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10:55 AM ET, April 14, 2012


 Top News: 
Noam Cohen / Media Decoder:
New Republic Cancels Lottery to Attend Washington Dinner  —  The New Republic has quickly canceled its plan to send one lucky subscriber to the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this month after being told that it would be violating the association's rules.
Discussion: Media Decoder
Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Journalists in Pyongyang Scooped by Launching's Failure  —  More than 50 foreign journalists accepted coveted invitations to North Korea this week for the gala celebrations exalting the centenary of the country's deceased founder Kim Il-sung, the ascension of his grandson Kim Jong-un …
Dylan Byers / Politico:   Press bus takes wrong turn in North Korea
Hannah Furness / Telegraph:
BBC in new sexism row after gender pay gap revealed  —  Male staff at the BBC are paid an average 10 per cent more than women.  —  Nearly twice as many men hold senior roles at the broadcaster as female employees and they earn an average £17,000 more.
Discussion: Daily Mail, TODAYonline and Telegraph
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
PostDesk launches to give long-form journalism and online discussion a shot in the arm  —  We've previously written that the death of the printing press doesn't mean the death of the press.  However, media organizations must evolve and work in new ways, a message that is starting to trickle throughout the press.
David Lieberman /
CBS' Les Moonves Lands $69.9M In Compensation For 2011, Up 21%  —  For perspective, Moonves' increase is far less than the 40% rise in CBS' stock in 2011.  Still, the CEO's $69.9M package makes him by far the highest paid media CEO for the year among companies that have already filed their annual proxy statements.
Brent Dirks / App Advice:
New York Designer Putting Together Unofficial Spotify iPad App  —  Max Petriv is my hero.  —  My utter disgust at Spotify's inability to produce an official iPad client has been well documented.  And Petriv, an interactive UI/UX designer and developer from New York, is taking it upon himself to beat Spotify to the punch.
Discussion: PandoDaily and The Next Web
Jim Romenesko:
The Fox Mole numbers  —  * “I think it's pretty safe to say my career in cable news is over,” says Muto.  (NYDN)  —  * Is Muto a whistle-blowing hero, or disloyal self-promoter? (  —  * “What is Gawker?” asks Ailes.  “Is that a pornographic website?”  (Hollywood Reporter)
Patrick Walters / Business Week:
Developer: Put Philly casino by newspaper building  —  PHILADELPHIA  —  A powerful developer wants to build a casino and entertainment complex near the headquarters for Philadelphia's two largest newspapers, an iconic building that he now owns.  —  Bart Blatstein owns the building that houses …
Discussion: CBS Philly and JIMROMENESKO.COM
David Roberts / Grist:
HuffPo science editor asks readers: Is climate science true?  —  [SEE UPDATE AT BOTTOM]  —  Hey, Huffington Post: I'm not one to tell you how to do your business — your budget for the time it takes me to write this sentence is bigger than Grist's budget for the year, so you must be doing something right …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Bloomberg Businessweek goes magazine-y on the iPhone  —  Bloomberg Businessweek is testing a question: How well can magazine content work on the iPhone?  —  Magazine companies have jumped feet first into the iPad marketplace, attracted to the idea that a lean-back medium like magazines …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
With Punch, Tablets Get Their Own Humor Magazine  —  Have you ever wanted a chance to dress Rick Santorum?  What about listening to a playlist of your favorite dictators tackling your favorite musical standards?  Now you can, thanks to a new iPad app called Punch.
Herb Greenberg / CNBC:
How My Job as a Business Journalist Has Changed  —  During college I was a copy boy at the Miami News.  The year: 1971.  One of my jobs every day, when I wasn't filling jars with rubber cement (don't ask!), was to get the closing stock quotes from a local broker and write them in pencil next …
Discussion: @ksablan
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Jamillah Knowles / The Next Web:
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Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
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Discussion: mediaite
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sun's Sunday edition loses 25% of sales