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2:05 PM ET, April 22, 2013

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David Carr / New York Times:
In Boston, CNN Stumbles in Rush to Break News  —  Like a lot of Americans, when I woke up on Friday morning and found out there was a manhunt in the Boston area for the remaining suspect in Monday's bombing at the marathon, I turned on CNN.  —  It's a common impulse, although less common than it used to be.
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Ali Velshi / Quartz:
Ex-CNN anchor: Twitter is merciless when media lag, ruthless when they're wrong  —  For a time, Gabrielle Giffords was dead.  So was Newtown, Connecticut, shooter Adam Lanza's father.  Or maybe it was his brother in Hoboken, New Jersey.  All three, as we now know, are alive.  Two of them weren't even shot.
Discussion: Kirk LaPointe's …
Jim Romenesko:
Chicago Tribune sends pizza to Boston Globe newsroom  —  According to a Globe tweet, the Tribune told Globe journalists that “we can't buy you lost sleep, but we can pick up your lunch.”  The Globe's response: “Classy to the core.”  —  * Check out the pizzas in the Globe newsroom (vine.co) |
Bill Grueskin / Columbia Journalism Review:
In defense of scoops  —  Their reputation took a beating in Boston, but there are reasons to value the news scoop, and they go beyond ego and institutional pride  —  The press services standardize the main events; it is only once in a while that a great scoop is made.
Dominic Patten / Deadline.com:
Fox News Tops Viewership In Boston Manhunt Capture; CNN No. 1 In Demo
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Conservative Koch Brothers Turning Focus to Newspapers  —  Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy political donors at the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, Colo. They laid out a three-pronged …
Cotton Delo / AdAge:
Tumblr Launches Mobile Ads Today In Big Revenue Push  —  Users of iOS and Android Apps Will See Up to 4 Ads Per Day  —  Tumblr is launching its mobile ads today, marking the first time the 6-year-old startup is placing ads that look and feel like regular posts on the blog network.
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Comedy Central to Host Comedy Festival on Twitter  —  Next week, Comedy Central will host a five-day comedy festival that includes a lineup of legends like Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner alongside popular young comics like Amy Schumer and the director Paul Feig.  —  But there will be no smoky comedy clubs.
Bloomberg:
Time Warner-CBS Seen Candidate for Merger: Real M&A  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX) and CBS Corp. (CBS) have flirted for years.  A marriage now may make more sense than ever.  —  CBS shares, while trading near the highest price since the company and Viacom Inc. split seven years ago …
Sam Biddle / Valleywag:
Sorry to Disrupt: Valleywag Is Back  —  You're doing it again.  It's only been a few years since we last met here, but you, Valley venture capitalist and Alley opportunist, are worse than ever.  There will come a day when all the coddling and cheerleading you've become accustomed to curdles …
Discussion: Gawker, @davemcclure and @samfbiddle
Andy Carvin / MediaShift:
ISOJ Keynote: Can Social Media Help Us Create A More Informed Public?  —  Here's the transcript of a talk I gave at the International Symposium for Online Journalists in Austin, Texas last Friday.  We Messed Up Now as many of you know, I'm usually I'm not at a loss for words.
Discussion: MediaShift, Thanks:@mediatwit
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Storyboard Speaks: Laid-Off Tumblr Staffers Discuss David Karp's Decision  —  Earlier this week, Tumblr CEO David Karp took the stage at PaidContent Live for a panel called “Tumblr and the Future of Media.”  It was a poignant title considering that one of the topics discussed was Mr. Karp's recent …
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Reuters fires Matthew Keys  —  Matthew Keys — who is currently facing charges that he conspired to help members of the hacker group Anonymous gain access to the Tribune Co.'s computer system — has been fired by Reuters, effective immediately.  —  Keys, who was Reuters' deputy social media editor …
 
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