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10:40 AM ET, May 4, 2012


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Amy Wicks / WWD:
ASME Announces Award Winners  —  ASME'S BIG NIGHT: The newsweekly is dead!  Long live the newsweekly!  The format may be struggling in ad sales and on the newsstand, but in the close-knit magazine world, it seems to still reign supreme.  During the American Society of Magazine Editors' annual gala …
Discussion: Adweek, Poynter, MinOnline, LA Observed, CJR and AdAge
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards, best disruptor of decorum goes to a tall guy from Dallas  —  “I feel like when we win, everybody wins,” said Time managing editor Rick Stengel in a ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis Thursday night, accepting a National Magazine Award for magazine of the year, the evening's top honor.
Huffington Post UK:
Leveson Inquiry: Government Ministers To Become ‘Core Participants’  —  Eight government ministers including David Cameron will be awarded “government core participant” status in the Leveson Inquiry ahead of key appearances next week.  Leveson accepted David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Vince Cable …
Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: Government makes ‘controversial’ last-minute bid for advance sight of Andy Coulson's evidence
Discussion: Guardian
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Arianna Huffington's Role at AOL Narrowed to Focus on Huffington Post  —  She originally had editorial oversight of all AOL properties when the online company acquired her site, but she shoots down rumors that she could leave AOL.  Arianna Huffington said Thursday that her role at AOL …
Discussion: Poynter and Wall Street Journal
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Announcing the 75th class of Nieman Fellows  —  This morning, the Nieman Foundation announced our incoming class of Nieman Fellows, which will be our 75th.  (The Nieman Fellowships allow a group of accomplished journalists — half American, half international — to come to Harvard for a year of study on the subjects of their choice.)
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The ‘falling bear’ is dead, immortalized in Colorado student photo  —  Two cars on Thursday struck and killed the Colorado bear who was photographed in mid-air.  The black bear was wandering on a highway near Boulder, Colo., where it achieved fame via a viral photograph by University of Colorado student Andy Duann last week.
Discussion: Gawker, Daily Camera and The Awl
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It doesn't matter what e-books cost to make  —  Book publishers are trying hard to defend the pricing of e-books — perhaps in part because they've been accused by the Justice Department of rigging prices to keep them artificially high — by arguing that it costs a lot more than most people …
Discussion: Techdirt, The FJP and TERRIBLEMINDS, Thanks:@mathewi
John Cook / Gawker:
A Low Six-Figure Book Deal for the Fox Mole  —  Congratulations to Joe Muto, formerly known as the Fox Mole, for selling a book about his experiences inside Fox News Channel to Dutton, an imprint of Penguin.  —  The book—tentatively titled An Atheist in the Foxhole—will be a …
Jed Lipinski / Capital New York:
It's the year 1472 in journalism, a fact some people like and some don't  —  Jarvis, Rosen, Dean Starkman, Karen Dunlap, Joshua Benton Jed Lipinski  —  “You ask what the future of news is?  I have no friggin' idea.  No one does.”  —  So said Jeff Jarvis at last night's roundtable discussion titled …
Associated Press:
AP Apologizes For Firing Reporter Over World War II Scoop — 67 Years Later  —  NEW YORK (AP) — In World War II's final moments in Europe, Associated Press correspondent Edward Kennedy gave his news agency perhaps the biggest scoop in its history.  He reported, a full day ahead of the competition …
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Gillibrand signs Senate resolution asking Village Voice Media to drop adult-services ads from  —  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined several colleagues to cosponsor a resolution asking Village Voice Media, owners of the online classifieds site, to shut down the adult-services section of the site.
Jeremy Greenfield / Digital Book World:
Nearly 100% of Publishers Have Seen E-Booksellers Get Their Metadata Wrong  —  magine if when a book hit Barnes & Noble store shelves it had a different cover than when the proof left the publisher.  That's what nearly all publishers are experiencing with their e-books, but in a digital way.
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Sources: Sarah Phillips And Nilesh Prasad Picked Games Together, Scammed People Together, Got Fired From T-Mobile Together  —  What have we learned about Sarah Phillips, the woman who was apparently scamming people on the Internet when she wasn't writing a column for, in the 24 hours since our story was published?
John Koblin / Deadspin:   Meet Nilesh Prasad, Sarah Phillips's Scamming Partner And Supposed “Puppetmaster”
Chris Greenberg / The Huffington Post:   Sarah Phillips Scandal: Ex-ESPN Columnist's Story Could Have Wide Ramifications
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Another Sarah Phillips Scam: “I'm A Writer For ESPN And I Plan To Take Over The World”
Discussion: Forbes
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