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12:25 PM ET, April 25, 2011

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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
BACKSTORY: How News Outlets Raced To Publish WikiLeaks Gitmo Docs  —  NEW YORK — On Sunday night, more than a half dozen major news organizations in the United States and Europe began publishing shocking new revelations from a long-rumored WikiLeaks trove of documents about prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.
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New York Times:
A Note to Readers: The Background  —  The articles published today are based on more than 700 classified files on past and present detainees at the Guantánamo Bay prison, including the government's assessment of the dangers the individuals represent.  The files are from February 2002 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Couric Is Expected to Say She's Leaving CBS  —  This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years.  Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network's coverage …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Hard economic lessons for news  —  I'm working on a talk that I hope will become the canonical link to my essential message about the business rules and realities of news.  I continue to be astonished at the economic naiveté I hear in discussions of the business of news.
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Filtering the Social Web to Present News Items  —  SAN FRANCISCO — News events as varied as the commercial jet landing in the Hudson River and the uprisings in Egypt have demonstrated that people armed with cellphones — not professional reporters — are often the first source of breaking news …
Discussion: Lost Remote, Poynter, Noted and ReadWriteWeb
Adweek:
The Hot List  —  The magazine industry emerged this year from the most perilous downturn in its history with a set of unmistakable powerhouse titles celebrated here in Adweek's 31st annual Hot List.  Those that made the cut, from Food Network Magazine at No. 1 to Vanity Fair at No. 10 …
John Swansburg / New York Magazine:
The Comic Stylings of Brian Williams  —  How's an anchor to cope when network newscasts keep losing ground?  Having a second career helps.  —  Over dinner at The Four Seasons, Brian Williams takes off his regimental tie and discusses his burgeoning side career in comedy.
Discussion: TVNewser
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Tales of Reading in Reintroducing a Color Device  —  “TILL rhymes stop rhyming, and pots stop boiling,” a voice-over says, “by hook or by crook, by book or by nook.”  —  Make that Nook Color, the e-reading tablet that Barnes & Noble is hoping to reintroduce to consumers in an advertising campaign that begins on Monday.
Wall Street Journal:
Demand Builds for TV Ad Time  —  Forecasters See Solid ‘Upfront’ Market for Commercial Sales, Although NFL Dispute Hangs Over Talks  —  As rising gasoline prices and stubbornly high unemployment hold back the U.S. economy, one marketplace still appears to be as hot as ever: TV advertising.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Zeller quits NYT to become HuffPo energy/environment reporter  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  Tom Zeller says “it's been a source of great pride for me to walk through the doors of The New York Times every day ... but I also think it's critically important that we continue developing and nurturing …
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Mary Berner Exits Reader's Digest Association  —  Four-Year Run Saw Company Modernize, Reorganize, Struggle With Debt and Chapter 11  —  Reader's Digest President-CEO Mary Berner has left the company after four years in the post, a run that saw the company file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection …
Discussion: Adweek
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Barroom meetings one way St. Louis Beacon engages people where they really are  —  When the St. Louis Beacon launched three years ago, its staff made a conscious effort to get out into the community.  They wanted to engage with readers not just online, but in person — at museums, coffee shops and hipster bars.
Max Read / Gawker:
The Onion Fools The New York Times  —  You may have been surprised to see President Obama's smiling face on the cover of Tiger Beat in last week's The New York Times article about the “original teen-girl tabloid.”  Your surprise was not unwarranted, as the Times admitted today: More »
Discussion: On Media's Blog
 
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Abrams Media dips in and out of the red as new sites launch
Discussion: FishbowlNY and TechCrunch
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Mulls Monetization Scheme for New, Live Streaming Service
Discussion: hypebot
New York Magazine:
An Appreciation: Thirty-one Down  —  After three decades-plus …
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Eric Pfanner / New York Times:
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Anthony Shadid / New York Times:
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TechCrunch:
Q&A With Survivor Host Jeff Probst On Surviving Social Media
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Alex Pham / Los Angeles Times:
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