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5:30 PM ET, April 24, 2013

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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.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Politico's ‘turbulence’ story about New York Times' Jill Abramson: All wind  —  Dylan Byers' big “Turbulence at The Times” story, about the news organization under Executive Editor Jill Abramson's leadership, has the look and feel of world-beating Politico scoop.
Emily Bell / Guardian:
Jill Abramson and the wholly sexist narrative of the woman in power  —  The New York Times executive editor is apparently stubborn and snappy.  Why must we focus on women's character traits?  —  Happy newsrooms are all alike.  Every unhappy newsroom is unhappy in its own way.
Discussion: Politico and @sulliview
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
Politico's Takedown Of The New York Times Editor 'Doesn't Ring True To Me,' Says Brian Stelter  —  Last night, Politico published a story called “Turbulence At The New York Times.”  —  Citing “More than a dozen current and former members of the editorial staff” it said that Times executive …
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
When straight-keeper in chief Jill Abramson gets the tabloid treatment  —  Has Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, “lost the newsroom”?  —  A story posted last night by Politico's Dylan Byers characterizes Abramson as a woman on the verge of a newsroom breakdown.
Discussion: @dylanbyers and @tonymedia
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 …
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Eric Mack / CNET:
AP Twitter feed returns, minus many followers, after hacking  —  The Associated Press account is back up and tweeting after being offline for almost a whole day and having to reset its follower count.  —  After spending the better part of a day offline — following a hacking and fake tweet incident …
Discussion: Forbes, GigaOM, Wonkblog, CNBC and Wired
Brad Stone / Businessweek:
Here Comes Amazon's Kindle TV Set-Top Box  —  Amazon (AMZN) is making e-readers, tablets and will likely soon introduce a smartphone.  As it works to build all types of connected devices, that leaves a natural next step: a television set-top box.  The e-commerce giant is planning to introduce …
Jack Shafer:
ChartGirl boxes the news  —  If you're the nautical sort, you probably interpret the news as a flow.  If you hunt and peck on the typewriter, your news feed might resemble a pointillistic painting.  But if you love to break ideas down into their sequential components …
Discussion: The Corsair
James Surowiecki / The New Yorker:
The Wise Way to Crowdsource a Manhunt  —  After Reddit's attempt to find the Boston Marathon bombers turned into a major failure (for which Reddit's general manager Erik Martin publicly apologized Monday), the over-all conclusion seems to be that the whole experiment was misguided from the start …
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Report confirms News of the World hackers were let off the hook for years  —  The Independent Police Complaints Commission report about Surrey Police's failure to act over the hacking of Milly Dowler's phone is hugely significant.  —  It is official confirmation of what we have known for some time …
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Editors Weblog:
USA Today encourages journalists to pepper reporting with personality  —  Forget journalistic objectivity, USA Today told its editorial team.  The newspaper is asking reporters to pepper their writing with personality and offer unique perspectives to news, Publisher Larry Kramer said.
Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Scripps Networks Is Adding 52 New Series  —  How determined is one of the largest cable television companies, Scripps Networks Interactive, to increase the original programming it offers viewers and advertisers?  For the 2013-14 season, the six channels operated by the company plan to add 52 new series.
Marc Tracy / New Republic:
The New ESPN Ombudsman Is One of Its Fiercest Critics  —  Robert Lipsyte talks about working inside the belly of the beast  —  In the same way that, as poet Philip Larkin put it, “Sexual intercourse began in 1963,” Robert Lipsyte invented cynicism about the world of sports.
 
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