothing new.
Discussion: Poynter and Future of Journalism
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
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News.me, the iPad News Aggregator Blessed By Big Publishers, Gets Ready To Launch  —  News.me, Bit.ly's social news iPad app, was supposed to launch by the end of 2010.  But developers didn't submit it for Apple's approval until about a month ago.  —  Now it looks as if News.me is just about ready for public consumption.
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
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
Chart: The Battle For Global News Supremacy
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.)
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
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
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 …
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 …
Discussion: FM Blog and The Daily Beast
Vlad Savov / Engadget:
HBO Go app set to stream its way to iPhones, iPads and Android devices  —  Are you familiar with the HBO Go online streaming service that lets subscribers catch up on HBO's award-winning and ass-kicking TV content?  Well, 'appy news for you, dear reader, for it's about to hit smartphones and tablets early next month.
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
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
Marika Lynch / KnightBlog:
Coming Monday: First Knight-Mozilla innovation challenge launches  —  On Monday, the Knight-Mozilla News Technology Partnership will launch its first innovation challenge.  The contest (one of three running through May) aims to accelerate media innovation by solving technological challenges …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Why Subscription May Not Be The Panacea In Entertainment  —  Subscription digital access is increasingly the hot business model for multi-platform entertainment distributors.  —  But, to Lovefilm, which pioneered UK DVD-by-post subscription, the same model could be increasingly second-best in its coming online era.
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
‘Glenn Beck Threw Me Under the Bus’: Breakfast with Andrew Breitbart … Over crème brûlée oatmeal on Monday, conservative blogger Andrew Breitbart talked sting videos.  Mr. Breitbart explained to the Transom that Breitbart blog protocol requires undercover video kingpin James O'Keefe …
Mohan Ramkumar / The Next Web:
CNN App launches for Android phones  —  Following on from the launch of its Android tablet app, CNN has unveiled an official app for Android smartphones.  —  For those wondering what the big deal is about launching the same app again, unlike iOS, Android tablets and smartphones run …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, CNN and Gizmodo
Sarah Lacy / TechCrunch:
Byliner Launches With A Splash, Aims To Disrupt Long-Form Journalism  —  The media is buzzing with allegations that Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greg Mortenson fabricated his bestselling books and misused millions of dollars in donations.  —  Amazingly, within days of 60 Minutes breaking the story …
Discussion: Sun Herald
 
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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 …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Ebersol: Versus Will Get New Name
Discussion: MediaPost, rbr.com and Multichannel
News & Tech:
Google: One Pass to work with publishers
Discussion: The Wire and Noted
Irina Slutsky / AdAge:
Facebook to Ad Agencies: Let's Be ‘in a Relationship’
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Andrea Mitchell: What I Read
Discussion: Poynter, Thanks:jaredbkeller
 Earlier Picks: 
ABCNEWS:
Sherwood Names Fedida, Ruffolo and Mercandetti to Senior Posts at ABC News
Discussion: TVNewser and paidContent
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Advice for PR pros: ‘Tips to woo your next reporter-friend’
Discussion: Ragan.com
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The app divide between casual readers and news junkies
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Amazon's Lovefilm Strikes Disney Deal
Discussion: The Wire and Online Video News
Steve Myers / Poynter:
After Pulitzer-winning corruption coverage, LA Times helps citizens with public records requests