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FIRST CUTS: ‘The Week’ turns profit; social media in Japan

Joe Pompeo
The Cutline

Here's our list of headlines that should be on your morning media menu:

• Japanese citizens are flocking to social media in the aftermath of last week's deadly earthquake and tsunami. (New York Times/Media Decoder)

• CNN.com logged its highest video usage ever on Friday as a result of its quake coverage. (CNN Pressroom)

• Conservative prankster James O'Keefe went on "Reliable Sources" to bemoan the mainstream media, telling Howard Kurtz: "Real investigative reporting is showing things for what they are." (Mediaite)

• An Al Jazeera cameraman was shot and killed in Libya. (Al Jazeera)

• Frank Rich has penned his final op-ed column for the New York Times. (New York Times)

• Public editor Arthur Brisbane examines the Times newsroom's use of Twitter. (New York Times)

• Just days following the hundreds of layoffs that resulted from AOL's deal to buy the Huffington Post, Engadget's two top editors resigned. (AllThingsD/Boomtown)

• The Week turned its first profits last year ($4 million) and is on track to make $6.3 million in 2011. (New York Times)

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