Views of the News: Murdoch "Not Fit"; Obama's Secret Trip, OBL: What Would Mitt Do?; Paywalls Work?

May 2, 2012

Murdoch "Not Fit" to Run News Corp.

Paul Sonne and Jeanne Whalen, The Wall Street Journal: "News Corp. Blasted In U.K."

David Carr, The New York Times: "Deconstructing Parliament's Loquacious Condemnation of News Corporation" "Murdoch's Letter to Dow Jones Employees"

Amy Chozick, The New York Times: "Findings Bolster Calls for News Corp. Changes"

Ed Pilkington and Dominic Rushe, The Guardian: "Rupert Murdoch's Fox broadcast licences targeted by US ethics group"

Sam Gustin, Time: "Rupert Murdoch: Not 'Fit,' but Still 'Proper' -- for Now"

Obama's Sorta Secret Afghan Trip

Howard Kurtz, The Daily Beast: "Obama's Stealth Mission to Afghanistan Shakes Up the Campaign"

Alex Fitzpatrick, Mashable: "How Twitter Nearly Ruined Obama's Secret Trip to Afghanistan"

Zeke Miller, BuzzFeed: "How The White House Smothered The News of Obama's Trip to Afghanistan"

Osama bin Laden: What Would Mitt Have Done?

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John Cassidy, The New Yorker: "Romney Walks Into Obama's Bin Laden Trap"

Dan Turner, Los Angeles Times: "Obama's Bin Laden ad a low blow"

Michael Hiastings, BuzzFeed: "Will The Navy SEALs Swift Boat Obama?"

More Transparency for Campaign Commercials

Doug Halonen, The Wrap: "FCC to TV Stations: Put Political-Ad Information Online"

Justin Elliott, ProPublica: "FCC-Required Political Ad Data Disclosures Won't Be Searchable"

Paywalls May be Stabilizing Newspaper Readership

Nat Ives, Ad Age: "Aided by Paywalls, Newspapers Halt Circulation Declines"

Steve Myers, "Several big circulation gainers charge for online access, almost none of losers do"

Sex & Murder Top Longform Web Stories

Longform, org: "Two Years of Longform: What the Hell Did We Just Read?"