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3:15 PM ET, April 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Doug Halonen / The Wrap:
FCC Approves Rules for TV Stations to Put Political Ad Information Online  —  The Federal Communications Commission on Friday voted to phase in rules that local TV stations be required to put information about political advertising online.  —  Under the rules, TV stations affiliated …
Candace Clement / Save the News:
Political Files? Meet the Internet
Discussion: Mother Jones
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: 17% of Americans get no news daily  —  Right now, in Perugia, Italy, Pew's Lee Rainie is scheduled to be giving a talk called “News in a networked world,” about the platforms on which people consume news.  If your bosses, like mine, thoughtlessly neglected to send you to Perugia …
Discussion: @antderosa and Pew Internet
Jeremy Hunt to hand over all relevant BSkyB emails and texts  —  Culture secretary to give messages he sent to Adam Smith and News Corp executives about takeover bid to Leveson inquiry  —  Jeremy Hunt, the embattled culture secretary, is to disclose all his private correspondence over the BSkyB takeover deal to the Leveson inquiry.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:   BSkyB bid opponents claim they were blocked by Hunt's department
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Flipboard is ‘head-on competitor’ on Economist's road to all-digital  —  The Economist's CEO thinks news publishing will go all-digital at some point in the near- to mid-term.  —  “Print circulation is at record highs,” Andrew Rashbass told the Paley Center's international council in Madrid on Thursday.
Discussion: Mashable!
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
How tech's giants want to re-invent journalism  —  Some of Silicon Valley's biggest technology companies reject suggestions they are now news organisations.  —  But they nevertheless think they have the prescription for what news media must do next...  First, the disclosures …
Andria Krewson / CJR:
In a Social Campaign, What Role for the Press?  —  A conversation with UNC's Daniel Kreiss  —  NORTH CAROLINA — Eight years since Howard Dean's presidential run took the country by storm, how are the Internet and social media shaping the 2012 campaigns?  How are campaigns …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Is Twitter ruining journalism or are journalists ruining Twitter?  —  Twitter's detractors are mounting a spring offensive.  —  Choire Sicha had a revelation Wednesday as he watched journalists live-tweet Rupert Murdoch's testimony: “Who gamed a substantial number of professional news-gatherers …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Phone hacking: Thurlbeck will not be prosecuted over witness intimidation claims  —  The former News of the World chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck, will not be prosecuted over claims of witness intimidation relating to the phone-hacking scandal, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Are you a young dude interested in news?  All else equal, this study says you're a top paywall target  —  Here's a biggie: How do you get someone to pay for online news?  A new study (PDF here) out of the University of Texas develops a theoretical model to begin answering that question.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Agile, social, cheap: The new way NPR is trying to make radio  —  The last time NPR launched a show was five years ago.  It was the Bryant Park Project, a morning newsmagazine aimed at younger listeners.  The network developed the show in secret and beefed up its New York bureau with reporters, producers, and editors.
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Amazon vs. Publishers: The Book Battle Continues  —  There's a glaring anachronism at the center of most (AMZN) fulfillment centers: aisle after aisle of old-fashioned books.  Amazon stocks these volumes for the many customers who still favor the tangible pleasures of reading on paper.
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
As news shifts toward mobile, will text alerts get left behind?  —  In a blast text message to subscribers on Tuesday afternoon, The Washington Post announced that it's...ending blast text messages to subscribers, on April 30.  So don't expect to get SMS headlines like “Mitt Romney sweeps GOP primaries in five states” for much longer.
Discussion: B2B Memes
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
You Really Can Blame the Web for Shrinking TV Ratings — But You Have to Credit It for Boosting TV, Too  —  Why are lots of TV networks' ratings down?  The most obvious answer is that people are watching stuff on the Web instead.  —  But people are still watching a whole lot of TV — perhaps as much as ever.
Discussion: Broadcast Engineering
Erik Wemple:
Murdoch flatters Huffington Post  —  The headline from Politico's Dylan Byers: “Murdoch belittles the Huffington Post.”  That judgment stems from the comments that News Corp.'s bigwig made today before the Leveson Inquiry, which is starting to sound more like the Leveson Seminar on Newspaper Business and Ethics.
Discussion: Guardian, FishbowlNY, Politico and Reuters
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Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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