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8:15 AM ET, April 24, 2013


 Top News: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Turbulence at The Times  —  One Monday morning in April, Jill Abramson called Dean Baquet into her office to complain.  The executive editor of The New York Times was upset about the paper's recent news coverage — she felt it wasn't “buzzy” enough, a source there said — and placed blame on Baquet, her managing editor.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
AP Twitter Hack Preceded By A Phishing Attempt, News Org Says  —  The AP Twitter hack which sent the stock market briefly crashing was caused by a phishing attack, according to the AP.  The news organization now says the attack on Twitter was “preceded by a phishing attempt on AP's corporate network.”
Mat Honan / Wired:
Twitter Now Has a Two-Step Solution  —  Twitter has a working two-step security solution undergoing internal testing before incrementally rolling it out to users, something it hopes to begin doing shortly, Wired has learned.  —  Such a system will drastically reduce the risk of Twitter users having …
Sarah Marshall /
Storify launches paid-for option aimed at journalists  —  Journalists will be guaranteed ad-free Storify stories for £5.30 a month  —  Storify has made another move in moving towards a freemium model.  —  Late yesterday the team behind the tool, which has become a favourite …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT changes style slightly on ‘illegal immigrant’  —  The New York Times has “come up with more detailed and nuanced stylebook guidelines” on the use of the term “illegal immigrant,” Associate Managing Editor for Standards Philip Corbett tells Poynter in an emailed statement.
Joonji Mdyogolo / Quartz:
Nigeria's streaming web mogul: “I'm a hustler at heart”  —  Jason Njoku is building one of Africa's splashiest tech start-ups. iROKOtv, dubbed the Netflix of Africa, is a streaming video service built around the cinematic offerings of Nollywood, Nigeria's fast-growing movie industry.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
CNN in talks with Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter for new ‘Crossfire’ show  —  Earlier this month, news broke that CNN was looking to relaunch Crossfire, the famous debate show that pitted two pundits — one liberal, one conservative — against one another on the political issues of the day.
Discussion: The Fix and The Huffington Post
Editors Weblog:
‘A la carte’ journalism presents alternative to paywalls  —  With even The Mail Online now implementing paid content, a turning point for paywalls seems imminent.  But an emerging alternative, “a la carte journalism,” allows readers pay per article, rather than subscribing to whole publications.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Bloomberg Revs Up Video News Operations, Publishing 200 Clips Daily  —  With a global television network operation in place, Bloomberg News is using video clips from its shows as well as Web-only videos to produce some 200 clips per day, signaling a new “digital first” approach …
Jim Romenesko:
Ed Bark: I didn't ‘eviscerate’ Brian Stelter's book in the New York Times  —  Here's what veteran TV critic Ed Bark wrote about Brian Stelter's just-published “Top of the Morning”: It's “a breezy read with more than a little overblown prose, some of it just plain silly.”
Nicko Margolies / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Churnalism: Discover When News Copies from Other Sources  —  Churnalism US is a new web tool and browser extension that allows anyone to compare the news you read against existing content to uncover possible instances of plagiarism.  It is a joint project with the Media Standards Trust.
Paul Vigna / MoneyBeat:
TradeBots, Social Media Form Volatile Combination  —  Investors got a prime lesson today in what happens when two powerful forces smash together: social media and algorithmic trading.  —  You all know the details by now: Somebody — an outfit that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army …
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Sara Morrison / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
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Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
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Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Poynter
Adam Weinstein / Columbia Journalism Review:
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Jessica Guynn / Los Angeles Times:
Twitter eyes TV, lands major advertising deal in run-up to IPO
Discussion: Business Insider, CNN, Quartz and AllThingsD
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Filipino radio journalist murdered
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
MPAA: Film & TV Poured $15.5B Into China's Economy
Discussion: Variety