Here’s the latest 4MR audio report from MediaShift. This week I look at the unveiling of the new wide-screen Kindle DX aimed at newspaper, magazine and college textbook readers. Will people pay $489 for it? Plus, I look at the AP and News Corp.‘s moves against Google, with the AP playing hardball for running content in Google News. Meanwhile, Google is now under the antitrust microscope for its deal with book publishers and having its CEO Eric Schmidt on Apple’s board of directors. Plus, I ask “Just One Question” to Roger Fidler, program director for digital publishing at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Check it out:

4MR pocast 5-8-09.mp3

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

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

Amazon’s big-screen Kindle DX makes its debut at

Kindle DX: larger format may rekindle publishers’ hopes in the future at Times of London

Why Kindle DX Won’t Save Newspapers at PC World

Kindle-ing while newspapers burn at Reflections of a Newsosaur

AP’s Curley Has Fightin’ Words For Google at Forbes

Murdoch: Get Ready to Pay for Our Stuff Online-But Not on a Kindle at AllThingsD

Execs reveal why newspapers don’t block Google at

Justice Dept. Opens Antitrust Inquiry Into Google Books Deal at NY Times

Few Match Google; Does That Make It a Monopoly? at Wall Street Journal

Here’s a graphical view of last week’s MediaShift survey results. The question was “What do you think about the swine flu coverage online?”

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Also, be sure to vote in our poll about j-schools requiring iPhones on MediaShift!