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    4-Minute Roundup: HuffPost Investigative Fund; AP on Mobile Apps

    by Mark Glaser
    April 3, 2009

    Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the new Huffington Post Investigative Journalism Fund, which has $1.75 million to start a new non-partisan site that will do investigative work and then give it away to any news organization. I also look at the latest moves by Disney, distributing video on YouTube and possibly on Hulu, taking a cue from the way CBS has run its video all over — a successful strategy during March Madness. Plus, Just One Question queries the AP’s Jeff Litvack about their new $2.99 mobile app for the BlackBerry and whether they might charge for other mobile apps in the future. Check it out:

    4MR podcast 4-3-09 final.mp3

    Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network

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    Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

    Huffington Post to create investigative reporting team at the CBC

    Introducing the new Huffington Post Investigative Fund at Jay Rosen’s PressThink

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    Disney Finalizing Deal For Clips On YouTube; Full-Episode Talks Ongoing; Could Hulu Lose Out? at PaidContent

    March Madness On Demand Surpasses All ’08 Numbers After Two Rounds at MediaBistro

    AP Subs; AT&T Laptops; Universal Flicks; More In 4G Program; Wattpad at MocoNews

    AP’s Jeff Litvack’s bio

    Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results:

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    Tagged: associated press disney huffington post hulu jay rosen youtube
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